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a casual stare

I strayed beyond 
a casual stare
as the children danced in 
corrugated cloth,
to the erstwhile rhythms of 
sexual apprehension,  
played upon a 
ha’penny harp,

the Delphic truth 
of first bled lust 
lay wistfully amused,
callously cosseted by 
phallic throngs of
vulgar hair and undue vanity,

I surveyed their fervent lips;
each without a valid tongue, 

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 10:21:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your amazing poetry this afternoon William. I hope you will always find the inspiration to continue your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 8:52:00 PM
    William - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 4:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round William. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:50:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar