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Dried Sponge
by E. J. Farrand

Sunday, November 09, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A cold impervious shell---
enclosing a once - human being;
spontaneity hidden behind despair,
history an amalgum of events
more imagined than true .


Comparison replaces optimism,
one plus one
never equals two;
personal roadmaps to freedom
forever lead on to dead-ends.


Testing my limitations
resulted in a failing grade;
no definitions of success
born unto me,
only the erroneous answers
live within my soul's borders.


I cannot love ---
that emotion long-ago dehydrated,
the dusty remnants settled
no life can grow from within.


Sometimes I try to be
as the sponge-like creature
that once was born,
ever-absorbing notions of humanity,
filtering out the impurities,
ever being refreshed by new experiences.


But me, this sponge,
now forever dried into a lifeless shape,
unable to absorb the life-moisture
of human interaction,
pores forever closed in both directions ---incapable of life-like form.


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Reviewed by Jean Pike 11/10/2008
This is a really fabulous poem, EJ. The human angst is spot on and your portrayal of hopelessness/loneliness is both sad and beautiful. Out of the toughest times grows the most meaningful prose.
God Bless you.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/9/2008
Pooring out your inner most emotions and embracing a life devoid. I hope you are okay and see what a beautiful person lies within...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/9/2008
This is a great poem you have written,I enjoy reading it,take care


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