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Just A Letter

I don't get it
It's just a letter, a combination of swift pen marks, a juxtaposition of lines
Three rivers of ink, that's all it is

So I don't get it
It's just a letter, but it's the first one we learn, maybe that's why
The first is always best, unparalleled by any other

But I don't get it
It's just a letter, really, just an artist's creation
A simple design, that's all it is

Still, I don't get it
It's just a letter, and letters can't carry power
Why then, if we bend those three malleable lines, does it capsize the world?

I don't get it
It's just a letter, but in its absence we send out search parties and rescue teams
And if it's kidnapped it pulls salty ponds from our eyes

So I don't get it
It's just a letter, a plain and simple shape
Worthless, with no monetary value and no explanation found in the dictionary

I don't get it
It is just a letter, a part of the alphabet and nothing more
But somehow, someway, it has taken us hostage, blinded and strangled us




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jellyinthesky said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 11:16 am:
amazing.
 
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