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Comment 7 of 17, added on January 17th, 2005 at 5:30 PM.

I like how blank this poem is, its interesting because it relects my mood
when I read it hmm...

sara from Canada
Comment 6 of 17, added on January 15th, 2005 at 10:39 PM.

i think by repeating that the poem isn't for you, it draws people in
farther because they want to see what exactly isn't written to them. the
words flow so that you can't help but read it. i think it's trying to show
that a thing of beauty, like this poem, shant be ignored. but if it is, at
least it isn't adressed to you, so you can read it and it will still be
hollow for you, and without much concequence.

rachel from United States
Comment 5 of 17, added on December 6th, 2004 at 1:55 PM.

i really like this poem.... im not to sure why but Is this not what the
poet is trying to do! he is trying to tell us how empty it is and how it
has nothing to do with us but still we read it and ponder it... it is empty
but beutiful? I think the poet means for us to read it,then remember it and
let it forget us. Or is that just a really rong way to think of it? or is
it obvious??
EVA XXX

Eva from United Kingdom
Comment 4 of 17, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 1:20 PM.

this is one of the most confusing poems i have ever raed. the poet is
amazing,magical and yet still confusing

jimmy from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 17, added on November 7th, 2004 at 8:28 AM.

At first I thought it was interesting. The first paragraph is really nice,
with those kind of expressive words, but what i dont understand is this,
the author kept on repeating the sentence, "this is not addressed to you",
so I think, this is confusing. I dont know what the author really mean by
this, but I thought if its not addressed to me, what did I read it for?
And, the fact is, that, this poem is not made for anyone neither because it
is not addressed to anyone!!!

Clara from Indonesia
Comment 2 of 17, added on October 14th, 2004 at 7:25 PM.

Weird poem. I thought it was awesome. I mean rock on! But it is weird. I'm
not vanished. Still sitting here. I never forget the existence of other
people. OK he says it's "not adressed to you" the only other person it
could be addressed to is himself. Then he repeats himself after the reader
already knows that it's not addressed to them. Does this mean it's not
addressed to himself either? That it is not addressed to anyonne? Ooh!
Something to ponder.....

Kassandra from United States
Comment 1 of 17, added on August 31st, 2004 at 1:20 PM.

Thank u for this poem Donald. After reading it, it actually meant something
to me. i now no one else has commented on this poem yet but I'll b the
first to say that like abstract i read this poem and found the answer to
all i know. when i speak i speak of me and my happenings some take what i
say to offense but i now know what to tell them after each thing i say
These words were not addressed to you i spoke them only for my relief u
were just there to listen.Just like that poem was not addressed to me
neither was this comment i felt good reading ur poem and i thank you for
the answer.


Cindy Mateo

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Poet: Donald Justice
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