Take and Tell

Take and Tell

A Poem by M. A. Kilcorse

What is our place amongst the visible universe? What is our place in the beyond? Billions of individuals; one common experiance of life.


Taste of sweet escape and colored haze,

But not to take from on the mind’s wake-

Tames the job in life’s jested joke;

That stained-glass window that choirboys broke.

The church bells ring.

But, the birds don’t sing.

And the preachers still preach,

Though there isn’t a ghost in the seat.

But even if it is a lie,

Where lovers try and dreamers die.

And, to survive by nightmares due-

Upon the eve of a waning moon

Perhaps that’s all there is.

              -A void of absence? Nothing more?

Perhaps there’s things beyond.

                        -Then explain the famine, greed, and war.

An endless torment,

a mental battle.

Perjury in all its form.

But... Words of Wisdom,

told to me,

By a man

who traveled land and sea:

“Think of it as not life in hell,

But just a place for take and tell.”

© 2013 M. A. Kilcorse

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Added on March 21, 2013
Last Updated on March 21, 2013
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M. A. Kilcorse
M. A. Kilcorse

Toledo, OH

I use writing not just as an escape, but as a construct. To see non-physical ideas take life in the form of places and people is the magic and mystery of creative writing. more..