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I will breathe in your rarefied air

When you said to me,
"Climb up here,  It's pollution free."
Sacred. Safe.
Your rarefied air.
Calculating, you seemed so free.
Safeguard. Sage.
I said I could breathe...
Underrated your density.
Saintly. Sane.
High-minded insight.
When anticipated terror
denuded me,
cool rarefied air
regulated insanity, 
far gone fear.

I will breathe
in your rarefied air.
Let it burn brisk
in brittle, brave lungs.
Gasp and grasp 
life's flame, full flare.
Lunge for high notions,
those far-flung schemes.

I will breathe in
High mind's smoke,
hung  in air- 
that ghostly stroke of genius,
rare token in disguise
Well spoken word flurries
whipping away thin guise.
Floating crown
adrift on high.

I will breathe in 
Your rarefied air,
because I listened to you.
"Clamber up, high!
Unfazed view will circle you,
miles on end surround you.
No going around the bend.
Nowhere else to go.
No zig zag escape.
No spike in pressure.
No deep depression.
No bad atmosphere.
No stabbing shove.
No push or pull on edge.
Just your pledge to breathe.
To move in one direction.
Forever. Mentally "together."
Stay in good shape."

I will breathe out.
Your rarefied thoughts
congeal life's force,
slows down blood flow.
Till body gloved heart
faintly, faintly glows...
Concealed fire's torch,
caved embers die down.
Stripped artfully apart,
Your rarefied airs
blanket my mind in snow.


13/10/2018. Purely fiction. On the pros and cons of mentorship. "Higher" education is not necessarily a good thing. Learning lessons are. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/5/2018 3:33:00 AM
An interesting write!
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Date: 11/13/2018 4:58:00 PM
A real pleasure to have your visit and comment, Kim- happy you found this interesting- thank you for taking g the time to visit and read ! : )))
Date: 10/29/2018 8:52:00 AM
Yes I too am never bored. Thanks for your visit this morning.
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Date: 10/29/2018 10:20:00 AM
Profoundly affected by your latest poem, on assisted suicide, "How to feel.," thank you for posting thoughts and feelings that must have been very difficult to express...Many hearts were deeply touched. Thank you too, for your visit. (((HUGS)))
Date: 10/22/2018 7:50:00 AM
Much wisdom here. We are educated in many ways. All forms of education are not necessarily the formal route. If we remain curious and seek out knowledge we will become educated.
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Date: 10/28/2018 6:27:00 PM
There will always be something new to discover, and learning should be cherished...I don't understand how people can be bored with life. It's exquisitely designed to keep us occupied, and happily so! Thank you very much for your visit and comment! :-)
Date: 10/14/2018 2:24:00 PM
I agree.. .well expressed AM...
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Date: 10/19/2018 5:02:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One, I am Happy for your comment, and visit- does mean a lot to me. (((HUGS)))
Date: 10/14/2018 2:14:00 AM
Ironically enough, this poem, as many of your others, reflects great knowledge and learning. Very well worded, and clearly very well considered.
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Date: 10/18/2018 3:16:00 PM
I wanted to be a doctor, like my father, but didn't get to university. Dropped out of high school. Felt deeply ashamed for decades that I "didn't make it..." Now I've come to realize that a university degree can't teach one how to succeed in relationships, or make one a better parent. Education has many faces...I've learnt the best lessons from the humblest of humans...
Date: 10/13/2018 5:39:00 PM
My great friend, as always you present very fine verses and important message in your creations. This is a gem and a great fav..
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Date: 10/18/2018 3:07:00 PM
I thank you for your thoughtful generosity, and very welcome visit, Robert- means so much to me! Your viewpoint is deeply respected.