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jamesjiao
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Backwaters of Avalon


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When the world lies
dormant in their waking hours,
Silence permeates this place,
leaving ruins behind.

Clouds of melancholy always
arrive at these times inopportune
when the belfry announces the beginning
of another's misfortune.

Chaos leads people to the
unforseen. Moving about fidgeting
and not knowing what of life remains,
they hold their arms up begging.

Mercy, their last hopes
dimmed, their lives misgiven
Alas, they are the innocent people
from the land forgotten.

(Dedicated to the wish to stop any war against Iraq!)

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


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Peter J Marcroft
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1 posted 02-05-2003 04:52 PM       View Profile for Peter J Marcroft   Email Peter J Marcroft   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Peter J Marcroft

Interesting take on the argument, nice
Joyce Johnson
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2 posted 02-05-2003 05:28 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

There are so many viewpoints and each one is valid.  Good argument.  Joyce
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Gaia


3 posted 02-05-2003 06:28 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

There will be many, I'm afraid.
jamesjiao
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Backwaters of Avalon


4 posted 02-06-2003 06:59 AM       View Profile for jamesjiao   Email jamesjiao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jamesjiao's Home Page   View IP for jamesjiao

Thanks for the comments. I am no politician, but military actions should be a last resort when dealing with crises!

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


Yu Lan
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5 posted 02-14-2003 07:57 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

"clouds of melancholy.." Good to read something new of yours James.. well said

-Lynne

Bless your cotten sockies, you poetic maniacs. ^_^

Love - Lynne

bbent
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6 posted 02-14-2003 11:58 PM       View Profile for bbent   Email bbent   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bbent's Home Page   View IP for bbent

hope the sentiments here always stay fresh and never just part of an archive.

Live like it's your last day...
Dance like nobody's watching...
Love like you've never been hurt...

passing shadows
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.....sigh
jamesjiao
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Backwaters of Avalon


8 posted 02-15-2003 03:03 PM       View Profile for jamesjiao   Email jamesjiao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jamesjiao's Home Page   View IP for jamesjiao

Thank you all. I guess is probably inevitable at this stage, but really people shouldn't suffer as a result of it.

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


Quiet Acquiescence
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very interesting way to put it. nice.

~*~me~*~
jamesjiao
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Backwaters of Avalon


10 posted 02-14-2004 03:37 PM       View Profile for jamesjiao   Email jamesjiao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jamesjiao's Home Page   View IP for jamesjiao

Thanks. I guess now this poem is not longer relevant. However, I just wish that people in this world can simply sit down and rethink what they have done to themselves.

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


 
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