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Battered,
abandoned,
love denied;
seeking only
a place in the
sun.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

when all is said and done
this alone is meaningful,
this alone makes sense!
the hand of man stretching forth
begging silently for love
consideration  security
fulfillment
a place in the sun.

the hand of man stretching forth
to touch - to soothe
to heal - to soften
the hard blows
life deals us all;
but more important still
to communicate
through every faculty of art
some joy - some mystery -
whether in verbose prose
or obtuse time-wasting poetry -
to add to the sum
of human knowledge
indeed -
to Life itself.

You!
Yes You!
the unknown reader
You - are part of me
You - who do not know my name
or care to know
we are all caught
in the web of time
in the fret of living
we are involved
our only common heritage
our humanity.

We are forever in the crucible
of Time
in the very hollow of the hand
of Life
we cull and hold
the random harvest
of our hopes and fears
or reject it all...
life
love
conflict
   progress
               pain......


Poem from Transition: Poems Old & New
by Syble G. Douglas, Design & Layout by
Barbara Telfer, 2008.

Random Harvest
Syble G. Douglas
A PLACE
IN THE SUN
ONE LOVE
BY
BOB MARLEY
REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION
Syble, a Guyanese-
Canadian living in
Toronto, is an artist
and poet; a former
teacher and
journalist.

Her previous books
of poetry include:
Fulfillment (1967);
Guyana Drums
(1972); and
Random
Harvest
(1986).

Transition: Poems
Old & New
(2008) is
dedicated to women
everywhere.

"You are the hub of
the wheel that against
great odds keeps Life
ever moving forward."
~Syble G. Douglas

The challenges of life come fast and furious and tend to throw
us off centre, so we need to re-focus once more on what is
really important - our priorities and learn to differentiate
between our needs and our wants. This is the disease of an
affluent society and often we get unconsciously sucked in or
brainwashed by the constant advertising that tells us "Don't
leave home without it."
SYBLE G. DOUGLAS

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