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A Timely Ode

Those things i did effortlessly,
those smiles i gave without recourse,
those moments of exfoliating warmth,
rolled back in time, like a thunderbolt
and now; it all seemed of essence;
the reservoir of affection flowed to its brim
at the wake of gloom and unpleasant certainties-

The incorrigible takes on the inner strength
and ransomed the grave of truth,
as undiluted emotions
fought back the stream of tears-

The fight; the hate,
the tussle; the race,
in pursuit of happiness,
in chase of dreams,
all at its best
seemed as a waste!

Now; it mattered,
to love and be loved,
to hold and be held,
to smile and be smiled at,
to raise the weight of grief
from a brittled soul
and give a friendly squeeze
where might had failed!

Veils are lifted,
i see a flood of revelations,
things have assumed a new light
and burdens are forfeited-
am elated and profound in thought;
suddenly, intuited to life and its woes...
the epignosis of existence,
seemed even clearer;
that all things shall remain
in a state of flux!

Submitted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Edited: Thursday, October 18, 2012


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  • Stephen Parker (5/8/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    A deeply, introspective poem. The first stanza bares the emotive strain of the poem eloquently. A suggestion, It all now seemed prescient would sound better than all seemed of essence. A splendid poem. Enjoyed it very much!

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  • Asif Andalib (11/2/2012 2:05:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry and hope to read more

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (10/28/2012 10:23:00 PM)

    A rich and refreshing lake of love and life. Well done my friend!

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