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Begin at the beginning is a good place to start
It makes this poem less tart 
sliding from oozed cocoon box
the lions have dens, the holes for fox 
screaming is the first noise issued 
followed by the orchestra, snap of tissued 
help, first comfort, live source 
growing, crawling, helped by guiding force 
noise, turns to speech of understanding 
running with friends, heart finding new palpating 
severed from Mother, put into class 
many hours of sunshine day passed by glass
innocence and imagination creeping 
in Mind, sponge of perpetual learning 
Ten, innocence flirting with early romance 
ending child-like state, maturity dominance 
father gone, replaced by foreign rule 
never seen someone so cruel 
Middle and High, progress to Schools
thrown into pens with some fools 
many friends, smorgasbord variety 
some try maintaining sense of piety 
learn more about self but not all from schooling 
secret meetings of passion, extreme heat, then cooling 
growing both physically/mentally 
stress where to go, what possibly 
sometimes they don't let you see
more to life then this madness 
never seem to reveal or confess 
Robe, with tassel hat and gown 
some stand up and some go down 
scattered pearls among swine 
some go far, some stay close, all fine 
some going here and there 
some make it with bruises, some skin fair 
becoming adults, transitional line 
hardships or smooth sailing we will fine
working and schooling 
but who are we fooling 
it can be hard, stressful for sure 
sickness, flu season, try to find a cure 
death, taken without warning 
all of these memories consuming 
had to get this out to you all
before my brain-kept fall 
seeing life and all its glory 
all its pitfalls, sometimes gory 
side, summarizing here 
shell-shocked there and there 
flowers all in a row 
my mind will grow and grow 
internal struggle through Academia and depression 
the world, external, reflecting recession 
we will pull through, hope 
Don't let them simply say, "Nope"
life, roller-coaster up 'n' down 
spin, spin, Dervish gown 
everything turns this way and that 
skinny, bloated and fat 
but Joseph crawled from the well 
after being pushed and fell 
light returns after cycle, night 
sometimes we must throw-done, fight 
don't give up, keep going 
keep doing what your doing

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 5:49:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us Colin. Wishing you a great week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 9:59:00 PM
    Colin, I'm at a complete loss for words. This is honestly my favorite you have ever written let alone my favorite poem I think I have ever read. And I promise that. It's amazingly great and captured so much of life in it's naked form. Great poem! Wow...