Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,633 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

One Illusion (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

A change of perspective is the best way
to deal with depression due to tastefully
wrapped Christmas gifts with allergy-
causing honey, chocolate and cheese

Delicious shivers when I read the Pre-
Cambrian era lasted 300 million years
as an ice age - 800 million years ago:
if we humans exist on a planet

That survived such disasters, why worry
about anything - if a sudden catastrophe
plunged Siberia overnight into sub-zero
temperatures for 15 thousand years

Why should I worry about losing my mind
when I eat - the Beresovka mammoth was
found frozen, half-standing, buttercups in
its mouth, still edible, ivory intact

What on earth can be worse than that? I feel
so much better - disasters of the past make
the present seem like a dream - one
illusion is all that I need

“The Atlantis Blueprint” by Rand-Flem-Ath &
Colin Wilson; Little, Brown and Company 2000
pp 11,12 and 15

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011

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