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Below is the poem entitled L'NASS!! which was written by poet Steve Voorhees. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Seeing that deep rooted tree
founded in soils rich and boldly painful
Lay praise to worthy and spite to shameful
Old souls spiral in his words like scrolls unfurling over cliffs
      ancestors hardships ingrained in phrasing
             Reminding, remembering, rejoicing...rebuking
That which you might not say 
                  sprays from every line

Never just in saying his piece
  but asking yours...provoking that warrior
     we forget our place in days of complacency
        padding around like finicky kittens
           his urge is your roar and uprise
               a write is but musings of our mind
                    unless it encourages yours

I've urged his rain to fall
  as I will bring mine to amass
    as should we all flood and conquer
      the settling of soil into stubborn unthinking sediment

~~~~A Tribute to a poet who inspires my mind and provokes my thoughts...L'Nass Shango
                                               Bring The Rain!!!!!

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  1. Date: 5/24/2009 4:52:00 AM
    Steve, Congratulations for your placement in the Poetry Soup Poet Tribute contest. Nice work. L'Nass definitely deserved this tribute. Provoking thought well describes L'Nass' poetry. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 3:52:00 PM
    Dear Steve,Congratulations on YOUR win in Christie's Contest A Magnificent Tribute to a Awesome POET ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 5:00:00 AM
    Wow! Totally missed this most excellent tribute! Absolutely above and beyond beautiful, thoughtful and truthful, from your most brilliant pen. Congrats Steve! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 12:00:00 AM
    Steve, nice tribute and congrats on your success in Christies contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 6:42:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 4:25:00 PM
    Steve,..what a wonderful tribute ! So voiced with bolts ! congrats on this poem ! james

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 2:44:00 PM
    Steve - Congratulations on placing in Christie’s, “Poetry Soup Friend Tributes” contest - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 9:43:00 AM
    Praises for the praise, humility for the know. One love

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 3:38:00 AM
    Wonderful tribute to an outstanding artist..He writes as he lives and his journey shed light.

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 3:17:00 AM
    wonderful tribute.

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 7:22:00 AM
    Wonderful tribute to one of the greats at this site. May we all find inspiration and gain understanding from one another as you have displayed here in your work today :) Take care, Lucinda

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 12:04:00 PM
    Great tribute to one of the Soup's most prolific and terrific writers, Steve! Shango's work is always filled with great emotion and substance. Indeed, he is one who can "Bring the Rain." Excellent work, Steve. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 8:39:00 AM
    steve, steve, Steve, Steven!!! can you remember the old days when they use to say "this is the fire" Steven "THIS IS THE FIRE!!! John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 6:49:00 AM
    What a wonderful tribute to L'Nass!! The interesting format adds visual interest. Good use of imagery. Well done! I hope you plan to enter this in the contest. Karen

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 10:38:00 PM
    wonderful tribute well deserved,he's a gem to us,his wisdom,emotions,love for his country,respect for women flows-he s gonna love this,yes great he is-you did a wonderful job here,lovely----cheers charma