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How have I been?
See, it's not easy to say:
I've been facing the reaper most every day,
fishing for life
with the last of my bait,

learning that I am no venerable great
but a clay possibility
awash in the chaos
of the present day

Yes, I'm facing the reaper
(there can be no mistake)
and I admit that I've been...
a profligate rake

also I've fished
for great unknown beauties
in dangerous waters,
angling for greatness! with my life at the stake

"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 "FISHING IN IMMORTAL WATERS"
by drunkenmonkeymind

"angling for greatness"
second stanza has to be my favourite, love the inter-change between venerable and vulnerable and the phrase "clay possibility". Great poem this, for what it says and the way it sounds, Thanks for the possibility and daring captured here. A great first read of the New Year.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: January 1, 2007 )

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