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It occurred to me
I think more and more like a poet
Thoughts jumbled with imagery
Off in my own colourful world
Small wonder there’s a disconnect
With dusty musty pencil pushers
People whose minds have shrivelled up
Have trouble seeing art and beauty for what they are
Gifts from above

Can’t relate to people
Bent on upward and forward
People with hardened hearts
Their erected walls with tiny doors
Tightly locked with guarded keys

They look down from lofty towers
Baffled and indignant
Meaningless people like you and me
Satisfied with so little
Looking at the world
Through poet lenses
Seeing that subtle dimension
That’s invisible to most
Keeping the pathway to the heart open
The channel clear
Seeing that life’s real treasures
Are offered only
To the receptive soul 


Submitted on February 9, 2018 for contest LOSS OF AN INNOCENT MIND sponsored by KAI MICHAEL NEWMANN

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Date: 4/28/2018 9:55:00 PM
I find I look at everything thru a poets eyes. I try to paint and do metal sculpting. Even in my office or a in a meeting. I see something or get a thought and must write. Just like a painter. I never dabbled in the arts until I was in my 40's. Your poem is wonderful. You are very talented. I sense your command of words is very powerful.
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Timothy McGuire
Date: 6/28/2018 11:03:00 PM
Like it and read it again. But this time something caught my eye. You are not a meaningless person. Your words have a lot of meaning.....
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 10:16:00 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful visit and comment, Timothy. Most appreciated.
Date: 3/7/2018 1:05:00 PM
hello! I am a grade 12 student who is doing a poetry explication on your breathtaking poem. If you don't mind, could you answer the following? 1) what prompted you to write about this? 2) what two literary devices do you think are the most significant to you in this poem? the last stanza is beautiful and I wish you the best of luck. Thank you and have a great day!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 3/7/2018 1:41:00 PM
Question 2) I discard punctuation replacing most with carriage returns. Imagery: ex. "doors with tiny doors" and "looking down fro lofty towers". I finished with a "moral of the story". Best of luck - hope that answers your questions, Ushna. Best of luck to you!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 3/7/2018 1:40:00 PM
First of all, pleased to 'meet' you and best wishes in your life. Question 1) after working for many years, I had built up tension dealing with superiors who were closed minded, outright mean and arrogant.
Date: 3/2/2018 6:52:00 PM
Hello Lin,I agree with your last 3 lines. Have nice evening my friend.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 3/2/2018 7:04:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and fro leaving a comment, Darlene. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/19/2018 9:20:00 AM
It's so true Line, I always found that I thought differently than others, when I started writing poetry everything suddenly made sense, keeping the heart open is key...I think anyway!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/19/2018 10:37:00 AM
Thank you so much for your wonderful visit and comment, John. I feel so at home since mingling within the PoetrySoup community. Line xx
Date: 2/11/2018 8:36:00 PM
You won't be seeing mine unless it gets on the winner list. It's way back in my pages somewhere! (Instincts of Innocence)
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/11/2018 9:02:00 PM
Something tells me I'll be seeing it...
Date: 2/11/2018 11:42:00 AM
We all look the world differently ; good luck in the contest...
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/11/2018 3:59:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and comment, Eve.
Date: 2/10/2018 8:34:00 PM
What a poem, your take on the theme is so beautiful.. I love every line :) Hope this does very well in the contest!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 8:38:00 PM
Thank you, Sneha. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/10/2018 8:26:00 PM
Poetic treasures unlocked...Very nicely penned Line
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 8:38:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/10/2018 7:51:00 PM
wow, LIne this is very good writing and so deep. I have an oldie that I am going to use for this contest. Methinks this one is a strong contender. Mine is way too long.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 8:39:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. I'll be looking our for yours.
Date: 2/10/2018 11:22:00 AM
I think true success is knowing what makes you happy, great poem xxoo
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 12:29:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. Appreciate your visit and comment.
Date: 2/10/2018 6:33:00 AM
A nice flowing poem, Line. Best wishes for the contest
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 9:07:00 AM
Thank you, Subimal. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/9/2018 3:20:00 PM
I love this Line, best wishes in the contest...
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/9/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. This one is dedicated to all my poet friends. Line xx