Tim Kimball

Rookie - 139 Points (April 30,1967 / Fairfax, VA)

Ego Left Better Alone - Poem by Tim Kimball

Waiting for the town
You used to live in
To pass you by,
While you take the
Same path again;
Static breaking up,
And old messages
Slipping their way
Into the same old dialogue;
What a shame,
As it could've been
A great party.

The devil's in the details,
And in the way
You ponder that song,
You recognized from long ago, that
Yet you can't quite place.

The exclusivity of your
Emotions, that spill over
The hope that you had
For yourself,
Before you carried
Your unexpected arrival,
That turned out
Ideas like so many
Broken gingerbread men.

Neglecting to say yes,
Despite the way you see
Past circumstances,
As you dance away
The sacrifices of your youth,
And the misdirection
Of the end of the world
That belies the age
That knew better,
And the sunrise
That promised
A new day.

03/29/08

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008



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