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A Parable

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Haskins
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0 posted 10-01-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

as the tide of dawn
crept across the face of the earth
and brought morning, in turn,
to all nations,
there appeared— in every
village, town, and city square—
an indecipherable symbol,
wrought from a material
that no man could name.

and the people emerged
from their homes and their churches,
their offices and schools,
an ocean of faces,
gazing in wonder
at the symbol unknown;
each of them desperate
to call it his own.

christian
muslim
hindu
jew

fascist
racist
atheist

occultist
buddhist
scientist

capitalist
and communist

stepped up to
claim his destiny,

and couldn’t murder
fast enough

William Haskins http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm


[This message has been edited by Haskins (edited 10-01-1999).]
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Nan
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1 posted 10-01-1999 09:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey Haskins - Nice to hear from ya...
...with yet another mind bender...
doreen peri
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2 posted 10-02-1999 01:19 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

WOW!!!!

Thought provoking, well constructed! Excellent!
Mike
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3 posted 10-02-1999 03:15 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

impressive effort.
Denise
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4 posted 10-04-1999 10:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Impressive, indeed!

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Denise
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5 posted 10-04-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Ouch ... this one hurt ...

Chilling thought ... that when we finally all come together it will be to ensure our mutual destruction ...

This was a WOW!

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


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6 posted 10-06-1999 11:32 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Nice to 'read' you again. We destroy what we don't understand...yes...an excellent parable.
LngJhnAg
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7 posted 10-06-1999 11:46 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Haskin - nicely put - it does seem we are all too eager to claim ownership to the keys, and take from others what is freely given to all as a way of proving our authority of righteousness. History speaks well of what you suggest.
 
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