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In Isolation


Sometimes we see ourselves clearly
For a night or a succession of years
And it seems

A wasted ability
An open hand with nothing to grasp

A bare branch
Where we must sit and never fly
Until God has taught us somehow to sing

A hungry void
That holds us suspended
As we dissolve into nothing

And yet we know it is an illusion
Because it dissipates
Like an unremembered dream
Each time we touch

------
Paul Godfrey


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by SamPark

In Isolation
Paul, I can't believe nobody has commented on this one before, like all of your work I've read, I enjoyed this. But I truly have to admit that reading your Bio really made me laugh. I think you should write a poem about your poetry and your relatives!

Thanks,
Nae

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: July 14, 2004 )

profile poetry
Thanks for the comments, and the complements! I have been trying to figure out how to make a poem of my (rather highly fictionalized and slightly expanded) profile, but it seems akin to the task required of those supplied with a sow's ear and the mandate to construct fashion accessories. I will work on it! Thanks again!

( Posted by: SamPark [Member] On: July 16, 2004 )





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