Mike Barrett

Freshman - 970 Points (June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

Reflection Ii - Poem by Mike Barrett

Seems it like
Around the earth
A cruel
And iron fist
Now fallen?

Sense we not
Its closing grasp?

Pressure.
Silent.
Unseen.
Ever-g rowing.

We rest,
Do nothing.
Vaguely aware
Of something but of what?

The fingers move
In tightening.

Thus is the essence of man
Squeezed from his collective body?

Yes?

Sorry God -
Here,
YOUR breakfast juice!


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An early '60s contemplation on the Man/God relationship.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 23, 2013


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