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Marian Evans Poems
The Sound of Silence
If my pen were to fall Upon a solid floor, Would my objection be all To follow and nothing more?
How can we bleep a thing, On tv or among our peers, If we will allow - and allow we do - The greatest insult to go free?
I care what you think, So I'll try to captivate I like to think I'm creative.
I'm sure our hearts will chance to bleed true. I hope yours does better than mine for you. From the time we first sit and look out
Who, then, are the free-versed And cannot stop for race? A muttered slight without remorse Plagues a nation in disgrace.
On Life's Struggle
Why can't I have A knowledge of something more, A friend without a catch, A slate of settled score,
I Know the Gambler's Lament
I am sheltered when advised, The boldest noble in good times Or the meekest soldier at the round. I should not be fleeced-
How Do You Spell It?
On My Golden Years
And why wouldn't I be the hermit of the neighborhood? I would have, by then, seen infinitely more than I should Of a cruelty that might just have it out for me.
Small house, smaller still when filled, Warm kitchen, equally from the stove and ourselves, Laughing, perhaps cackling, faces innocently instilled With only a portion of Mom's shelves.
Can it be fairly said That life on earth looks good To those of it and subscribing?
Would it be fair to discriminate? Everybody deserves it, some have hope. Why should every soul wait its turn When the lottery proves a solidifying factor
I know of those who wish to hide, Their efforts are in vain. They cannot help but fail and bide; I am a path already lain.
A man of the world, With many refined tastes, Requested I compose a memoir. With great pride, I dictate.
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
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The Sound of Silence
If my pen were to fall
Upon a solid floor,
Would my objection be all
To follow and nothing more?
Would the artist then be silenced:
No media to give him voice?
His audience would by then have commenced
To applaud, to give a great rejoice
For their expression of great volume
Drowns, displaces, and depicts the new standard
Of ambient noise that fills a room
Before the bar is raised and my audience is meandered.