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Cowardice (repost)

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Mike
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0 posted 01-17-2000 10:46 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


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 or 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.

© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Ama Zhu Zhu
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1 posted 01-17-2000 10:48 PM       View Profile for Ama Zhu Zhu   Email Ama Zhu Zhu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ama Zhu Zhu

ouch!



 azzhu
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2 posted 01-17-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike, thank you.

Claire
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3 posted 01-17-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

wow!! i really loved this......a very powerful statement you have made....and i particularily like the form you used.......it was very effective....thankyou..
Denise
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4 posted 01-17-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Powerful piece, Mike. And very well done. Thanks for reposting this one!    

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Poet deVine
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5 posted 01-17-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Amen (had a hard time reading some of those words for they are banned from my house and heart)...good poem..
Echo Rhayne
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6 posted 01-18-2000 03:55 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I believe you have said it all!!


 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


hoot_owl_rn
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Wow...very powerful words that need to be said. And to think I almost missed this  
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 01-19-2000 12:51 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

And you KNOW how much I appreciate this repost, Mike.
You've touched my heart !

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE
'We shall overcome'

Love ya' ~*Marge*~


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Nan
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9 posted 01-19-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

An excellent poem... with a perfect title... Great work, Mike..
Martie
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10 posted 01-19-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!  Strong writing Mike.
SnglDad
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11 posted 01-19-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Very strong word`s and very well written.
Thanx for sharing and God Bless

                               Joel
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12 posted 01-19-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Very strong word`s and very well written.
Thanx for sharing and God Bless

                               Joel
oops, I some how posted this twice?
sorry

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