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Jim Hogg Male, 59, United Kingdom (11/24/2013 9:28:00 AM)

Just posted this and then it vanished...why?..ok.. A poem for the Americans on this cruise, multiple personalitied or otherwise... might be a bit scary for some ultra modernists because of a peculiar characteristic, but it may cause even JC to raise a very slight smile: By Daniel Brown, Dream after Dream, as a reply:

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  • Jim Hogg (11/24/2013 9:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    All those major league imaginings. …
    Given the hours I devoted to them,
    It’s not improper, in the scheme of things,
    To take half a minute to review them.

    The steal, the diving catch (to talk about
    Kinetic heaven) , the going to my right
    To glove and wheel and gun the runner out,
    The joy of being borne (against the sight

    Of thousands of fedoras in the air)
    Upon the grateful shoulders of a team
    (The Dodgers) from the field (Ebbets) where
    I’ve cleared the wall with one. … Dream after dream –

    The lot (to state, as now I’m able to,
    A truth as patent as a truth can get)
    With as good a chance of ever coming true
    As certain dreams from earlier. A set

    Of fantasies that ran along the lines
    Of throwing cars around (thereby waylaying
    Many a creep with criminal designs) ,
    Flying planelessly (at times betraying

    A light residuum of Super-youth
    By veering from my route to pierce a cloud) ,
    Trading cape for tie in a telephone booth,
    Stepping from it and melting into the crowd.

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    • Sherrie Kolb Cassel (11/24/2013 11:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I, on the other hand, love the idea of our hero(ines) being regular folks - who do blend into the crowd...I love the flow of this, and its very subtle rhyme. Because of a few of you here, I'm learni ... more

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