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John Guiney



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: 3 Poems Reply with quote

Tuesday

Tuesday follows Monday
Summer follows Spring
1984 follows 1983
Death follows Life

Where did this begin ?

It is Tuesday
And the 7 oí clock bus will turn the corner
To meet the 7 oí clock bus queue
And weíll all be there on Tuesday
With cigarette, newspaper, and mars bar
And it will be Tuesday
On the face of it

The light caught her smile.

It is Summer
And the morning sun will lift from the skyline
To greet life and love and hope
And the sun will rise in everyone
And life will be beautiful
And it will be Summer
On the face of it

The breeze rang silence in the leaves.

It is 1984
And the months will turn out
Catastrophe and milestone and victory
In answer to last yearís song
And we will meet it all in 1984
And it will be 1984
On the face of it

The unseen sky mirrored his dream.

It is Death
And the memories will arrive
To meet the moment that is a lifetime
And the memories will dance
And the moment will be vast
And it will be Death
On the face of it

I give you a kiss.

We sit
Eyes closed
Heart open
No tomorrow
The mystery deepens
And with it I.

*****


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Michael Shepherd



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Poem Reply with quote

John --

Congratulations on giving us a poem that is delightful, profound, and accomplished in its poetry. A touch of Eliot for the 21st century !

I hope you haven't been sitting on its illumination since 1984..!

You're clearly a born poet, and one who will be read with additional pleasure by philosophers.. so I hope there is more to come from you.

Welcome. And more power to your poetic elbow.

Michael
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John Guiney



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael,

Thanks for the welcome and the compliments.

Yes it was written in 1984.

Hope to post another in the near future.

John
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John Guiney



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Another Poem Reply with quote

LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Now itís a dream
Now itís a nightmare
Now itís a question
Is there anywhere for truth ?

When Iím in the dream
Everything is beauty
Everything is light
And Iím going to live forever
And do what is right
Iím going to get enlightened
And famous and strong
And Iím never ever
Going to get it wrong

Yes when Iím in the dream
Iím definitely in control
Iím going to get it all together
And then when Iím ready
Iím going to let it roll
But sometimes
When itís going really good
Well
You know what I mean
You sort of realise
Itís just a dream

Now when Iím in the nightmare
Itís always the same
Death stalks the victim
And life is to blame
And terror gets a hold
And hangs on tight and shakes
And everything gets loose
And the ground of the mind
Begins to quake

Yes when Iím in the nightmare
Something else is definitely in control
Paranoia gets it all together
And fear when itís ready
Lets it roll
But sometimes
When it gets really rough
Well
You know what I mean
You sort of realise
Itís just a dream

Now truth
Never gets in the way
Never ever says
Iíve come to stay
It just stands there
At the edges
And between
The nightmare and the dream

*****
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John Guiney



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE LAST PARTICLE OF DUST

Wasted
Devastated
A gesture in stark emptyness
A short laugh
Replaced
So very soon
By silence

I'll sing
And you may dance
But later
We'll both stop
And then silence
Will deepen into the mark
It has already made

A moment
Now
Is treasure
A moment together
Is unfathomable
Treasure
A moment
And silence

Who are you
Who am I

Waiting
The roads disappear
The parents
Disappear
The philosophy
Disappears
Waiting
And into the deserted morning
Comes silence

I can hear the cars and birds
And feel the sunlight warm the carpet
But it's not you
I can listen hard and soft
Deep and long
And catch all kinds of song
But it's not you
I can swim
In a sea of self made smiles
And be blissful all the while
But none of it is you

Silence was all around
As eyelids closed
And as body stilled
Silence rose
To crush
The last particle of dust

*****
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Giovanni MacCormack



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:24 pm    Post subject: Your poetry is lovely Reply with quote

Hi John,

Giovanni (John) MacCormack here from the distant past.

I have just stumbled on your 3 poems and they are lovely so lovely I had to email you to tell you so.

Keep well and keep writing

John
Now known as Giovanni (my true name)
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