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A Brief Encounter

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A Brief Encounter

...inspired by 'The Meaning Of Life' by Allen Tate

Breezes blow, the lark sings sweet,
there's magic in the air, 
yet a sense of something rumbling.
On the surface we are carefree, 
yet beyond there's someone mumbling.
The sacraments we live by are
a solace to our souls and humbling,
yet the grumbling never hesitates
to aggravate, thus crumbling our composure.

A cruel word may damage us,
so, safe in our cocoons we hide.
The everyday's a constant
'til a brief encounter weakens us,
the pain will leave its mark
as we go tumbling to a sense of insecurity, 
what price that loose remark?

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  1. Date: 6/24/2012 8:37:00 AM
    WOW, this really speaks to me. It is a lot of what I felt behind the meaning of my rondea of a Great Unease. This is just fantastic. a fave poem. I'm going to go see if I ever faved you as a poet yet!!

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 2:53:00 PM
    i love the tricky way you incorporated all your "umbling" rhymes in this poem. very clever, keith! i also think there's a lot of truth in these words.

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 2:35:00 PM
    Very true. Love the rumbling, mumbling that's grumbling! Tanya

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 1:06:00 PM
    The birth of a Monarch! It think I spelled that right. Peace to you my friend.