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More stuff ...

Yeah ... another poem. Whoop-de-do ... I know you're excited. If you want more of same there's always http://i.am/btripp ... although I've not had a chance to update it recently.


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                    IRONIC THE TRUTH


                    1
                    threads of doom twisted
                    into these tapestries,
                    records foretelling
                    the darkest of days;
                    the harbinger voice
                    has echoed within,
                    we sense the clouds form
                    a smothering pall
                    2
                    the freak show arrives
                    out on the street,
                    the busses, and the El;
                    subhuman creatures
                    all on parade
                    with jugglers, clowns,
                    and unwieldy beasts
                    distorting the flow
                    3
                    we find the chains,
                    we find the nails,
                    we gather mounds
                    of broken glass;
                    for all these failures
                    are ours alone
                    and we must now punish
                    the faulted one
                    4
                    ritual enactment
                    weighed down by time,
                    we must not only pass
                    through these motions
                    but appear to all
                    as though we too believed;
                    how ironic the truth
                    is only known to us
                    5
                    not with intention,
                    never with plan,
                    we ride the tumult
                    trying to achieve,
                    trying to attain
                    some crumbs of winning,
                    some fragment of success
                    as a consolation prize


                             - Brendan Tripp
                                07/03/2002

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp
 
 



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