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Gazing up from the Lap of Lincoln

Updated on December 31, 2012

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

Chuck Palahnuik

look at this guy
look at this guy

“A House divided against itself cannot stand”*

The only option for Unification was through the divisive Door,
It had to be sad.Sad and Maddening throughout its very core.

To liken confusion of a disassembled puzzle

Is the equivalent result of a convoluted muzzle.

We refer to the puzzle, upon the box cover;

methodically discern be it brother and Lover

Corners from edges then the colours above

The beauty of language, its propensity to move us…
Prayer is acceptable when moving their feet as such.

If the man represents the edges,the words of Lincoln

are the cornerstone, his internal Red Light Blinking…

The Blinking words that surely haunted Lincoln

“We hold these truths to be Self-Evident…
That all Men are created Equal.”
What can a mortal man contribute as an adequate sequel

The Declaration meant to be finished, later;

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Unalienable Rights,endowed by our Creator.

The inconceivable realization

division would bring Unification.

The illogical and unreasonable notion

such a thought of a magic potion
must have been simply maddening.

Before one puts the puzzle together,

divinity considers greater good forever.

When Lincoln reached for the colors he believed all along.

Each vital to beauty of the product of those being wronged.

The finished product is a nation that lives

to truths that are Self-Evident.

Accomplished by placing a piece at a time

in spite of the Civil War sentiment.

Not Black

Not White

The shades of Freedom; The shadows and silhouettes
Convergence in light from darkness,a prayer to coalesce

The colors of the puzzle represent
“That all men are created equal”
which eerily makes the civil war about
ownership and servitude, about the color Green.

Each morning I awaken looking up from the Lap of Lincoln wondering
how vibrant the finished product must be.
Placing one piece in at a time…
It’s absolutely maddening…

So, when I feel this land is sinking

I gaze up from the Lap of Lincoln...


“A House divided against itself cannot stand”*
*Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858

"Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He's simply the acceptable face of invading realities."

Clive Barker


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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the visit Phyllis Doyle,

      One thought, as we look back has to be, what happened to the Republican Party? They sure have come a long way.It would serve the People well if they re-examined the legacy of Lincoln.

      I appreciate your kind words as well as your comments.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This poem has many thoughts that force one to look back on in our history. Very well written and thought provoking. Thank you.