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Beating You Down

Why you acting like that girl?
Dressed up from head to toe
The tone of your voice changes
Especially when you around all
Those high and mighty uppity folks

Trying to be something you’re not
Why be their puppet? They just
Pulling your cords! Singing their
Tune instead of playing your own
Get off of that pretense

You’re not so perfect – no one is
Being smart is one thing, but to
Play the fool is another – getting
Coffee instead of sitting in meetings
Go to bed and wake up again

(Stop letting them beat you down)

Even though you know the game
Girl, don’t you ever be played
Like a violin over and over

Take what “The good Lord’ gave you
And use it else where – after all, you’re
Not so perfect no one is, remove the wool
That is over your eyes, cause you isn’t no fool

(Stop letting them beat you down)

"If we will seek the counsel of the One who keeps us, and not of our own understanding; Then we would accomplish much, much more" - ~Jeannie Simpson~

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The following comments are for "Beating You Down"

J45 /Knowing nowhere
.."elsewhere"...seems viable move.

Jeannie- Interesting read.

We can be lead to knowledge. Using is another matter.

Enjoyed read,

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 17, 2005 )

Loosening Up
It's a joy to read this poem, for me, because it's one of your "loosened up" poems.

It reminds me of one of your earlier posted poems that I liked: it had to do with your neighbors or your son playing music too loud throughout the neighborhood. And shoes, or your son's feet. Gosh, I can't remember the title.

But I like this poem for the same reason I liked that other one.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: December 18, 2005 )

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