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Below is the poem entitled Perception which was written by poet Robert O'Brien. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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                          Darkness looms and clouds appear...
                           a search for choices no one near,
                             a door is shut or so it seems,
               then suddenly, perception gleams...a new way out!

                             Rains appear and shadows fall...
                                and in time a feeling small
                                     begins to lurk within,
               then prayer conceives a new perception, once again.

                                   Rains continue on a theme...
                        of hammer blows... and endless stream...
                               a wear and tearing of the heart
                                     until an ending nears.

                             The time it passes, birds still sing,
                              and once again perception rings...
                                 the dawning of a brighter day.

Robert's Book of Poetry
May 31, 1994

Copyright © Robert O'Brien

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 9:50:00 PM
    Robert, i'm a little late congratulating all my sisters past contest. I'm enjoying all the DARK EERIE POETRY TALES. entries..*Looks like it was a fun CONTEST* Thank you for the entertainment :-) very eeeerie of you... take care~PD

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT~'s "Dark Eerie" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 6:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Dungeon"contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 3:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning write Robert xx

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 3:13:00 AM
    Robert congrats on your win, love it..David

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Very nice, Robert. Congratulations on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 6:15:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Robert. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 06/29/2012

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    Date: 6/29/2012 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Carol, Thank You for writing to me. I need to read your Poems and begin submitting mine. I just retired teaching Music in Arizona for 27 years, so I now have some time to look into publishing some of my writings. I look forward to your comments. Sincerely, Robert E. O'Brien E-Mail: