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tabula rasa

by Michele Schottelkorb

a mind untarnished by knowledge~

refreshing, don’t you think?


{thank you for your judgment call

on my ambivalent behalf

your righteous benevolence

would put the almighty itself to shame}


so here we stand

blank tablets without a shot in the dark

or, perhaps

the flip side really is greener

to look outside and see

what the world was meant to be


{without your seal of approval}


I think I’ll be okay

and make it through a brand new day

in fact, I do believe it’s true~

tabula rasa {goodbye to you}


Author's Note: tabula rasa: the mind before it receives the impressions gained from experience (Locke) or a clean slate/fresh start... (medieval Latin)

Posted on 02/24/2004
Copyright © 2020 Michele Schottelkorb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/24/04 at 07:07 PM

I like the wise carfully toned sarcasm of this piece Michele. Well done! You can be my partner in tabula rasa anyday!! ;o)

Posted by Christina Bruno on 02/29/04 at 02:22 AM

i love your title, your poem is brill

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/01/04 at 02:33 PM

Yesyesyes, The room needs cleaning if one is really interested in beauty.

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