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Below is the poem entitled A MILLION MILES which was written by poet Esson Alumbugu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I have no enemies
Just reluctant friends
Wishing I was just a little 
But you,
You swear to cross swords 
with me
But do hear me well
I wield no steel sword
Just this old pen
And a weary cold brian
With which to fight all wars.

Fly high meteorite
Burn your little life out
And I shall be here
when you dig the long fated 
When your salty ash scatter
And the rains fill your empty 
I shall be here to tell your 
A story of the giant storm
slain by a gentle voice
That story of the conquered 
And the cunning tortoise.

But before the first shots 
take flight
Here I knock your door
With an olive branch
And these priceless jewels
To buy your smile
And save us all
The waste of a million 
precious miles.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 9:12:00 PM
    this is great Esson... really.. luv the flow of words...smiles....chiquita

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 6:05:00 AM
    Love your style

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 10:03:00 AM
    Interesting poem, I enjoyed it. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 1:42:00 AM
    The pen is mightier than the sword... I think one should consider all odds before wasting time... Enjoyed your poem... thank you for sharing your thoughts..LINDA