Wednesday, September 13, 2006

It
By Don Iannone

So much can be packed
into such very small words
that seem to mean nothing
but end up meaning everything.
Like the word “it” that points
to something different
every time you use the word.
One time “it’ is the sunset
that just disappeared beyond the horizon.
Another time “it” is the work project
that is about to give you can ulcer.
Yet in another instance,
“it” points to that unidentified feeling
welling up inside you,
stopping you dead in your tracks.
One thing “it” is not is me referring to me
or you referring to yourself.
The only time an “it” can exist
is when you as the subject point to something
other than yourself as an object.
Got “it’?

13 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've never thought of "it" that way. :)

Dan said...

Got it!

samuru999 said...

Got it too!
Thanks Don!
Have a wonderful day!

QUASAR9 said...

Got it
loud and clear

Mind you from an early age we are not not to point to or address other people (and animate beings) as it, it being reserved for the inanimate, ie that which cannot or does not move by its own volition. The earth doesn't decide to orbit, the sun does not decide to glow. It just glows till It glows no more

Amit said...

"it is always a choice"

:p

ufukhati said...

don,

Accept it.

Kathleen said...

tag... You're IT...! :)

Pat Paulk said...

"It" is wonderfully written!!

Homo Escapeons said...

Loved IT...but still not getting enough of IT!

serenity said...

Got it

Now, how about "up"? lol!

kathy said...

Got it and loved it!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Andrew, Dan, Kathy, Margie, Quasar, Homo Escapeons, Kathleen, Amit, Ufukhati, Kathleen, and Pat. Appreciated so much.

'It' makes a difference to hear your voices.

The world is a better place because of all of you!

Blessings!

dumbdodi said...

Cool one Don, cool

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