This Poem was Submitted By: Mark Andrew Hislop On Date: 2014-01-11 23:23:22 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Ken at Christmas

I listened for my chance to sing. The end of Christmas dining brought games and puzzles, all the evasions of identity, the sublimations into something else that substitutes for the passage of time when passage of time is all you now know and is the only way art can move you. And I listened. And then I heard Ken, singing just where I thought my opening would be in his octogenarian teenage voice singing at the end of his—how long?—life like he was going to live forever.

Copyright © January 2014 Mark Andrew Hislop

This Poem was Critiqued By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2014-01-26 10:10:02
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Beautiful. Only teenagers can sing as if they will never grow old, never know defeat, never know death. I love the line "when passage of time is all you now know" I could identify with many of the x-mas references.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2014-01-18 14:49:09
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Mark, such an experience is the building block of beyond the day. You have described it so well. I can say that, beyond looking through your eyes; there remains the ongoing inspiration that events like that allow for that really, I think, few other events can manage. There are a few, but each is special in its own way. Thank you for sharing this moment. It was well managed.
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2014-01-16 14:35:23
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Very happy feel good write that sets the imagery so well - Wouldn't it be nice to experience this all year long -? The flow is concise and there are no hidden messages within - Just holiday spirit spread out for all to enjoy, blessings, Deni
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