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On falling down the full stop at the end of a sentence

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On falling down the full stop at the end of a sentence


Blind sight scattered my wits
Like whitened bones
Across the deserts of my mind.

I descended into blackness.
Love shrank into the tame cat
By the fire,unacknowledged hate
Grew to fill the room.
I stared too much,
A full stop grew gigantic
Crowded out
All the words in the sentence
I saw nothing but this dot
Now a gigantic black hole
Into which I was dragged.
An energy coming from within my own head
Sucked me into the black hole.
That place was the wrong sort of dearkness.
Within that full stop,
Love Fundamental became invisible.
Disappered into the dark.
I dragged my eyes away
And saw the moon appear , so eerie,
It shone,grey silver.
If I had opened my eyees wider
I would not now lament
What I destroyed in the wormhole
Of the black dot that drew my eye
Into a tunnel of darkness
It blinded me to the light
Did not let me read the sentences
Beside the full stop.
An error of focus left hate
Unacknowledged,unmitigated unredeemed,
Kept from love or goodness
Afraid to spoil my love with hate,
The fear of hate became
That which spoiled all else else,
By freezing Love itself.

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:37:00 AM

    Poignant write Katherine! Very cleverly done! Focusing on the dot at the end tends to remove focus from the rest of the sentence - that is life I guess. Seldom do we join the two focuses in our quest. Well penned!

    Poetryskates Avatar Katherine Poetryskates Date: 1/12/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it Vicky..thanks so much for cocmmenting.
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:21:00 AM

    Interesting analogy !! Reminds me of the phrase...You can't see the forest for the tree. I like it !! Enjoyed

    Poetryskates Avatar Katherine Poetryskates Date: 1/11/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you,Debra.It's mean to be about narrow focus and wider focus but every one can read it their own way