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The Fringe People
by A PAX

Monday, April 12, 2004
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In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Who are these people who live on the edge?
Round pegs in square holes that refuse to be wedged
March to their own drummer, that pounds in their heads
Eyes closed to the skies as they soar straight ahead

The artists, the poets, musicians, and dreamers
The writers, the sculptors, creative believers
They exist in the world, while they thrive on the fringe
Where their hearts bound and leap, and creation begins

As different as oil and vinegar are
As near as your sibling, yet far as the stars
Their numbers are legion, their manner oblique
Unique in their style, and creative techniques

Touched by a fire to escape and create
While the day to day tasks in life have to wait
Their focus is captured in intimate dimensions
Don't dare to intrude, its beyond comprehension!!

Their talent a gift, on loan in this life
A sharing of spirit, beyond this earth's strife
A link universal, this nexus for man
Given thru eons, throughout every land

Maybe the answers lie in their ways
To find in creation an ascension day
Leaving a legacy for this earth and our times
Thru  art.... towards heaven...humanity climbs

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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/13/2004
Beautifully wrought.....Miz Anita.....this is poetry & soul!

ty, Dani
Reviewed by jude forese 4/12/2004
superbly crafted, beautiful poetry!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/12/2004
This was so excellent, beautiful, I loved the picture,

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/12/2004
this is wonderful
What would we do without our dreamers and creators?
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/12/2004
A piece of magnificence, Anita...! It is the 'fringe'.. those on the edge, who move everyone forward, I believe.. the risk-takers.. I mourn to hear those who ache to "fit in".. (into what?) As those you celebrate in your marvelous poem, here, you are clever, unique and tons cool! katy xox.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/12/2004
OH this is a keeper....I am keeping this one
Anita...lovely lines...I relate to..floria
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/12/2004
very good
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/12/2004
Most exceptional package Anita!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/12/2004
that's me too, anything to get out of household chores:))

Splendid write..
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/12/2004
Hip, hip, hooray! Clap! Clap! Clap! Encore! Attaboygirl! Great poem, absolutely.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/12/2004
WOW!! This blew me away, Anita; an exceptional write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/12/2004
Exceptional, Anita :)
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/12/2004
I love this, Lady A. Great lines: "to find in creation an ascension day" and "Their numbers are legion, their manner oblique
Unique in their style, and creative techniques." Inspiring! Dawn

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