Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,878 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Reading By Firelight [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Excited romantically by the unknown from a
distance - adventure, challenge, admiration,
delight; bewitched, mesmerised, hypnotised
all from afar because close encounters rule
out romance, reality in full detail at a glance
full-speed ahead getting all information with

Nothing left to the imagination, its boring - &
romance is a spark, a glimmer - the idea as
mystery, a riddle, a puzzle - bafflement and
frustration, never straightforward and never
solved - which means old and comfortable
loving relations contain no romance within

The familiar security of the tried and tested,
consistent, loyal, trustworthy, the principled
person of integrity – therefore, for some it’s
impossible to settle down to regular routine
because they need to chase a dream & so
if life starts to engrave repetitive templates

In the mind, restless people have to move
on to chase the horizon leaving the wise at
home doing the hard work of creating ever-
lasting relations in family groups, unable to
face a lonely life of exotic journeys without
the camaraderie of calm, scented nights -

Kids, pets - and reading by firelight…

Topic(s) of this poem: family, philosophy


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 31, 2015


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