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The posings of a poet.

MAYAN


WE’VE BUILT

                AN AMAZING

                                WORLD
                IN OUR
       SPARE TIME

ONE STEEPED
                IN STORIES
      AND
                REVEALED
                                IN RHYME

NOW WE STAND
                ON THE
                                VERY
                                                BRINK

OF BEING
                ABLE TO
                                DEEPLY
                                                DRINK

FROM THE
                FONT
                                OF OUR
                    OWN MAKING

AN ENORMOUS
                DREAM
                                OURS
                                   FOR
             THE TAKING

AND WHAT OF
                THE OTHERS
                                AND THE WORLDS
                    THEY LOSE

THEY COULD
                JOIN OURS
                                SHOULD THEY
                                                CHOOSE




BUT THEY’D
                HAVE TO LEARN
                                TO LIVE
                                                IN SPITE OF DEATH

OR THEY’D
                NEVER
                                LEARN
                                                TO CATCH THEIR
                                                                BREATH

THEY’D
                HAVE TO TRUST
                                US
                                     AND LEARN
                                                TO FLY

FOR OUR WORLD
                IS MADE OF
                                ONLY SKY

THE AIR IS
                THIN
                    AND WE ARE
                                STRONG

WITHOUT US
                GUIDING
                                THEY WON’T
                                                LAST LONG

BUT IF THEY
                LISTEN
                                LEARN
                                                AND SEE

THEY
                WILL LIVE
                                AND POSSIBLY

BEGIN TO
                SPIN STORIES
                                AND FEEL THE RHYME

AND BUILD
                THEIR OWN
                IN THEIR
                                SPARE
                                                TIME


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8 thoughts on “MAYAN

  1. ~R.L.King on said:

    ahhhhhhhh……………exactly. Just fantastically written. Aren’t these words just so very true. Thank you for writing them.

  2. Love this. It reminds me a bit of Jeanette Winterson = )

  3. Interest line..

  4. This is lighter than air. Goes down so smooth but so much there. Really wonderful poem:)))

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