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Subversive


Last night's dream concerned

A 'sleeper'-

One who lies low and then

Attacks.


It wrote some very convincing lines

(Carbon-copies, almost, of mine)

That agent of subversive packs.


It's purpose wasn't poetical

But political

Meant to undermine faith in our Parkie clan.

The verse was stylish and had been

Constructed with adroit, cool elan.


It's tenet was disparaging,

Asking why we should even try -

Since all would fail inevitably.

I then recognized it for what it was -

One gargantuan devilish lie.


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Jes Derry
Jes Derry
07 may 2023

I like how the first verse encapsulates the mood of the poem. It’s relativity to myself makes it that more special and makes me read it again.

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Miembro desconocido
07 may 2023

I like this, John. That sleeping traitor lurking in our dreams often tries to undermine our confidence. Recognise the liar and keep going

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Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
06 may 2023

Love the poem, especially the title. So many ways to interpret it all.

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John Dallison
John Dallison
06 may 2023
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Many thanks, Alice. I value your comments.

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