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To find or lose yourself
simply format or align
your life to another’s path.

To confuse yourself
simply right or left align
conducts to expectations’ math.

Failure is justifying yourself
amidst a hurtful decline.
Why feed fire another lath?

I used to justify myself
until I forgot what was mine;
and saw honesty’s aftermath.

I guess I, me, and myself
is not such a bad line
given life’s bypath.

Honesty is something you owe yourself
not others no matter how benign.
Reason dies in blame’s wrath.

I once dropped myself
in friendship’s wine.
But reality gave me a bath!

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Author’s Notes
Inspired by : ‘Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again’ , Joseph Campbell.

 

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Pasithea Chan
Impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy. https://twitter.com/RogueMalachite

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