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By Louis Gander
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Everything in this whole world

has one great flaw in common.

Large, small, very light, or

heavier than a ton.


Some are solid, others not,

and some we hear a lot,

some are just a vision,

while others, cold or hot.


Coffee smells, alarm clocks,

computers, highway signs -

family, long vacations -

schedules, meetings, deadlines.


Tell me, what's in common here -

say, what could it be?

Cookie jars to fancy cars,

curved rainbows, scenery...


And there are many other things,

too numerous to list -

scary masks of Halloween,

to pretty morning mists.


Just ponder for a minute

the commonality -

and what effect these things have had

to others, you and me.


Just think for just a minute,

on all these things I list -

and all else you can think of -

and all else that I've missed...


So try, you just might find it -

if not, reread again -

for every thing is common here

for children, women, men.


Now if you have not found it yet,

the answer, if you care -

is that they steal attention and -

take time away from prayer...


©2011 louis gander

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Submitted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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