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by The Walrus 

Posted: 13 June 2005
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She nuzzled comfortably
in the warm lap
glancing up entrusting
into the eyes of the gods.

Reflecting, it could be said
she spent recklessly
but she gave without reserve
to those she knew and loved
those who knew and loved.

Sense of brevity became acute -
the keeness of time
ever prickling the hairs lifting
involuntarily down her spine.

Awareness became lifeblood -
a ceaseless adrenaline flow
anchored by focus of need of material mandate
and being palatable to society -
those steady forces that provide
the mainstay of tonal survival.

A farcical facade
that, nevertheless,
remains foolproof.

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joanie at 18:29 on 14 June 2005  Report this post
Hi Christina, this has made me return to re-read several times. Trust is probably the most important thing! The opening and closing lines affirm this, I THINK!! Let me just go back and have another look........ which just goes to show that you have got me thinking!



The Walrus at 20:19 on 15 June 2005  Report this post
Joanie, thanks, a tad abstract this one I THINK! Appreciate your comments, especially since I've been recently been absent on WW.

Thank you.


joolsk at 17:10 on 23 June 2005  Report this post
Hi Joanie,

I loved the first two stanzas and then got lost with the rest. I enjoyed reading the words very much, but didn't understand it very well.

'Tonal survival' and 'material mandate' are divine phrases - don't know what they were referring to, but liked it anyway :-)


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