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simple taste

cut and paste

run and

hide

bearded stumble

choose sides

lie to self

stains won't

go away

someone's watching

adding it all up

numbers to big

to overcome

miracle

hail mary

you believe long shots

can win

move to the front

changes occur

not fast enough

but entire field wins

when cross that line

hail victors

and a susan and a chris

don't dismiss

each days accomplishments

no trophy or ribbon pinned

someday someone

will utter a kind word

in your direction

a reflection of life worth

lived

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My money's on the beard stumbling long shot. Liked this poem posted at dawn on a Sunday lots. Thanks.

Aug. 14, 2011

:)

Aug. 14, 2011

ur work reminds me of a poet muse of mine that lived in Lowell Mass....the home of Kerouac ...

snuggling in an oversized chair at Powells in San Francisco just doing some Sunday reading

i like how u string words together ;-D

Aug. 15, 2011

thank you for the comment i have never read Kerouac but of course heard lots about him and his writing ...and i was born in the great state of Massachusetts very close to Lowell

Aug. 16, 2011

Small world.

Aug. 16, 2011

he was an Avant-garde poet which means "advance guard" or "vanguard"....which refers to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

in particular the the poetry was free form stream of consciousness often with rage as the basis...Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" was one of my favorite...they were call the poets of the "Beat Generation"

a finger snapping coffee house crowd in North Beach at "The Bread and Wine Mission" in San Fran ;-S

so ur coffee and donuts phase fits right in

Aug. 16, 2011

i have wanted to read howl - maybe today . many thanks to you and roody for all the comments and especially taking the time to educate me a bit ...appreciate that . been many years since graced the halls of academia and cannot recall what books i read back then nothing impactful...probably haven't read a book in 20 years but do nose thru the newspaper and a magazine fairly frequently. guess that tells you something about my attention span.

Aug. 17, 2011

no worries RZ...u can find and read it on the internet (♥‿♥)

Aug. 17, 2011

oh i will but do enjoy the act of turning the page ...

Aug. 17, 2011

i love books better 2 RZ...but then i'm old fashioned

Aug. 17, 2011

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