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Other people's poems

 

When it is finished

or at least written

no longer is it yours

 

Not given away

more likely released

into the wild

that doesn’t capture

but moves in

a direction we recognize

 

When I write

‘A bright red Cardinal

plays with Chickadees

amidst early morning shine

among ornamentals planted

by someone else

 

I think of August’s Blackberries

poems for my wedding

and daily meditations’

 

I flatter myself

a written record

my moment made

universal! Upon Hearing

 

Old pieces curated

and read by Others

how absurd ownership

me and mine

 

It belongs to Them

They were there for the Birth

and the lifetimes of preparation

 

The Cardinal and Chickadees and Blackberries

Transubstantiate Poetry’s Blood and Flesh

and if we are lucky and empty enough

we can taste it again and again.

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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David W. Parsley

Doc. You are messing with my vacation. I just looked in, to see how things are going and found this lovely gem. I could not leave without paying my respects, glad this poem found me "empty enough" to receive and make it mine. A keeper!

 

Many Many Thanks!

- Dave (a.k.a. Them...)

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Hooked me with:

 

Transubstantiate Poetry’s Blood and Flesh

 

Om.

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and if we are lucky and empty enough
we can taste it again and again.

 

Amen!!

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Thanks All! Just got married (again;-), or rather for the second time in my life, plus the pressing needs of other parts of my creative life, and I have been absent, and must apologize for not responding to your wonderful comments! I feel honored to know you all!

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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poetjohncompton

do you remember me?

i enjoyed this. thought out and funny. it is so true though. once it's done it's everyone elses to do with what they want.

misterpoet

 

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