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epiphany

the morning begins like too many before it, the smell of the factory burns away the last remnants of the dreams i had when i was young i bring effort enough to smile, offer "good mornin" to the others like me, and try to remember how this seemed like a good idea so many years ago i reach my station, alongside the co-worker that hums a dull tune of one note all day, and hang my head to play the part i've won many days have passed, i hurt when i try to count the number, since i stood wide-eyed looking at a future that since went somewhere i don't know i repeat the ballet, over and over and over, til the show ends and i can return to my place of solace where noone understands what i've done i make it there, hardly damaged by my experience, look at the faces that welcome me, ...and now i remember why i'm happy to do this

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Date: 3/17/2021 11:16:00 AM
I had a pet Epiphany once, but I wasn’t sure what to feed it. Sadly it ran away from home. I see you have been here a long time. Have we been previously aquatinted?
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kevin cummings
Date: 11/2/2021 6:52:00 AM
The good thing about epiphanies is that another one may be just around the corner.
Date: 2/13/2021 8:38:00 PM
A pleasure to find your beautiful poem published in the 2020 PS Anthology, Kevin ~
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kevin cummings
Date: 11/2/2021 7:07:00 AM
Thank you Line. I am very humbled and proud that it was accepted.
Date: 5/6/2016 10:52:00 PM
KEVIN, this is an awesome poem, thank you for sharing. *SKAT*
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kevin cummings
Date: 2/8/2018 10:34:00 AM
SKAT, thank you for the kind words. To share our innermost thoughts, desires and fears is risky. To have it touch others is a blessing.
Date: 4/26/2016 5:26:00 PM
kevin cummings, Well done. Glad to read your poem today. Always ~LINDA~
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kevin cummings
Date: 2/8/2018 10:35:00 AM
Thank you Linda, I am glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 10/27/2011 8:44:00 AM
I like this. A sense of desperation overshadowed by the love of family. Nicely written Kevin
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kevin cummings
Date: 2/8/2018 10:37:00 AM
Bob, I appreciate your thoughts and kindness in responding. Many sacrifice their dreams to create possibilities for others.