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In The Secular Night

Rating: 3.9
In the secular night you wander around
alone in your house. It's two-thirty.
Everyone has deserted you,
or this is your story;
you remember it from being sixteen,
when the others were out somewhere, having a good time,
or so you suspected,
and you had to baby-sit.
You took a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream
and filled up the glass with grapejuice
and ginger ale, and put on Glenn Miller
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Mahtab Bangalee 18 August 2020
everything in the gyre of evolution, revolution of time, nature, materialistic life; everyone and everything from the flora and fauna of this world here on this earth live as not static or stable for everlasting or eternally; here on this earth everything and everyone varies place to place, time to time, person or things to person to things; everything is not suitable for everyone in one or all time......
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Mahtab Bangalee 18 August 2020
Several hundred years ago this could have been mysticism or heresy. It isn't now......this poem greatly written this poem; thought provoking on the secularism
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 18 August 2020
Very well narrated of someone's life, the reality once may look like a mystery, an unbelievable thing 10++
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Khairul Ahsan 18 August 2020
'The century grinds on' - a profound perception! True!
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doug scotney 18 August 2020
thanks be for change...
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Ruta Mohapatra 18 August 2020
The human situation! Thanks for sharing!
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Dr Antony Theodore 19 April 2020
There is so much silence between the words, you say. You say, The sensed absence of God and the sensed presence amount to much the same thing, a very good poem. tony
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Mohit Katyal 12 July 2017
truly its just awesome..
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Sylvaonyema Uba 11 February 2017
..the sensed absence Beautiful poem! Sylva
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Not a member No 4 29 January 2007
Someone's real life in this on-rolling world. Authentic, three dimensional, convincingly detailed - a little bit of all of us in this. Loved 'but that part will come later'. Earlier than you'd expect though! This is great. I can see why she's such an influence on PH writers.
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