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Survivor Guilt - Poem by Ron Padgett
It's very easy to get.
Just keep living and you'll find yourself
getting more and more of it.
You can keep it or pass it on,
but it's a good idea to keep a small portion
for those nights when you're feeling so good
you forget you're human. Then drudge it up
and float down from the ceiling
that is covered with stars that glow in the dark
for the sole purpose of being beautiful for you,
and as you sink their beauty dims and goes out—
I mean it flies out the nearest door or window,
its whoosh raising the hair on your forearms.
If only your arms were green, you could have two small lawns!
But your arms are just there and you are kaput.
It's all your fault, anyway, and it always has been—
the kind word you thought of saying but didn't,
the appalling decline of human decency, global warming,
thermonuclear nightmares, your own small cowardice,
your stupid idea that you would live forever—
all tua culpa. John Phillip Sousa
invented the sousaphone, which is also your fault.
Its notes resound like monstrous ricochets.
But when you wake up your body
seems to fit fairly well, like a tailored suit,
and you don't look too bad in the mirror.
Hi there, feller! Old feller, young feller, who cares?
Whoever it was who felt guilty last night,
to hell with him. That was then.
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Poems About Guilt
- 1. Guilt And Sorrow , William Wordsworth
- 2. *who Invented Guilt , Sadiqullah Khan
- 3. Blood Guilt , Georg Trakl
- 4. Guilt , the poet
- 5. Guilt And Fear , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 6. (((Guilt - Haiku))) , Marvin Brato Sr
- 7. Id. Transferred Guilt Or Grief , s./j. goldner
- 8. Guilt And Guilty (Tanka) , Muzahidul Reza
- 9. Guilt Is Inbuilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 10. With Full Of Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 11. 2010/06/04 Guilt , Margaret Alice
- 12. I Feel No Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 13. Guilt , s./j. goldner
- 14. Guilt , Alex Gomez
- 15. With Guilt On , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 16. No To Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 17. Guilt , Kelly Kurt
- 18. Ropes Of Guilt , Silentpoet Grl
- 19. Ph: Politics: Conservative Hubris Or Lib.. , Brian Johnston
- 20. A Guilt To Feel , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 21. Only Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 22. Beautiful Guilt , Gregory Ojukwu
- 23. Auguries Of Guilt - Mine And Yours , Patrick Scott Hogg
- 24. A Guilt , Imtiyaz Muhammad
- 25. Guilt, Regret, Despair..... , Kalyani Prakash
- 26. I Am Guilt Ridden. , somendra Singh
- 27. Guilt , kristin foster
- 28. Guilt Will Wilt The Sweetest Flower , Harley White
- 29. Guilt , bakuli bhakali
- 30. Guilt & Anxiety , Tom Zart
- 31. With Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 32. White Guilt , Ted Sheridan
- 33. Own The Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 34. The Guilt , Eric Cockrell
- 35. An Act Of Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
- 36. Guilt , Sheena Blackhall
- 37. Forgive My Guilt , Stephanie Boccia
- 38. Guilt , Daniel Hooks
- 39. The Guilt Of Innocence... , Cosmic Dreamer
- 40. Stages Of Guilt , Brandon Schleh
- 41. Guilt-Edged , Tony Jolley
- 42. Guilt , Cynthia BuhainBaello
- 43. Survivor Guilt , Ron Padgett
- 44. The Evil Have No Sense Of Guilt , David McLansky
- 45. Guilt , Aparna Chatterjee
- 46. Girls And Effects Of Guilt Feelings , James McLain
- 47. Guilt Is Not So To The Guilty , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
- 48. Survivor Guilt , John F. McCullagh
- 49. Guilt , Leona Gom
- 50. Guilt , Lily Espinosa
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