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The Literary Groong - 07/11/2009

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	by Kevork Kalayjian

	One click!  The stapler
	joins the pages together
	like the days in my life
	days are added on the stack
	some are empty; some are half-full,
	others are so dense and crowded
	it's so hard to make sense of anything.

	My days!

	Unmarked pages of a book
	waiting to be deciphered
	highlighted, numbered and
	grouped together in chapters
	given to an artist to illustrate,
	so that you will be able to relate
	maybe even appreciate so much so
	that you might consider keeping,
	to read, to express an opinion,
	and then to declare that

	`Yep, I know those thoughts,
	I recognize those feelings'
	or maybe `it's not even worth it!'

	My days!

	Waiting, asking to be lived!
	they are still in the dark
	stapled together kept far away

	Your days!

Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr.  A graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian
Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, holds a B.A. in Political
Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford,
NJ, a M. Ed.  Counseling Psychology, from WilliamPaterson University,
Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University,
NYC. Kevork resides in NY with his wife Maral, and three sons Aramazt,
Tro, and Ohanes. A descendant of survivors of the Genocide from the
town of Kilis, in the Cilician region of Armenia, an accountant by
profession, he likes to paint and write. His next project is to
collect the names of 100 volunteer Armenian-American families who
would like to resettle in Armenia and jump-start a new way of work and
life there. Some of his poems have been published in literary
periodicals such as "Ararat" and at

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