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Son of Strength

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Corinne
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0 posted 04-11-2001 08:59 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

Son of Strength

By way of love,
he coached and coddled
this weakened child
out of her fear-induced paralysis,
then gave her one solid parental shove
into a harsh place
called life.

Conversion from hermit to conqueror complete,
the Son withdrew his guiding force,
attentions now turned to other,
more pressing souls.
There are many to save.

Almost a year has passed.
As if the planets have realigned,
the child suffers a relapse.
This time, though,
there is no one
to vanquish her fear,
and all the wishing in the world
canít will the strength
of the Son to come.

© 2001 Corinne Bailey



© Copyright 2001 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Tiersdin
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1 posted 04-11-2001 09:03 PM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

Hello Corrine, this was an excellent read. Enjoyed every line...

*smiles*

-Tier
Irish Rose
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2 posted 04-11-2001 09:06 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

It held my interest from beginning to end, I felt I drew my own conclusions to it and I like that in a poem.

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

wandering glider
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aloft


3 posted 04-11-2001 09:17 PM       View Profile for wandering glider   Email wandering glider   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wandering glider

Sad, the lost child.
Interesting piece, Poet.

wg

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Corinne
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4 posted 04-12-2001 09:08 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Tier, Kathleen and wg.

Corinne
RMW
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5 posted 04-12-2001 10:35 AM       View Profile for RMW   Email RMW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RMW

Corrine...."...by way of love..." we are influenced most when we suspect it least. Which, as it turns out, is also a seldom observed rule of astronomy. I think your poem is actually quite hopeful.  Bob  
Parker
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Corinne, interesting read... are you by chance the child in this piece.  

Park
Red-uni
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7 posted 04-12-2001 05:47 PM       View Profile for Red-uni   Email Red-uni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Red-uni's Home Page   View IP for Red-uni

great read.  It is a lost child?  The piece intriqued me.  
JLR
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8 posted 04-12-2001 05:58 PM       View Profile for JLR   Email JLR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLR

I enjoyed your poem very much.
Beckalini
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Excellent read  
~Becky~
nakdthoughts
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Yes I too enjoyed it and  felt the strength of your words Corinne and the warmth of a writer.

Maureen

"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II


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11 posted 12-30-2005 03:08 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Excellent writing - really enjoyed this piece.  Looking forward to more of yours.

Carpe' Diem

 
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