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Recurrent Dream

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Recurrent Dream

Inside a harbor inn
Where fateful voyages begin
An old man waits for me…
I enter, recklessly.

The barmaid brings the jug
And pours him out a frothy mug,
And lights a lamp for him
To read by, in the dim.

The old man wears a mask;
I hear him humorously ask
“Perhaps you care to look
Inside my ledger book?”

Instead, I flee that place—
For he unmasked a grinning face
Whose every crease and line
Was mine, was mine, was mine.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2010 4:55:00 AM
    Congrats on the win. A fine poem with good rhyming

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 7:00:00 PM
    this is a great poem and a scary ending. Joyce