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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 6 Comments
Date Added: June 20, 2013 10:06:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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The forms of freedom lie upon the shelves --

The forms of freedom lie upon the shelves -- 
But pass most by them in the style stores; 
For gone old magnetism -- magic force 
No longer hold attraction.  Nothing sells 
But shapelessness where fountain-fashion dwells -- 
Where customers of class keep count of scores -- 
And privileged products only to endorse -- 
While unaware there be much deeper wells.

In caverns of creation there are clues 
Like maps and molds they guide the artist way -- 
And hold him in the care of classic hands -- 
And teach him skills of craft he'll ever use --
And give him ink and give him word and clay --
That he may stay to farm these fertile lands. 

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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 16, 2013 02:51:19 PM Report

A poem like this gives each reader different directions of thoughts..

your classic way of expressing your self is a marvel...

 ONly you my dear ..only you... LOve ~ India

Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on June 22, 2013 06:39:16 AM Report
Rather than try to give my take or interpretation David, Let me just say that it makes me think and go hmmmm!, but in a good way. I look forward to your poems, Bri 
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on June 21, 2013 12:33:30 AM Report

Interesting and provocative poem that can lead a reader in many directions. In my take on it is all

about writers, especially poets, and how their work is perceived by others. I am probably way off base,

but in any event, it is a beautiful and captivating piece.


Comment By: FreeTomahawk on June 20, 2013 01:51:35 PM Report

Life is not a dress rehearsal, all of us are given our parts to play, but unfortunately, very few realize and know their roles.



Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on June 20, 2013 11:36:59 AM Report

Yes have to agree with Henry on this, but i really enjoyed, and felt a passion that runs

deep within you here. excellent.

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on June 20, 2013 10:27:22 AM Report
Hmmmm, this can be perceived in different ways David, from man's apathy and taking life for granted, or all of the "Freedoms" we have lost or given away. A fine piece my friend.   Henry


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