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Below is the poem entitled Wilting which was written by poet John Weber. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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in such drowsy prospect
with concrete filling my throat,
I wile-away with Narcissus
until belief beckons at ego’s pace
to chase disgrace on wobbly knees,
shaking my Etch-A-Sketch clean.

Yet, messages slice across the loom
to make room for conscious doom
in disharmony penned
across all strata of travel
like a mantra pinning our climb
away from soaring self-fulfillment

revealed only in the pause between
hasty breaths surrendered in chase
as hunter or limber prey
forcing that day we drive
terror away from operatives
determined to snap our branches.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2010 9:05:00 PM
    loved the last two lines

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 9:04:00 PM
    interesting write, enjoyed reading this one tonight