Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,370 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Statuesque Peace (Rev.) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I’m dreaming of doing more, doing my chores,
documents brought home, & hoping for statue-
calm to check them in front of the TV (to keep
the Little Alien occupied) while I mark suspect
terms - delighted by my aspirations, I’d expect
inspiration to overtake me - passively waiting
for the overpowering urge to get busy

Convinced it’ll arrive from outside like a missile
making me check quietly, ruler in hand, line for
line, excluding the world - which I usually invite
offering those with problems the benefit of my
advice; when will the ability to sit immobile like
the Buddha manifest to override my restless
psyche, when will the ability to concentrate

Without reading magical stories or watching
beautiful movies, bring me respite from the
impatience which makes everything seem
pointless - unless the words on the chem
in our heads bring us to a quiet, prayerful
place, we can never enjoy the statuesque
peace that we seek

Topic(s) of this poem: feelings, humor

Comments about Statuesque Peace (Rev.) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/13/2015 5:38:00 PM)

    Dreaming of doing more is fantastic with feelings shared in this point. Wise sharing.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 15, 2015

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