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a wealthy young man ,son of a cloth merchant man!
handsome deep brown eyes and dark brown hair!
singing sweet melodies breathing fresh air!
young and free rich as can be!
living the pleasures of life,
a bachelor not owning a wife,
having it all and searching for more!
 Francesco my brother,my friend,
one day  you were sick on your bed,
low fever banging knocking your head,
you realized all that you wanted
was to run from the life that you led!
removing your embroided gold dress, 
running naked and feeling his bless,
dressing the new you,the humble and true!
gave all to the poor money clothes getting rid of them all!
you felt free,no more a slave of  the  ironed diamond chains!
many women children and men gossiping 
francesco turned mad overnight,a lunatic!
your dad  ashamed of you, son !had to lock you inside!
your mama  understanding  loving and kind ,
your father still angry and blind.
You left from your PALACE, your HOUSE not your HOME!
a FREE SPIRIT ,lord guiding your paths,never alone,
nothing you owned  now except your own soul,
the preeching of gospel was your only goal.
Penance Love and Peace  your daily believes,
living with beggars,curing lepards in streets.
FRANCESCO- the son of a rich wealthy man
running naked peniless giving all your  HEART can!
followers were reaching to you
believing in  OUR ONLY CREATOR and in skies ever blue!
FRANCESCO-building huts by your own working hand
in sweet serene villages sowing seeds,in Assisi your land! 
one an icy cold day  a beautiful woman approaching your way
a blooming flower claire was her name,saint claire is today!
She left all  behind,a girl sharing your dreams!
love peace repantance flowing in streams!
for her you builT a place too,without having a penny or two
 YOU trusted your God,Never decieving you!
 Never ending wine in barrels was providence, always coming through!
Faithful to your  Lord !your father of heaven,
burning desire for your POVERTY MADAM!
to her you were wedded ,all days of your life,
never strayed from her,your precious  POVERTY WIFE!
Hymns and Prayers ,HEART generous ,SOUL kind!
brave soldier in shining armour of lightwisdom in mind!
FRANCESCO my favourite saint
Humble you are but Honoured your name

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  1. Date: 5/20/2009 12:56:00 PM
    A very deserving figure for the prestige of a poetess' love ... indeed his was a very compelling story ... and your poem captured every nuance of its lore ... praises for this marvelous write.

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 9:34:00 AM
    This is an amazing tribute! Good write Charma! You are a very talented writer, as your heart speaks poetry much louders that others! - jeremiah

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 10:45:00 AM
    Typo,..."Poetry" *smiles" james

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 10:43:00 AM
    Charmaine,..this poetr is fantastic,..I kid you not,...there was a prophet named Jerimiah in the Bible who,.."stripped his clothes" as your "Fransesco",..and all thought he was lunatic,..awesome Charmaine,..great write ! james

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 5:56:00 PM
    You have mail!

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 5:55:00 PM
    I just loved how you opened this write..I was taken into the piece and I wanted to see where you going to take me..Love the colors that are prominent throughout and you tell the story well..your passion for words comes through..thanks for the read.