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Merciful Majesty—Make Misery End!

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Merciful Majesty—Make Misery End!

“…when power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence…” —John F. Kennedy
Medieval misery crushing citizens; Shackled: grueling, clanging, negativity Middle Passage past, plaguing, yet frightens; Intense insanity—gangs captivity! Draining dreams and desires from hearts—slashed: Ancestral destruction, devastating; Bones protruding from ribs, weakening—lashed; Sight yet sickening, distraught, disgusting! Will God speak in molding humanity? Will His divine grace cleanse such evil souls? Self posed dictators, fool’s insanity Greed in governing—crushing others’ souls! Where art thou, Master of the Universe? Hold not thy hands while the poor suffer worst! ~~~~~~~~~~~***********~~~~~~~~~~~ © Joseph, 10/1/08 © All Rights Reserved ~~~~~~~~~~~***********~~~~~~~~~~~ Semi finalist contestant 292 out of 887 submissions June 1, 2009 International Contest ~~~~~~~~~~~***********~~~~~~~~~~~ Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran. ~~~~~~~~~~~***********~~~~~~~~~~~

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  1. Date: 2/2/2011 7:07:00 PM
    I love your sonnets... they are so intricate! I did not know that you've been already published...

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 7:23:00 AM
    Mr. Spence,..congratulations on your first round entries,..always a pleasure !!!! james

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:05:00 AM
    Dear Joseph, Best wishes through to the next round. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 2 poems making it through the first round Joseph.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:37:00 PM
    Joseph, Congratulations on making it through the first round of cuts with two of your great poems! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:39:00 PM
    Joseph, congratulations in getting past round one of the competition >> James

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your feature this week, Joseph! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 6:55:00 AM
    I still find it hard to believe the cruely that man-hind is capable of inflicting. Great sonnet, dear Joseph.

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 7:50:00 PM
    Joseph, congrats on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Joseph >>James

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 2:57:00 PM
    congrats big brother on this being featured imagery was heartstrung thanks for sharign you rock

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 7:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your poetry being featured this week… please keep writing… great you! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 3:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 12:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Joseph.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 8:48:00 AM
    * powerful

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 8:46:00 AM
    a wonderful sonnet with a pwerful call! great ~ Arany

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 2:30:00 AM
    Wow! so powerful with universal message. Great writing, Vince. lainie

  1. Date: 11/9/2008 12:32:00 PM
    This is fabulous, my new friend! I find Sonnets a hard form, and this is flawless! Love Christie

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 5:57:00 PM
    LOVED THIS JOSEPH!!! Excellent!! I totally agree!! To be honest, I'm not quite sure if Obama will make things better for the poor or not, but at least he gives my daughter hope in her future!! KEEP WRITING, WOOD!!

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 5:29:00 AM
    Went back to this one Joseph. My only real concern with our new president is the abortion issue. Otherwise he appears to be the right answer. Vince