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Sacred Rite - A Poem

Discussion in 'Writers' Room' started by Peder, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    Sacred Rite

    They come from all over slowly

    ones and threes converging

    getting thicker slowly determinedly

    as if candle bearing they might

    but aren't thoughtfully trudging

    reverently striding forcefully solitary

    or sharing with companions

    pleasantries greetings news

    of the day children's school

    drawings focused on their

    thoughts or worries hopes

    despair wishing content angry

    for more or termination

    here and now for evermore

    to stand in lines of knots of

    individuals calmly all sorts

    not arguing not jostling each other

    drifting in their own reflecting space

    for once a peaceable humanity

    forward to the table then the booth

    to pull the lever in reverence

    or give a yank let them know

    or register hope for a future

    with personal meaning and then

    dispersing fanning out through an

    exit back to life humdrum or

    exciting feeling holding hoarding

    one's own flame of knowing

    one has participated again

    in the solemn Rite

    of Election.

    crp 8/27/2019

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