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· Fractured Legacy

· Dire Salvation

· Hard Cache

· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact

· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

· Paradise Improved

· Cute!

· A Random Thought

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by Charles B. Neff
Friday, June 18, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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•  Reimagining The New Year
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Over the years, we are invited to countless celebrations - birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, rites, promotions. At one of those occasions not too long ago, I thought about what was really worth celebrating. Others in the room would ceratainly have had different answers to that question. Mine came out in this poem.


It’s not time sections of our lives
But the intersections
    along the way
That are our true celebrations.
    the counting of time,
Are but surrogates for
    shaping experiences,
    by chance as much as plan,
With people and places
    and events.
At each crossing, we enter
    as one person
And depart as another,
    subtly changed.
I meet you and the meeting
    changes us both
Just as other interactions
     will change me
And change you
     before we meet again.
We cling to sense of self,
     as well we must.
It is our basis, our individuality.
But if I’m me and you are you,
So are we as much living atlases,
Adding new geography
    to ourselves each day.
Some celebration of time
    may soon again
Be ours to stage
    or be thrust upon us,
And we will rise to the occasion.
We will look at each other and see
Not just our arrival,
    but how we got there,
We, the many versions
    of ourselves,
And the intersections
    that have made us us.
Charles B. Neff





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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
You are quite an astute philosopher and the poem is thought provoking. Yes I believe it is the intersections that make us.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/19/2010
I like this a lot. Life is certainly a journey and your observation of its intersections provides a perspective I hadn't considered. Here's to our new patch of common ground. Patrick
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/18/2010
well done,
Reviewed by pat medlin 6/18/2010
wow charles...what a wonderful way of wordicating the different fabrics of our beings...nice!...patmedlin

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