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Self v Self [Jul. 26th, 2004|06:58 pm]
Tony Grist
I thought about posting a poem earlier, one that chimed with something a friend had written in her journal. Trouble is it was an old poem- ten years old or thereabouts. I fetched it from its file and even began correcting it, and then thought, no, this ain't mine, this is the work of someone I used to be; to post it now would be a kind of plagiarism.

My old self and my current self hold quite different views. I find his enthusiasms embarrassing and even a little insincere. I want to tell him to grow up.

(Which, of course, he did.)

There he is in the corner now. My God, he's got long hair and a beard!

And where's his sense of humour?

What a sweetly sanctimonious face! How his eyes glisten with compassion! Does he presume to pity me?

Well let him; I don't give a stuff what he thinks!
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2004-07-26 12:06 pm (UTC)
Ah; the self of yore... Something about the person we used to be and what-not; I might write an entry on that; it drives one to such introspective reflections that it is hardly apropriate to put it in a comment!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-07-26 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, do....

I'm fascinated by the flimsiness of this thing we call the Self- and how it exists in a continual state of flux.
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From: jeodesus_dome
2004-07-27 02:08 am (UTC)
This is a great poem!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-07-27 02:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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