Come and see

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Assertion1:

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."

 

Response1:

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."

 

Assertion2:

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.

 

Response2:

Then come and hear the music,

while Sheila Jordan dreamed; 

wanting nought but song,

while outside the Sudan club

she schemed.

 

Assertion3:

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.

 

Response3:

Then come and see

with the young Florya,

who ( having yet to fight)

seeks to extinguish chaotic dark

and with advantage-

the sunless light.

 

Resolution:

Just you

Come and See

Come and See

and

Bear Witness.

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Comments

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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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