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Keeping Peace

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kaile
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0 posted 05-20-2003 12:20 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kaile

larry's challenge~~ http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum7/HTML/000552.html  


I scratch, scratch, scratch
til I draw blood
but my trimmed fingertips won't stop
they, programmed to do so,
like a delirious dog,
clawing, digging mad
towards my bone of grief
Only then can I
break through this exterior
and breathe

2 parties collide,
2 conflicting accounts
that I believe in
Pray, the answer isn't as simple as
whoever gets to place his feet
on the ground in a game of see-saw
No winners, only losers
So wipe that smirk off your faces,
guarded by indifference walls
designed to safeguard your vulnerability
but only block well-meaning facilitation

You won't listen to this one hand clapping

So I'm like a goldfish,
confused, aimless,
swimming in circles
in a bowl of noncommittal
Except that I also
scratch, scratch, scratch,
drawing blood but not yet healed

[This message has been edited by kaile (05-20-2003 12:42 PM).]

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1 posted 05-20-2003 12:24 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

wow. . .

you've really stretched with this one kaile. . .I love the line, "you won't listen to this one hand clapping". . . it's perfect. . .

great work here my friend. . .

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*You won't listen to this one hand clapping

i liked the way you expressed this write

Poetry gives us relief, We give poetry reason.

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a new one for my treasured goldfish bowl

peaceful scratching day to you

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4 posted 05-31-2003 05:42 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

kaile,
Thanks for the link!

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one hand clapping
====================
It says so much. A discomforting write...as it should be. Well done. I am proud of your work.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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i hope everything is ok. i found a hidden message in it even if you didnt mean it to be there. this is a very powerful pice. i loved how it was written. keep writing.   

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ouch
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You won't listen to this one hand clapping

Kaile, thank you for being a peacemaker instead of a troublemaker. That's what the whole world needs........everywhere.

Sometimes things should just be allowed to die. Especially when there seems to be no peaceable solution for all the parties concerned.

Thank you for this poem.  

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pretty damn good, especially when you stop "telling" us and let the imagery do the work... good job...

"more than yesterday, less than tomorrow, i love you"

 
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