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Passing by this old rock I met ten 
years ago
Displaying ugly scars of many 
useless battles
Fought to escape my laughter
Fought to make the tearful rain
Sought to grow my garden of 

This old rock I met ten years ago
Laughs at my lonely life
Mocks at my mangled mind
Points at this broken axe
I hack brethren down.

This old rock I met ten years ago
Bawls over my bloody hands
Asks if mine is a happy life
Living in this empty town
Once full of songs.

This old rock I met ten years ago
Asks if there is a home
For people I send beyond.

Dear old rock I met ten years ago
Why not go and see for yourself?

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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 9:56:00 AM
    I am stopping by your wonderful poetry today to thank you for your kind comments on my writing Esson. Hope you have an inspiration filled week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 1:47:00 PM
    Raw emotion! thank you for this insight to your soul Esson! Its very beautiful. ncw

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 3:24:00 AM
    Great write Esson, well penned...thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 7:29:00 PM
    Good question! Thanks for the write, Esson, enjoyed muchly! ~N