Adalie Hettie

Rookie - 0 Points (05-24-1979 / Baton Rouge)

To Thine Own Self Be True? - Poem by Adalie Hettie

To Thine Own Self Be True?
I wonder if the lips that first released this really knew

It’s discerning to stand in the light transformed
As many times as many have tried before

Pieces of this puzzle were left out at birth
Seems others have arrived fulfilled and understanding their worth

It’s not the lie that I want to believe
Its truth and color of the material and all the random pieces

I’ll tell you what this is; it’s all about my feet
One is kicking down the door and the other is scared to leave


Comments about To Thine Own Self Be True? by Adalie Hettie

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/26/2017 1:50:00 PM)


    It’s not the lie that I want to believe
    Its truth and color of the material and all the random pieces
    to b e true to one's own self is a divine call. if we are not true to us we shall never true to anyone else in this world. it will then affect our life, our love life, our life in all kinds of relationships..... a very nice poem on a wonderful and perennial theme. tha nk you dear poetess. tony
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  • (6/29/2010 12:03:00 AM)


    More basically meaningless blather.

    Does Adalie know writing successive lines
    that end with words that rhyme
    does not poetry make?
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  • (6/29/2010)


    More basically meaningless blather.

    Does Adalie know writing successive lines
    ending with words that rhyme
    does not poetry make?
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010



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