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March of the Barefooted

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March of the Barefooted

When Suns are young and we are born
Not needing shoes to kick the womb
A maze of mirrors, gates to the unknown
Erects us tall blinding hearts with hopes...

And we pretend we know the way
Although  there are so many lefts
The rights are few, we change our shoes
The thickness of the Soul.?..depending on the distance...

"I close my eyes, my boots are tearing flesh alive
I have to walk and cry for miles and miles
There is no turning back, the lefts are few
Straight forward? Bullets... Upward? An eagle and the sky...

I fight a desert that's not mine to quench the thirst in few"
A maze of foggy mirrors shatters rhythmically in  echoes...
And sons were young when blinded by uniforms and pride
Their stolen boots walk now eternally......for miles and miles....


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  1. Date: 7/8/2012 4:44:00 AM
    Iolanda, when we have to walk and cry miles and miles barefooted with no one to smile at us.... Even 'baldheaded'. Good job. Cheers.

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 5:31:00 PM
    A marvellous poem for Mothers and sons.

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 11:37:00 PM
    great write,loved it Iolanda

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 8:00:00 PM
    now this IS poetry!!! i loved it "i walk and cry for miles and miles" that was my fav line but i got the point. and the hint of gender difference between soldier and mother; the one who gives and the other that was taken from. one who gambles and the other that would never gamble for fear of losing. bravo! bravo!

    Scripca Avatar iolanda Scripca
    Date: 8/5/2012 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, John!!!
    Scripca Avatar iolanda Scripca
    Date: 6/8/2012 3:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, John, for your analysis of my poem. Just right...
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:04:00 PM
    Everything will be fine. God bless you. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:19:00 PM
    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 6:19:00 PM
    great,soooo nice

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:14:00 PM
    The road is never smooth in life and the shoes must walk on some hard pebbles. Have a nice Mother's Day.

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:48:00 AM
    Oh, the burdens in this life like a pebble in our shoe. I enjoyed each verse attuned to the human condition.

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 9:01:00 PM
    Iolanda, this sounds like a tough and never ending walk for some.. your last 4 lines,, are what makes your poem,, the most intriguing..... have yourself a good night~ always*PD

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 2:12:00 AM
    Deep and well done poem "March of the barefooted", mile after mile barefooted. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:12:00 PM
    the title of this alone makes me feel it's a profound poem, Iolanda. "I have to walk and cry for miles and miles" it makes me think of those who are forced to do unspeakable and painful things in their young lives. Hope I got that right. Luv, Andrea

    Scripca Avatar iolanda Scripca
    Date: 6/8/2012 3:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Andie, this is one of the interpretations. Thanks, friend!
  1. Date: 3/2/2012 3:45:00 PM
    am having these feelings now....some issues....Iolanda....really great poem! jimbo

    Scripca Avatar iolanda Scripca
    Date: 6/8/2012 3:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Jimbo! :0)