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We might be Giants (rewrite)

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RobertB
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0 posted 12-11-1999 07:10 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 through soot
covered chimneys cheating
hours from the darkness
by tongue of flame lapping
up kerosene by the pint
a little man sits imagining
faces of the voices crackling
through vacuum tubes warmed
by current from the wind turned propeller
conceiving in his mind
Worlds of Giants penetrating
a room of burning shadows…
and cobwebs danced in the heat


*

In the glow through the dust on
an Acer 34T UVGA
hypnotized by the scroll of words that
grip the eyeballs choking-
sniffing in the seconds
and coughing hours by the lung-full
sits a little man tapping
on the keyboard like a pianist
composing his world to an audience
from another time zone
warmed by the embrace of HIS likeness….
and cobwebs dance at their feet.


Robert




 if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Saxoness
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1 posted 12-11-1999 07:20 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Wow! What beautiful flow!

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

RobertB
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2 posted 12-11-1999 07:33 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thanks! I was afraid when I whittled at the first post. I wasn't sure what would happen!!! I just want to convey the feeling of what it was like 60 years ago when a person sat at a battery powered radio and listened to all the Giants of the world speaking.

Now with the internet we all can be giants and speak to the world. Yet....we can be a slave to all this....spending so much time that we wonder why we have so little of it.

RB
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Robert, I didn't get the full meaning until I read your description.... I like the analogy - Nice job.....
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Very nice, Robert! Wonderful choice of words and images!  

 Denise


RobertB
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5 posted 12-11-1999 08:12 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

thanks!!! no more rewrites on this one!
Martie
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I liked it before, and now, even though I didn't completely understand it.  Now, with the explanation, I do.
RobertB
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7 posted 12-11-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thank you Martie....I have really thought about adding explanations to all poems I post!!!

RB
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