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Inside

What candid yearnings

Would you have me confess aloud?

 

Are my tactics too subtle

To withstand the scrutiny 

Of your inquisitive dilemma?

 

Such are the questions

I see in your eyes

The wisdom no sentence can speak

 

But life is sweeter in silent space

Where straight ahead looks

And sideward glances can say more

Than any electron microscope

Was built to expose

 

Look at me

And forget the tainted speculations

Of curiosity

For they will never tell us

About what is really going on

Inside

 

John Christopher

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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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