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