Jack Kerouac
Lowell, Massachusetts
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In Vain

Rating: 4.1
The stars in the sky
In vain
The tragedy of Hamlet
In vain
The key in the lock
In vain
The sleeping mother
In vain
The lamp in the corner
In vain
The lamp in the corner unlit
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Michael Walker 17 June 2017
Extremely well read on video, making a great poem even better.
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Michael Walker 14 June 2017
A rhetorical poem that glows with its own brilliance but not 'in vain'. Magnificent.
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Mario Vitale 14 June 2017
very nice piece here really deep in nature and freedom based
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 June 2017
Vanity! ! Thanks for sharing.
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This poem may written by the poet when he was depression and full of negative thoughts.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 June 2017
Everything is willed by God for the good....
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Douglas Scotney 14 June 2017
Kerouac meets HP Lovecraft
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M Asim Nehal 03 November 2016
But not everything is in vain......though we see them when our perspective is different.
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Lydia Kim 29 November 2014
This must've been written when he was going through one of his depressions. Anyone with depression knows everything seems to be in vain and bleakly hopeless. I think this is bit self indulgent for Jack and I'm pleased to be able to read what he was thinking at a dark time. It's as if he doesn't care whether or not someone else reads this. It's all for him all his own thoughts in writing.
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