Laurence Overmire


The Burning Of Alexandria - Poem by Laurence Overmire

I look for people who bear and bore
Witness to the truth
Century upon century
Time upon once forgotten time
So hard to find
But once found, well…

That’s why I sit
Pen in hand

And see, feel, dream
Maybe someone, someday will find me
If a word can survive
Passing through the shade of one short
Dark burning night
To some clear, distant morning

And in the finding, understand.


(Previously published in Boloji, Apr.2003; Other Voices International Project, Apr.2006)

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  • Joe Breunig (3/11/2006 3:01:00 PM)


    Hey Laurence; I fully enjoyed your poem. I scored it a 10, in appreciation of your work. I'll be reading more writings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 6, 2008


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