Margaret Alice Second

Silver Star - 3,582 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

' Enneagram (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

But no, nothing helped when I tried to be myself
reading old books, even a new one on sixth sense
said I should take heed of every single pain my
body produced to determine what I think

I feel a stranger in my own skin after a day
doing Big Five & Enneagram questionnaires
– which classify me the most selfish, unhelpful,
self-centred human alive;

even fairy pictures in my Treasury of Children’s
Poetry failed to restore me; according to the
questionnaires, I am detrimental to people
I meet in social contexts - I am devastated

cannot believe I am the MEAN uncaring person
Jung’s questionnaire says; I shall explain to
those I love HOW MUCH I love them, but if it
is true, I wanted to MUCH be better than that –

am still trying as a matter of fact…


Comments about ' Enneagram (Revised) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Veteran Poet - 1,441 Points Dan Reynolds (7/22/2014 7:27:00 AM)

    I find these exercises are a waste of time, as we usually answer the way we think we should, rather than with true honesty. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 122 Points Dorian Petersen Potter (6/26/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    I loved it! Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 122 Points Dorian Petersen Potter (6/26/2014 9:15:00 AM)

    Nice read. Enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 9, 2011


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