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CDLXXVIII ~> Behind the Name

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on February 7, 2019 at 8:50 AM

CDLXXVIII ~> Behind the Name*

(Opus478 ~> Behind the Name)

(1)

Behind the name that sounds just whimsical,

Might lurk a treasure trove of history;

At myriad times suggesting functional,

Although betimes with loads of mystery

Saddling your soul with bits of memory:

To stoke some flames from smoldering ember,

Bewitching dreams, bewildered souls ponder!

(2)

Behind the name, what meaning pines, Shakespeare

Asked before, using the rose metaphor.

The pains kick in when you become aware

That forthright answers hibernate in store

For brilliant minds, with rigor to explore:

It’s hallmark tribute to the astute mind,

To impute meaning where it fails to find

(3)

Beyond the envelope of make believe,

Reverberates the impulse to forget;

Whether or not conspiring to deceive,

Refine your conscience to make a complete

Emergence from the vortex of regret:

The meaning that you find behind the name

Rejuvenates your prime beneath the shame!

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*Hook image (AuroraBor04H478.jpg), sequestered uncaptioned, from the Pinterest Aurora Borealis cyber collection reached my email inbox by gratis subscription.

©(2019), Constancio S Asumen Jr ~> https://allpoetry.com/poem/14336615-CDLXXVIII---gt--Behind-the-Name--by-Ace-Lilacs.

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