vern eaker

Rookie - 2 Points (summer of 57 / Illinois U.S.A.)

I know I'm not the perfect man


I know I am not the perfect man

I never even try as hard as I can



I have lived my life trying to do as I please

I often take wrong to ever higher degrees



I have loved and I have lost even though I tried

I have had my heart broken to the point where I’ve cried



I caused pain to others I have known

I can understand why I’m often alone



I am a nice person most who know me would say

I just never feel there is any one place for me to stay



I feel I bring trouble and hardship wherever I go

I am not sure others would believe I even know



I am a criminal and I have criminal ways

I know that soon I will be counting my prison days



I believe most would tell you I just don’t care

I think I hide that well and their just not aware



I am a man like most that I know

I hide my feeling afraid they will show



I see it as a sign of weakness to let see

I am just confused as to how to accept me



I seem to treat others better trying to give all respect

I can’t understand why it is myself I chose to neglect



I don’t find it easy to change my ways or attitude

I find it easier to adjust the way I’m understood



I can convince others that I am happy and content

I will convince myself that my life has been well spent



I try to bring smiles wherever I go and to all whom I see

I try even harder though to be the one that pleases me

Submitted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Comments about this poem (I know I'm not the perfect man by vern eaker )

  • Rookie Vaibhav Pandey (2/4/2009 12:46:00 AM)

    honest confessions.......deep introspection leads to good life ahead.
    vary nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 64 Points Dorothy Kardas, Psy.d. Th.d. (2/2/2009 11:50:00 PM)

    A stoically self-critical and candidly self-perceptive, evincing a spiritually advanced thinker; a clearly unforgettable verse!
    Humility and honesty are the key
    That's what the Infinite One wants us to be...10! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (1/29/2009 8:52:00 PM)

    This is such an honest treatment of a difficult subject- how to treat oneself.
    It rings true in some ways as if it were written from the heart about an apparent
    reality. Being a self is very difficult. But one should be as kind to the self
    as to others, because it is only a little child, like a pet. That's the way I see it.
    Great writing. (Report) Reply

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