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talks too much

'Tis a faux pas in American history
A blob of dark ink on an exquisite painting
There is no mystery
A time with blood and fears reigning

This disparity caused a Civil War
When avarice possessed no humanity
Some realizing the aberration must be no more
A great President chose to erase this wretched vanity

Human beings, toiled in chains
Families ripped apart to not a care
Freedom seekers violated, enduring intense pain
Yet these new American's clung to hope and prayer.

Many lives were lost- at great cost
This exquisite painting began again
The idea of slavery tossed
The artist painted over this shame
Erased but not forgotten- triumph not lost.

A. Green

Copyright © Amy Green

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Amy. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 4:54:00 AM
    Congrats to AWESOME AMY for having two poems selected in the first round of competition in the P.S. contest luv.. good luck in the next phase my friend.. way to go ...

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Amy. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:23:00 PM
    Congrats Awesome Amy on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great piece to share with us all..with luv..

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 5:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Amy! At least slavery was abolished but what an unnecessary war that was!!! Very well written, Amy! And thank you for your comment and congrats to my win in the contest...Gert

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Paula's contest Amy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Hey, and congratulations are in order too I just found out! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 11:22:00 AM
    Congrats on an Awesome win Amy.....Larry

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 10:29:00 AM
    very nice congrats on your win and have a great weekend faleshia

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:40:00 AM
    Congratulations for your wonderful poem. You have expressed the pain of loss and slavery so well in such beautiful lines. cheers suresh

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 11:31:00 PM
    Good for people to remember, and you presented it so well. Thanks, Charles

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 5:17:00 PM
    Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 4:16:00 PM
    What a wonderful subject you chose for this erasure task. A war to be proud of unlike some of our modern ones. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 3:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 4th place win. Great write!

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 3:10:00 PM
    Congrats Amy on your winning poem in the Eraser contest.. a wonderful message and take another victory dance please as u earned it ...with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 9:11:00 AM
    Paula should like the message here very much, Amy. You chose a really great way to incorporate the eraser idea! A very meaningful write, Amy. Luv, Andra

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 9:00:00 AM
    Whoa girl this is excellent Amy.. good luck but its incredibly and so unique a write u will soar to the top spot for sure... u gave us all a great laugh on Soup between last night and this morning with the contest switch a roo .. we had fun with it.. and a few other also wrote the Choka Me entries.. but I still WON so

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 8:38:00 AM
    Great approach to the contest, Amy. Slavery has been erased, but the harm it did to our country will never be forgotten. Awesome perspective and a compelling poem. Love, Carolyn