In Reaction To An Ode Which Would Label Us Unique

by Philip F De Pinto

ode my dear,
let me make my reaction clear.
it would appear, indeed,
at least on the face,
that we, as you say, are all tinted differently
on the inside and even on the out.
dear ode, it would appear, indeed
that we are all
in possession of our own unique hue and view,
but not so unique
as to make us appear freak
show. not so different from the rest of the links
as to estrange us from
the ones or one link we need be kindred to.
my take, dear ode, is that we are not so dissimilarly hued as we think
but we like to make a ribald stink
as to our uniqueness.
the fact or the fiction of the matter is that
the meat and the spirit of each link is suited
and divides
perfectly and evenly one into the other.
were it not thus,
we could not make, wrest a plus from a minus,
at any rate,
would fail the world to populate,
this purported unique world
in all the cosmos.


Posted on 05/09/2013
Copyright © 2023 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 05/09/13 at 04:04 PM

... excellent....

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 05/09/13 at 08:48 PM

the ones or one link we need be kindred to is us, and uniquely so says un-uniquely meekly me. and isn't it an awe - to have laughter within our serious nest and visa verse, and wisdom wrapping peeking through, and laughter at ourselves is the healthiest, is what my experience is too, Phil

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/10/13 at 12:09 AM

Quite the read Phil. Love the playfulness of the words and message vibrating over a serious undertone.

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