Simply Complex  September 27, 2010 - October 3, 2010

Contest Completed


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Write a poem using a AA BB CC DD ... rhyming pattern and an even syllable count eg. 8 8 8 8 8... with an intriguing message that supersedes the form and excels with simplicity.


Blind I
A Poem by James Paulin

infinite universe out beyond

swirling round me of which I’m quite fond

global issues encompass mankind

I ignore them with my carefree mind

our nation votes with each earnest voice

declining, I give away my choice

avoid poor, desperate, hungry souls,

consumed in reaching financial goals

let someone else care for social ills

I say “Not this time with all these bills”

don’t have time for elders left alone

or troubled teens without any home

inner conversation left unsaid

only comforting my pride instead

to find any way to joy and peace,

I self prescribe a conscience decrease

my senses report that I exist

to seek purest purpose, I resist


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Created Sep 27, 2010