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Friday, November 17, 2006

007: The Poem

Rating: 4.8
When I awoke, there it was
A poem like a seed
In my mind's eye, for no one else,
For me, and me alone to read

Should I arise and write it down
Submit it to The World
Or fall asleep again, forget it,

Deny it, ever to be heard?

There's no one else to blame then
So, it's hardly such a sin
For those that ever read it

Will either frown, or grin

You see, I give it life that night
I allowed it to be free
I got up and wrote it down

For all the World to see...
Colin Johnston
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COMMENTS
Heather Wilkins 31 May 2013
I can relate to this one. If we do not get up and write it down it is lost forever. Sometimes thoughts disturb my sleep.
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Bullion Grey 21 March 2009
I have had the same experience....interesting. Thank you for speaking of it....the mind's eye sees alot. Cheers!
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Sathyanarayana M V S 05 August 2008
Colin! I think this happens to most of the poets. My wife compares it with conceiving a baby. Whn i finished the job somewhere at midnight, she looks at me we halfclosed eyes and asks'where is the baby' or 'easy labour'...Ha! sometimes we are found funny by others. I felt so good reading this poem.
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Ben Gieske 24 June 2008
This does happen (the first part: awakening and a poem is there) and it is a delightful thought. A worthwhile thought letting it be free, but I can't quite believe that. A poet letting a poem fly away. I guess you are on a higher plane than I am.
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John Tiong Chunghoo 29 September 2007
Colin, you do do lovely works. keep on....
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Meggie Gultiano 10 September 2007
I do agree with this piece of yours, Colin..this is lovely..thanks for sharing hugs, Meggie
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Patti Masterman 02 August 2007
I am glad you chose to give this one, life!
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Risha : Ahmed 25 June 2007
Yes, a beautiful poem and an interesting one at that. Yes, a situation every poet has to go through once in a while. Love...................................................Risha
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Sandra Fowler 13 June 2007
Words that come in the night are always to be welcomed. You are a true poet. Write on, Colin. As always, Sandra
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Paula Robinson 13 January 2007
For me, the same as JH, always songs - never poems, damn it! Another great one from you - keep it up! : -) PR x
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