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There is a word for me and you

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I am relieved to know
Finally there is a word for me
You too
Aren't you?
I see you are
On the list
Of those who

Will receive a word
(Albeit a lower list)
We could share
If you are willing
This relief of knowing
That
Out of the blue

There is something
To replace
The old word
Even if it is
Just a word
And, by the way
If I am ever your supervisor

I will put in a word for you
A good word
Like "hard-working"
Or "self-starter"
Or "team-player" or
"Conscientious"
I hope you don't mind

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If it is hyphenated
Because you deserve
A little extra
For just showing up
Just being you
Yesterday today
Tomorrow

Next week
I hope I am here
To help you celebrate
Your new word
My word
Might not let me
It's hard to say

(Article changed on August 10, 2019 at 16:31)

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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Everything is pretty much 'hard to say' these days. I don't know my word. It could be just a sound, maybe. Not a word really.

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This piece is tongue-in-cheek of course. It is sort of red-flagging that we should not let other people define us or describe us. The last lines about how my word may not let me celebrate someone else's word is sort of a double jeopardy, and the admission that my word is "hard to say" hints that the "I" in the poem has no relationship to how he is being defined, and therefore he is not in control of his fate. This poem is a challenge to us writers to take up the challenge of naming and defining ourselves and not leaving that up to an outside authority.

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