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there is language in stillness
unspoken and easily seen
by those who know
truth lives in the space between lines
poetry is the presence felt
when words have left
how will you pause and parse
what will land if you let it
which words will make
an escape of an ugly day
or an ardent wind
from a dying breath
furious alchemy
makes formidable men
in the language on your lips

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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It’s a masterpiece. The theme, the language, the delivery; all spectacular. You certainly don’t disappoint.

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Amazing poem you have up there,

better not left unsaid! I agree with Tim, that this is very good, and I wonder how many men have died with silence on their lips? Nice stuff, ~ Geezer.

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I would like to know where you came about your wisdom and precision. your poem is truly grand! I cannot choose favorite lines, as they are all brilliant! more, please?

*hugs, Cat

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