Brian Taylor

Silver Star - 3,312 Points (England)

Prospero Burns His Books - Poem by Brian Taylor

Forgive and forget, says Prospero.

Forgiveness is for the weak
who are unable to forget.
They make a virtue of their weakness
and preserve their self–respect
with the broken pieces
of their integrity.

Like Humpty Dumpty,
after his Fall,
lying at the foot of Colchester wall.

With the broken pieces
of his identity.

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Comments about Prospero Burns His Books by Brian Taylor

  • Frank (black) Blacharczyk (7/27/2015 2:08:00 PM)


    I like your take on forgiveness without forgetting. I have struggled with that word and realized many glibly forgive but never forget. Nice take on Humpty Dumpty and all our broken pieces. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 7, 2010



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