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  To My Several Selves
by Charles B. Neff
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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It's easy to see when another person is obsessive about purpose and action; but harder to realized that multiple intentions reside in us all (you and me included). When they work together our many and various instincts can make us both stronger and more sensitive.


 

 To My Several Selves
 
In quiet moments,
I can hear them whispering
And, often arguing
When decisions near:
The three sides of me.
Dreamer, Fretter, Doer.
Dreams gift inspiration
But imagining alone leads nowhere.
Fretting reminds you of consequences
But has the traction of a mud hole.
Doing gets results
But flattens things in its way.
(I, personally, cringe at the memory
Of feelings I’ve trampled.)
Our most common advice
Counsels the primacy of one,
Not the strength of combination.
Think before you act!
Don’t worry so much!
Get going, just do it!
To which a fractured world
Sends back its retort:
For your sake
And for the sake of others
Cherish all your sides
Consult them generously,
And listen, especially,
To the quietest among them.
 
 
 
 
Charles B. Neff
9/28/2011

 


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Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/2/2011
GEE WHIZ...AND I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!(SMILE)
THANKS FOR SHARING THE PRACTICAL ADVICE...IT SEEMS WORTH FOLLOWING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 10/2/2011
Charles,you have given wonderful advice, written in a beautiful rare form.
Continued success~
Barbara J. Henry
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