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Grinch
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Whoville


0 posted 07-12-2007 07:45 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


Doomed are the wisdom words
of a prophet shouting at the dead.
As the mumbling brook
pays no heed to the river bed
so too the children feign deafness,
miming penance in pretense.
Both scoundrels and angels at play,
do they listen to the words I say?

Damned are the hopes flung high
upon a buttressed castle walls.
As the squirrel dreams
to catch the oak tree as it falls
so a fool feigns greatness,
offers false claims of deftness.
Both white knight and devils dismay
do they listen to the words I say?

Lost am I who’d leap the moon
and leap a mountain just the same.
As easy as these wasted words
could bring a poets name,
this useless writer witless
bringing paltry lines as witness,
Both fool and child to hide away
who would listen to the words I say?
© Copyright 2007 Grinch - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 07-12-2007 07:53 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Me.

This is awesome--you opened with intrigue, and I like intrigue.

You've been missed, Mr. Grinch.

Be well, m'friend.
secondhanddreampoet
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since 11-07-2006
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a 'Universalist' !


2 posted 07-12-2007 08:00 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

VERY interesting, powerful (and 'thought provoking') write!

I am especially fond of the lead lines:

"Doomed are the wisdom words
of a prophet shouting at the dead (!)"

[this is EXACTLY how I feel...every time I    
  attempt what I call 'social impact (or
  social conscience) writes...like my
  "Runaway American Dream" series]

Serious, sustained applause on this piece!!
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


3 posted 07-13-2007 04:40 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I would... I do... most gladly... and I'm never sorry I do. *S* Superb write!!
Drauntz
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since 03-16-2007
Posts 2907
Los Angeles California


4 posted 07-13-2007 08:01 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

very good,  sir Grinch. You wrote beautifully.

and of course very logic and philosophical as you did in backyard.

enjoyed both.
TomMark
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since 07-27-2007
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5 posted 01-07-2008 12:50 AM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

enjoyed twice. and listened twice.

love this one.
 
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