Over my head and beyond my mind.

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Clouded Judgement


What little faith I had

in my judgement

has been

eaten away.

Eroded by mistakes

of which

the consequences

could so easily have been


How can I trust myself

to make the call

between critical

or not at all

when the signs prove to be

way beyond

my understanding?


rely on your own instincts

for mine

they’re off the scale

with a reading of

less than zero

for accuracy.

My judgement,



and worthless

will be muted,

left unspoken

and held right where it belongs -

safe inside

my mind.

Submitted: November 11, 2020

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Amy F. Turner

I think we go through bouts of doubt all the time, but in the end our nature wins out either for good or ill. I do think a lot about holding my tongue though. My mother always taught me not to speak if I didn't have anything good to say. I appreciate those teachings because you never know what your negativity can do as our words are powerful.

Wed, November 11th, 2020 8:37pm


That's true. Thanks, Amy.

Sat, November 28th, 2020 10:44am

Mike S.

Sad but excellent, Hull

Wed, November 11th, 2020 10:03pm


Thanks so much for reading, Mike.

Sat, November 28th, 2020 10:41am


For me being tall, I always feel me head in the clouds. Ha! Payback for telling me you were told to drink more coffee to sleep better. Ha! You slipped that one by me in my morning starter long ago. As long as them clouds are not lowalking hanging... you won't get lost in them and end up in a bog. Don't worry, we all have been there. At least you realize it, since many don't, which is worse. I may sound I am still clouded in judgement, but mostly just voicing ways to question, as it's more interesting than being stuck one way or the other.

Thu, November 12th, 2020 12:24am


Thanks, Sluggy.

Sat, November 28th, 2020 10:41am

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