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The Greatest Poem I Ever Wrote
by Leo Durrant
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This is not the greatest poem I ever wrote. For Ressa and Cameron.


The greatest poem I ever wrote
was a collaboration
Two rhyming stanzas filled with hope
both penned in sperm and ovum

The first stanza was bittersweet
and vibrant and untarnished
but it ended far too soon
and it remains unfinished

I held the future in my hands
and wished that it would linger
She held my future in her hands
but it slipped through her fingers

The second stanza is a work
of pain and perseverance
And in the reader, it inspires
a sense of awe and reverence

I hold the future in my hands
and watch it daily growing
He holds my future in his hands
and sets my life a-glowing

The greatest poem I ever wrote
was penned in egg and semen
The greatest poem I ever wrote
is mostly still unwritten


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Reviewed by Melie Bacon 8/14/2009
Progeny are one's true legacy, for what's more precious than the gift of life?

Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/5/2008
The greatest poem you ever wrote continues to amaze me... And what a work of art I expect it will be when it is finished... Just think, this "poem" is half-way to perfection!

Reviewed by David Hightower 1/25/2008
Leo - The more of your poems I read, the more impressed I am. This is a sad and beautiful poem. It breathes experience, filled with profundity instead of sentimentality.- David
Reviewed by Charlie 9/7/2007
I'm weeping still. Hang in there, Cameron!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/28/2007
Awwwwww! What a lovely tribute and still there will be more to come.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/28/2007
Great creation! Unfinished.

Reviewed by William Cryer 8/27/2007
Witty, and totally enchanting. More than anything in your poem I feel the joy of words and the feelings that compel their formation.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 8/27/2007
Children and the emotions they stir within us are poetry in the finest sense.

A beautiful poem, Leo.
Thank you,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/26/2007
this is truly a lovely and deeply emotional write-a beautiful poem and striking picture
Reviewed by Michael Guy 8/26/2007
It sure is Great though! what an incredible idea, the expression told in the essential language of love and poetry. Great photo too! This is the first of yours I've read (it shouldn't have been) Glad it was.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 8/26/2007
This was an xcellent display of expression
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/26/2007
This poem brought tears to my eyes. Blessings, Holly

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