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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. 1. Guilt And Sorrow , William Wordsworth
  2. 2. *who Invented Guilt , Sadiqullah Khan
  3. 3. Guilt , the poet
  4. 4. Blood Guilt , Georg Trakl
  5. 5. Guilt And Fear , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  6. 6. (((Guilt - Haiku))) , Marvin Brato Sr
  7. 7. Guilt , abhipsa panda
  8. 8. Guilt And Guilty (Tanka) , Muzahidul Reza
  9. 9. Id. Transferred Guilt Or Grief , s./j. goldner
  10. 10. With Full Of Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  11. 11. Guilt Is Inbuilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  12. 12. 2010/06/04 Guilt , Margaret Alice
  13. 13. Guilt , Kelly Kurt
  14. 14. I Feel No Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  15. 15. Guilt , s./j. goldner
  16. 16. Guilt , Alex Gomez
  17. 17. With Guilt On , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  18. 18. No To Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  19. 19. Ph: Politics: Conservative Hubris Or Lib.. , Brian Johnston
  20. 20. A Guilt To Feel , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  21. 21. Only Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  22. 22. Beautiful Guilt , Gregory Ojukwu
  23. 23. Auguries Of Guilt - Mine And Yours , Patrick Scott Hogg
  24. 24. A Guilt , Imtiyaz Muhammad
  25. 25. Guilt, Regret, Despair..... , Kalyani Prakash
  26. 26. I Am Guilt Ridden. , somendra Singh
  27. 27. Guilt , kristin foster
  28. 28. Guilt Will Wilt The Sweetest Flower , Harley White
  29. 29. Guilt , bakuli bhakali
  30. 30. Guilt & Anxiety , Tom Zart
  31. 31. Own The Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  32. 32. With Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  33. 33. White Guilt , Ted Sheridan
  34. 34. The Guilt , Eric Cockrell
  35. 35. An Act Of Guilt , Hasmukhlal Amathalallal
  36. 36. Guilt , Sheena Blackhall
  37. 37. Forgive My Guilt , Stephanie Boccia
  38. 38. Guilt , Daniel Hooks
  39. 39. Ropes Of Guilt , Silentpoet Grl
  40. 40. The Guilt Of Innocence... , Cosmic Dreamer
  41. 41. Stages Of Guilt , Brandon Schleh
  42. 42. Guilt-Edged , Tony Jolley
  43. 43. Guilt! , Siddartha Montik
  44. 44. Guilt , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  45. 45. Survivor Guilt , Ron Padgett
  46. 46. The Evil Have No Sense Of Guilt , David McLansky
  47. 47. Guilt , Aparna Chatterjee
  48. 48. Girls And Effects Of Guilt Feelings , James McLain
  49. 49. Guilt Is Not So To The Guilty , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  50. 50. Survivor Guilt , John F. McCullagh
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