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Ode To A Rock
by Paul Berube

Friday, April 18, 2003

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It is a bit unusual to do an ode to an inanimate object but who said I was usual. It is really about a rock. This huge rock, in my yard, kept getting bigger every year. It gave everyone the appearance that it was growing. The roots of a tree had wrapped themselves around it and was slowly lifting it out of the ground. When it was completely above the ground it fell away from the tree and still sits there to this day as a reminder that there is life in everything.

What brought you to existence?
You show ever,
as always were.
I say never,
as forever could be.

If forever is,
then you are.
If forever isn't,
then you are not.

You couldn't possibly
have always been.
For to always be
is not for us, you see.

If we could see, then
we would not wonder
from where you are.

If you are, then you
had to come from

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Reviewed by Sandra Corona 4/19/2003
If you look outside I'll bet the rock was 'moved' by your ode to it ;)!
Good job!
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 4/19/2003
Very unique poem, & I enjoyed it very much!
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 4/18/2003
Grand work made me think deep
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/18/2003
more twisted i rock....I twist...

Rock on!!!

Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 4/18/2003
I love this, Paul!! Haha, the twists, the turns, the loops, fantastic and the musings are exquisite!! You are so lucky to have that rock in your life!! :)
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/18/2003
This was great! I loved it!

Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 4/18/2003
you rock
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 4/18/2003
Rock on!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/18/2003
Hey Paul, good rock write. My rock I had to haul it from the park. almost killed me. It's kind of big.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/18/2003
Ditto on what Erica said.
Nice work
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/18/2003
Nature...always changing form...
Well done.
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 4/18/2003
Perhaps it does see and feel... Who are we to say... Everything on this earth is living.. here for a reason... That is a life... Loved this write.. Love your stone/rock.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/18/2003
but...indeed the rock is alive...and you have honored it wonderfully with this recognition..
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/18/2003
I love this, awesome work, Paul.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/18/2003
Great! You've provoked all sorts of thoughts for me to ponder!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/18/2003
Paul whatever you write is've a beautiful command of language....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/18/2003
Interesting thoughts to ponder on. It would of been great seeing the changes in that rock as the tree brought it fully into view. Interesting that an act of nature showed the gift of life so well.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/18/2003
You're exercising my brain for me this morning, Paul! I'm off to make myself a coffee and think this through. I agree with Bobbi and congratulate you also.You're very deserving.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 4/18/2003
Good Morning, Paul
Excellent thought provoking write.

Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/18/2003
I don't know where the rock came from, but this poem came from a very creative mind. btw, congrats on being the resident poet of the month on
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