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A Man Who Disappeared And Came Back Again - Poem by MARINA GIPPS

It was a man who disappeared and came back again;
somewhere in a dream, blinded by obscurity.
A man who walked in, sat down, throwing his coat
to the ground as the elves shook below the seat cushions.
A man who was too busy to love me; a man yet not a man
but a disappearance; deeply obscure in his sexual demeanor.
On computers, tracing the pantylines of magazines
too numerous to mention. This man, i knew, but did not know
And so i came to be: alone and walking. Not thinking much
of today, the day i met him, some years ago. And so the years
crept up urchinlike: the man growing old only to be a man
blinded by his own folly. And i, blinded by my own.

Comments about A Man Who Disappeared And Came Back Again by MARINA GIPPS

  • (11/2/2007 12:46:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem ful of depth and beauty People will feel great emotions when they read this On a scale of one-to-ten its an eleven (Report)Reply

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  • (10/20/2006 9:12:00 PM)

    Genuine feelings very powerfully expressed. Sadness is the dominant emotion that one feels when reading this excellent poem.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, October 25, 2010

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