Suzette Richards

Rookie - 40 Points (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

Then Understand - Poem by Suzette Richards

Rainbows of hope endlessly span in the ether vast
Effortlessly redoubling in voids' empty caverns
Every thought entwined, lacking innate freedom

Illumination grandiosely illustrated to a select audience
Captivated in the auspicious moment of success
Impressing no one with odious jargon
And theses absorbed through ever pouring over scrolls
A mind inundated with alien concepts

Anew the intricate webs influence the inner psyche
Arrows carelessly aimed, fired at Cupid's aura
Finding a willing entrance to a yearning, aching heart

Embracing the agreement to eternal life in the unconditional love offered
Confucius: "I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I then understand."

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written as a challenge to pen a poem, alternating words throughout beginning with consonants and vowels.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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