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Many Voices




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I am in this room. A place where

People gather often alone. There are

Separate moments taking place

Everywhere. Yet it all seems close

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In each interaction a choice is made

To say hello with our eyes or just

Toss our glance back to a computer

Screen …

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We all have a façade that we

Work really hard to contain

Now if we can let go the negative

Connotation – façade, fake, pretend

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We might recognize value in each individual

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Interaction

Table crossing

Physical adjustment

Spilled coffee

Unmuted favorite song

– and now listen –

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We don’t have to be different

We can all love and laugh

We can avoid the insecure scrutiny

That makes pretend our reality

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By being present, we do exist

Long enough for the person nearby

To recognize a feature of your identity

So, that isolation might be in vain

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Unless, of course

If we take a long walk in the forest

Continue going forward over brush and tree root and rocks

Come upon the edge of a cliff after miles of hiking

Without looking back

We then do find ourselves alone without anyone seemingly …

… Watching

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Nature’s grasp upon our soul

Allows our physicality to interact

As human beings God’s peace exists

What happens when listening walks away?

 

Thom Amundsen 2013

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About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at www.waterstones.com

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