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Existence

Existence

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
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Written in 10th grade, a poem about existence.

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Existence

 


January 3, 1985


Most crucial to Man,
But not to Man only,
Most precious to us,
We worship it high.


We worship and rule it,
But have ne'er conquered it.
Our dreams and our now
Are encompassed by it.


We call it our own,
Yet ourselves make a part;
We own it and claim it,
But are its from the start.


It is all-encompassing,
And all-encompassed,
It is the great Ego,
Both Alpha and Omega.


For Maressa - Is this not the very lesson you tried to teach me in later years? With love.




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 15. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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