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Somewhere Around Despair

Rating: 4.9

for Sonja Broderick

'...the nameless pain from which one feels there can be no way out,
and one knows despair is absolute.'
- from The Mimic Men by V. S. Naipaul


As I wait for the return of hopes and grace,
always I feel I shake with fears copulating

with each other faster than atoms in a chain reaction,
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Monday, July 25, 2005
Topic(s) of this poem: despair
Daniel Partlow 10 January 2008

Naipaul was wrong: When your spirit is vexed and full of despair, this will lift it: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/sunrise-on-the-mount/ It always works for me. Remember, there is only one thing we truly need. Cheers. Dan

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Uriah Hamilton 26 August 2005

This poem is immensely dark and depressing but I consider it a great poem!

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***** ***** 26 July 2005

what can I say? ... but that it is not all so sad, really. I see the despair in life, but in reality I try to see the sparkle through the glass rather than the smudge on the veneer. Thank you for the dedication, it is my (surprised) honour. Sxx

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RoJa Mitchell 25 July 2005

like the poem, and i'm also sorry that i can't writte anything pretty clever about it....

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Max Reif 25 July 2005

Well, I hope our prospects are not that bleak. I have to say I sometimes wonder about the ongoing disparity between many of my aspirations and the reality of my life. Thanks for sharing so much in your biography. I like learning ABOUT poets, as well as reading their work.

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