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We might be giants (please help me with this one!!)

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RobertB
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0 posted 12-09-1999 05:27 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

We might be giants


In the glow of a coal-oil lamp
scolded by the tongue of flame
from a wick turned up just enough
to cheat a few more hours from the darkness
a little man sits imagining
faces to the voices crackling
through vacuum tubes warmed
by current from the wind turned propeller
generating worlds he never knew
until the words of giants penetrated
this room of flickering shadows
and cobwebs dancing in the
heat belched from glass chimneys
darkened by the soot of industrialization-

and he felt giant too.

*

In the glow of a 34T UVGA
hypnotized by the scroll of words that
choke the eyeballs with the grip of a strangler
breathing in only the seconds
and exhaling hours by the lung-full
sits a little man tapping
words on the keyboard like a pianist
playing his thoughts to an audience
in a packed house from another time zone
warmed by the embrace of their monitor
grasped by the likeness from its screen
darkened by the soot of isolation-

And he felt giant too.



 if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.


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Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 12-09-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

RobertB,
Very good, good thoughts, good paint and well done.
Martie
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Wow!  I liked this Robert--strange, but I think I understand it--don't think you need any help.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
RobertB
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3 posted 12-09-1999 06:11 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

thanks!!! hehehehe I am so used to doing 5 minute poems that I get scared when I actually THINK about a poem!!
hoot_owl_rn
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Where do you need the help??  
RobertB
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5 posted 12-09-1999 07:10 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Not sure it is tied together right Ruth..... I feellike I should have just written the first half then quit!!!

RB
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Robert, this is wonderful! I don't see the need for any help with this one, either! Very good!  

 Denise


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