Monday, January 4, 2010

Good God

by Mark Jarman


Instead of casting them out of paradise,
Instead of making them labor in pain and sweat,
Instead of instilling tristesse after coitus,
Instead of giving them fire to burn their house down

And light their way into the outer world,

He could have split them, each with a memory of the other,
And put them each into a separate world.

8 comments:

  1. That and the photo, for some reason made me burst into tears. Wonderful, thank you for sharing.

    Ciao Lola xx

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  2. I love this and completely agree with you. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I think I like the current situation rather than the proposed one... I wouldn't want to live with only a memory of my wife, for example... I prefer to hold her in my arms...

    Best wishes for a wonderful New Year...

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  4. Wow. Powerful. Will stay with me today.

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  5. Very powerful and thought provoking. Thank you

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  6. I think I'd prefer the real thing better than a whisper of what used to be or might have been. I have more details when all of the senses are involved in making that memory.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)