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The Meaning Of Life, I Know It! I Know It!


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#1 BlackMatta

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 03:39 PM

The meaning of life, I know it! I know it!
It came to me like a chink in the light
Glimpsed through a canopy of whispers and mime,
While a daydream arrested its space and its time.

A whisker of breath; its scent and its warmth
Awaken my senses to halos of gold
Shimmering through foliage. A murmuring sounds
Their scribbling of mystical words on the ground.

The silent unseen, I saw it! I saw it!
Reach through the void like a hand in the dark,
Engraining the wood, and etching the stone.
And branding the coffins of flesh and of bone.

In footfalls of silence its spiralling dance
Rips words from a daydream escaping my mind,
"Drink of my water, child of my soil,
For brick and for mortar to coil and coil."

I the statue, I the mime,
The whisperer, the echo, the riddler, the rhyme.
The infant, the innocence, I the crime,
The pedlar of promises, the captive of time.

The meaning of life, I know it! I know it!
It came to me in a chink in the light.
It pierced the vision that shrouds a world,
I caught from some other place, unfurled.

Edited by BlackMatta, 12 September 2007 - 05:02 PM.

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#2 Sankofa

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:13 PM

vey nice clap.gif clap.gif

i love your descriptive use of language...it flowed perfectly

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

Thank you, Sankofa, for your encouragement and positive comments.

This is the second edition of what a wrote a short while ago and, as is usually the case, 80% of it I'm always happy with and the rest I think I'm happy with until I read it again in a month. Then I want to tweak it. wink.gif
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:17 AM

Nice.




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