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Mike Barrett
Mike Barrett Embrun, Ontario / Canada, Male, 71
Profession :
Now a retiree!
Education :
University, BA Economics & Philosophy
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  • POEM: Pulse by Mike Acker (10/20/2014 8:43:00 AM)

    A sentiment neatly captured!

  • POEM: Divorce by Mike Acker (10/20/2014 8:41:00 AM)

    Mike, I've not personally been divorced but I lived through one when my parents divorced back 1961. That year my old man,2 weeks after the death of his mother, ran off with a piece of fluff leaving my mum with eight kids,6 under the age of 18. It wasn't a happy time and you caught the pain of it all in this poem albeit from a hugely different perspective. Great write!

  • POEM: Reason and Emotion by Paul Hartal (10/20/2014 8:27:00 AM)

    Once again, loved the poem! Check out my poem, To men of Reason.

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  • Mike Barrett (12/26/2013 2:14:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi to all PH poets - just a quick message to wish each and all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

    On another note, I just finished reviewing Leonard Cohen's lyrics..... to me Leonard is a truly gifted Soul. I feel we have all been blessed with his song " Hallelujah" . One of my poems speaks of might want to check it out.

  • Mike Barrett (12/21/2013 7:06:00 PM) Post reply

    I wrote this poem back in 1959.....Its structure may be appreciated here in this workshop forum. Your thoughts?

    A Brook

    Hear water breaking in a brook
    Over rocks that are timeless with age -
    A sound near as old as the earth itself
    With a meaning beyond any sage.

    Hear water breaking in a brook
    Over rocks that are gray with the years -
    An elixir of youth to those ancient stones
    Is this water of heaven shed tears.

    See you there earth's brow,
    Beneath the cool brook's soothing self?
    Not one wrinkle on that brow
    As years from us will win,
    Not one wrinkle on that ancient brow,
    As smooth as an infant's skin!

    Hear water breaking in a brook,
    Laughing on its way to the sea.
    Hear water breaking in a brook,
    Laughing at you and at me!

    © M. Barrett – all rights reserved

  • Mike Barrett (11/30/2013 11:21:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi fellow poets, please feel free to check out and comment on my contributions here on this site or on my personal web-site, My poetry is often of a spiritual but not religious nature and will, I believe, appeal to those seeking a deeper understanding of their spiritual essence. It would be great to hear from you! Cheers!

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