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0214 Me And Lazarus

Rating: 2.7

'Since your breakdown, Michael,
you've changed out of all recognition...'
Was I supposed to feel flattered,
since this was evidently meant as a compliment -
leaving a vapour trail of implications
about past behaviour across the clear sky of my mind?

No, I did not feel flattered;
though agreeably unconcerned
about the degree of un-observation in an old friend;

how could he not see
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Simon Whild 04 November 2005

I've often wondered how Lazarus must have felt when he came back from the dead. I liked this poem because of its simple honesty with more than a dollop of dry wit.

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Linda Preston 27 March 2005

nice one michael, the poem suggests new possiblities on each reading.

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Herbert Nehrlich1 27 March 2005

Thank you Joell, but the mention of Kuebler Ross spoiled my weekend. No further comment. H

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***** ***** 27 March 2005

Michael, your thoughtful poem reminds me of this quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross 'people are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within'. Thank you for this lovely piece about life's trials and the lessons they offer. Happy Easter.

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