Jody Talibart

Rookie (Montreal, Quebec)

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Living in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jody Talibart has been writing professionally for over 20 years. A published BC poet and journalist, Jody worked for many years as a magazine Editor and has many feature story articles to her credit in widely-read publications. She was nominated for a national award of excellence in Journalism and has been interviewed on several Vancouver radio stations for her ... more »

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:28:00 AM)

    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

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Diagnosis

Quiet as the stars
submerged in the human ocean, undetected
until blood washed up and revealed
malicious, scheming, multiplying destruction,
mutating hopes to ashes
and tomorrows to dust.

Joy is stripped from days like corn from a cob,
discarded, obliterating the sun,
prying fingers from a frail grasp.
Time and the dog cringe forebodingly in the corner,
crooning in long tocks and whimpers
because they recognize a life torn to pieces.
One has begun to mourn, the other cares not.

I cannot carry the dark burden of the words
but refused to ...

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