Tom J. Mariani

1968 Talking About The Revolution

I took off my glasses
that I might see
I took off my shoes
that I might be

The one I was in search of
The one I never had
The one that by finding
I would be so glad

I took off my watch
so I wouldn't know the time
I took off to nature
hoping to find the sign

The one I was in search of
The one I never had
The one that by finding
I would be so glad

I started to take of my clothes
I thought the last distraction
Then luckily I realized - - -
This is just a poem- - - an abstraction

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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  • Carol Rhodes (2/17/2008 8:50:00 PM)

    TOM, EACH POEM IS A DELIGHT. I FEEL LIKE I'M THERE WITH YOU SEEING, DOING, FEELING, THINKING, QUESTIONING. THANK YOU. ALSO, MY BROTHER, CHARLES HUGHES, JUST SUBMITTED SIX-POEMS. HE HAS READ MANY OF YOURS. THINKS YOU ARE THE GREATEST. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. CAROL

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/6/2008 4:20:00 PM)

    I agree with Carolyn, very nice and I had to read it a few times. Not because I found it hard to understand, your language is simple and direct, but I think there are ideas within that are rather complex. At least, it sets the mind to wandering.

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  • Raveendran . (1/6/2008 10:42:00 AM)

    This is just a poem- - - an abstraction
    (a great understatement!)

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  • Carolyn Sears (12/31/2007 2:59:00 PM)

    This is very nice, I have read this one 5 times..

    Thank you..
    Happy New Year! !

    Carolyn

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  • S. Michael Downs (12/5/2007 1:28:00 PM)

    i LIKE THIS ONE, WHAT DO WE HAVE TO TAKE OFF IN THE END?
    STEVE

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  • Ivor Hogg (11/24/2007 2:12:00 PM)

    all poetry is an abstract fom the mind of some visionary looking for he knows not what

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  • Carey Jobe (11/18/2007 12:02:00 PM)

    'I took off my shoes/that I might be/the one I was in search of..' snared me. That's poetry, the real thing. Great poem, Tom. Keep those insights coming.

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  • Ted Sheridan (10/28/2007 11:19:00 AM)

    I to this day do not wear a watch. Because when you do someone will always ask you for the time and then you have to admit that you don't know.

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  • David Harris (10/22/2007 8:14:00 AM)

    Tom, you sounded like you might have been a flower child way back then. With daisies painted all over your skin getting ready for Woodstock no doubt. Great poem my friend. Top marks and thanks for sharing this witty piece with us.
    David

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