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The Mind Game

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Jana Tovey
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0 posted 06-02-2000 10:43 AM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jana Tovey

The "mind game" is a lonely game
there are no opponents,
only pawns...
moved and manipulated,
extensions of the single player,
for awhile anyway.

But, pawns mature, get wise
and leave the manipulator,
alone...
to face the fact that without pawns
distraction fades, and self-awareness
moves right in.

Panic! The manipulator must find
a new distraction, a new
Obsession...
to obliterate the total and utter
blackness of the one remaining,
now isolated within.
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1 posted 06-02-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow - this is great...how truly insightful...

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2 posted 06-02-2000 04:21 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Well put.   Something to think about isn't it?  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


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Panic! The manipulator must find
a new distraction, a new
Obsession...
to obliterate the total and utter
blackness of the one remaining,
now isolated within.

I know what it is like to play this game, it is a hard one, and how says words cannot cause pain. wonderful poem.

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Baltimore Grotto

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Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
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