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oddly proportioned

The idly wild emotion 
of a wind-worked wailing wall, 
four-wards high 
and five feet thick, 
impenetrable they say, 
impregnable by design, 
as lugubrious as any ocean, 
if the seas are as melancholic 
as their brininess suggests. 
He would scale this wall. 
He would walk to freedom, 
for walking had served him well. 
Frail of thought 
and free of features, 
an oddly proportioned 
of the practical and plain, 
his form belied his fate, 
for he would 
meet with beauty, 
and to beauty 
he would sing.

Copyright © William Ward | Year Posted 2010


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  1. Date: 1/31/2016 8:12:00 PM

    William, A great pleasure to find and read your poem today. Love -- SKAT -- :)
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:41:00 PM

    Hello William I was looking down featured poems and chose this one at random I was most pleased by its content, I see Michelle has also commented.." strange we will be commenting next to each other.. (well done on the feature)
  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:38:00 AM

    Good day, William. Interesting write, soulful and somewhat as melancholy as those briny "seas". The ending is more uplifting. I'm a sucker for happy endings, I suppose. Reminds me of a opera singer whose "form belied his fate". Oh, you've always been an enigma to me, you know this, yes?:) Wishing you the best!! Mikki
  1. Date: 11/16/2010 4:29:00 AM

    Congratulations on making it into the second round..Sara
  1. Date: 11/12/2010 12:06:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest William. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 10/19/2010 10:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week William. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 10/17/2010 4:36:00 PM

    Congratulations on your work being featured on page three of the featured poems right next to mine...Sara
  1. Date: 3/6/2010 1:07:00 PM

    It was a pleasure to read your poetry today Bill. Wishing you a weekend filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol