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Their Kind

In Japan the small is much revered, 
transformed within the womb of heart and mind
to grandeur never gained by those who fear
what is unseen, unsaid, what’s left behind.

A leaf, a sheaf, a treasured grief in kind  
becomes a shrine the living must repair,   
as is the brace of kite upon the wind                                                            
in Japan the small is much revered. 

When sunk beneath the tide it disappeared 
a transitory fate a watery clime.                                 
Arise, arise, on Mother’s crust appear
transformed within the womb of heart and mind. 

Birth the beauteous butterfly in time,
unite the scattered children to those dear,                        
and each sylvan mountainside will align
to grandeur never gained by souls who fear.

Hurl all regret aside and persevere
reform what’s torn, to budding new design.
The ghosts must wait attendance, must forebear
what is unseen, unsaid, what’s left behind.

For each bold challenge met the world cheers
Japan is a nation where ties do bind
and the fate of all will be, well shared       
the youngest to the eldest of their kind
In Japan……….

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:36:00 AM
    This is so very well written and the message is awesome. A pleasure to read. xoxo

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 10:07:00 AM
    Your concern for the people of Japan is so heartwarming, Deb. Many nations are joined together in sending aid and prayers. I've been trying to write on this theme, but it makes me so sad to think of the devastation. Bless you for reminding us what a great culture exists in this country. Love, Carolyn -- PS - Hope you are doing well. I'm off to the neurologist in a few minutes. Prayers are welcome. Love, Carolyn

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    Date: 5/18/2011 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    prayers COMING!
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 8:24:00 AM
    This write is not only perfect in its form dear poet; its message is grand ! My admiration for your poesy here Debbie, can only be expressed by me with applaud ! (((((claps))))) ! Have a fantastic week my friend...much love, james

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this one this morn...Great honor you have given to the people of Japan..Good luck in the contest if this is an entry..Thanks for the understanding comments left on my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 6:33:00 AM
    I am so pleased to have had the pleasure to read your outstanding poetry this morning Debbie. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hoping you have a week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 12:26:00 AM
    There was this one poem you wrote it won a number one spot on P.S. I think I read that poem a hundred times, really enjoyed this one too. Have a great say.:)

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Good read, good write. Good job! Thanks for your comment on my work too.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:39:00 PM
    a great write Debbie and so well written, Japan is coming through this with their heads held up high, they are a proud people and very strong.