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Poems of Life

A local poet shares his writings based on real life.

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I was thinking of isolation

April 13th, 2013 at Sat, 13th, 2013 at 9:57 pm by Ed Corrigan

silos

here we live
in silos
of our own making
undertaking to
keep us warm
safe from harm
from coming undone
silos taller than we
i cannot see you
you cannot see me
how safe can one
really be

next door is an ICBM
door next is a long lost friend
whom i hope to see again

there is no sunshine
no sublime
no love
no holding hands
silos
built on our fears
brick by brick
a thousand feet thick
we are beyond reach

is my reality
so separate from yours
only two doors down
we can’t even talk
or touch
the tips of our fingers
and life lingers in
a forbidden zone state

it’s never too late
to tear down the walls
within and between our souls

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2013
All rights reserved

I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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