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Topic: The Inner Person (09/09/10)
By Ivy Strader
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And what can be the use of her is more than I can see.
She is very, very like me from the heels up to the head
Except she <i>won't</i> stop chattering from morning until bed.
The funniest thing about her is the way she likes to lie.
She tells me I'm a failure and I shouldn't even try.
She whispers that I'm ugly, fat, and all my friends agree:
There's no one they'd like better to be gone than lucky me.
She hasn't got a notion, now, of what she means to say--
She tells me do the dishes, lose some weight, right now, today!
But when I start, she says to check if Bob has emailed me,
And oh my goodness, there's a slice of cake -- and a TV!
One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found my inner person finally SHUT UP.
I spent a peaceful hour till she shook herself awake
And peevishly informed me that I'd eaten too much cake.
With apologies to Mr. R. L. Stevenson.
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