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What Does It Matter

The planets seem to fall
     when I cry.
But it is only the wind drying out my contacts.
It seems so small,
my soul, sitting in silence
Just waiting for my justification
of existence. The clouds give me reason.

Still, though, it may be pointless.
Religion may be wrong.
Often times I hear them question it.
In a room speaking of
     Michelangelo.

Should we wait? for a time?
When all the planets align?
or islands to move?

No, says the optimist!
Maybe says the pessimist.

As for me, it does not matter
anymore, like a lost teen.
(Doing drugs desperately)
Suicide or death, or even life.
Makes no difference.

Planets only seem to fall
     when I cry.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Paul. Love Carol
  1. Date: 12/7/2010 9:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Paul. May you have many more features. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 12/6/2010 10:30:00 AM

    So profound; great imagery in this one Paul! Congrats on your work being featured!

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