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· The Idealist

· The Final Verse

Short Stories
· Two Champions Reawakened

· Genesis of a Madman

· Two Champions

· Excerpt from The Idealist

· The Emperor's Lament

· Six Seconds to Legend

· Immolation of a Language

· A Leap Through Faith

· Our Last Walk Together

· Hide and Seek

· Verse Six

· Reflection Without a Mirror

· Babykins

· The Hunter

· The Empty Vessel

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  There's a word for that...
by Michael Wayne
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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If you're lucky, you'll find it's meaning in here somewhere

There's a word for that...


When one arrives at their destination

having not known its location

upon stepping out the door

There's a word for that

but it escapes me now


When two people meet

locking gazes across a crowded room

for the first time

of the million times in a life spent together

There's a word for that too...


When two amino acids met

eons ago

and found that they could also

create a life together

That word also applies


Or, if you prefer...

when God said

"Let there be light!"

and brought us from the soil

The word holds true here just the same


When you find your car keys

before you even knew you lost them

When you run in to an old friend

thousands of miles from home

It's that word...


It holds beauty

and complexity

and grace

and powerful meaning

like few other words can


Perhaps if I'm lucky

or possibly by fluke

I'll catch a break

and stumble upon

this blessing of a word


But I cannot grasp it now

maybe I'm trying too hard

I guess I'll just let go

and hope fortune

sends it my way







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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
I think you've got it! Well penned and much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/27/2012
It's a wonderful word–well used in this poem. I once interviewed for a consulting firm aptly named, Serendipity Associates. They were looking to design the console or the Boeing SST passenger plane that never happened. I took a week off to go to my cousin's wedding in Manhattan, and the like serendipity, the job evaporated.

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/26/2012
Very refreshing piece of writing, laced with curiosity and invite. My favorite is the two people seeing 'for the first time....of the million times in a life spent together.' That is superb! ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 7/26/2012
A fine piece of work, Michael! "There's a word for that."
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 7/25/2012
A gentle lesson on the mystery of fortune - I like it.

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  1. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2. My Poems
  3. I Wish I Knew
  4. Transmorpho
  5. unraveling
  6. Morning Walk
  7. Time Started
  8. Sentimental Pond
  9. Misnomers of Fame
  10. I'm Thankful For
  11. You're Not Alone
  12. In Loving Memory
  13. The Fate Peddler
  14. Trees Aflame
  15. Overcoming
  16. Everything Flutters
  17. Again I Ask For More...
  18. Running On Empty
  19. The Mask
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