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  Rivers of Mirrors
by Odin Roark
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Having an appreciation for the power of mirrors as a metaphor (my published novel, "3 Way Mirror" and various chapters in two other novels dealing with mirrored reflections)I found myself of late thinking once again in that direction and realized it needed grounding. Hopefully, this short rumination on a long thought will resonate.

Rivers of Mirrors
    flowed endlessly from year to year
       carving channels that once carried sun and moon
           along with bended trees and sky atop innocent faces
                but which now torment beneath the rippling surface
                      avoiding the pungent ache of memories left behind

                      like the winding track of the serpent,
                 the waters move the shattered dreams above,
            ever tactful in its resolve.  
      to reach the caldron ahead,
and shed scales of old

swirling waste of the past
     converges with future's flow
          where melting experiences
                will render new mistakes to once again
                   ripple the reflection of life forging ahead
                   for now the oceans beckon innocent soul-laden tributaries
               moving beneath clinging garbage afloat
           where fractured sky
       portray but shards of sun and moon
to illume the swirling residue of mirrored graveyards

old power sinks
     drowning beneath
         the junk pile of corrupted armor
                the legacy of deft ignorance
                    Goodbye Romney




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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 10/1/2012
I do so enjoy your form poems, Odin. I also appreciate the mirror theme in many of your pieces, especially this one's fractured surface of bended trees and flotilla. Context gives me a perception of fresh water becoming sludge, society's potential pureness junkified. Your keen social perceptions are so masterfully sculpted in your artform. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 9/17/2012
i don't like either one of them. why? because their both politicians and i don't trust or believe a thing any one of them says. really, at this point, i have no problem with not being able to vote...however, if i had to pick a candidate, who would i endorse? me!!!!! of course(big smile!). thanks

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