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Explain to Me

Upon these half-empty seats
And coffee-warmed retreats 
Where morning birds chirp
And smaller ones tweet
Like the mere shadow floating
‘Neath my two own feet
I float in this inconceivable time,
In poetic-like conceits…

Oh! How quickly I have grown
Within myself I observe, as if 
Jotting these observations upon
Third-person narrated sheets
I comprehend not even this rhyme
Abstractly absorbed into a world 
I cannot deem concrete
Explain to me what it means to be
Layered by this raw flesh and meat

How do I begin to fathom the tacit meanings
Of the world’s happenings and feats?
Not so long ago a child
Now awaiting the moments 
When it is time for youth to fleet
Recollection like these changing seasons
Of fallen leaves and sleet 
Time like the turning of pages
Of these memory-filled sheets
I sometimes feel liberated 
From all these earthly deceits…

Explain to me what it means to be
Layered by this raw flesh and meat

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 11:23:00 AM
    Farah! I stopped by to read your splendid poem today. I am spellbound by the charm and beauty of your expression. For sometime I lost touch with the treasure of your poetry. How elegantly you have painted the changing seasons of life. The poem reflects your rare talents. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 11:09:00 PM
    Ps. Smile ~ And my own thoughts upon "Your Beauties" question posed of what does it mean to be but layered within this flesh? ~ Amid many lights not so bright tis but, to be chained unto a dungeons, medieval walls.... ~ Smile, "Stay Beautiful, 'My Dear Precious Farah;'" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 10:58:00 PM
    Smile ~ Well, "Your Beauty," is far beyond this place and time ~ Sooo much spirituality entwined amid the lines of this spellbinding towards facination streets poetic verse bound in something sublime perhaps.... ~ "Beautiful Painting By 'A Very Unique &, Beautiful Poetess!!!'" ~ "My Love to 'You Always &, Forever Beyond,'" John!:) ~

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 10:43:00 PM
    Smile ~ "Good Morning, 'My Dear Gifted, Fascinating & Beautiful Farah Chamma!!!'" ~ I truly hope that "Your Beauty," is and has been doing splendidly my dear; that life has been treating "Your Priceless Treasures" within the sparkling joys as this I have Always found to be inside of "Your Precious Eyes; 'Diamond Light!!!'" ~ And, once more as it seems to most often be amid "Your Magnificent Verse," I find such intrigue as if ~ Cont:)

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:14:00 PM
    the good Lord gave you five sences with them you can discern between what is good and bad. the other secrets it takes time to teach you the wisdom of the ages. we learn thes things in different stages. a life time is a valuable teacher. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 4:28:00 PM
    As we get older, the leaves fall faster, pages turn more quickly and still we feel some liberation. We are wiser for what we have learned. Enjoyed your poem, Farah! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 3:46:00 PM
    Awesome and enjoyable verses, quite introspective expressions, farah

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 7:22:00 AM
    I found this a good read, intriguing, and well written. Best wishes Em :)