in reply to
My Friend and Mine!
It's very remniscent of
a lovely poem by Sharon Hopkins. Have you read it?
update: Poem reproduced below
listen (please, please);
open yourself, wide;
join (you, me),
do something if distressed;
read (books,$poems,stories) until peaceful;
study if able;
write me if-you-please;
sort your feelings, reset goals, seek (friends, family, anyone);
do*not*die (like this)
if sin abounds;
keys (hidden), open (locks, doors), tell secrets;
do not, I-beg-you, close them, yet.
accept (yourself, changes),
bind (grief, despair);
require truth, goodness if-you-will, each moment;
select (always), length(of-days)
# listen (a perl poem)
# Sharon Hopkins
# rev. June 19, 1995
Update: corrected name of Hopkins' poem from "Appeal" (which is the first line) to "listen"
s''limp';@p=split '!','n!h!p!';s,m,s,;$s=y;$c=slice @p1;so brutally;d;$n=reverse;$c=$s**$#p;print(''.$c^chop($n))while($c/=$#p)>=1;
Edit: g0n removed link to illicit online copy of copyrighted work