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I grew up rural working class. Much of my work is raw and from experience.
Many stories and poems published worldwide.

2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)


''They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.''


Contact: anthonyjlangford2@yahoo.com.au

Poem - Let me believe


Behind The mask by selimaksan @ istockphoto.com


Let me believe



When they offer you a glimpse into fantasy
It’s a very alluring proposition
One which you are eager to pursue
As we want to believe
Because belief is tantalising
Belief is security  
Belief is the possibility of dreams made tangible.

Yet conviction is security
And we can hardly fathom
That we could be deceived…
That an individual
Would go to so much effort
To present an illusion.

And yet some people

Are not us
And we are hurt
Like children
And dismayed
In the knowledge
That greed can be manifested
So strongly
And wholly
More than dreams.

So don’t ask us to sing the national anthem
When some don’t rejoice at all
The chorus is uneven.

We are not unified
and yet, 
still,

we believe.



Copyright Lylia Corneli


Next post,
A new video poem, The Final Result.

2 comments:

  1. There's so much in here, Anthony. I just re-read it and want to keep coming back for more. I like the movement of it too, and how it concludes.

    Be well, my friend.
    xoRobyn

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  2. Very nice Anthony! You are an extremely multi-talented person.

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