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


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.

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

very well done!! Very well done

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.+