John Kipling Lewis

Rookie (3/12/1968 / Manhattan, KS)

Beyond The Pale - Poem by John Kipling Lewis

If i go pale beyond the pale
will my family follow?

I can only wish
for the feelings of love,
fleeting as they seem,
to hold fast to my skin
and the adhesion to
the homunculus and

to keep my slipping past
their hold into the pale.
Way beyond the pale.

Comments about Beyond The Pale by John Kipling Lewis

  • (11/5/2007 9:28:00 PM)

    I don't get this one. Starts and ends OK, but I get lost in the middle (Report) Reply

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  • (11/5/2007 1:54:00 PM)

    3. A lot of abstractions that say nothing and convey nothing to the reader. The other reviewers have said that they did not understand the poem; this is why. (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2007 12:51:00 PM)

    I don't feel that this one has significance only to the author. (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2007 6:39:00 PM)

    I don't quite understand this one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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