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If I go on,
Where will I end?
If I collide,
How will I find strength.
If I trip and fall,
How deep will it be?
If I jump,
How can I tell I ended in the same place?
If I go under,
How will I know I am not on top?
If I give up,
Who will be to blame?
If I think it through,
One Is to blame.
If I reflect,
I will conclude one thing.
If I gave up,
It's only because I'm my own worst enemy.

-Erick Flores

24 comments:

  1. This takes me back. When I was teaching the challenge put to us was always "How will you know when you've succeeded?" This works for me. Thanks.

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  2. We are at times our worst enemy. Giving up is not an option. I like the way you ended this, as if an epiphany just took place within your soul. Very good work. I look forward to more of your work.

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  3. @Dave King, thank you for your comment! I am glad that you could relate.

    -Erick Flores

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  4. Hello Mr. Evans. Thank you for your insightful comment.

    -Erick Flores

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  5. beautiful explorations,
    love it.

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  6. Hello @Morning. Thank you for the comment! I am glad that you enjoyed this poem!

    -Erick Flores

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  7. Thought provoking and honest...love this!!

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  8. Thank you Carrie! I am glad you loved it.

    -Erick Flores

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  9. Wow, Erick, this is strong and intense. I am now "following" your work. Thank you for following me. I will be back. I also hope you will like this poem to Poetry Jam (http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/) where the prompt THIS week is "Deep". This is indeed a deep poem!

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  10. Thank you Mary! I greatly appreciate your comment! I am glad to hear that you "follow"ed my blog. I posted my link on the page prompt, but how do I "like" this poem on poetry jam? Thank you once again.

    Erick Flores

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  11. Lots of deep questions here and a message as well. Thanks for posting on Poetry Jam. Write on!! (I think she meant "link" this.)

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  12. Hello Peggy! Thank you for commenting. Very treasured indeed.

    Erick Flores

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  13. Each question lead me to the next and to the next ... made me think! Great job.

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  14. Helen,
    Thank you for commenting! Glad to have you on my blog. Please, continue writing, and following my blog. I subscribed to yours by the way.

    Erick Flores

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  15. Yes, Erick, I did mean LINK this poem on "Poetry Jam." DUH, glad to see that you did just that! This is a great poem.

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  16. Hello Mary, sorry, it should have been obvious to me. Thank you for the support.

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  17. Deep questions and a killer last line. Good work.

    The Deep Freeze

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  18. Hello @Enchanted Oak, thank you for visiting my poetry blog and commenting. I will do the same.

    Erick Flores

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  19. I've just found you deep in the jam! hehehe!

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  20. Hello @Jinksy,

    good morning. I hope that was a compliment ;).
    Glad to have you visiting my blog. Thank you for your time!

    Erick Flores

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  21. Hello @The Cello Strings,
    Thank you for visiting and commenting!

    Erick Flores

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  22. Great poem, Erick - we are so often the worst person in our own lives, yet we rarely treat others with the same disrespect.

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  23. Hello @Les Floyd, thank you for the comment! And that is true! Great point! Thank you for subscribing!
    -Erick F.

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