Weight of the World

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Pressure upon pressure,
eluding the treasure.
Rapidly-waiting a
hurried-man's pleasure.
The feeling and the fury,
what need there is to worry?
Conjecture, connive,
when the wonderful,
harrowing, harmonious survive.
They pluck for the passion,
and suck out the pain.
Left only with rations,
still nothing to gain.
I'm flattered,
I'm flattened,
compressed and denied.
Forgotten, forgiven,
and neatly divisioned--
and snobbishly visioned!
The weight of the world,
a magnificent swirl.
This juxtaposition,
creates a condition.
That squelches,
and belches,
and calls-out my name.
I can't run the race,
with you on my face.
Last place!

James Harmon McQuilkin
C 2003

7 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (22 Nov 2009):

    You should try to get your writing published, James...I love this shot...beautiful contrast:)

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2009):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Nov 2009):

    Incredible composition, James! Splendid!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    Great Poem!! Incredible shot!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    Cool poem. I admire the use of negative space in the image. Very pleasing forms

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    Excellent writing James and I love the shot, great comp, light and shade..

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    Great one James. Poetry is pretty cool as well!

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