James McLain

Gold Star - 37,603 Points (1958 - / From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By)

Traveling Into Solitude - Poem by James McLain

There are the few, then there are the
Rest of them.
Chatter boxes, bipolar manic woman, that men
Try to excape from.
Those that are men over here are of course put,
Into jails or prisons.

The magic of silence,
For the blessed few are able to dream any dream
Night or day
And prearrange the out come of what they dream, while
Wide awake before going to bed.

Without the preconceived notion of very hard work, to
Obtain the solution,
To each master piece, each work of art, even the words
That to most can't conceive.

For those few that have come they have not the ability,
To put up with the rest that make useless noise.
Precognition, remote viewing, complex math the writing of music,
The ability to master in a brief period of time
Most cerebral disciplines that take the rest fovever to learn,
If they are blessed with that special genetic material.

Because for most that can travel into solitude, creates within
That unnatural fear,
The fear that most have of living and dying alone.

Topic(s) of this poem: green


Comments about Traveling Into Solitude by James McLain

  • (11/21/2017 7:37:00 PM)


    I have read many of your poems during the last three years, James, and this is one of your best! Congratulations for having it selected as Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (11/21/2017 7:25:00 PM)


    It would be wise to check your spelling before posting.

    Congratulations on your poem of the day.
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  • (11/21/2017 7:23:00 PM)


    James, as a hypnotist, and a practitioner of meditation, I was able to really connect with this magnificent poem. You have taken rather difficult subject matter and lucidly explained it. Every thing about the poem is crystal clear. Perfection all the way. And what a great title! Truly worthy of Poem Of The Day! Congratulations! ! Looking forward to reading more of your works. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (11/21/2017 4:42:00 PM)


    Silence is truly beautiful. Lovely words with a captivating title. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/21/2017 4:42:00 PM)


    Night or day! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (11/21/2017 4:28:00 PM)


    Congratulations on being selected for this honor. This is a very original, fresh, and novel approach to both the topic and the structure. I must read more by you- oh! ! ! good, I will have 6646 poems to select from! Awesome! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/21/2017 12:52:00 PM)


    Such a brilliant write, James.... congrats for being chosen... a full 10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2017 10:46:00 AM)


    At the first it seems, there is but one help, but one healing; and that is solitude.but subsequently I got to know
    something different this piece speaks that how would one stand his/ her solitude —absolutely alone in that house? .........James.......anyway very delicately crafted piece.....cong. for being selected P.O.D.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (11/21/2017 9:05:00 AM)


    Congratulations for being selected member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2017 8:03:00 AM)


    Thank you all my friends.. James (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/21/2017 7:00:00 AM)


    Sometimes silence speaks louder than words. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (11/21/2017 4:17:00 AM)


    an interesting poem that shouts and pleads for words of a peaceful nature? .................well penned James. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (11/21/2017 3:35:00 AM)


    Enlightenment is the reward of solitude. Thanks for sharing James. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/21/2017 3:27:00 AM)


    Congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of today. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/13/2017 5:49:00 PM)


    Magic of silence is specially blessed and we feel soul very well in silence. We break fear and a subtle communication is well realized. Excellent poem is shared.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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