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is personal growth worth it then?

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kaile
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0 posted 01-07-2003 01:55 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kaile

In a nation
where it takes an hour
to commute from one end to the other
and all your cliques
from various stages of your life
know one another vaguely,
one grows up as a frog in the well,
without realising so

Unveiling my ignorance,
I witnessed mere children with offical tags
soliciting for customers on the streets,
experienced needy orphans
being thrilled after my piggybacks,
apologised to shrivelled elderly
that I really couldn't give them money,
endured with a man with a half-foot smoking in my face
and gasped (inwardly) at the sight of a big-headed boy with small sticks for legs

Yet I return and
engage in conversation
about topics we secretly dread
but nonetheless discuss at length
because our lives are so darned mundane

I am the only animal in the circus
who has successfully escaped from his chains,

only to be shrouded by loneliness
© Copyright 2003 heng kaile - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-07-2003 02:19 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

well written and gritty... facing the truths of the world around us and being aware of them is not always pleasant..and while it frees us in some ways...we are still chained to the whole...

enjoying your writing here... looking forward to seeing more

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2 posted 01-08-2003 05:35 AM       View Profile for Sandpiper   Email Sandpiper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sandpiper

striking images, powerful ending--enjoyed!!

"And it was at that age...Poetry arrived in search of me...And something started in my soul."
Pablo Neruda

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3 posted 01-08-2003 06:03 AM       View Profile for regards2you   Email regards2you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for regards2you

Kaile,

Glad to have read this. It is interesting and insightful. I, too am looking forward to reading more of your work. And the answer to title is ~yes~!

Hugs and warm regards, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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4 posted 01-08-2003 07:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

This is a pretty cool write Kaile....I kinda thought it was kind of a sequel to my recent poem by the title?.....
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5 posted 01-08-2003 01:59 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Wonderful write, Kaile. The close up lens approach.
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Yet I return and
engage in conversation
about topics we secretly dread
but nonetheless discuss at length
because our lives are so darned mundane

This made me nod my head vigorously...made me wanna turn up my collar against the cold.

Wonderful insightful piece.
kaile
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7 posted 01-09-2003 04:23 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Thanks Ron for the words..you kinda made me understand my poem on a deeper level..

Sandpiper, thanks for the nice comment..i like your username by the way...

Pat, thanks for saying that you will look out for my work...you always bare your soul and leave personal, thoughtful comments on other people's threads...i will be glad if you can share your thoughts on my work now and then..

Thanks Toerag...heehee, i have no idea what you are talking about.. ..will definitely check out your poem

LOL Kacy!

serenity, thanks for relating so much to my words...muchly appreciated...

thanks all for reading and commenting...

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wow...very insightful...very deep
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9 posted 01-18-2003 09:24 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun


Personal growth?
My body says no, I don't want any part of that! while my brain and heart say yes, I have room to grow.
Am I schizophrenic?
Have a great weekend, kaile.
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10 posted 06-27-2005 08:42 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

*bump*
thinking of editing this
 
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