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Below is the poem entitled Restoration which was written by poet William Crocker. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Inspired as I visited a mission restoration in Cuernevaca, Mexico.

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Walls built on walls, Temple over temple, Cities built to last, Read about their past. Crumbling stones Mingled with the ashes Tell their story . . . Civilization ended. . . . Now . . . A sign on a cathedral, “YOUR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THE RESTORATION OF THIS TEMPLE.” Plans built on plans, Life built for success, Achievement after achievement; Shattered dreams Mingled with despair; Lost on that journey, See the fallen star; Future suspended. . . . Now . . . A sign on my heart, for God, “YOUR PRESENCE IS NEEDED FOR THE RESTORATION OF MY SOUL.”

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  1. Date: 8/25/2011 3:45:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your very interesting poetry today William. Love, Carol