Leila Ired

Crosswalk - Poem by Leila Ired

If the world were a crosswalk
two straight white lines
telling us
to live our lives
in fear of
and censure
then I must be the one
to walk outside of them
because I know
there is more
to be afraid of
than just
and what
you call

Comments about Crosswalk by Leila Ired

  • (6/4/2007 10:55:00 PM)

    wow great poem very philosophical. thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • (6/4/2007 2:13:00 PM)

    Alira, you have nailed this piece with admirable economy. It leaves the reader astonished - and pondering... Always a sign of good poetry. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 7, 2011

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