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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

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  2. 2. *who Invented Guilt , Sadiqullah Khan
  3. 3. Blood Guilt , Georg Trakl
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  7. 7. Id. Transferred Guilt Or Grief , s./j. goldner
  8. 8. Guilt And Guilty (Tanka) , Muzahidul Reza
  9. 9. Guilt Is Inbuilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  10. 10. With Full Of Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  11. 11. 2010/06/04 Guilt , Margaret Alice
  12. 12. I Feel No Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  13. 13. Guilt , s./j. goldner
  14. 14. Guilt , Alex Gomez
  15. 15. With Guilt On , Hasmukh Amathalal
  16. 16. No To Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  17. 17. Guilt , Kelly Kurt
  18. 18. Ropes Of Guilt , Silentpoet Grl
  19. 19. Ph: Politics: Conservative Hubris Or Lib.. , Brian Johnston
  20. 20. A Guilt To Feel , Hasmukh Amathalal
  21. 21. Only Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  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. With Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  32. 32. White Guilt , Ted Sheridan
  33. 33. Own The Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  34. 34. The Guilt , Eric Cockrell
  35. 35. An Act Of Guilt , Hasmukh Amathalal
  36. 36. Guilt , Sheena Blackhall
  37. 37. Forgive My Guilt , Stephanie Boccia
  38. 38. Guilt , Daniel Hooks
  39. 39. The Guilt Of Innocence... , Cosmic Dreamer
  40. 40. Stages Of Guilt , Brandon Schleh
  41. 41. Guilt-Edged , Tony Jolley
  42. 42. Guilt , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  43. 43. Survivor Guilt , Ron Padgett
  44. 44. The Evil Have No Sense Of Guilt , David McLansky
  45. 45. Guilt , Aparna Chatterjee
  46. 46. Girls And Effects Of Guilt Feelings , James McLain
  47. 47. Guilt Is Not So To The Guilty , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
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  49. 49. Guilt , Leona Gom
  50. 50. Guilt , Lily Espinosa
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