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RAM
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0 posted 04-03-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RAM

                 Tenancy


I said our hellos to the ocean.
It answered in soft muffled tones.
It spoke both of joy and of sadness,
its words all repeated -
all marching like armies of clones.

The words told of damage inflicted
by creatures who think that we own
the land and the sky and the ocean;
but we have forgotten,
we're tenants just renting a home.

We can't hear the sounds of this ocean -
its pleasures, and never its pains.
We can't hear the calls for rent payment,
so we face eviction -
a future as merely some stains.


  RAM  11/26/96

in memory of Mary Elizabeth Digan McElhany,
born 4/3/17, who loved the ocean.


© Copyright 2000 RAM - All Rights Reserved
SorrowsMystress
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I'm a wanderer, a nomad...I do


1 posted 04-03-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for SorrowsMystress   Email SorrowsMystress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SorrowsMystress

I loved this poem. Brilliant. And of course, I love the ocean as well, which makes this poem all the more better. Keep up the good work...I'll be loking forward to reading more from you!  
TerryW
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2 posted 04-03-2000 02:16 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Well done!    
     I think that we all need to stop and think about that sometimes.  Thanks for reminding me that all the glorious things we take for granted aren't really ours to begin with.  Great Poem!

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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Floating gently on a cloud....


3 posted 04-03-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Beautiful!!! I won't take stuff for granted anymore! I love the ocean angle too!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

RAM
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4 posted 04-04-2000 11:30 AM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

Thanks Sorrow, Terry, Lizzie.

Rick
 
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