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Lonesome souls are lonesome
Turning pages, or painting books,
As if nothing else matters.

Sipping café as if it is lazed with gold
Intravenously connected to the
Grey matter above.

Intellectuals pondering the world’s worth,
The world’s worst and wants
As if they could ever affect me.

Wise people looking through each other
Peering over Tolstoy, Wordsworth and Heaney,
As if knowing who they are.
They don’t even know where to look.

Smelling salts of understanding sprinkled
Over all this wealth of knowledge,
Shrivelling us up like slugs.

For all these wants and desires
That torture the gifted
Transpire to be nothing but consciousness.

The person in the corner
The lonesome soul battered by his own
Trampling through time
To be lonesome
All alone.


------
C.lynagh


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The following comments are for "Dead Sleep"
by C.Lynagh

The Smart Set
I like this alot, Cat. Clever and poignant. I had a little trouble with "lonesome" in the last stanza because it's repeated, but other than that quite a tight little diamond (to steal a phrase from Ark)

"For all these wants and desires
That torture the gifted
Transpire to be nothing but consciousness"

eased into my head like morning and I thought "Ah, yes. That's true."

Of course, on the other hand, sometimes it's simply easier to make up one's own little games (read all the clever books from countries whose names begin with vowels) than it is to speak with someone who stumbles over words like "phytoestrogen" or "doppelganger".

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: April 17, 2004 )

We make our own genius.
And we are all geniuses, some of us just don't know it. ;)
Glad you all liked, again thanx for sharing the thoughts.
Cat

( Posted by: C.Lynagh [Member] On: April 17, 2004 )





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