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Craigellachie


born of lotus
flower

christ what a way!


here
transrational beasts

roam round
on ground

flat as stone

save for one
sharpened spike

crushed in iron

Submitted: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: canada


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Craigellachie is the little pit stop where the ceremonial final iron spike of the cross Canada Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was driven on November 7,1885. A symbol of national unity in Canada, without the completion of the CPR, Canada as we know it today would not exist.

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  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (5/16/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    intriguing piece... im being brave but my perception is praising (kind of) the beauty of the symbolic birth of lotus (be it flower) loosely i think, where the white petals praise upwards, free breathing, where as the rest of us scurry around lost almost beast-like, untrustworthy and suffering... thats my understanding... maybe understanding is not required, just appreciating the form... im not that bright but i like to lay my version of how i see things thanks karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (5/16/2012 10:10:00 AM)

    i am sure i dont understand (i never do) but it makes me think of how out of innocence pain can spring its ugly head. (Report) Reply

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