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by Patrick A Granfors
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Your wretched tentacles stretch beyond imagination

Dangling life like a carrot before our very eyes

Only to strike with your cruel stick

Feeling its sting

As we reach out seeking to touch the prize

Touch we must

Like moths to the flame

Consumed by the madness that is our existence

Until the carrot falls from sight

And the stick delivers its final blow



Copyright 2010 Patrick A. Granfors


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Reviewed by Connie Faust 2/25/2010
Certainly not what I expected when I read the title.
Interesting and SO sad. By any chance, are you ever called a pessimist?
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/20/2010
Dark and deep. The life of a human can be torture for we can't see the point of it all. But maybe if we did, we wouldn't learn what we need to learn? Powerful, Patrick...

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/18/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/17/2010
Quite profound, my friend.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/17/2010
The stick of the donkey are the envy of the stallion! (LOL)


Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 2/16/2010
The cruel hand of fate or whatever it is called just keeps that darned carrot in front of us and you just can't resist trying to grab. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/16/2010
Intriguing write, Patrick; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/16/2010
The stick, ah yes the stick, on the ass, or is it a donkey, but still a little persuation can go a long way. Ithacoras, did he ride an ass, he went for the light too, didn't he. I'm so confused.
Good one Patrick!~ Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/16/2010
Very well done, Patrick. You've said a mouthful here.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 2/16/2010
I like this a lot. Change of pace. Nice one Patrick.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 2/16/2010
A quote from page 529 of "Becoming':
Opening his eyes, taking a deep breath.
Since he was fifteen God had dangled that carrot in front of him and always pulled it away…
But No! Nothing was going to happen to stop it now…
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/16/2010
Hey, that madness is only in your existence, not the rest of us, or that donkey'...e
Reviewed by pat medlin 2/16/2010
wow!patrick...this was a thrice read...provocative...oh brain had to work....not always used to that...really like this patmedlin
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/16/2010
Clever write, Patrick....and we'll all chase that carrot until that final blow. Only a small portion of that sand in the hourglass belongs to us...enjoyed. Thanks!


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