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Chaos and Order

No apparent order to illness, yet Tonight it’s gunshot wound night Last night was the night of the inflamed appendixes Prior to that, the night of the living gallstones There’s a full moon, no other reason Price of tea is up in China, outside it’s freezing gurgling mountain creek blistered toes find sweet numbness feet soak up relief The human realm, chaos’ kingdom, no? People of all levels of karmic progress Colliding in the same milieu of limited resources My small mind imposes its order on the circus and finds it to be insufficiently logical… Whose problem is that? clear blue mountain sky turns to storm, no reason, save wings of butterfly The twisting and turning of the universe’s agenda A bit beyond my little pea brain to grasp But if I had to guess, and in fact, I do, It’s all in perfect, crazymaking order Chaos is just what we’re not used to Or can’t find the rhythm of familiarity angry skies open drenching torrential deluge accu-weather fail 6/8/16 © by Author For contest: My Cousin Chaos Sponsor: Brian Davey

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Date: 6/21/2016 6:21:00 PM
Great take on the contest theme and the presentation of your poem! Congrats on your placement Tom
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Tom Quigley
Date: 6/21/2016 8:23:00 PM
Thanks, Brian! Another great contest idea!
Date: 6/21/2016 12:11:00 PM
This is a great poem full of wisdom! Favorite line: "Chaos is just what we're not used to"--a great thing for people like me, who tend to be too regimented, to remember! Congrats on your well-deserved win. Janice
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Date: 6/21/2016 8:23:00 PM
Thank you, Janice!
Date: 6/21/2016 10:42:00 AM
Great write, Tom, especially your haiku. Congrats on a great win. ~karam~
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Tom Quigley
Date: 6/21/2016 8:24:00 PM
Thank you, Karam!
Date: 6/9/2016 6:12:00 AM
Hmmmm Define Chaos. To me it's simply something we don't understand. Something we can't control or make sense out of. We deal with a bit of it every day. Excellent piece Tom. I like it a lot. A seven from me. God Bles, JB
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Date: 6/9/2016 6:34:00 AM
Thanks, Judy!
Date: 6/8/2016 2:37:00 PM
- We control the following chaos .... I wish you enough "rain" to make you appreciate the "sun" :) - Great written, good luck in the contest Tom - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/8/2016 5:50:00 PM
Thanks, Anne-Lise!