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The Embrace

"The Embrace"
 In the apathy of a
corporate world 
Commercial here,
commercial there 
I live within air
Pretending I live at
To buy, to extort,
to be the product
I am who they say I

All persons, so
impersonal just
thriving outside of
Being the drones of
love and war 
Working behind
brick, driving
inside metal? 
I want to live a
manhood, able to
love freely
Without the confines
of civilized space
and time
I have this much
time to find a
compatible mate
I have this much
geographical space
to do it in  

On a nondescript
morning the drive I
drove, went passed a
She wept herself so
thoroughly on the
side of the road
Have run over a
beaver, she wept so
The regret, what
refreshing regret so
I paused, this was
what it took, a sin
to make me feel 
And a woman to make
feelings awaken me

I slowed down the
car in empathy,
rather to join her
in sorrow  
She looked at me,
the man, to the
beaver, and then
within herself
We all waited for
someone to twitch
The niche of
emotion, that begun
with her silence
Ended with the words
as I got out of the
"It's okay, it's
okay, there are
animals in heaven"
I closed my arms
around her shoulders

And said goodbye to
the corporate world


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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 2:28:00 AM

    I am not a Christian, but it doesn't take a Christian to figure out this poem is special! On my 5th year of no t.v. and man do I feel better. Things are so much more clear. Many, including my own mother swore I would not be able to know what was going on in the world. Quite the contrary. I could go on for hours....I am whatever you say I am. Great line...I believe Marshall Mathers has a song about it.
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:23:00 PM

    Hi Karl, Just wanted today thanks for your comment on my poem Enjoyable. I do talk about God and love a lot but there are some poems I could recommend to you like Oklahoma: Killing Cicada Killers, or You Know Who You Are, or Strong Opinions, or Why Fireflies Dance. Hopefully these poems will bring you back for more. I have now learned to send email of PS! Yea PS! However limiting comments to so few words is a bummer. On PH comments are unlimited. Only a 'C' on comments PS.
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 1:31:00 PM

    A priceless epiphany to match a beautiful poem Karl. Brilliant poetic parable. The Creditors of the Corporat United States do own your body, that's a legal fact, but only you can permit them to own your mind and soul. I admire how your awakening cresendos. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 8:15:00 AM

    very deep Karl and vey cleverly done ty for visiting my page I have just written a sequel to Strangely Odd hugs