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Thoughts at Bedtime

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Thoughts at Bedtime

What may be said
of the phenomenon
perceived just once,
and almost not at all,
that were it known
across the galaxy,
would shake the stars?

Might it be likened
to the faded signal of distress
picked up one time 
out of the ocean wilderness,
the lonely listener himself unsure
of what he heard? 

Invasion of the lost upon
a single consciousness let go,
or tumbling in the mind forever
is creation, helpless in its stormy power,
a spark that may have glowed there
for a moment off in space,
ignited by an infant god.

It is too much.
That which is there, or was,
is never not, 
will not release its hold, 
most certainly may never be dismissed, 
for it will streak across the inner skies
with all the force
of an intrepid infant universe
to claim a destiny as faithful as our own,
to life
or to another certainty
the bald impertinence of death.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 10:49:00 AM
    You write with eloquence my dear man, so glad I stopped in to read, God bless, xxx

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 1/23/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Rose