Come and see

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Come and see

Young Alexander

whoes shadow is cast upon

the arm of a man at rest.

And declares of him

"It is yours, just ask,

I will grant you all

that you request."



Then come and see

as Alexander casts a shadow

upon the sunbathing Diogenese,

Alexander waited for his

considered reply,

"move out of my light if you please."



Come and see,

push upon the open door

as three youngsters in

an ally-way  sit outside

and listen, wishing for more,

while watching Charlie Parker play.



Then come and hear the music,

while Sheila Jordan dreamed; 

wanting nought but song,

while outside the Sudan club

she schemed.



Come and see

the limp limbs pile which

he must yet confront.

He, unaware of the camera's eye-

shows us the madness yet to haunt.



Then come and see

with the young Florya,

who ( having yet to fight)

seeks to extinguish chaotic dark

and with advantage-

the sunless light.



Just you

Come and See

Come and See


Bear Witness.

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 12th Jan 2019 05:52

Indeed MC.

Thanks Martin, high praise indeed.

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Martin Elder

Fri 11th Jan 2019 23:29

A truly beautiful poem with a great rhythm and a marvellous passion about it like so many of your poems.
Nice one Tommy

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 11th Jan 2019 21:43

Indeed. Let no man cast a shadow where there ought to be light -
unless that shadow offers shade from heat that burns too bright.

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