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A Poem by RobertRonnow

Author: RobertRonnow
Created: November 14, 2015 at 07:56 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
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The Real Turtle Soup

It's only a paper-mache
moon, they say, too cool,
too full of interstellar space
to sympathize or care about
lovers, kings and fools.

Or is it? According to Deutsch
the so-called final ignition
into outer space
is a product of man's meditations
moving, as if via gravitation

the magician to the other end
of the expanding universe. Sure,
in yr computer. Meanwhile, nursed
in a nursing home, mewling and peeing
as accurately predicted by Shakespeare

my old Marine, an ex-sailor, bitter
at life's ending, having waited
too long to dispatch with dignity
all alone, as in Corbiere's poem
where old soldiers are fated

to fight unnecessary wars
as we all are, except for the fact that
every helium and hydrogen atom
ever born or made (whatever you believe)
has taken positions, passionate

and predetermined as republicans and dobermans
over eons and epochs. Thus
I don't think it behooves us much to fear
if we're getting too little clean air or
bacteria are better adapted than us. This

obsession with identity, survival
a name and a leg of lamb is lame
even uninspired. The whole universe
including the professional basketball season
is canceled when yr dead. No blame.

© RobertRonnow - all rights reserved

Author Notes

Is it the good turtle soup or only the mock? --Cole Porter

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Comments & Reviews

December 06, 2015
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Hello my name is Timmie. It is a pleasure to meet you. This is the first piece of your writing that I have gotten the opportunity to read. Thank you for sharing.
Wow, now this is different one isn't it? I am going to be honest, I don't have a clue what you are trying to say here. Do you mind giving clarification? I hope I have not offended you with my comment, as that would never be my intention.
I look forward to seeing some more of your writing in the near future.
Take care and may the energy of the Moon always shine brightly upon your life's journey!

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