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  One's Own Version
by Odin Roark
Monday, July 23, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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If creation is meant for personal growth, why do some allow veneration and outside worship (or lack of) to foment the destruction of one’s own version?

One's Own Version

My story
meets your story
vibrations inexorably moving
like atoms seeking attachment

magnetic storms
find their grounding
just as expression wanders
until its purpose finds contact
thunder urging rain
a baton's downbeat
arresting synaptic harmony
counterpoint synergy seeking resolve

how mysterious
this insatiable connection
endless its quest
tenacious its resolve
forever affecting
never idle
reflecting the you of me

whether writers wondering
painters layering
composers gently humming
realism begetting impressionism
jazz invoking classical
hip hop abstracting Nureyev's glissade
antagonists require protagonists

and thus

poetry finds paper
paper lifts ink
ink notes music
music conjures images
images invite paint
paint invites dimension
dimension ushers sculpture


when all is said
something more

such enchantment
this empowered imagination
a threat to no one
a quiet right over wrong
a subtle cracking of the void
releasing a moment's peek
the threshold
the space
the light
the beckoning magic

one's own version

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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 8/14/2012
Inventive weaving of the elements of entanglement following "and thus" And....What a strong and glorious last stanza! The imagination a threat to no one, "..cracking of the void" and "...beckoning magic" wow of a finish, Odin. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/24/2012
It all comes down to free will...........the choices we make while having the experience.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/24/2012
You are a perfect example of how introspection and outward expression reward the expresser. May everyone become a creator of their own art.

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 7/23/2012
explosive, maybe not always personal growth nor destruction, differences and versions.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/23/2012
One mus be a-building, one must be a-tearing it down.
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 7/23/2012
ah yes, the lure of the ooh ooh oeuvre ... one must be a-building, mustn't one?

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