Max Reif

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(......01july17) Lurching To Be Born - Poem by Max Reif

A funny thing happened
on the way to the New Age
around the year 1980,
as the Celestial Seasonings
herb tea company
seemed to be creating
a new world all by itself,
one smelling of chamomile,
peppermint and peach.

Coffee and coca-cola
appeared to be living
on borrowed time

until at the last minute, millions
of people panicked and said,

'Stop! Don't take into extinction
the drink I had after my first kiss,

or the one I could smell
Dad brewing every morning
my first 17 years
as I came downstairs! '

Vision is one thing,
true surrender
quite another.

Comments about (......01july17) Lurching To Be Born by Max Reif

  • (7/19/2007 6:31:00 PM)

    A companionable coalescence - masterfully drawn. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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  • (7/18/2007 11:41:00 PM)

    Max, initially I wasn't sure which side of the fence you were on but I realise that you, like me, see the World as one where coffee and coca-cola can live alongside camomile & peppermint - not so sure 'bout peach though. Try mango! Love the poem, whimsical but so damn true. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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