ideology at eighty or so

ideology at eighty or so

A Poem by James Paulin
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(Fidel Castro meets Pope Benedict March 29, 2012)

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patriarch and demagogue

aged, mellow, wise in truth

open hearted dialogue

spent, those zealous days of youth

 

power and philosophy

once pounded and expounded  

submits to simplicity~

Gods’ sole objective found

© 2015 James Paulin


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In _Death on a Friday Afternoon_, Neuhaus writes about "the simplicity on the other side of complexity." This poem makes me think of that, and of my 90-year-old mother, who embodies this exact simplicity -- 'God's sole objective." I like the simple wording of the poem itself.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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In _Death on a Friday Afternoon_, Neuhaus writes about "the simplicity on the other side of complexity." This poem makes me think of that, and of my 90-year-old mother, who embodies this exact simplicity -- 'God's sole objective." I like the simple wording of the poem itself.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The only word I feel doesn't fit is ...mellow.

We both know truth is relative to the perception of a speaker AND a listener - as each "hears" their own version. I wish the world well - different people stood as they thought best when they thought best until it became about them and not the ones they had needed to stand up for.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

only seven years to go, i'll get some wisdom too

Posted 8 Years Ago



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James Paulin
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After 38 years of working as an automotive design sculptor, I retired and have been doing a bit of fishing and writing poems. I've gotten better at both and had some recognition. Most of my poems are .. more..

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