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Discovering Gratification

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Discovering Gratification

Oxygen spews out from peculiar plants 
Carbon Dioxide releases from burning fuels…
Our lives are close at stake…we’re dispersing about like ants 
Oxygen slips into the hungry mouths of billions of living beings 
Each breath we take…
each step we take… 
Could be a lifelong mistake… 

Oxygen makes our bodies feel energized and flourished  
Magma brews inside volcanoes – 
Erupting odium…
Reacting to earthly heat and high pressure 

Oxygen sprouts when trees continue their growth spurts,
Regardless of their struggle to survive…
Revive…bidding to stay alive… 
Just keep on thriving…the sun will arrive…

Enigma surrounds our planet Earth – 
Black holes and galaxies fill our sight with pleasure
My curiosity’s sterilized by visions of the future soon to come
I’m willing to discover dark matter in my own hands…
My ingenious mind recovers from a breakdown,
Peeling speedy evidence by the minute…I succumb 
To my vital meaning of life…I breathe in the oxygen
Of amassed gratification

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Really makes you feel lucky to be alive when you consider all the thing that have to work TO A TEE, just to breathe in and out. Truly an awesome poem, David... you wouldn't happen to be related to Laura Breidenthal? I am a big fan of her work as well...

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    Date: 7/4/2013 4:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm related to Laura - she's my sister. Thanks for your considerate comment, you're a sweet, loving guy and you are awesome, u must really love my sister's poems and mine too! Yay! new fans for me work!!:) j/k ~David
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Are you as young as this picture David? I think you are brilliant and just might be an important young man of the future...very inteligient.. great at..53 you remind me of a couple of my nephews...keep on writing!!!!

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    Date: 6/2/2014 12:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm pretty young...sortahhh! I'm 17 years old brithday was in May 31st... quite recently it passed away. Thank you, you too - you are incredible and your poems though!! Important young man? I wish I can be like that! I think I can! I think I can! Cool! Take care, Donna and have a blessed week...sorry for late respond.