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397th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: Seeking meaning

by wakofoed

on fibers coarse
with little clay
nibs are stained
with indigo ink

lines of cursive
carefully formed
seeking meaning
to come forth

chrome plated steel
and laminate wood
plastics cast
a cage formed

aligned in rows
of boys and girls
trying to find
what to know

classroom did form
a prison dark
locked out the sound
of the Muses song

warm air to flow
through wildflowers bright
bees there to hum
and birds take flight

castles to float
on scented breeze
grasses to tickle
bare running feet

through glass so hard
that kept at bay
what could be seen
but a world away

beyond the confines
of what was taught
forms that did constrict
the youthful mind

beauty unseen
did fill the thoughts
where wonder did dance
of what might be

blackboards of chalk
filled with empty words
to teach of things
that were not sought

with quills of ink
in cursive words
seeking the meaning
of the unknown

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