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by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, February 03, 2011
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Watching time; seeing tomorrow and knowing truth.


Previous Man


The voice of youth screamed out loud piercing the soul of previous man.

Youth’s ambition and dreams danced like unto rain upon desert sand.

Now the mirrors of time slept in the mind of previous man… and he cried.

For youth had slipped away from him like a gentle giant in the mist of another time.


So now he watches and watches from the slippery banks of life.

He gazes in muted amazement at the ebb and flow of the river below-

He cries for all his sunken dreams, stillborn on the broken ships of strife.


And the voice of youth screamed and screamed and screamed.



J. Allen Wilson © 2/3/2011



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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
The voice of youth, over and over and over!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Raw and desperate, full of longing and surrender ~ impressive.
Reviewed by Lew Duffey
Growing old is bound to happen to us all. Somehow, though, I am not sure I envy the young these days. Just a thought.
God bless,
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Sad,we can never be young again...deep thinking, fine poem...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Well Mr. President, another fine write, though being kind of high at the moment I don't quite get it, but liked it just the same...I am sure I will get it when I sober up in the morning...peace/piece, Ed
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