Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 26,207 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Superficial Observations - Poem by Raymond Farrell

Superficial observations
Of people's habits
And behaviors
May lead people
To draw general conclusions
That are not necessarily correct
The other day
I stumbled onto a written tirade
By a radical feminist
Who saw everything
From a radical feminist
Point of view
She was bent and determined
While analyzing
The act of couples holding hands
To press home the point
That this was
Nothing but an act
Of male possessiveness expressing itself
A way of the man saying
This is mine
And perhaps there are times
It may be the case
But now that my wife
Has passed on
I realize that
The mere act of holding hands
Was one of true affection
It was speaking without words
And we were telling each other
I love you
I want you with me
I hope you never leave me
But unfortunately
On October 11,2003
She left me
And I deeply miss
Holding her hand.

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Comments about Superficial Observations by Raymond Farrell

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (1/23/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    May her soul rest in peace and let your love for her remain for ever and ever (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (1/17/2016 2:15:00 AM)

    I sympathize with your loss and understand your point. Your last haiku relates well with this piece (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

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