To no end


The power of my mind can make me small as an atom, big as the universe,
kind as a child, amazed with riddles

the power it gives me to tower the sphinx
and dig the wells for the lips to drink from

It can make me rich as a leprechaun
as a Klondike digger

a maker of pottery

a builder of shelter


It helps me to be furious as the ocean
brave as a horse rider
miniscule as electrons
dense as a fog
in the Amazon river


It helps me to build towers like the Eiffel

to care for others

to love virtue

to turn in mid air with the grace of a swallow

and win wars over evil

to plant the flower



To be like Socrates

to be grand like Sappho

and feel poems,

beauty, and laughter



to draw like Picasso

van Gogh, and hit like DiMaggio



to spiral like a question

and deliver fire


and act like Meryl Streep
at her best ingenious big


to analyze people

and find a friend in the chaos


and, oh, the wonders
of the stars in the heavens



limitless




Poetry by Ivan R
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Written on 2015-12-23 at 01:47

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
the wide-ranging, international, expansive, confident tone of this poem is striking. very well written, ivan.
2015-12-24


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Friends in the chaos, lovely thoughts, wishing you well dear Ivan x
2015-12-23


ternic2005
very well done!! Very well done
2015-12-23


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Someone is feeling pretty sure of himself tonight. :)
That's a lot of power. It's good to feel you feeling good and strong.+
Ashe
2015-12-23