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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for whom I am not;
I'd rather be loved for who I am, than hated for whom I am not.

wake me
I walk this path
alone and quite slowly
fearing I'll disturb someone else
a trance


TALON said...

I like the intro, Magyar. Powerful and true.

Living in fear...the worst way of all to live. That made me so sad!

BB said...

This reminds me of a great song by Frank Zappa called "You are wath you is", although it sounds goofy it is very true just like the intro of this poem.
It begins like so- Do you know what you are?
You are what you is
You is what you am
(A cow don't make ham...)

Timoteo said...

I admire anyone who can write a poem in his sleep!

Devika said...

In a way we are all seeking that path, which will allow us to be ourselves, -- love or hate; both are an other's involvement -- we can do nothing about that, i guess

Fear of disturbing another -- If no body disturbed us we would rather have remained an animal clan -- A little fear is good as much as a little disturbance -- that makes us more humane,

well, my thought....i am one who writes in trance or impulsively, and has to remind myself I must not be disturbing another too much -- hence this long comment in response :)

Nice poem, Magyar :)


Devika said... post today is an after-thought of my comment here :)


joo said...

I love your words,Magyar! So much to think over.

Lorraine said...

I love how you wrote it...I remember something similar with stats something like 65% of the people will love you for the wrong reasons, 30% of the people will hate you for the wrong reasons, and only 5% will love you for the right reason...Those are the people whose opinion should matter...or something like that

John McDonald said...

spot on M

Anonymous said...

Love this poem of yours. It touches my heart and soul. Beautifully expressed sentiment.

Ashi said...

A very thoughtfull Cinquain, and made me scribble something down:

please do
disturb trances now
before ASC comes true
I am what I am do accept it
I do

Kristin Riggs said...

Thoughtful and power, Doug. Bravo!

Gillena Cox said...

the path walked alone; is peopled
by so many of us, walking the path the same way

much love

Magyar said...

My friends, I thank you all for your and vivid understanding comments! _m

Gerry Snape said...

Takes me on a journy back to one of my blessed favorites from "Frostie" .....
two roads.....