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Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley

0 posted 2000-12-12 11:39 PM

Silent sobs heard in the night
A child cries in fear’s first flight
Resounding slap of hand on flesh
another bruise, tonight’s is fresh

Carolers sing in distant voice
listening now, without a choice
he wonders of the songs they sing
of the hope each verse would bring

What is this “Joy” of which they sing?
What are the gifts these wise men bring?
Does this child’s mother slap his thighs
to silence the babe’s nighttime cries?

Eyes of brown, tinged with red
crying now in ragged bed
never knows the beauty of
Jesus and his healing love

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Member Rara Avis
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1 posted 2000-12-12 11:44 PM

OMG this one stopped me in my tracks! Sharon I don't quite know what the word is I'm looking for here.

This is a very sobering, stike the heart kind of piece! I love this one, and it gives one much thought. This is excellent!

God bless those little ones always!


I know not what the future holds,
but I know Who holds the future.

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

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2 posted 2000-12-13 07:20 AM

Hello Sharon. You penned a very touching poem, it shows your big heart   Too many children are being mistreated (one is too many). If only the spirit of Christmas could reach each and every one. Thanks for the message and I wish you and yours a pleasant holiday  


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Caresses the harshest of curves.
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3 posted 2000-12-13 08:05 AM


'crying now'

Me too~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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4 posted 2000-12-13 09:09 AM

A very sad, but too true image presented here, Sharon. Well done.

We should all wish that victims of any type of violence find peace and joy this Christmas.

Kris< !signature-->

All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings...~William Wordsworth

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5 posted 2000-12-13 09:12 AM

I read in the paper today, about two more babies that died by the hands of their fathers. One 5 months old, the other 9 months old.  What's wrong with people?

Your poem is a sad reality, that there are many children who will never know the joy and magic of a Christmas filled with love.

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6 posted 2000-12-13 01:00 PM

Something to make you think...heartbreaking that these things can happen to a child.  
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7 posted 2000-12-15 04:39 PM

This was so sad.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

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8 posted 2001-12-05 06:19 PM

I was searching for happy things but found this.  Oh how sad!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!


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9 posted 2001-12-06 12:19 PM

A touching and thought provoking poem on a subject that makes me angry... very angry in deed. Thank you for sharing, Merry Christmas to you.


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10 posted 2001-12-07 09:43 AM

A truly great Christmas would be to save one more child from this kind of treatment.

Wonderful poem!

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11 posted 2001-12-07 03:44 PM

Something to remember this Christmas season.

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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