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Don't Know How.
by John H Bidwell
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Donít Know How.

Who gets on the couch and has it out?
Iím there by default.
Iím talking to me.
No excuses, this is get real quick.
So look what you did, gave it all.
What did it get you?
Bingo!
Take your time with why,
Because it makes or breaks everybody.
Every gift of love you discovered
You dished out to the eager hands.
It was automatic.
Never noticed nothing coming back.
You would have been building a shrine.
She was collecting clutter,
And I bet she didnít even dust.
Youíve consoled so many others
Who do the same thing.
Read it againÖ
Itís love thy neighbor as thyself-
Not instead of yourself.
Oops.
So now you donít know how.
You throw yourself away,
Pour out that full heart,
And people suck it all in
Only to turn around and puke like theyíre bulimic.
Itís time to bring it all to a screeching halt-
Not just for some of themÖ
All of them.
With no more one way signs
And alternate side of the street parking
Love is going to be a grand
Collision with all the beauty
You have held inside for so long.
Everyone gets what they deserve when you let it happen.
You donít know how, but now you know how not.
Learning will be sweet my friend.

John H. Bidwell



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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Outstanding, learning to love ourself is the greatest lesson in life and the most productive.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most Excellent write John!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Wow, my friend...this blew me away!
Excellent poem!

~Linda
Reviewed by Anniemoh Ohio
Excellent poem with excellent attitude!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Whoa. You ROCK! Yea, let 'er rip, my friend. Little bit of self talk does a body/mind/soul good. (Speaking for myself, of course.) Geez, this is good. Thanks!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
:) been there, John. bitter pill but look out and up when you can. you've definitely captured the experience. Dawn
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