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  Alone Becoming
by Odin Roark
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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- There are some who dread the years ahead, while as writers, time seems to bring as its reward experienced words finally arriving. Then, for still others, a poem or two a day becomes possible.


Alone Becoming…

 

Moments Alone in darkness

Removed from day’s imitation

Invites quiet as comfort

 

Closing one’s eyes

Reveals childhood playgrounds

Where companions shared Alone

Telling of secrets

Once stories filling idle time

While cocooned in tree house intrigue

 

Such memories

Like under-rock-secrets

Found in shadowy woods

Forever remain as straying-off-trail-discoveries

One’s finish line for life’s stormy relay

A cross country run through time

Finally becoming the dial-face in the sky

 

For some

 

Time’s aspect bears not a father’s face

Nor the big and little hands of a mother

Once gently nudging hours along

Instead

Paternal time now relaxes

 Daliesque

 

All names eventually merge

As a lamina among leaves

Embraced by the wind

Where remembrance flickers

Like one’s book of candles

Timeless pages once read by their own burning

Now

At last

Finally

Peacefully

Alone becoming…

 




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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 4/4/2012
Marvelous mural of a writing, this reflection pool. I think "Where companions shared Alone" is profound. The two hyphenated clauses spread out like rings in the water, into visions galore. How you could say, "Nor the big and little hands of a mother/Once gently nudging hours along" without having been a mother....is beyond me. It is perfect. "Timeless pages once read by their own burning" so powerful to my eyes. Great finish in those last five lines. ~~ Diana

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