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snacks
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0 posted 08-31-99 07:22 AM       View Profile for snacks   Email snacks   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snacks

I can't recall the soul I lost
when summer turned to sudden frost.
Forever living in the lie
that blindness prompts the truth to die.

In the night the demon sings
a lullaby of sharp bee stings.
The clown of all my early dreams
collapses from its damaged seams.

A river washed away my past,
but in the night the dream comes fast.
Circling bees around my head;
tempted by life to pray to be dead.

Force away the hands of shame.
Grant the child one less pain.
Paying for another's sins
is a lifetime fight that no one wins.

Save the loyal, kill the rules.
Remove your child from silenced schools.
It's time we learn the crucial game
that frees us all from hands of shame.

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God is seen always in a child's eyes
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Lucie
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1 posted 08-31-99 03:28 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I don't know why no one replied to this poem. I liked the meter and the flow.. and the message behind it. Good work.
Toerag
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2 posted 08-31-99 03:33 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Lucie...I agree....can't believe I missed it!!!
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3 posted 08-31-99 04:22 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I just found it too. We all ought to read this one and take it to heart.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

snacks
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4 posted 08-31-99 04:38 PM       View Profile for snacks   Email snacks   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snacks

I'm glad some of you were able to read it and that it meant something. It certainly meant a lot to me when I wrote it..(a long time ago)..thanks for the feedback..
caroline
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5 posted 08-31-99 06:53 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

It's wonderful, snacks. Very well-written, and moving.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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6 posted 08-31-99 06:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, count me among the blind. Sometimes it takes time for these things to get noticed properly. This poem is great. It is polished and well written. Thank you very much.
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