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Magnificent Obsession

by Chris Sorrenti

I have a magnificent obsession
that shields me from the madness
a magnificent obsession
that protects me from the pain
like an endless supply of Librium
coursing through my veins
impervious to the war raging all around

I have a magnificent obsession
with my brothers and sisters
imperfect as we all may be
feeding me their essence
in a bottomless chalice
giving them stanzaed reflections
to fill their own cups though

Some of them don’t talk to each other
nor anymore to me
but I have my orders
“Don’t try to make sense
of the well placed mess
your job simply to write it all down
whichever way you see it”

© 1985
Inputted and revised © 2017, 2018

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Posted on 12/05/2018
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/06/18 at 05:14 AM

I love the "bottomless chalace" and the "stanzaed reflections" especially. Thanks, also, for your comment on my Christmas Traditions. I don't think my reply message to you got through (error, error).

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