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A Conversation At Patmos

While the slaves worked the
field and prayed the days of labor were
coming to a halt; from good ole caeser
who ruled with an iron hand.
Nights of silence was like spring and
the mornings torment.
During work a roman soldier passed
with a bucket of water and a sponge
to drink it down
John was just dicussing the subject
of compassion, and how Christ taught
about love and unity.

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  1. Date: 1/12/2011 11:21:00 AM
    Sad the way that people have been treated...People of all races..Glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon.Give me another thing to be thankful for _a certain amount of freedom...Sara

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:52:00 AM
    "About love and unity." There won't ever be much unity without it Derrick. Enjoyed your poem. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 6:11:00 PM
    Why does everyone forget to capitalize Africa. ;0 thank you guys for your warm comments.

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 1:44:00 PM
    An interesting poem, Derrick. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 2:10:00 PM
    thought provoking write...I saw a historical show on pbs about a slave ship from africa that the slaves over thru then wrecked the ship. It is hard to believe there was slavery. I saw on the news that every 2 minutes in Atlata, GA a child is placed into sexual slavery/prostitution. 70 miles from my house. tragic!!

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 11:52:00 AM
    The slaves never forgot God's teachings even when they were at their wit's ends.. Something we need to be reminded off.. Beautiful write Derrick.. Hope your day is going great ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 9:04:00 AM
    Quite a bit of irony in this clever "conversation" between the slaves. They received such little compassion, but still recalled the teachings of Christ on love and unity. You really have a great technique/style, Derrick! Love, Carolyn