On the Stand

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    On the Stand

    I’ve yet to recall

    Where it was

    Or when it happened first in time-

    That penultimate

    Three hundred sixty degree vision of mine

    Visited so long ago

    Upon my yearning to know

    What it would be like

    To stand before thousands

    And sing what was on my heart

    Through a sound system

    That was state of the art

     

    There we were

    Locked in the subtle embrace

    Of perfect focus

    Filling hungry ears

    With a lawful overdose of Man’s joyous feedback

    Love’s song

     

    ‘Show Biz’

    They called it

    In the slang

    When we sang

    On the stand

     

    We called it the field of the Spirit

    That invisible exchange of AWE-RIGHTS!

    Between angels and other multitudes

    Who also delight

    In pursuing the pure golden radiance

    Of nonsexual lovemaking

    On the stand

     

    And when

    At the end

     They gave us a hand

    I remembered where and when

    Again

    On the stand

     

     

    John Christopher

    1987

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    Charlie23 commented on On the Stand

    08-27-2009

    I can imagine the sound of what you write, brings about complete delight!

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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