Mary Havran

As 42 Is The Answer To Everything (Revised)

Might I interest you
in a poem of 42
where the answer to everything may be found
There color can be heard
And number is the word
exceeding every expectation ere earthbound

Might I share with you
a secret you once knew
though you left it in the backyard of your youth
when regrets arrived there never
and tomorrows stretched on forever
where only hopes and wishes spoke the truth

Should this proposal you avow
your mind may then allow
suspending laws of both time and space
Beyond boundaries of science
perhaps you’ll learn reliance
on a power that proceeds from inner place

Should 42 appear deficient
perhaps your imagination’s insufficient
to step beyond the box like trappings of your mind
Please believe me when I say
you can go everywhere today
for there is no end to the universe you’ll find

Dreams never secede
Or imagination exceed
Should you but loosen grasp on the limited material
Greater riches you would find
In the bright light of the mind
No earthly treasures can meet measure the ethereal

Having been there myself before
I often return to explore
lately considering it as a permanent address
Spirit houses I do find
to be simply quite sublime
Though where to place the mailbox I can’t guess

Might I take you with me
through visions we can see
when we have learned to look without our human eyes
There 42 makes perfect sense
the finest truth one can dispense
For it's only the word ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ that lies.

Readers note: For some insight into the inspiration for this poem
you might wish to Google: ‘42’ or alternately search ‘the answer to everything’

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, January 31, 2008

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  • Res John BurmanRes John Burman (2/7/2008 3:17:00 AM)

    Mary. 'It's only the word 'Impossible' that lies. Lovely poem, great poem.
    Much Love ~ Res

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (1/27/2008 12:03:00 AM)

    As 42 is the answer for everything, you got it right too, Mary. I love the melancholic
    of the words structure. Its rhyme suitably for any great song on earth. Keep it up, pal.

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  • Duncan Wyllie (1/22/2008 12:58:00 PM)

    Creative thinking here Mary, got me wondering now,42 eh, sounds like a good age or could this mean more, ummm

    thanks for the post

    Love duncan X

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  • *Brad Combs* (The Igloo Pirate too) (1/18/2008 6:01:00 PM)

    I absolutley like this poem
    I like the way it flows, and the
    way it goes =D

    Brad C.

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  • Ivor Hogg (1/15/2008 4:22:00 PM)

    I remember being forty two
    and realising how little that I knew
    .But now I find at seventy three
    I can accept quite easily
    That everything I thought I knew
    has altered into something new
    I cant keep up although I try
    The onset of senility.
    I do not give a good goddam
    I am quite happy as I am

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  • Guy Faulkes (1/10/2008 9:03:00 PM)

    42 was a friend of mine. Interesting poem.

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