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That Place

Have you ever longed to go
to the place, “oh, I don’t know”
where never is already over
and the things missing, you discover
were done yesterday.
Where contempt is color blind
and shades and gray, oh my,
are better left behind intangible myriads 
of wasted day-----the why of which
eludes me!!!.  While the illusions
of truth, weigh heavy in cognizant
apparitions alluding to the 
piercing light of righteousness
from the source, always just out of sight.
Yet in plain view of the few who 
need him to be there and ready
to pick them up from the pits, of
“oh, I don’t know”- but  I know they
are there waiting.  Get a life? 
No, we had a life and blew it.
Give the baby a chance.  He won’t
fight it.  Give the squirrel and the tree
a chance, they will delight in it.  
Give the day and the light a chance.
The grey evening won’t miss 
being as dead as we are.
Give life a chance.
and love, and peace. 
yes, and love. 

Jan 8 2013      

Copyright © Charles Henderson

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Hullo, Chas. I really enjoyed reading this poem, yet ironically I am finding a deserving comment to be just outside the edges of my periphery....which in itself partially reflects how I felt while reading this poem. Hmmm, your poetic voice is much different here; for this conceptual piece. Very neat to see from you. The ending is perfect for this poem.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Charles, this is wondrous. I love the flow of the pen that seems to be written as if a day dream---but as you allude, a cognizant one. I see what Deb's saying about running on a tad and perhaps she's correct but from another view isn't that what minds do when we "don't know really" and I think, in a way, that train of thought brings to light your musings and there is some magic in some of the wondering and mixing of thoughts and words. Thank You for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:59:00 AM
    I absolutely love this! So beautiful and fluid and nostalgic and just amazing Charles!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:03:00 PM
    this is really cool writing, Charles. Very pondering. You know, I was thinking as I read it, this has many one syllable words in it. Except for a few longer words, it could be in that contest of David's!!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:56:00 PM
    I know this place. Great description. i need more time to savor the moments I want to remember, but my brain is full of yesterday.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Chas this is great! My only constructive input is or 2 line breaks? and of COURSE you & Carolyn are among my bestest friends! I'm fav'ing this!! Where's the verse we were writing togther? Light & Love