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Bruising Innocence

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Severn
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0 posted 11-29-1999 05:45 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Severn

day drop
of creaming sun
small yet brimful
in
remembered memory
tasted dreams
hot icecream
beneath a tree
greenly serene
mesmerised
by insect allegro
nature
composed
no ugly scars
no father-bitten
bleed
nothing to surrender
the bliss of childhood
the skill
of forgetting
bruises, rage
and screams

that only comes in adult eyes

simple sensate joys
protect the meek
and childly mild
defend
the vision of innocence
as bruises fade
to rest in a mind
sweltering
in the heat of
growing youth
the summers of loss
tragedy
heard whispered by
complacency’s compositions
icecream comforts
not at all
in youth-lost
living

where is liberty in abused memory?

(no
freedom
just
empty
summer
heat
and
remembrance)

sweet lost innocence
meaning no more
than insect song
swaying tree
sheltering only
fear
time-caught
in a frailed mind
lost
before it began
hidden
from any sunlit
dreams

KM 29.11.99


© Copyright 1999 Kamla Mahony - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-29-1999 07:18 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Severn - Hauntingly beautiful.
Bruises do heal, my friend.
Bless you for this message of courage for all.

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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 11-29-1999 07:29 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

There is no greater cruel offense
Than to reap a child's innocence
Undue command, by hand or word
Undeserving utterance heard
To degrade a child is to rape a soul
It rapes us all, the spirit's whole

This one brought tears
Elizabeth
Nan
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3 posted 11-29-1999 07:32 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very intense, indeed - and well done, Severn
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4 posted 11-29-1999 09:17 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Very moving...Very beautifully written!!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 11-29-1999 09:33 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Severn,
Well done very mature, I like.
Martie
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6 posted 11-29-1999 01:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Severn, this is pulled from such depth of emotion and feeling. Very well done!
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7 posted 11-29-1999 02:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

An incredibly touching piece, Severn.
Severn
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8 posted 11-29-1999 09:52 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Marge - that you see it that way is really encouraging. Thank you.
Elizabeth - Yes indeed. Children are truly fragile and so many adults exploit that.
Nan & Pepper - thanks.
Sy - Glad you like!
Martie - pulled from the depths of me I'll agree. Thankyou, my friend.
'deer - glad it got you where I wanted it to - in the heart.
caroline
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9 posted 11-29-1999 09:55 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Powerful, emotional, brilliant...just a few of the adjectives that come to mind. Your talent is amazing. I'll bet you could make stones weep and laugh, Severn!

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It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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10 posted 11-29-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Severn-this is so touching. Children are so vulnerable. The cost some pay is too high. It is a tragedy. They are bruised for life.
Well done piece, Severn.

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Denise

Severn
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11 posted 11-29-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Caroline - you always make me smile, and you think I give YOU an ego boost?! Thankyou my friend.
Oops - didn't catch you in time Denise! Thankyou, thankyou. Children are so incredibly vulnerable, yes. They need such nurturing.

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 11-29-1999).]
Seaangel
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12 posted 12-01-1999 06:06 PM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

such a powerful piece, severn, i had to bring it back to the top of the list. where does talent come from, and can i get some?
Mike
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13 posted 12-01-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you for allowing me the experience.
hoot_owl_rn
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One word...WOW!!!!
Christopher
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15 posted 12-02-1999 01:39 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Innocence... often thought upon that word...perhaps even recently bagan to adjust my viewpoints on it. A master stroke here K. Not surprising, but well done nevertheless.
Severn
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16 posted 12-02-1999 06:16 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

sea - hugs.
Mike - well, you're welcome but thankyou!
hoot - hippy happy to you sister of overcoming.
Chris - but what is innocence or even surprise to those with jaded, hurt minds?
How are you doing? And thanks for the reply.


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 12-02-1999).]
mirjam
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17 posted 12-02-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for mirjam   Email mirjam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mirjam

one word - ditto!
 
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