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Here lies the metaphor

Updated on July 29, 2015

Headstones in a Cemetery

Here lies the metaphor

here lies the question marked

mere dashes on a stone

never to be sentenced again

here lies the row

where the names are all the same

parenthetically protected from life's little game

here lies a woman

fresh flowers on her grave

today is her birthday

here lies a child

found calm and asleep

forever hushed from counting sheep

here lies a prayer

many choose to pray

the lord is my shepherd

I shall not want...

© 2013 ocfireflies

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      Max Havlick 3 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Kim, I want to understand your work, but I confess I'm not sure what to make of this. Poetry? Rhyme? Rhythm? Words in a line meant to betray standard conventions? Have you thght of providing some short comment or essay to convey some context of what you are doing here? I love your communicative energy, insight, and recklessness, so I want to encourage you, not discourage you. Max

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Max,

      Any feedback is helpful. I will take your advice and provide a description of the motivation for this particular poem. Stop by anytime.

      Kim

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      tereasa 3 years ago

      Perplexing.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      tereasa,

      I get that sometimes.

      Thanks for reading and responding.

      Kim

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      Max Havlick 3 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Please know, dear Kim, in spite of my earlier comment, that I consider this poem a beautiful piece of work worthy of much consideration, and one to which I will return periodically, as I do today, until I have more fully realized your message.

      Max

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Max,

      I am truly honored. I hope you will not mine if I return to your page in order to gain a greater understanding of you and your work.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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