Rhyme and Reason

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    Rhyme and Reason

    I'm paying no attention
    Lest words unblessed
    Take up their restless rest
    Upon this fragile gift of thought

    I've let go of retention
    For the time it takes
    To end an onslaught of muck rakes
    Passing overhead
    To enlist the dead
    Unto another war weary season

    My mind rests on suspension
    Bestead beside a quiet ocean
    Of soothing-calmed emotion
    Where tide pools gather daily bread
    Onto the hallowed shores of rhyme and reason

    I am on hold and free from harms long gone
    From the suffocating belligerence
    Ignored within this song
    That another might share deliverance
    Into the sanitizing arms of rhyme and reason

    John Christopher

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    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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