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A Collection Of Pantoum

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.



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


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 08, 2019:

Thank you Diane.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on April 08, 2019:

Good article Jamie and Verlie Burroughs posted a good statement," Importance of communication where sometimes it means life or death." An interesting remark many wars have been caused by a man's words. Words can have a positive or negative impact...

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 02, 2019:

Good morning Verlie and Ann I am happy to read your comments. Thank you for reading! Jamie

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 01, 2019:

Awesome start to Poetry month Jamie. Your Pantoum creates a frightening image of the importance of communication where sometimes it means life or death.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 01, 2019:

Great poem, Jamie! I didn't know what pantoum meant; now I do. I must try some as it seems like fun.


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