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The past
devours the future,
as yesterday's
regret
makes a succulent spread
of tomorrow's
hope.
And the beast feeds well
on the banquet of loss,
gorging
on the unfulfilled--
cannibal of dreams.
For here and now
the rich flesh of aspiration
sours
in the indigestion of memory.


------
"I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another man's"-William Blake



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The following comments are for "The Indigestion of Memory"
by Malthis

indegestion/angels/comments
First let me thank you for your comment re: "The Empire Strikes Out". I must agree that I cannot prove Bush's insanity(I should stick to questioning his judgement), and although I maintain he ranks AMONG the most belligerent, he may not in fact rank as #2. If my aim is to convince rather than convict, I should avoid going "over the top". I'll save that for a "rant".

"The Indigestion of Memory" is the first poem I've read in quite some time. Although I don't consider myself to be a qualified judge of poetry, I found it thought-provoking & insightful. It made me consider my own unfulfilled dreams and their consequences. Its' impact was amplified for me by its' timing, as I attempt to rid myself of the sour bile of self-recrimination for my failure to pursue a dream by pursuing it rather than merely dreaming of it.
Well, i'm drifting off-topic again.

"I See Angels" was Seuss-like on the surface but evoked for me God's omni-present nature.

I found various comments you have posted to be thoughtful and informed.

Thanks again for your kind comments, and especially for your gentle criticism of my presentation of opinions so unlike your own. Receiving mostly favorable feedback(or even acknowledgement of being read!) is highly gratifying.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 19, 2004 )

Hi!
Thanks so much for your advice on "Misadventures of a Modern Woman". I really appreciate hearing any and all insight other writers can offer me. It's been a long time since I've had the time to sit down and write, so I'm pretty rusty. :)
I found The Indigestion of Memory to be a very vivid and well thought out poem, I'm looking forward to leafing through more of your work!

( Posted by: Wednesdaze [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

back atcha!
Even your comments on comments are nice.
Check my other posts, you'll be disagreeably entertained, plus someting completely different in the "pipeline.
soos out

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 22, 2004 )





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