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I am sure I will feel this way when I start at University next week...!


I tread this earth exposed

Completely incomplete
Omniscient of my ignorance
Omnipotently weak
Contributing my gifts of
helplessness and confusion
to a World Gone Mad:

Disguise passing for Reality
Lunacy masquerading as Received Wisdom
Dissolution dissembling as Government

Where People cease to exist
beneath multi-layered lies

* * * * * * * *

I do not understand
the ways of this world
with either of my two heads;
both Left and Right are Wrong!

Amoeboid Protozoa
drifting through Space,
my primitive unprotected flesh
finds no conjugation with
Homo Paranoid Android
armoured, anchored and fortified
with his complex configured programmes

* * * * * * * *

I will go back in time
from whence I've come
to a tiny miracle
of a blue-green planet
whose complex ordered natural life
was created to be
perfectly and harmonically
in balance...

It used to be real

And I thought I was

...Until I came here
and was proved

Science Fiction

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/26/2004
Are you going back as teacher or student? Either way, sounds like fun. But we are all aliens in one way or another - And The Truth Is Out There!
Reviewed by jude forese 9/25/2004
ultimately, we are al aliens upon our own planet ...

profoundly quilled ...
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 9/25/2004
All But Is An Illusion As Buddha Said-- Proof Read Your Message Board-

Nothing Is Real Only Contusion Out Of Fusion!

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 9/25/2004
I think reality is our perception of ourselves, and what we dream ourselves to be. Sometimes that reality gets dark -- it does for me from time to time. How others see us... well, that's their reality, and nothing we can control. And so we do the best we can to hold on to the best and most positive thoughts about ourselves. I was touched by this very well written piece. It reflects my feelings at times, they way I question my very existence. And then it all goes back to God and His plan, and we have to let it go, and keep on going.

Excellent piece, Kate. Truly excellent -- worth pondering.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/25/2004
Intense message and extremely well written.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/25/2004
Only for five minutes then your charming self MZ Kate will take over the scene and you will mold in and all will be smooth I love this one...All the jumpy and jittery effects and emotions boliling and bubbling all over.......


Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/25/2004
O'Talented, Alien Kate! lol I enjoyed this poem! I am sure that you will creatively and entertainingly point the way for those of us who seek to find a brighter future! You will be a great success at the university!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 9/25/2004
Sounds to me like you climbed up into your head and spent the afternoon gathering brilliance, Kate. Though not a cheery piece, it's a scrumptious meal for the reader, if said reader is interested in being blown away by some unique phrasing and some achingly fine poetry. Good luck with the school thing... if your approach is as deft as this writing, we'll be reading about your success in the papers! True creativity is on this page. katy xox.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/25/2004
Its all about confidence , Kate...
Fill yourself with confidence and self belief...and University will be a dawdle...grin....and everything else...
Love the write...

Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/25/2004
A most prodigious write Dean Burnside!;-) I agree with Lady A!

What will you be teaching?...

When you see Kate
be prepared for
your mind she'll sate;-)
Reviewed by A PAX 9/25/2004
this is a lot of truth in science fiction.......look at Jules Mistress of Universal Wisdom and will do well will knock them past the Milky Way with your fantastic writing and incredible mind.....and they won't mind a bit......just remember.......ET phone home! pax A.........this was a very cool, delightful, cosmic, trippy write........I relate to it! lol
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 9/25/2004
You will make it just fine. The average kid in collegetoday, can't read at what used to be a high school level.
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