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"Casting down imaginations...." ~ II Cor. Ch. 10 ~

Oh, how you splinter me....

Looking through your looking glass

Portraits of your present and, images of your past!?

You say you see; you say you know; you say you do

But really, you don't....

You sprinkle your sugar; you sputter your spatter

For all of those as yourself, to whom

It doesn't even matter?!

Wrapped in your paper, and wrapped in your chatter....

These monuments and pyramids, of yourself

Absorbing, "Splatter"

Your purposeless and pointless, pitter patter!?

Your lines they are divine; your words, they are immense

Yet unto me, they do all seem, void, and teetering

Upon the pretense....

Standing in front of you now; staring into your eyes

You tell me that you do, but, I do wonder why?!

Peering through your window; looking through your glass

Your visions for tomorrow; should your yesterdays

They pass....



Note: Smile ~ This is a repo aimed at no one in particular....
"Dare You to Move, by Switchfoot; 'Love,' Always," John!:) ~

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  1. Date: 6/2/2011 6:14:00 AM
    While stopping by to read some of your amazing poetry I would like to thank you for your comments on my poetry. Your words are always appreciated John. May the sun always shine down upon you and fill your soul with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/26/2010 9:30:00 AM
    the things one may think they know could end up meaning something completely different, but that is only for them to figure out the truth of it. your write makes a lot of sense, along with the title, John. amazing as always. i hope you're christmas was great(: ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 7:34:00 AM
    Your "Splatter" has dug me deeply. Ah, though, I used to have faults, used to be vain, but over the many years I've worked on myself, and now I do believe I'm perfect. Oh, damn! Here come the men in the white coats. Caught again. I like this poem mucho. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 10:02:00 AM
    You don't believe this John,i read two poems of Stephen Petluck and had purple. .i came to read you and i find purple again. .:) lol!by the way read Stephen when you have time,he's a great writer,you'd like him.John so this is a repost of someone who caused you pain it seems. .this saddens my heart. .Since you are postin it again. .i hope no one is hurting you. .This poem says a lot,By the way i participated for the first time in a contest. .at last .:)hope you are fine John. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 6:30:00 AM
    We are having our first laying snowfall this morning in Springfield,Ohio. December 1,2010 what a way to enter this month. It is absolutely beautiful and finds me in good spirits. I have enjoyed reading your poetry this morning John. Looking forward to reading more. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 3:28:00 PM
    A powerful write John!The intensity gives it a raw beauty. There is much emotion and many feelings expressed here. You truly are a wonderful poet. I'm sure that if you've been 'splattered', this most certainly is your 'salvation'. Well done! God's blessings to you and yours. Love to you, Mikki

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 2:31:00 PM
    The reader is drawn in from the first line -- splinter! It sounds like you're talking about someone who is insincere and the impact they have had on you. John Loving is right, this is one of your best! Goes to my favorites too! Wishing you peace and blessings throughout the holiday season, dear friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 12:34:00 PM
    John, wow! You really can be blunt when you need to be..straight shooter! I always love this about you. Just pray that it's not me you view this way?!. lol Hope you're doing well today! Love, audrey

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 12:16:00 PM
    and it's small enough to fit into my favs

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 12:14:00 PM
    this is your best work. the rhyming here was flawless and message delivered perfectly. i don't usually rate but i'll rate this one a seven. JOHN HENRY LOVING III