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Lady Lemming

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Lady Lemming

My pen stumbled stammered
and fell
as you fall from the beckoning
cliff of ill fated friendship.

You showed me how the finest verse
is atonal music and the wisest words
of eternity’s pundits and seers
are but fallen chips of a Michelangelo David.

You taught me that Earth
is a spinning potter's wheel
with hands of wind and rain
that gently shape.

Your eyes, the twin planets of Gemini
drew me forth while I,
a beast of prey,
oozed through the darkness stealthily.

Yet Lady Lemming my love
LOOK OUT!
the jagged rocks below are no better
than the imagined wolves at your feet.

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals James. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 5:21:00 PM
    There is a fine depth to this, Jim. So many of us see with only our eyes which does not see the whole picture. Profound, I'd say! Always, Ann

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Very nice poem...Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 7:35:00 PM
    Is she a lemming or lark? A fascinating panoply of images to describe this relationship. The verse beautifully ponders whether the relationship was a fantasy or realistic (naturally flowing) bonding. Enjoyed your well-conceived verse.