leonard daranjo


The Shadow Lines


You may look without seeing
And see without looking
You may hear without listening
And listen without hearing
You may touch without feeling
And feel without touching
You may speak without communicating
And communicate without speaking
You may grieve without crying
And cry without grieving
You may travel without arriving
And arrive without travelling
You may act without thinking
And think without acting
You may care without expressing
And express without caring
You may understand without reading
And read without understanding
You may kill without injuring
And injure without killing
You may love without expressing
And express without loving
You may take without giving
And give without taking
You may die without living
And live without dying

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (12/22/2007 1:14:00 AM)

    Great title and a fine poem that uses words and repetition to demonstrate life's wondrous paradox. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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