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Midnitesun
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NO.

Not even poetry can begin to cover up your layers of abuse.

NO.
No, you may not subject women, children or ‘other’ free thinkers,
not even the lowliest of the animals
to your unbridled abuse,
nor to your look-the-other-way-neglect.

So the next time you think
you can do as you choose?
Do just that...
think.

And if that boomerang hits you
right square in the face?

Know that you are receiving your rejection notice.

You’ve failed in the initiation rites
at becoming a member
of the human race.
© Copyright 2004 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 07-16-2004 06:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Kacy

Powerful word, NO...when you say it!
Earth Angel
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2 posted 07-16-2004 06:20 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Wow! That certainly appears to be a well-deserved---and well-delivered!!!---punch to the solar plexus!

I'll join you in shouting out, "NO!!!!!!"

Impassioned write! You speak out for those who have lost their voices.


EA
James_A_Fraser
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3 posted 07-16-2004 07:25 PM       View Profile for James_A_Fraser   Email James_A_Fraser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for James_A_Fraser

I have a feeling most of us fail that test, though very few are willing to go find it in themselves.

Having failed it myself recently, I could do with a little company down here.....



~~J

Susan
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4 posted 07-16-2004 07:35 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

This is definitely an emotional power packed word standing upon the great strength of your pen.

  Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

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5 posted 07-16-2004 07:48 PM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

So much need for this sentiment to be heard by all.  Well spoken.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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Thanking you, friends and compassionate poets, for your constant support.
yv
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Biting.  Truthful.  Belligerent. I LOVED IT!!  That is a true example of pure poetry in its essence...the truth.  And you brought it with that.

yv
rwood
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8 posted 07-16-2004 10:50 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Bravo poetess. Power to the word. You packed it with a literal punch.

Sincerely,
Reg
iliana
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You tell 'em, lady!  Great right (oops, write)!  
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10 posted 07-17-2004 02:16 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Enough, is enough, and is more than enough, and so it goes!

Your voice comes across loud and clear Kacy, and the sound is so true to form.

Bravo woman!!!!
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11 posted 07-17-2004 02:48 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Had to come back to this and give it a hip, hip hooray!  (Gee, I wouldn't want to be on the other end of the receiver!)
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dang!
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13 posted 07-17-2004 10:37 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

nicely delivered.. and with a punch telling of the abuse itself...

JamesMichael
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14 posted 02-03-2007 06:27 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

NIce writing...James
Artic Wind
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15 posted 10-27-2007 05:48 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

NO

lol

ARCTIC WIND
 
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