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staring deep and long into Yorick's sockets
into the void where there was once his jovial brain

just one-tenth alive

only knowing a hawk from a hand-saw
when the wind is southerly

just one-tenth alive

hearing the mockery of the brain-washed masses
almost tasting the hemlock

just one-tenth alive

drinking like a fish
washing about in a sea of troubles

just one-tenth alive

dirt-poor,
waiting in the university library all day,

just one-tenth alive but
having seen much of life on this earth,
knowing that I may as easily live as die,
striving for a higher purpose
fighting for a deep, immortal worth


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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complicated, and more violent. It takes a lot of courage... and a touch of brilliance to move things in the other direction."

- Albert Einstein


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The following comments are for "ONE-TENTH ALIVE"
by drunkenmonkeymind

infinite jest...
and the joke of course is on "brain-washed masses"... some things are worth laughing at... and some things are worth fighting for...

great poem.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: December 5, 2006 )





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