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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
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The unfinished parts

 .  .  . Of life

Desultory strife

 .  .  . Of the plain

Wall beyond wall

 .  .  . Of redefinition


.  .  . Of inhumanity

Pry into your secrets

 .  .  . Of off-base divided

Essence rolls

 .  .  . Of separated souls

Effectively from other practices

.  .  . Of a hidden vice

Climb the highest summit

 .  .  . Of “I wish I could be there”

Silence at the top

.  .  . Of sterile thunder

Mortal splendor

.  .  . Of perishing the thought beware

Define but do not define

.  .  . Of constipated meaning

Lies beget them

.  .  . Of palpability resigned

The distant summit lends enchantment

.  .  . Of a laborious view

But it is better to crawl than to balk

.  .  . Of edging towards the clouds

Ride the shade to spacious skies

.  .  . Of climbing away from fear

Embrace the goal

.  .  . Of reaching the summit.


Copyright © 2006 Tinka Boukes & Dennis O’Bell

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/9/2006
Great team work and a wonderful picture!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/9/2006
Beautiful write you two, very inspiring!
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/9/2006
Embrace the goal
. . . Of reaching the summit.

You two embrace it well.

Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/9/2006
a bit of a departure foryou,
well realized

a strong evocatice statement

good write

Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/8/2006
I like this poem best when I read the lines with the elipses separately, as if there are two poems here. Which makes sense as two people worked on it.

It is definitely better to crawl, than sit and complain about, if only if. And it is better to ride in the cool shadows, unseen, than be out in the open, where you can be easy prey to vultures. Thought provoking poem .

~ Sara
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/8/2006
Now this is one hell of a write Tinka and it captures life and the struggle to reach life's summit so well. You outdid yourself on this one, the words, phrases, lines and paragraphs flow together to create a masterful dialogue. Well Done.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/8/2006
lovely work
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/8/2006
I agree with you Tinky and Dennis another
great collaboration, another gem! I am
reaching the summit one way or another. ;)
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/8/2006
Always reaching beyond your fear! Love your collabs, you two!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/8/2006
Exquisitely conceived and splendidly executed.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/8/2006
Super motivating poem with uplifting thoughts that spur us to climb ever higher! Well done as always Tinka and Dennis!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/8/2006
Inspiring and uplifting write, Tinka; very beautifully done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/8/2006
Hey! Hey! Hey! You cooking today, Tinka. Wonderful wordplay and positive attitude, keep it up!!!
Reviewed by Only A Poet 3/8/2006
beautiful write Lady Tinka, enjoyed. hopeful and uplifting.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/8/2006
This insightful collaboration exhorts us to always strive for our goals and objectives in life, and to surmount the discouragement and darkness that stands in our way !
You's weave an inspiring and intelligent design here Tinks
Reviewed by m w 3/8/2006
We climb a never ending slope destined to reach beyond ourselves to that which only the future can hold
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