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The Swings of Life

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JerryPat2
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tethered to the twisting swings
of life
no matter the age
thirteen is older than you think these days
she could be reading Kafka
trying to absorb
the philosophy of his words
she is alone
swinging back and forth
in a world
she understands less even than Kafka
she wears a diaphragm
takes birth control pills
makes her sex partners wear condoms
even then she usually does it another way
instead of allowing them into her portal
her rationale?
I'll not bring a child into this world
as long as there are liars
in Congress

the world has reached the stage
where it is devouring itself
and little thirteen-year-old girls
everyone is on their own
set of swings
back and forth through pitfalls of
depravity’s reaction

©December 27, 2013 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~
© Copyright 2013 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Krawdad
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1 posted 12-29-2013 09:10 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

Perhaps it is the lack of hope and vision that is the bleakest darkness.
Lies in Congress are, of course, only a symptom.
EmmaRose
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2 posted 12-29-2013 09:45 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

bleak thoughts, done well, jarring me out of my comfort zone right now.
Hard hitting, and real good poetry
JerryPat2
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3 posted 12-29-2013 09:56 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Lack of hope and vision is certainly two good reasons that life has become difficult for some, Krawdad. Thank you for being here.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

JerryPat2
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4 posted 12-29-2013 10:14 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You have made my night, Emma. thank you so much.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

2islander2
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hi jerry, it is a fine and deep analyse, and i Would not advise a kaffa reading to a thirteen Years old, it could have depressive efects because of darkness, solitude and impossibility to merge in society, i read it when i was 18 and it had great impulse on my spiritual and emotional life...
tHanks for the beautiful and accurate poem


have a fine Holiday


yann
JerryPat2
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6 posted 12-30-2013 08:25 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I couldn't agree more concerning Kafka, Yann. Thank you for you excellent comments.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 12-31-2013 12:02 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Love the pic! knew something big was to follow. I had know idea just how powerful your message would be. I'm at a loss for words so I'll let Krawdad and Emma speak for me.

Lori
JerryPat2
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Ah, but you said much without even trying, Lori, and I thank you for that.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

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