Meaning Lost

Among the myriads of nice words in existence 

The tasty, the lavish, the flattering, wooing and coy

I search for one that will make some difference

A truth that won't serve as anyone's plaything or toy


I always try to fall asleep right before midnight 

Lest I get caught awake when Time changes hands

With but old tricks like "Light makes night bright!"

My mind encircles the universe seeking new lands


And I have this marvelous vision dreamt nightly!

But I can't put my finger on it; for it dies with dawn

The world keeps changing yet it's the same exactly

And the game of pretense and lying well goes on


The old notions are now slightly more ancient.

The new ones still in the mental womb of mankind...

And I stand in line with the rest, ennuied and patient

Waiting for something to finally shock my mind!


◄ Us and Them

Father Thank You ►


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Mae Foreman

Mon 10th Jun 2019 10:49

Thank you so much for the kind words dear Martin! You are correct... I don't think much of this piece but at least I know why! Lately I feel like I'm stuck (if not treading backwards!) so your words bring me comfort! I hope there will be more and better good time!
Thank you ?

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Martin Elder

Mon 10th Jun 2019 09:46

It is just a pleasure to see your poetry develop and unfold. This is a beautiful piece of understated and I suspect by you underrated verse.
Love it
I look forward to more

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Mae Foreman

Sat 8th Jun 2019 23:30

Thank you dear Jason! I don't really worry, I think the whole thing may be summer finals-related! Side effects may include: frustration sense of lack of stimulus, distress...Tedium is an understatement here!
Thank you my friend?

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 8th Jun 2019 23:01

Don't worry my friend, tedium is not your medium.

If it's a mind shock you seek, I'm sure you'll find it. Lovely expression of the ever hungry mind and ever restless heart.

J. x

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Mae Foreman

Sat 8th Jun 2019 22:18

Thank you Lisa?

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sat 8th Jun 2019 22:01

The ennuied and patient will win in the end

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Mae Foreman

Sat 8th Jun 2019 20:50

I like the way you think dear Jon! Fuck it indeed!
You take care too my friend ?

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Jon Stainsby

Sat 8th Jun 2019 20:44

I know how you feel. Is it all pointless? In some ways yes, but it's all we've got so fuck it. Just do it.

Take care,

Jon ?

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Mae Foreman

Sat 8th Jun 2019 20:24

I've written quite a few pieces lately and I could have posted another half dozen more. I had them ready to be posted but I didn't go through with it because it all felt pointless. I confess myself bored and frustrated...So I guess that's my issue. That right there... Thank you dear Jon ?

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Jon Stainsby

Sat 8th Jun 2019 20:18


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