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Abduction
By: Noah Eaton
2/8/03

Momma slowly hangs up the phone, quivering
Mushroom clouds of sulfur fill her mind
The living colors evil twin cousin is knocking on my window
Black storks descending to take their babies tonight...

Black storks descending tonight...


Listen, the screen door slams, Hey Son, have I got news for you!
Her veins from her hand trembling, gone red to blue
Those same hands she used to nurture and feed her kids
These same hands will be empty now, how will she take this?

Call yourself Abduction
Call yourself Blasphemy
Call yourself AUTODAFE
Who will account for the frost heaving?
While you're in your neck of the wood pretending you're breathing?
Meanwhile, I'll just keep standing my ground
Watching the mothers tidy pre-made beds
Stirring ladles in chicken soup for the usurped soul
Victims of this invisible abduction
Victims of this shame...

Biscuits and gravy are lying on the kitchen table
The last meal she will see her son eat before he goes
She swears that psalm on her china plate will remain her leitmotif
But the sunlight it reflects lacks the birefringence she thought she'd keep

How does it feel to have incalary days?
How does it feel if you can really feel these birth pangs?
So why need all of this circumscription?
If you want this damn thing so bad, why don't you come and get it?

Call yourself Abduction
Call yourself Blasphemy
Call yourself AUTODAFE
Who will account for the frost heaving?
While you're in your neck of the wood pretending you're breathing?
Meanwhile, I'll just keep standing my ground
Watching the mothers tidy pre-made beds
Stirring ladles in chicken soup for the usurped soul
Victims of this invisible abduction
Victims of this shame...

The instance I read the autoinoculation in the news today
Was the second I came down with the sickness
The instance I saw the thieves running through my neighborhood
I found myself already behind the portcullis...

But I dare not say what I think you're going to say
Gerrymandling on your abridged interpretations of the agenda
Ghostwriting with scholars you've never shaken hands with
Playing chess with a ghost that only wants an armistice

Here's Allegro to resemble the shackles of innocence
Here's Adagio to assert the red vultures of pestilence
Here's Andante to reveal behind the cloaks the real idiots
Here's Presto to place blame on the ransoms you permit...

Call yourself Abduction
Call yourself The Tragedian
Call yourself Gethsemane
Who will account for the frost heaving?
While you're in your neck of the wood pretending you're breathing?
Meanwhile, I'll just keep standing my ground
Watching the mothers tidy pre-made beds
Stirring ladles in chicken soup for the usurped soul
Victims of this invisible abduction
Victims of this wicked game...













"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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1 posted 03-01-2003 06:35 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Noah.....WOW
outstanding my friend.....
blow me away ..........

I must have had my momma's will
and Gods Amazing Grace...

I'm a survivor....
(Reba)

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2 posted 03-01-2003 07:03 PM       View Profile for ben_pelling   Email ben_pelling   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ben_pelling

nice one mate
i had some trouble understanding some of the words but what the heck good work
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3 posted 03-01-2003 07:12 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Noah my sidekick...your poetry grows in leaps and bounds..
Wonderful and profound write!
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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4 posted 03-01-2003 07:23 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

Whoa!!! But I really liked it. Had a lot of truth.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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5 posted 03-01-2003 07:25 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very nice Noah...you really have an outstanding control of the English language...makes me feel lacking...James
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How I've missed your work!  Sheer brillance!

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7 posted 03-01-2003 07:46 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

wow
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Jeepers Noah!! This one is a knockout! hugs, Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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9 posted 03-01-2003 08:27 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Powerful poem. I had to read it more than once to grasp it fully, but it was really worth the extra effort!
You stand your ground!
Your mom should be proud!
Love, Margherita
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Noah...Very touching write.
The depth of your writing leaves me in awe of your talent.
Not sure if this is right, but what I get from this poem is the dangers faced by the young children each day on the streets where their souls are abducted and mothers grieve for them and wait for them to return home...Paul

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11 posted 03-03-2003 02:37 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Noah - just astounding - I feel the same as James - somehow though I was left more with the feeling of a young son going off to war never to return . . . xxoo
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12 posted 03-03-2003 05:10 AM       View Profile for arthur   Email arthur   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for arthur

congratualtions Noah
arthur
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this just reminds me of times my sister dissapeared and I still kept setting the table for her... or after my grandpas death, I set the table for him so many times...
but its alright, we don't eat at the table anymore, and things are working for the best. This is powerful noah.. very strong!
Well done.

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

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14 posted 03-03-2003 05:53 AM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Woah, Noah!  I'm wordless... I'm not sure I understood it all, but I am in awe. Wow...

Sometimes you find a friend where once there wasn't one. Sometimes you find a love where once there was a friend.

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15 posted 03-03-2003 09:30 AM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

ditto

:-)

KS
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WOW!

.....thinking of proper descriptive words now....vocabulary too small.....giving up and just saying -- Gee whiz, what a poem!

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Noah...Powerful and touching...An amazing write, my friend.  
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noah that was the best i've read so far out of the ones i read from you
           love
            shawna
p.s. krystopher told me that i should read your poems
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Very Much Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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