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  Plight
by Elisabeth Barstowe
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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How I do love playing with words.


And so the clock is ticking
time flies madly by
dancing in darkness
performing in light.
And what a mad, sad,
rambunctious flight.

Take pity on me
beggars and thiefs
for I have not won
or lost.
I merely sustained
And therefore I am
of my own making
apathetic.

Not so much apologetics
as frenzied frenetic
time traveller
with eyes in the neck.
What a distasteful existance
it has been.
What of today?
What of today?

 

 




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Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 8/10/2010
an honest quest for self and the moment. enjoyed.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/5/2010
A poem of search. I really enjoyed reading this.

P.S. - today is what you make of it.

Go out boldly and embrace it.

There will never be another day like today.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/4/2010
Elisabeth, your "plight" is a twenty-first century malaise shared by many. I believe it must be an infectious communicable thing? An entertaining read my friend. May peace and love be with you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/4/2010
And how I do love reading your play with words! I agree with Felix, the reader can take his own journey through these words.
David
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/3/2010
Many are apathetic today, but most due to the uncertainty of what is yet to come, interesting piece...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/3/2010
Or is it the words playing with you?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/3/2010
My kind of razz-ma-tazz wordplay. Set 'em up Joe and throw the multi-colored confetti. Take a few choice words, make 'em sorta naughty and in your face and sit back and watch 'em send in the ever-present, ever-ready to boogie, word jazz.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/3/2010
Well done with lots of room for the reader to draw their own response from each verse...well done.
fee
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/3/2010
Interesting way of "looking at things," Elisabeth; makes me think. Love and best wishes,

Regis

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