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now that you’ve seen
the worst of me
will you still hold me tight
or let go of me in a sight?

now that you’ve seen
the ugliness in me
will you still keep me warm
in your loving arms?

now that you have seen
the outrage I could make
will you understand
and stay as planned?

you don’t need to answer
your blank stare says it all

 

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what do you see byย  Sadje
https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/04/27/what-do-you-see-27-27-april-2020/

53 Comments

  1. faustinayick says:

    This one really hits home – the fear of losing someone/rejection due to revealing your truer self. Great poem!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your thoughts..i think this is a universal fear..but, we can always navigate our way out of this kind of fear..

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      1. faustinayick says:

        Agreed, I think once we learn to become more vulnerable with those around us we start to realize how many beautiful connections doing so can lead to! No problem, here to support a fellow poet ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you dear and welcome on board

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  2. Chris Hall says:

    Love this Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chris..๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. calmkate says:

    love your poem, mirrors Marilyns!

    But that pic just totally cracked me up … ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you kate…when i saw the photo promp of Sadje i didnt know first what to do with it..then i saw the photo of Marilyn and her famous “quote” so i thought i can do both worlds..

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      1. calmkate says:

        good for you, you blended it well!

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  4. I like this. We all want to know if the other person will accept us “warts and all”.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š and yes i think we all deserve to know if we will still be loved and accepted if we show them our ugly side..

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  5. Sadje says:

    This is great! You have put your take on the photo so well.
    Thanks Mich for always being supportive. And for being the first one to respond to the challenge.

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    1. michnavs says:

      As i was telling Kate at first i didnt know what to do with the photo but as soon as i read the quote of Marilyn Monroe, i knew i can blend both

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      1. Sadje says:

        Done wonderfully.

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  6. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week in response to the prompt, What do you see!
    Michnavs with her excellent poem.
    Enjoy

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. utahan15 says:

    giving it all away
    and staying within myself too

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    1. michnavs says:

      I suppose that’s what we need to do

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  8. ivor20 says:

    Yes Mich … we all have a hidden side….like the dark side of the moon…. ’tis always there, but not to be shared…..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Ivor for adding layer to this poem..

      Keep safe and take care๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Always my pleasure Mich.. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ

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      2. michnavs says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. This is very hard-hitting. It’s natural to feel vulnerable after exposing your true self and wondering if what they saw will make them leave!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for saying that it adds color to this poem

      Welcome on board๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. SnowHearT says:

    Now, bahala sila sa buhay nila ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ basta ako mananatiling ako ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you po sa akda niyo… para mapapaalalahanan naman self ko ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol..tama..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Well expressed Mich.
    If there is true love he better be ready for the best and worse of you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree Drew….thank you for your visit…

      Keep safe๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. mrswrangler says:

    When you are in an intimate relationship you see the worse and the best.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree with you..๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Jules says:

    Quote, verse and image go well together ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jules๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. Oh my, Mich! Such a fantastic take! You are on a roll, girl. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, wow thank you Punam๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. My pleasure dear. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. Marilyn was such an interesting woman. I’ve studied a little, in my life, about her and her life.
    Powerful poem, SweetMich!
    OH…MY… THAT face! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ HA! ๐Ÿ˜€
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…thank you Carolyn…that face really was like..arrgghh…good thing i saw Marilyn’s and i knew she could balance this..lol..
      ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Yes, Marilyn was a beauty! ๐Ÿ™‚
        She made some movies that have been favs of mine for eons! I watch them whenever I get the chance! She was beautiful, smart, and so funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Oh, i think i should be watching them…you excite me..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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      3. My most favourite is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes…another is Some Like it Hot…also, How to Marry a Millionaire…these are so funny! ๐Ÿ˜€ She has other good movies and some serious roles.

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      4. michnavs says:

        Yey…i’ll start off with those Carolyn..thank you..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. Such a serious poem to go with such a silly picture! It’s great that you put the picture at the end.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you…twas a fun photo challenge ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck

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  17. Lรฉa says:

    Lovely.
    “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds…” – William Shakespeare Sonnet 116

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh wow thank you for that..

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      1. Lรฉa says:

        My pleasure. It came to me rather quickly as I just did a post on that sonnet (complete) very recently on one of my blogs.

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      2. michnavs says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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      3. Lรฉa says:

        That was April 23, post as it was the anniversary of his birth.

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