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Alden Nowlan

Rookie (25 January 1933 - 27 June 1983 / Stanley, Nova Scotia)

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The Masks of Love


I come in from a walk
With you
And they ask me
If it is raining.

I didn’t notice
But I’ll have to give them
The right answer
Or they’ll think I’m crazy.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003
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  • Freshman - 1,353 Points Kay Staley (6/18/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    Simple message that is quite easy to identify with. Not a strong meaning that leaves you wanting to change your life or make your situation better, just a quiet reality that is enjoyable to recognize. This poem would be stronger if it was longer and suggested other actions of a person in love. If it went on with more examples it would be more memorable and someone may wish to memorize it and truly ponder it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Orly Palmaria (11/20/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    it is not suggestive but it is thought provoking. in the end you'll find that slit of smile from in your face. (Report) Reply

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