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Semblance
by Oisín Breen

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

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The castle fell.
Roads came live
Clocks and bells ran humming
Familiar faces eyed up children as a meal.
Dark enduring visions came from wishing:
Youth spluttering poised for morning chores.

The castle fell
Wells dried up. Hands went shaking
Shadows crept and night arrived
Faces lost their name, children snatched in barter.

Then came daylight institution.
Found ourselves approaching terror.
Terror of beatitude.
Then false created horror, fear from clay, wealth from wild imagination.
No more terror unapparent, just long night, childhood meals and daily chores in hellish cause.

No more!
Renunciation of the petty whims
Adoration of sky and clouds
Advocation of embrace.
Such is the shared route.
On stormy winter earth, splitting sand in diamond necklace world.

Copyright © 2003 Oisín Breen.
No reprints or distribution of any kind sort in any form in this or any other known universe or dimension or medium without my express permission.
Much love.

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Reviewed by richard poor 4/16/2003
yea, like i like it!!!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/14/2003
Yes, deep. very deep and interesting.
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza 4/10/2003
timely indeed. yes, the title does speak for itself... you are always consistent..
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 4/10/2003
OUTSTANDING poetry! Your literary genius does shine!
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 4/10/2003
There is great depth in this poem. Excellent.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/9/2003
sometimes diamonds aren't forever... great write!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/9/2003
Adore the title...you're good at those Oisín...And the poem. Akin to drinking hot chocolate. I'd love to hear you read this aloud...Thanks, Dani
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 4/9/2003
Going "traditional" by capping each line is a work of art in this particular poem. Now why do I think you're a genius? Read this part out loud and you'll agree:

"...Then false created horror, fear from clay, wealth from wild imagination.
No more terror unapparent,..."

See what I mean?
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2003
I have to ponder this one, but then all of yours are so splendid of depth that they must be meditated upon! Excellence Oisin!There is much exploitation of youth in this world...
Reviewed by Nancy D. 4/9/2003
Enjoyed reading this, excellent writing.

Nancy
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/9/2003
an excellent write,
enjoyed reading

William
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 4/9/2003
Oh this was cool and dark and scary but with such unique storytelling lightness you are so brillliant
Reviewed by Buddy Angel 4/9/2003
Very nice piece.

Buddy
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/9/2003
You speak a language all your own, Oisin. Powerful and evocative. Lucid and leading into thought.

Gina
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/9/2003
I hope everyone here knows that you are a wordsmith and a storyteller. The New Age Christenson my friend. You pain life in romantic tones and then uncover souls that have been mundane for years. You have beauty in your fingers and I'm so fortunate to have you as a good friend.

Benisons Oisin,
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 4/9/2003
Your poems are never a quick read -- they draw us in to read, re-read, study, think ... as this one does. Well done
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/9/2003
this is just great....enjoyed very much
Love
Tinka
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 4/9/2003
You always have such deep thought. Great images. Teresa
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/9/2003
This has a great rhythm. Love it.
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