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Author Name: Freebluefish 2 Comments
Date Added: November 20, 2005 15:11:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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History Class

as the class recites

the long rote of dead patriots

i hide in the snow

outside the  glass

for  it may be true

that the blood of patriots

and tyrants water the tree

of liberty

but still i prefer the clear

geometric chambers

of snowflakes….



calm beauty of intersecting

pentagrams mystic rectangles

cores of parallel

inwardness that finds

a beauty hidden deep

transparent in the river of things

and a all seeing eye on a pyramid

not quite finished..


for if imagination

can not be free

from the shackles and  perils

and the biting snakes of self interest

if i cannot question

my intensions

or my delusions

 allow my selfishness

to sup on my  integrity

then liberty’s limbs are bare

its living leaves discarded…


and i shall hang

from its boughs

for i cannot do evil

and call it good

and then snowflakes

can cool my philosophies

in galaxies of swirling  blizzards

and my questions

shall live beyond my lips

as footprints

filling up with silence

in a winter washed anew

as another child

dreams at this window....

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Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on November 23, 2005 04:23:54 AM Report
Just stunning! I find your writes exhilerating on so many levels...I agree with Heike,you take us on journeys to differant worlds of beauty and deep thought..
Creative poetry in motion,always keeping
my mind thirsting to read more..well done!
Comment By: FreeHeike on November 20, 2005 04:25:27 PM Report
An articulate piece of criticism, tempered by images of a lasting beauty. I adore the worlds you create for us.


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