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I've Lived Enough

Updated on February 1, 2017
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Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

(One of Van gogh's works in 1881)
(One of Van gogh's works in 1881) | Source

Looking forward . . .
Looking backward over an icicle past . . .
I thought that I had seen enough
of carousel butchers and darken closet clutters
Whose smiling synthetic lies are sweet as
Polish butter.

Looking upward . . .
Looking downward through levels of smudge . . .
I thought that I had felt enough
of infantile lovers and cheap satin covers
That lay exposed to a vulter's eyes
Whose thoughts are as vile as
A root cellar's teenage secrets.

Looking outward . . .
Looking inward . . .
I thought that I had accomplished a mile or so
of work and had been enough
of many liar's quicksilver passions who con
And run when the heat of truth are as
Clear as a baby's soul.

Lying down . . .
Standing up . ..
I know that I have lived the end of a destined ride
with embroidered idols with flimsy simplicity
Whose daggers are as full of hypocricy
As a tyrant in Hades sees his reign.

Walking swiftly . . .
Walking slowly . . .
I felt that I had lived enough for those of
sweating beds and moaning heads
Who dig deeply into Rabbi's coffers
That sit alone sings a silken tone
As moon and stars in lover's eyes.

After Millet (One of Van gogh's works in 1890)
After Millet (One of Van gogh's works in 1890) | Source

© 2017 Kenneth Avery

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a bit dark, but beautifully penned. I love Van Gogh's paintings..

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      Sakina Nasir 2 months ago from Kuwait

      Your poem is very touching and lovely as ever. Great job with this piece of work. Love it! :) You my friend, are an awesome talent. God bless you richly!

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      Louise Powles 2 months ago from Great Yarmouth

      That's a beautiful piece of poetry. I love the words. And the added Van Gogh's paintings is a lovely touch. I love his paintings.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Nicely penned and absolutely love that last line. I've always had a fantasy and love of the moon.

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      John Ward 2 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      Nice poem. I confirm that you rival Rabbie Burns, scotlands National Poet. Wher I originate from. Nicely Done. Good work. I enjoyed it.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Ruby,

      Thank you for the warm comment.

      I am so sorry for taking so long to respond--sometimes my life is hectic and cannot get a handle on it.

      Love your friendship and talent.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Sakina,

      You are a dear friend and talent--just like all of the precious followers who are on this hub.

      I cannot thank each enough for how they have helped me.

      Have a peaceful day.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Louise,

      So good to hear from you.

      I always love hearing from what you have to say.

      I love and appreciate you.

      Keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      John,

      I do not know if my comment is worthy of this poem.

      Such kindness you show me.

      Words are not enough to express to just much that I appreciate you and all of my great followers.

      Peace.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      I also have a deep fascination with the moon.

      No other entity creates such romance, poetry, texts, and songs.

      Did you ever think about that?

      Just thought that I would share.

      Keep in touch.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @Louise,

      as an important P.S.

      I am also a Van Gogh freak. I love all of his works and sketches.

      He is without an equal.

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