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The Weaverİ

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Genea
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0 posted 06-19-99 11:13 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Genea

The Weaverİ 1999 by Genea Parker

The other boys laughed when he walked kinda slow.
They stole his sandals and tore at his clothes.
They made him the butt of all of their pranks.
Yet he prayed for them, each night giving thanks.

He spent most of his time, alone by the sea -
The lonely little boy who just loved to weave.
He weaved strong baskets of all shapes and sizes
For carrying heavy loads or fishing trip prizes.

Carefully choosing the best reeds to use
Soaking them all day to make colorful hues.
He hid all he made so the others would not see
They teased him about weaving, sitting alone by the sea.

One sunny day as a crowd gathered round,
He walked over to see what all the fuss was about.
A man came to ask him to help out if he would
His baskets were needed to hold extra food.

He gladly brought baskets, so proud of his work
The boys who had teased him stood there and smirked.
They would have been humbled if they’d only known,
His baskets held extra fishes and loaves.
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Thanks for taking the time to read. Comments welcome! :-)
© Copyright 1999 Genea - All Rights Reserved
Gilian
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1 posted 06-19-99 11:21 PM       View Profile for Gilian   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gilian

I like this alot. It makes me want to go to church now for inspiration.
Genea
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2 posted 06-20-99 07:21 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Gilian,

Thanks for the comment!

~Genea
Nan
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3 posted 06-20-99 09:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This one has a great message...
I expected a twist, but not the one you gave us.. nice job..
Wolfgang
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4 posted 06-20-99 11:42 AM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

I like the poem and the message too. A great ending.
Raven
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5 posted 06-20-99 02:03 PM       View Profile for Raven   Email Raven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Raven

I thought this poem was so sad, it gave me a feeling of guilt deep within when I think of the people I have tormented in the past, people I did not even know. I wish I could say sorry to each and every one of them, but somehow I know they would never accept.

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"They sing the stories of the present, of people trapped in a shadow world" ~Charlotte Seley~
Genea
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6 posted 06-20-99 03:03 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Nan,
Now you have me curious....what twist at the end did u expect? :-)

Wolf,
I did not intend a "message" but it seems that i have unintentionally put one in!

Raven,
i would hope there are some who want to apologize to u as well.

Thanks for the comments everyone.
~Genea
elvira
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7 posted 07-22-99 03:00 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

nothing soothes the soul more than a morale in a lovely story

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...eight short weeks...your countenance...just watching tv...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J....Feel the need?...serving wench...the mistress...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart
Starfish
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8 posted 07-22-99 06:17 AM       View Profile for Starfish   Email Starfish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starfish

I love it!
Lost Dreamer
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9 posted 07-22-99 06:58 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent, and heart warming.
Sunshine
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10 posted 07-22-99 09:02 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Let me not be the last to say "beautiful job, well done."

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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11 posted 07-22-99 09:09 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Truly inspiring, I really loved it.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

Genea
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12 posted 07-22-99 11:50 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Thank u very much for all your comments....glad it touches so many folks.

~Genea
Alwye
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13 posted 08-13-99 10:27 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very inspiring, great work!

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood
 
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