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Still images
Distant glares
Shadowed figures
Empty stares

Blurred reflections
Soul complexions
Photographic illusions
Minor delusions

Simplicity at it's best
That photographic smile
That one wish
To walk that extra mile

The children in the background
That laugh and carry on
When the thought of reality
Hasn't even dawned

The couple in the distance
Kissing on the swings
Or that little blue jay
And the melody it sings

Still images
Distant glares
Shadowed figures
Empty stares

Photographic illusions
That help us to escape
An imaginary place
Where nothings ever too late


------
Kenneth D. Woodard


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The following comments are for "Photographic Illusions"
by PoeticallyObsessed

Photographic memory
A melodic melancholy piece, this. an interesting subject too, the relationship between memory and (poetic) imagination, truth and illusion… funny how pictures, designed to help us remember or record the past end up replacing it, almost… funny too to think that these “memories” are essentially lies, stripped as they are of context, dislocated in time… I think this poem captures and conveys elements of all those things. it does to me, at least. good stuff.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: March 21, 2007 )





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