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The Elephant in the Room

Postby josiah1112 » Tue May 25, 2004 08:37 pm

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Tue May 25, 2004 08:37 pm

by Terry Kettering

There's an elephant in the room.
It is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around
it. Yet we squeeze by with "How are you?" and "I'm
fine" And a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
We talk about the weather.
We talk about work.
We talk about everything else - except the elephant
in the room. There's an elephant in the room.
We all know it is there.
We are thinking about the elephant as we talk together.
It is constantly on our minds.
For, you see, it is a very big elephant.
It has hurt us all.
But we do not talk about the elephant in the room.
Oh, please, say her name.
Oh, please, say "Barbara" again.
For if we talk about her death,
Perhaps we can talk about her life.
Can I say "Barbara" to you and not have you look away?
For if I cannot, then you are leaving me
Alone...In a room...
With an elephant.


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Re : The Elephant in the Room

Postby angelkat » Wed May 26, 2004 04:30 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Wed May 26, 2004 04:30 am

How true is that?... Sometimes that's how it feels...
Thanks for sharing

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Re : The Elephant in the Room

Postby for faith » Wed May 26, 2004 10:43 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Wed May 26, 2004 10:43 am

Thanks for sharing, that is so true, unfortunately.

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Re : The Elephant in the Room

Postby paljane8 » Wed May 26, 2004 11:28 am

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Wed May 26, 2004 11:28 am

That is a great poem!

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