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Below is the poem entitled THE CARVED GODDESS which was written by poet Esson Alumbugu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I brought all I have to your 
All the sacrifices to your 
I found no welcome, no sight 
of maids 
No parade, no orchestra, 
no heralds....

Hear me dear goddess
I come from a distant land 
for your worship
My life I bring to you
My dreams, my hopes, in a 
cracked vessel
That saw countless 
voyages and climes.

Tell me
Do I smell? Do I have 
running sores?
Do I harbour an old curse?
That your door stays 
locked before mine eyes?
Caring not for a peep into 
my now aging 

Show me justice
Judge me not before you
know me.
Oh, I shall own you when I 
own a sculptor
Then recieve you must my 
humble sacrifices!

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  1. Date: 9/20/2011 8:04:00 AM
    nicely written...hope you goddess is a lady.. a nice one like your piece