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Poignant Passage

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Poignant Passage

Twisted trail of opportunities
to grow, progress, change,
to gain lifes' meaning.
Adversity builds character,
a character once proclaimed
after learning all their pain
was past, as grist for a mill.
Past?
Past to ... bread?
When life hands you lemons
and you make lemonade,
do the nickels mean more than those
thrown in the hat of the corner beggar?
Better to give than receive is said
as lifes' curtain comes crashing
upon the dead and our collective ... why?
as an eye to write it all
pretends to the realm of poetess
feeding a need that will surely furnish
the landfills of today
or the cyberspace of tomorrow
and tomorrows' tomorrow.
Only a distant bird
passing by drifting clouds
holds a promise of meaning
in this madness.

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  1. Date: 3/24/2010 4:43:00 AM
    A wonderful write Sue...Jotting down thoughts, to me, is what creates an absolutely poignant write.... I am very sorry I haven't sent you that email...I will be doing that tonight..btw... they changed our MUN topics..I'll let you know all about them =) Farah

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 11:34:00 AM
    Interesting poem for the reader to ponder about. I've already read it a few times. Fitting title. Nice use of alliteratioin. Keep on writing. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 9:25:00 AM
    Amazing Sue. Always a pleasure to see and read your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Enjoyed the read..Have a good day...

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 8:59:00 AM
    Great write! love Simone

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 7:20:00 PM
    Surely, you're not "a distant bird," Sue. You seem so in touch with everything happening around you and I understand that we think the meaning of life will become clearer as years pass. Unfortunately, I see more and more questions and fewer answers. Awesome poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 6:27:00 PM
    a gorgeous flight of dreams, Sue! nice work! jamesy