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0226 Self-Hate, Self-Love

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When did you cease to love, then hate, yourself?
What terrible event? How long ago?
What slight misunderstanding, view of self,
that led to fading love, then bitter hate?

What silent judgment of yourself, believed,
without a witness, umpire, counsel, friend?
Where was that childhood friend you loved, called 'God',
who knew you better than you knew yourself,
and understood your every thought and act?

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Uh...this is a visceral poem, Miguelito. I have felt this way in my life as well. Why do you suppose it is that I have a difficult time writing about it, Dr. Shepherd? Daddy only allowed sunshine from his children - he provided the darkness all by himself.

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