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On a pencil eraser

I hold this eraser in my hand
with a whale on it
smiling above the two lines that mark the waves
and the name of the brand
to erase and be erased 
is written beneath the beady eyed whale.
A line to make it smile 
two to make its universe
no colours have these waves 
and the whale smiles for not being blue.
Its tail has already dissolved 
along with the last letter of the brand name
in the words of lead
written in thoughtlessness
by 'wanton children'.
To undo a child's folly 
must this smile be gone?
These waves and a big name all?
For Man who erred in words 
and dissolved my whale's innocent little world
in words?

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  1. Date: 8/3/2012 2:02:00 AM
    beautiful write! never read you before but you are quite amazing! share more with us! =Juli-Michelle=

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 7:26:00 AM
    Good to read you again Bullbla, hope to see more of those wonderful words we had on lulu. this is a great thoughtful poem .love your last line, makes it special. Anne

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 6:01:00 AM
    Well hello again...bullba from lulu. Nice to see you on the Soup !!! Congrats on your ebook..I'll try to look it up next week..headed home for the weekend and no internet there. I remember this I not?? Or maybe I read one similiar?? Hey I'm getting old but the whale eraser rings a bell. It's a fun poem and well done !! Enjoyed !!!

  1. Date: 12/16/2011 10:34:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful! Lovely imagery run through your verse and a strong message is conveyed to your readers. Excellently accomplished. Million thx for sharing And May God Bless! It's a pleasure to find you here Bullbla as I had missed reading you. May your holidays be filled with love, luck, laughter!

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 9:22:00 AM
    welcome to poetrysoup. enjoyed this write, hope to see more of your poems.