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Artificial Thoughts
by E. J. Farrand
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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Many times in my life my emotional state has been created by misunderstanding, convoluted thinking, and fantasy.

Artificial thoughts

cause some

very real emotions;

fearful self-talk

replace daily devotions.




Visions of loneliness

and replays of reality;

my soul is a blank tape,

can I record some new memories?




Fast forward through

these tough times,

press pause to correct;

feelings are imbedded

in events that are suspect.




Fantasy collisions

mixed cause and effect;

confronting the fake,

choosing the channel

of true ness and respect.




When the details

keep fading in the haze,

I must choose

the option and direction

of the means and the ways.




I laugh when sad,

numbness makes me stoic;

events of a lifetime,

covered up by daydreams heroic.




What is this scene;

can I view it closeup?

Buried sensations

awoken by truth,

enhanced by new details

with honesty of visions.




Clouded windows

shaded from the light,

suddenly clear with the purity

of renewed vibrancy and hope.




Part of me

comes to the conclusion

that information is control,

hearsay no option;

staying in the moment

and experiencing life

is the only way to my soul.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 








 
 



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Reviewed by P-M Terry Lamar 5/26/2007
Ed,
You revealed so much in this poem. I can feel your emotions, your fears, and your happiness at the revelation.
Well thought and well composed.
I love the fact that you have come to truly enjoy your writing so much. It helps that we enjoy your writing, too.
Terry
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 5/23/2007
Truth and still intrigue read within your write. To choose and change is surly the way when we need to. Good words. Lady J
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/23/2007
A write that many can relate to, I would have to agree with you, enjoyed this write my friend!
Blessings,
Joyce b.
Reviewed by Jean Pike 5/23/2007
So much truth to this poem, EJ. Reigning in those negative thought patterns can be so hard. I can really relate to this.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/23/2007
staying in the moment
and experiencing life
is the only way to my soul.

I think I would agree!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/22/2007
A very passionate write, sensing your mind wandering through a time warp. Not always good to allow the mind to wander without keeping it in check. Enjoyed this.

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2007
the more informed we are, the closer we are to knowing ourselves ...

finely tuned poem ... an introspective sojourn through self to find self ...

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