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Give me ugly...

With so many other things to think about or do without the temporal,
most would think before looking and except
before adoration…
…but in the middle of these truths
in the rawness of the ugly we find reality

Yours and mine

Is it not in the ugly that we find ourselves formed from weakness to strength?
…made whole
Is it not by weakness to strength that we find ourselves purified?
In stead of full of pride…lost and embryonic souls
Or where… oh where and how… can we break the fall
doth the cradle break?
at the least we know

I have looked in on beauty and seen evil there
I have looked past the ugly to my despair
to have to look again

Um…

In the eye…?
yea, they told me
beauty was in the eye of the beholder
…but whose looking
and is there a reflection there…
stemming from the eye that dares to look
…is it mirrored…tapered or in full glare
cry aloud
spare me not

Give me the ugly, the raw…
spare not at my expense
give me the truth!
that I may grow…
that I may be full
and…
whole







------
LMJ


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The following comments are for "Give Me the Ugly..."
by LMJ

Des...
It was all by your inspiration. HONEST.
There are very few people that cn pull an onsight peom out of me, you 've managed along with my sister to haave that puh nd pull effect.

I come to lit to get pluigged in to sharpen what I have naturally. Never have I gone to school to study poetry nd it's essence, it hs been a gift from birth that I take small skirts of time to play around with. I am considering going to school to put label to it all.

THANK YOU...for being here.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: June 4, 2008 )

ugly
reading this with a grin on my face [not pretty, but that's probably fitting]. empowering read, but thoughtful too, and knowing where this came from makes it all the better...

love the impassioned reasoning behind this, that from ugly we grow... as human beings and past human being, to something else, something higher, finer, deeper... excellent read.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: June 4, 2008 )

AULD...
Thank you.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: June 4, 2008 )

And as my first comment...something I inspired
La'Shea,

I remember when you posted this as a comment and I suggested you make a poem of it. I think it was in response to "Halves and have nots." I think.

Poem has all the power of your performance pieces. You always read like someone who demands the reader sit up and pay attention. Subleties abound in your work, my friend.

Looking forward to your book.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: March 1, 2010 )





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