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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    vangoghsear - Weekly Poetry Contest (96) Winner

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Sep 23, 2009.

    the perfect moment
    By vangoghsear


    time doesn’t wait
    for the perfect moment.
    it rolls steadily on,
    like a ball, on the side,
    of a road, in a gutter,
    on a hill, toward a
    rain drain grate...

    each revolution
    of that ball in the gutter
    marks an image of
    a minute misspent.
    another instant,
    the perfect moment
    eludes us once again.

    you glimpse the
    moment the movement masks
    as the ball rolls relentlessly on
    gathering visions,
    glorious dreams
    like wet leaves stuck,
    like a fool to a scheme,
    it’s there and then it’s gone.

    we reach and we crawl!
    we grasp and we claw!
    at the ball spiraling ever down.
    receding away,
    proceeding always,
    towards the
    rain drain grate...

    where it drowns.
     
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    Congratulations, vangoghsear!! You did a great job! :)
     
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    Thank you Lydia, for your gracious comment.

    Thanks to all of you who voted for my poem.

    Good work from all those who entered the contest and thank you administrators for all you do to keep things running.
     
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    Nice job V!!!

    quite evocative and worth a re-read, If you can, post in the main forum and I will do a full once-over!

    Peace,

    Inked
     
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