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Out of Body - Out of Mind?

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Kit McCallum
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Out of Body - Out of Mind?

Please tell me ... could it be that I
   Am not alone in this?
For times I fear I'll lose my mind,
   Or what is left of it!

So much goes on about me,
   Through my daily life it seems;
But every once so often, fear
   I've wakened from a dream.

It happens when I least expect,
   And chills me to the core ...
For it could happen anywhere,
   Just like it did before.

I'm minding my own business when
   A flash of clarity,
Comes crashing all about me,
   Like a giant movie screen.

No longer I'm the actor
   Or participant in "life" ...
I seem to see the players
   From a'far, in different light.

I feel I'm floating on a plane,
   And looking back at them,
As actors merely read their lines,
   And play their parts, but then ...

It's in these times, my senses sour,
   For everything is clear;
The sounds, the smells, the visions
   Are so bright and strong when here.

I feel I'm looking past
   The very essence of my life;
Into a world of make-believe ...
   It cuts me like a knife.

In these enlightening moments,
   I do feel so out of place;
And watch all those around me
   As they play "The Human Race".

But if "they" are the actors,
   And "their" world is fantasy,
Then only in these moments,
   Am "I" in "reality" ?!?

/Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-14-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

I loved this Kit, it flowed beautifully!!

~Kelly


 ~Kellsue

Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill


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~Kelly:  Thanks ... I'm feeling a little bizarre today ?!?

With appreciation,
/Kit
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3 posted 05-14-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Sometimes the best poems come when we are a bit bizarre...lol  

~Kelly


 ~Kellsue

Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill


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4 posted 05-14-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, I've had those moments of vivid clarity at times. They can be a bit frightening. You've captured it perfectly!

Denise
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~Kelly:  So true (lol) ...

~Denise:  Glad I'm not alone Denise ... "vivid" clarity is a good phrase for this (reminds me a little of "WhoVille" ... )

With appreciation,
/Kit
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Kit,
Thank you so much for expressing this feeling.  Sometimes when I'm in a crowded room or even when I'm alone, it's as if the camara moves back and I am soaring - looking at everything from afar.  It is a wierd, startling feeling.  We are but a grain of sand.  That's what this reminded me of.

Maybe it's at the heart of a poet.

I absolutely loved it.

Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
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~Lori:  Maybe so ... it's such a strange clarity and I don't think I quite did it justice here, but I'm glad you know what I mean ... thanks for saying so Lori!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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8 posted 05-15-2000 07:10 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kit~
You depicted a moment many of us have felt.
The curtain falls on all of us caught in the 'play of life' beyond our own reality.
Encore !
~*Marge*~


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~Marge:  That was a terrific way to put it Marge ... thanks!

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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10 posted 05-15-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Kit: Well if you have clarity it states that I'm insane..*g*

HUGS
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~RainbowGirl:  I never said I was the sane one though (clear, but possibly quite delusional) ... LOL ...

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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12 posted 05-16-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Kit is this fantastic poem -- reads smoothly
like chocolate puddin'

OH, KIT YOU ARE NOT alone in these
thoughts -sounds like you are ready
for a bit of meditation--)

netswan



[This message has been edited by netswan (edited 05-16-2000).]
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Kit, wow this is wonderful, flowed beautifully.  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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~Netswan:  Chocolate puddin' then meditation ... sounds good to me .. I've been unpacking for ages ... thanks Netswan!

~Dark Angel:  Thank you for the lovely comments!

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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