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Poems for Occasions

Poems for Occasions

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Published by Ronald Thomas West
The (collected) occasional poem
The (collected) occasional poem

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Published by: Ronald Thomas West on Mar 10, 2011
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Primarily I see myself as an essayist and writer of shortstories. I do, however, write the occasional poem, moreoften than not because something has profoundly struck me, or I am frustrated, or sometimes to better understanda topic I am having difficulty with.For me, writing poetry is the exception, not the rule, andI am not prolific.For Nicole (Her Beautiful Mind)HalvesHave no place.Whether'sWhen is, but oneWondering whyShe were not*HERE*Fortnight past.Elegance isSelf-possessed,Self-paradox: Nil desperandum
Surround nihlismEre expectation.**To a sweet friend’s evil twinHow we lieMostIs in the glass-Unseen self Cast, createUnsustainableBecause-ethic-KnowOne cannotServiceEvil allegoryOr mafiaAnd present butEgo-self’sLip-service to Angels.**
Passive-Affection = Passion-AggressionDon’t you think..?One said. No, I feel..Another said.Insecurity,Passion-aggressionIs missingHaving been loved-All success’ measuresSole accomplishment Nurtured image, Not feeling.Where is the child? No love reflectsPassive-affection’sCold desire to be acknowledged-This trick Of self in glass is:The thief Of self at last.To be lovedFor what you are NOTCould beThe most important thing, so

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