Unfringe A Skeleton Rainbow

Unfringe A Skeleton Rainbow short poem

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Is it near the fringes of the metropolis Concrete,
near the shapeless brink of muddy smell,
near the unfringed openness
where saltish waves begin to kiss?
Can it be saved, since it is sadly snarled, crumpled,
half-eaten by a warped mental-scape,
perhaps belonging to a lover jilted
or a poet lacking the courage
to declare his real love?
Yet it is now glowing in your palm,
a pink wing.
Is it from a cherub,
a baby Pegasus
or a nubile bee-nymph?
It is fluttering, breathing, struggling now,
more momentous than Harry Potter
slaying an ostracized dragon.

Where exactly did you unearth it?
Inside a long-forgotten half-shack
near the tail-end of Changi beach
where a sign-post is redundant.
A relegated passing without a stench?
A mummified tantra-Zen?
An Internet-infatuated rainbow death
without the bones, removing the veil
covering the non-dividing meadow of bliss,
the cloud of witty unknowing, whispering:
“To understand everything is to forgive everything …”

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Merton Lee is the author of best-selling ebooks (a) One Thousand Gifts (Where Is God When It Hurts?) published free on Smashwords website, and (b) When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God is biting the bullet theodicy) . He is the well-known author of the Christian articles 'Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013) ' and 'Let's do something beautiful for God'. His poem 'The Road Not Taken' is read by thousands of readers.Born in Singapore in 1969, he is a Christian essayist for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practised the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as a senior Accountant and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service.He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree, studying Philosophy, English Literature and Economics. He also obtained Masters degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from UK (University of Leicester) and another Masters degree in Accountancy from an Australian University with distinguished results, qualifying as an Accountant. He is married for more than 20 years with two children. They live and work in Singapore.
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