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While working & driving yesterday, I was writing this "poem". I think, as for the title, that I wanted to escape this job, but it came out, as always, rather odd...

Be advised, this may be only the first part of this little philosophical poem/story/outpouring of inner thoughts...



It is natural for a poet’s mind to study the concept of today’s struggle for impunity

What causes the masses to hack at the reins of tradition?

But then turn about-face and yearn for the “good old days”?


Inwardly, they seethe and boil with desires for power and wealth

Outwardly, they display little or no initiative, nor intimation of such covetousness


In contentment breeds discontentment, so read the papers

Those with the most to protect straight forth jeopardize this privilege


Lost in the labyrinth of concurrent confusion, the ova of wisdom is often fertilized

By the seed of genius injected through a light infiltrating the stygian pessimism of despair.


This same light may, as dispensed from a pulpit or altar by a successful purveyor of thought – an entity more capable of probing the human soul than any, save one.


It may filter through the intense writings of an historic philosopher, one who, while writing, was seeking the ultimate in expression of his own true pursuit.


Then again, it may be absorbed through this torture of a major personal loss, for there is no quicker awakening to the emolument of life…


To be continued...EVENTUALLY!        *ED*



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Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
I like it! What a natural tone you have!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
ED!! I love it! There is such a purity and honesty in your words from a questing mind. Your mental pen must have been blazing to remember and capture those thoughts so well! :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

beautiful, wonderful write, my friend

i'm in need of an escape meself :)

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
excellent write, ed; enjoyed! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was outstanding, I loved your thoughts here, beautiful,

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
We all need to 'escape' "eventually". I'll be looking for the continuation of this quite thought provoking write. Enjoyed. Lisa

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