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Defined Not

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Defined Not


Even if you posses 
the most brilliant mind
I know of one thing
you can never define.

Study the world
of fiction and facts
study it all
till your brain cracks.

I'm sure, you shall never 
find the meaning
for it's only told
in a special feeling.

A feeling that paints a smile
upon your heart
and does not fade
like a piece of art.

For it's not something
you can define
it's too wonderful
and so rare to find.

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  1. Date: 5/5/2009 7:59:00 PM

    Use of words, flow, complete thoughts, What a fantastic poen have you written, Maryam! Great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 4:40:00 PM

    Interesting perspective in this poem. I like the optistism. Thank you for sharing your poem with us and for your kind words on my haiku. Keep on writing. Have a wonderful week. Karen

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 1:15:00 AM

    So true Maryam.Like that penultimate stanza very much.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 2:54:00 PM

    I life the flow and the beauty of the powm, great job.

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 5:05:00 PM

    You make a most important point with poetic beauty, on what really matters in life. Of course I am all for the importance of education, but I hear you loud and clear and certainly agree. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 4:11:00 PM

    How right you are, Maryam! "Feelings" cannot be defined by studying "fiction and facts." Feelings come from our hearts, not from textbooks. Brilliant observation in a beautifully written poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 3:44:00 PM

    Amazing, great job Maryam...Raul

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:35:00 PM

    beautiful!

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:14:00 PM

    Aww! Such a good love poem i expecially like the smile on you heart part, thanks for all the comments! ~Jen~