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Elegy For the Invisible Ones

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Le Goobairre Extrodinarre
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Elegy For the Invisible Ones


A solitary at table, insipid food on his tray,
forgotten picture, as he'd been one day...
by a wife long gone on; by children on their own
busied way, problems with their four, nearly-grown;
by Time's ruthless march; by old friends, names tongue-tip,
faces clear, yester-year, yesterday when the trip
he'd made to see them was a short one to the mall...
he's alone with bland food's bathetic recall.

Like vellum parchment, timeworn, blue-veined hands
lift a fork, pause mid-air... as if stern demands
of important checklists were slowly ticking off...
he bows in blessing of his fare. Picking off
his plate one bean, inspecting, ingesting
in quiet resignation, he investing
with honor mastication, so hesitant
lest blandness render the taste nonextant.

Clamor, words everywhere, none to him direct,
unnoticed, invisible, absent disrespect,
all convey cognizance of personal wellbeing,
no pretense of blindness impairing their seeing.
To himself, a wasteland, a complacent lone
monument, emptiness etched in human stone,
weathered face unaware other eyes would find him,
sits the wretched dinner guest, without ties to bind him.


--Le Goobairre Extrodinarre
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© Copyright 1999 Le Goobairre Extrodinarre - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 10-20-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

GOOBER ALERT!!...Yee Hah!!




Le Goobairre Extrodinarre
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2 posted 10-20-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Le Goobairre Extrodinarre   Email Le Goobairre Extrodinarre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Le Goobairre Extrodinarre's Home Page   View IP for Le Goobairre Extrodinarre

smooooooooooooooooooocheaux,

adorable lady!!! am taking this glorious image along when next driver's licence renewal....a decided improvement!!!!!

can't wait to get pulled over and give the
cop that pic!!!!

encore de smooooooooocheaux!!!

LeGoob
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3 posted 10-21-1999 06:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

LeGoob, I enjoyed this very much, knew I would! Go Goobers!

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4 posted 10-22-1999 12:16 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done verse! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Dr.Moose1
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5 posted 10-22-1999 04:29 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Most observent , very well put . Is this written from a point of having been there , or did you do a Vulcan mind-meld with your subject ?
snow in summer
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So evocative!
Pepper
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Most Excellent!!

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