Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

You Cannot Run From Me - Poem by Mary Nagy

You think I live in shadows
so you stay out in the light.
You fear that I can hear you.
Oh yes, this time you're right.

Your face can't hide the smirking.
Your voice can't hide the fear.
Although you try to hide from me...
you know that I'm still here.

I know each thing you're thinking.
I hear each hateful word.
It's no use to pretend with me.
Your act is just absurd.

I will not be ignored.
I'll never go away.
I will remain your conscience
until your dying day.

Embrace the love I have for you.
Just know I mean no harm.
I'll guide you through your troubles.
You're safe here in my arms.

Comments about You Cannot Run From Me by Mary Nagy

  • (5/26/2006 9:43:00 AM)

    As I've been thinking about conscience a lot lately, I find that I wish I'd written this poem... A plain but serious take on a not-much-discussed subject. Wonderful write, Mary! : ] (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (5/19/2006 9:16:00 PM)

    Mary, might we find the wisdom to embrace our conscience rather than try to out run it... Excellent write! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2006 7:06:00 AM)

    I hear the inner cry Mary; chain him to a lamp post then he sees the light, if no any progress? do not worry of a runaway horse............when he is tired definitely search the road to the stable? (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2006 1:33:00 PM)

    Wow....this is a lovely poem. It's one of those that reaches out and grabs you, shakes you, then settles softly beside you.
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  • Ernestine Northover (5/12/2006 11:38:00 AM)

    That last verse gives a very warming feeling Mary. A very nice thought out poem, with some strong points there. Nice read. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2006 10:16:00 AM)

    it makes me feel like my mind is at peace.Your poem is not to harse, not to sweet. Just the right amount of both.
    Sweetie Sarah
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  • (5/12/2006 9:16:00 AM)

    Safe in Mary's arms - what a lovely place to be! I agree with H., Mary, your free verse is growing by leaps and bounds! (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2006 9:10:00 AM)

    I simply echo the heartfelt appreciation of your poetry Mary (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2006 9:02:00 AM)

    Another good one, Mary. You are evolving as a poet of free verse though, believe it or not.
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  • john tiong chunghoo (5/12/2006 8:52:00 AM)

    dear mary, this reads like a song. (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2006 8:45:00 AM)

    The beckoning of the conscience for us to just be still for a moment and listen,
    I think that this is so needed and so underestimated in the world today,
    A great poem from a caring heart
    10, Love duncanX
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  • (5/12/2006 8:24:00 AM)

    Yes Mary, I agree the conscience is there for a very good reason, if we listen, we learn. Another 10 good reasons to read you Mary. Loved this little needle of a poem. Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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