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    I'm a positive poet

    Some say

    One who can only see the day

     

    Please-

    Don't think of me that way

     

    For I have been to the pit

    And back

    And have seen and done the evil in it

    To the max

     

    So if I choose not to dwell on its content

    Without contrasting a bit

    The joys life offers while out of it

    Do not be surprised by the tactic

    For the vision of death

    Is there for good reasons

     

    Do we not all have our seasons

    Our static

    Our demons

    Upon which to cut our teeth

    To mold, cajole and shape us

    Into our own personal perfect fit

     

    Or

    Have you not yet gotten it

     

     

    John Christopher

    1995

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    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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