February 1st, 2016

Shaman - Horse

Poem - I Am Wrong

I'm exploring the concept of making mistakes. One aspect of making mistakes is soul crushing self-condemnation. Part of my self-image challenge is feeling like I fail people. I am wrong too often, being asked why I didn't know better, what was I thinking, and how can I justify myself? I have my faults. The poem "I Am Wrong" is a free form expression of the reasons why I am wrong.

I Am Wrong

I could be wrong
I often am
rushed to judgment
without all the facts
speaking too soon
without hearing it all
forgetting the important
while grasping the small
too focused on me
ignoring the world
different priorities
from those I find dear
too tired to do better
with the schedule I push
my ideology conflicts
with external dogma
I am the social group
with bias built in
I am so damn ignorant
to do the right thing
a beginner at things
mistakes are norm
I don't write poetry
as wise authors should
all of these reasons
with more than I shared
how could I miss those
in making this list
are why I am wrong
too much of the time.

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