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> Tom by John Macleod : declined nom, Nomination for August
Cleo_Serapis
post Jul 6 13, 17:09
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-From another thread by Sylvia:

Hi Lori! lovie.gif

I did nominate John McLeod's poem, Tom a long time ago.

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Tom


Tom, trapped in a world of smug acceptance.
The illiterate soul waiting
for Saturday and yester-years cartoons.
Tom, neurons strained by dim voltage,
pressured and screwed down to acceptance of no acceptance.

Existence is a blank page.
Institutional remedies reflect featured smiles,
and pats of good boy sentiments.
Good for whom?
Not for Tom.

Tom is an alcoholic—wants out for a drink.
Pressure—pressure—pressure.
He sits in the foyer… helping out where he can.
He craves a schooner.
He can see in his “minds-eye” the grey misty glass and the frothy head.

“No, Tom you cannot go out—no bus trips for you”.
“You sit in your chair and do something.”
He gives a smirk; can’t wait for Saturday.

John Macleod © 2012


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post Jul 21 13, 04:36
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G'day All

Nah.

I have decided not to nominate.

I don't think this poem should be a public offering.

Tom was someone I shared with friends not with others.

Sorry about that.

This is the way I feel.

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post Jul 21 13, 09:42
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G'day John! troy.gif

No worries - we'll not forward this poem along as your wish.

What a fun read nonetheless!

Cheers,
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Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

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post Jul 27 13, 01:13
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I understand, Arnie. I nominated Tom because it touched me a lot. You painted such a good picture of him. I could see him in my mind's eye.

Perhaps you'd feel you were using him for a competition. Not right, I agree there. pinkpanther.gif

What a kind person you are! Maybe you might feel like writing poems about the places and people you visit, but in a more anonymous fashion. Sometimes I mix characters up to form a new one. Not purposely, my rambled memories just glue together on their own, or maybe my Muse intervenes. She's not being helpful lately...hmmm....I think it's because I feel depressed due to it's being my own husband whom I accompany such a lot. The weight of it all seems to have knocked me out. Too much... shocked.gif

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