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Vanity

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H. Arlequin
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                 Vanity


Ruthlessly inexorable, relentless march...
where to and for what, dares he importune,
unheeding weakness or backbones with starch,
Father Time's pied piper trilling shrilly a rune?

When passion's a mountain whose pinnacle, man's goal,
panic seems the precipice he traverses in retreat,
past despair's Sahara sucking dry his scarred soul
till the will can't cajole futility to its feet.

Love turns blind and unkind, consuming itself,
combustion its zenith, thereafter on the wane.
While duty's urned ashes gather dust on her shelf,
anniversaries may remind there was once, the swain...

prenatal  contrivance, (ancestors unknown,
resigned to the same from prospective descendants),
used flotsam, eddying gene debris, wind blown
sapiens spore...vainly pursuing transcendence.


             --H. Arlequin

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Christopher
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1 posted 02-16-2000 02:03 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Wow, I had to read this several times before I felt I even grasped half of what you're implying, muc less stating outright! Well done on the thought provoking side!

 -*Hope the dream.
---*Wish the future.
------*Live the now.


Mike
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2 posted 02-16-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Have missed your postings.
Excellent work.
Denise
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3 posted 02-16-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I agree! Excellent writing, H.A.! Glad to see you back! I've missed you!  
Denise
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4 posted 02-17-2000 07:15 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey, Ha!!

Nice to see ya..
"Father Time's Pied Piper"... lures us along for sure...

This is a wonderful work, my friend - as are all of yours..
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