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The Withering
by George Fripley
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Nobody noticed the Withering,

that all-pervading shadow

perambulating the globe

in perfect anonymity.

 

All the people became stretched, thinner,

hollow shells full of envy

following those that ate life,

that peddled insecurity,

 

the crowds led to the familiar,

no fears, no innovation,

good ideas turned to dust

blown away to obscurity.

 

This was the Withering in action,

a flooding banality,

a wandering pall of grey

killing originality.

 



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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/22/2011
Powerful stuff, George. Witness "The Withering in action" that engulfs us today...
I would say your work should be taken rather seriously!
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