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Auburn Tears

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 12-29-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse


Tales so wrought with waste and woe
passed on from hands of red to white,
as the sinking sun beats crimson gold
into the flame of the autumn night.

As auburn tears wash worn and whiskered
faces in day's dark
one learns to keep the silence, still burning,
borrowed, in hallowed hearts.

And what once was rouged with sacred soil
is now stark.

As night becomes a blessing to the clay red soul
and once again, beating drums in distance, toll,
their measured strokes of scarlet syllables
sound the darkening honor roll.

Though wounds, with time, may heal and fade,
signed scars remain atop the prairie.
Tribes once were held in reverent acclaim
forever and more shall they perish.

And elder ones are quick to tell of
honor and of brave brothers,
and of the wounded warlord's rasping reign
still faithful to fallen others.

And of knowing the Earth, of sharing the Sun,
of music wracked with wisdom,
of blessings beyond one's arms and eyes
of promise and peaceful tradition.

When man and maker loved each day
and dawning brought new reason,
and God's green sacred grasses grew
and change was the turn of the seasons.


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Denise
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1 posted 12-29-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is magnificent, Meadowmuse. Very fine piece!

 Denise


Nan
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2 posted 12-29-1999 10:38 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This packs a poignant message, Claire - it needs to stay on top for awhile here...
Martie
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3 posted 12-29-1999 11:22 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Oh yes, this deserves to be on top.  I am impressed with your use of language and subject as well--very well done.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
JOY 14
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4 posted 12-29-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Every stanza has a message!  Wow.  
(Although I like the very first stanza the best.  The description in this was exceptional!)


 JOY

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5 posted 12-30-1999 01:12 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful very powerful  
Echo Rhayne
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6 posted 12-30-1999 06:26 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Very pulchritudinous!!!

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Meadowmuse
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7 posted 12-30-1999 08:47 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Thank you all...this message is important to me. Glad you enjoyed the poem.
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