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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Bookends (01/30/14)

TITLE: From Here to There
By Richard L. Provencher
02/02/14


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Inside our world of rings a balance
must endure of past and present
generational flow where an earthly
contrast takes us to the brink.

The lives of poet Chaucer to Margaret
Laurence -- compressed
into poems and short stories --
connects us from past to present
like literary bookends

providing litanies of daring
an absorption -- during slices of life
innocence and betrayal -- love
and forgiveness

activated by creative thoughts:

Within the slant of life and Bible ways
Old and New Testaments present
the past up to now such emotion
with wars that lasted with Godly
forces righting wrongs in Crusades.

He climbs a hill of sober reflection
passing bystanders
who shout
derision and lack of respect

the accomplishments from such a Man.

He strides between two pillars
overcoming a line unknown to mortal men
transcends pain and betrayal --.

our Saviour suffered for sinners and saints
created bookends as choices in living.


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Yvonne Blake 02/11/14
Wow! This is filled with so many images and references that I had to read it again to catch more - and even then, I'm sure I missed some. Well done!
Laury Hubrich 02/11/14
Very well-written poem.
Larry Whittington02/12/14
I would need to reread this a few times to get a better grasp of your full intent.

You have a lot in it.