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Despair follows in the faltering footsteps
of justice.
Weary, justice is,
As the demanding eons pursue her - 
Weighing heavily
and perpetually
upon her scales - tipped
Reaching the degradation
of Hell
set upon her,
by Man.

The death of justice bears down 
upon the child.
Blind the child is,
as the Book of Life, yellow with age
crumbles to dust
back to the Earth
as a dirge of sound echoes
through a cavern of time
lost ideals
set upon child
by Man

Life enters life - tiny fingers reach
out to grasp the breast of nurtured warmth
and love pours forth from the Milk of Life.
The hand grows - strong arms hold
the weapon of war
against his brother
the crack of death - swiftly
bounds the hunter 
seeds of hate 
set upon the Earth

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  1. Date: 10/6/2009 12:20:00 PM
    Patricia, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 10/4/2009 1:01:00 PM
    Amaing poem. Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 11:23:00 AM
    Patricia, just dropping in to add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 8:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 2:06:00 PM
    I like how this describes for me both the physical and the spiritual of mankind and how our own sin caused the destruction that goes on in life. The is very introspective and thought provoking. Very nice! I definitely think it's fitting that your poem was featured.

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 12:24:00 PM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great Patricia ! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 12:47:00 PM
    Patricica, Congratulations on being featured this week! Enjoy the recognition. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 6:10:00 AM
    Congratulations, Patricia, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It entices the mind. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane (Soupmail)

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:17:00 AM
    Patricia, congratulations on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 5:11:00 PM
    Interesting perspective for the reader to think about. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing. Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Patricia. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 10:33:00 AM
    Powerful write, very well written. Sad but a lot of truth here. Peace, Love and Light be with you always. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 9:55:00 AM
    Intense, thought provolking poem, justice for all is a life fight to eternity, well said. Life must prevail and be protected, great poem, keep on writting. Judy Riley