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A Collection Of Pantoum

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.



When giving directions

words must be repeated

before our active minds

rewrite words of our own.

Words must be repeated

to ensure our own safety

rewrite words as our own

repeat careless mistakes.

To ensure our safety

we try not to offend,

repeat careless mistakes,

innocent lives at risk.

We try not to offend

so many words replaced

innocent lives at risk

rhetorical mistakes.

So many words replaced

original meaning

rhetorical mistakes

now involve innocence.

Original meaning

now stands against the wall

now involves innocence

where children are involved.

Now stands against the wall

the blind folded and dead

where children are involved

stand shadows as figures.

The blind folded and dead

forget what the words meant

stand shadows as figures

staring down the barrel.

Forget what the words meant

please repeat directions

staring down the barrel

let us try to be clear.

Please repeat directions

before our active minds.

Let us try to be clear

when giving directions.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann

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