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Greatness Calls!

Its whispering gentle 
 through breeze to leaves
rustling each to a frenzied clamor
 Can you hear the heightened sound?
Inaudible then so loud...so Loud!!
  So loud you cant hear at all
As the days slip past do you
  stop and listen?
Greatness calls!

Aptitude resides in minds...hiding in wait
  as a coiled snake rearing to strike
A glimpse...a flash...a window we passed
  our sight steering down a narrow hall
life carrying our feet too fast to see...
  to left or right in brilliant hues 
So vibrant and lively, ideas hiding in wait
 Can you see them in the passing panes?
A moment of brilliance lays dormant 
  awaiting your attentive audience
Greatness calls!!

Outside stimuli grows so rapid
 numbing our minds of freedom
processing the intake derails a train of thought
A locomotive whose motive is motivation
  Rumbling on tracks reverbing through your soul
Can you feel the power surge in your veins?
  raising hairs with the electricity of knowing...
...knowing an idea tingles with possibility?
       crawling below the surface of skin
   Itching for pores to release it
Greatness calls!!!

Sweetly epiphany drips of honey
 cooing with a flavor we seldom devour
To settle for dreaming is to savor bittersweet
 repression attacks the tongue so sour
Can you taste the food for thought?
  A peach drizzling juicy images with clarity
    sating the tongue, these dulcet revelations
Greatness calls!!!!

In realization the scent of lilac spring lingers...
  fresh and intoxicating with the nectar of creativity
Wafting through with pleasing achievement
  swirls of petals and spice compound a nasal euphoria
Yet in squandering ability lays the stench of rot
  Reaking strong of regret this stagnating refuse 
    overpowers with the odor of inhibition
Can you smell the promise of flowers blooming?
  in spite of doubt using rubbish for compost
Emitting a fragrance of intense talent
Greatness calls!!!!!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2009 2:30:00 PM

    P.S. I hope you've entered this write as one of your three entries in the next contest. Its a winner for sure!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 2:28:00 PM

    I don't have enough adjectives in my vocabulary to talk about this astounding, outstanding write, Steve!! Thank you so much for your insights re. Generation Gap and please know that I've added this write to my favorite poems!!

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:05:00 AM

    Is greatness the knowledge ... the opportunity ... or plain self discovery? I want to hear it again - beyond the page.

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 7:22:00 PM

    The ability to bring words to life is a rare talent that not every writer can achieve. However, you, sir, have that ability and how! I can smell the lilacs, the flowers blooming, I can taste the honey so sweet. I found this masterpiece to be an incredible serene inspiration! Thank you for your kinds words--and if I forget--Happy Birthday, young man!

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 5:26:00 PM

    if you read my souper good bye then you'll know how i feel about this piece. yes greatness calls i can tell by the comments that i get here. comments that you also recieve your self. because for you also Greatness Calls. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 4:17:00 PM

    Greatness has called and you have responded with vigor and intensity! Awesome!

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 1:31:00 PM

    Wow, even more beautiful now! This is an awesome piece. The magic of your words really shows your intense talent. Many Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 8:45:00 AM

    PS oh yeay, this is in my faves. !!! *^_^*

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 8:43:00 AM

    "sweet epiphany drips with honey cooing with a flavor we seldom devour" Is that awesome, or what? Sheesh, Vorhees, you can write your butt off can't you? LOL This is amazing. That whole last stanza just really got to me. LOVE THIS!!!! Love me. *^_^*

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 7:50:00 AM

    Steve my man, you always take me on a journey with your writes.. I just love the fragrance of this piece. Thanks for the comments....Peace.

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 7:42:00 AM

    Wow...you make the change of seasons so exciting (which it is)...but this makes one notice it with exclaimation!! ~ Great job!