Ivan Donn Carswell


Breathe Again - Poem by Ivan Donn Carswell

keeping a day ahead when
space occupied by those
preceding still reeks of
waste is deemed vagrancy

and planning non-events
because your life depends on
it does not explain why no
demand exists in any case

living in expectancy of a
life-changing phone-call
doesn’t bring order to the
chaos surrounding you, so

unleash suspense, be an
angel freed of tyranny
leave the mess, hide the
phone, breathe again
© 25 January 2010, I. D. Carswell


Comments about Breathe Again by Ivan Donn Carswell

  • (7/14/2017 10:36:00 PM)


    Very relevant to modern middle-muddle classes, either in verse or prose. (Report) Reply

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  • John Paul (7/14/2017 3:52:00 PM)


    living in expectancy of a
    life-changing phone-call
    doesn’t bring order to the
    chaos surrounding you, so chaos everywhere, wise write
    (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (7/14/2017 4:12:00 AM)


    Yes, breathe again...enjoyed this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (7/14/2017 2:39:00 AM)


    a poem that makes good sense of how to break free? yes from tyranny! .....................superbly written. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2016 11:03:00 PM)


    A beautifully conceived meaningful poem and a pleasure to read. Congrats for composing such a nice poem and it's being poem of the Day too.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (7/14/2016 7:57:00 AM)


    unleash suspense, be an
    angel freed of tyranny
    leave the mess, hide the
    phone, breathe again

    Beautiful poem. Nicely written.
    10 for it.
    Subhas
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (7/14/2016 7:25:00 AM)


    Nice poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • A Waltz For Zizi (7/14/2016 2:46:00 AM)


    Very nice! Just what I was looking for. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/14/2016 1:24:00 AM)


    Be an angel free of tyranny! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 21, 2010


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