Accept Me as I Am

by | Mar 8, 2021 | Personal

[A poem of projection, for someone I was in close
proximity to, but never really knew]]

Accept me as I am
From a heart that’s sometimes lost
The conditions you resent from me
Come with a personal cost.

If I could change myself, I’d do it
But my habits have me caught
Vietnam has damaged me
In the chaos that it brought

Science says adrenaline
My body quick releases
Has forged engramic memories
From which I go to pieces

The alcohol seems to calm me
Pushing memories aside
It takes me up to Heaven’s Gate
For which I need no Guide.

The problems that I seem to bare
Vanish with each drink
Brings me closer, ever closer
To where I needn’t think.

The fact that I abandon you
As my conscious mind lets go
Is an accident of the process
Not intentional, ya know?

6/30/07 10:28 am

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)