The Fringe People
by A PAX
Monday, April 12, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. Ralph Waldo Emerson
~THE FRINGE PEOPLE~
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)
|Beautifully wrought.....Miz Anita.....this is poetry & soul!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|superbly crafted, beautiful poetry!|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was so excellent, beautiful, I loved the picture,
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|this is wonderful
What would we do without our dreamers and creators?
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|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)
|OH this is a keeper....I am keeping this one
Anita...lovely lines...I relate to..floria
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Most exceptional package Anita!!
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|that's me too, anything to get out of household chores:))
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Hip, hip, hooray! Clap! Clap! Clap! Encore! Attaboygirl! Great poem, absolutely.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|WOW!! This blew me away, Anita; an exceptional write!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|Exceptional, Anita :)
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|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