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spacer.gif   American Open Mike: Roberdt Zielinski
Posted by : cj on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 05:50 PM
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American Open Mike:  New American Voices .

** Roberdt Zielinski **


Unsevered Whole

We are the poets
Plagued by art, society, ourselves
No time to create
Preoccupied with this Holy Trinity of concepts;
Our central absorption.
Composition delay from intellectual machine arrangement
We must plant the creation foundation

Not art for the sake of art
But for our angry fix of inspiration
We need to be inspired to inspire
The artistic cycle circles on
Parallel with the aimless toil of time
Contemptuous uttering with the impulse of God
Until art becomes part of our unsevered whole

Society is who we want to inspire
Not change
Change can only come from the internal being
It judges as we shuffle on, hands in pockets
We hear its cry for help
And we’ll inspire change for all
Until society becomes part of our unsevered whole

We stare into mirrors, eye to eye
Looking beyond physical existence
Our duty is complex, yet fair
Original creation is the subliminal tool
We’ll emerge naked, unshaven, angelic
Shrouded in the dim orangeness of street lamps
Until we become an unsevered whole



Wisconsin

The tree bark burned, gasoline free.
The peer reached three feet deep into the lake.
I fell off it when I had my shoes on backwards.
I loved to fish with a net.
I found damp wood and
the frogs leapt out of the cooler.
We saw bear tracks and shot a b-b gun.
It took a caterpillar the week we stayed to
Crawl across the concrete step.
We played catch with the innocence of children.



Roberdt Zielinski lives in Chicago. My passion is poetry," Zielinski says. "I want to inspire people through the language of poetry. I want to share thoughts and experiences with readers and other poets of our community."


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