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Our Shame

An Eagles tear fell from a
failing sky, fell to the dust
of his last domain. We saw
all but nothing now, plumes
of gold have borne the pain.
The pain of man's careless
eyes, who wrongly thought
he owned the skies. Owned
the skies, owned the earth,
far too blind to see their

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  1. Date: 5/16/2010 5:48:00 PM
    very beautiful work!!

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 4:34:00 PM
    Great Daniel...Keep the creative pen flowing...Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 5:50:00 AM
    I hear you, Daniel. Mother Earth has been abused by man and all of God's creatures are suffering. The oil spillin the Gulf of Mexico will find seagulls and pelicans crying along with the eagles. Indeed, it's "our shame." Well done, my friend! Nice to see you posting again. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 5:12:00 AM
    Wonderful to read you again Daniel! I have missed you. Emphatic reminder of how we have taken the world for granted. Nicely written. Best Jeralynn

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 4:40:00 AM
    As Mitch said :)great work,Daniel. Charma

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 4:19:00 AM
    Great wisdom here- hindsight is constantly discounted with each new leader