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Tim
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0 posted 07-29-99 11:26 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

Sticks and stones will break my bones
...They call them crimes of hate,
Get the nigger, kill the fag,
...Never underestimate.

Did you hear the one about?
...He said with sheepish grin,
Did you turn and walk away,
...Or did you enter in?

A rock through neighbor's window,
...Some paint on synagogue,
What's the problem, childish pranks,
...And what's our epilogue?

The doctor speaks the dreaded word,
...Within you have a cancer.
Father holds a tearful child,
...He does not have an answer.

Children die, a nation mourns,
...Dixie cups and taper's flame,
Sing "Candles in the Wind."
...Absolve ourselves of blame.

Steal one's pride and dignity
...Ignore our prejudice,
Call it what it really is,
...A crime of cowardice.



[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 07-29-99).]
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LngJhnAg
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1 posted 07-29-99 11:28 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Tim

Not bad - not bad at all. I liked some of your rhymes because they caught me unaware.
Tim
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2 posted 07-29-99 05:57 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Thanks LngJhn
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3 posted 07-29-99 06:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is so well-spoken, and it really says something about the way the world is today.
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4 posted 07-29-99 06:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Tim, your job may be getting to you! Sense-wise and structure-wise, this poem is very, very excellent......and, sadly, true.
Phantom
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5 posted 08-03-99 05:39 AM       View Profile for Phantom   Email Phantom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Phantom

They say you can judge a society by how they treat their elder and their pets.But those of which you have written as well.Nicely done.

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Open your heart to the Darkness,set your soul free.
angel girl
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6 posted 08-03-99 07:15 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

i really liked the second stanza because it makes you think; when was the last time you "stepped in" and made a difference.
this poem had so much truth in it, and that is really sad.
however this is how society is (unless of course some one steps in and changes it).
excellent work and good luck in future writing!

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The world is in your hands; it is what you make of it.

keep on chuggin'
Nan
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7 posted 08-03-99 08:04 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is quite exceptional, Tim - I'd hate to attempt to make a choice from among your works. They're all so profoundly poignant....
Not a single line lacks a point in this one - Please, please, please - Keep 'em coming
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 08-03-99 08:31 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very well done and how it speaks of today society.....tragicly true!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Delores Hall
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9 posted 08-03-99 10:46 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Wonderful writing.I agree with the statement.
A crime of cowardice.
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