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The Visitor

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The Visitor

Remorse, he knocked at man's front door, 
a proud and somber beggar
and asked if he could speak to us 
of hatefulness and guile. 

"What say you, Sir?" We asked Remorse
with curious concern. 
 "I've come to bend the hearts of man 
and promise soon that I'll 

wage war against your ancient foes;
Indifference and Disdain
to bring you back to empathy 
and fellowship and kind. 

Against the ghosts, he fought but lost;
accursed the useless war.
The fallen warrior was dead! 
Then on his corpse - we dined,  

but sinful gluttony soon left
the taste of bitter shame,
and we began to realize then 
Remorse and all he gave.  

His broken spirit once suppressed 
has stirred in human kind. 
Now all that we can do for him
is weep upon his grave.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:00:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 10:47:00 AM
    And bend the hearts of man he did Celeste. A great feature this week. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:53:00 AM
    Remorse is a most unwelcome visitor. Dining on the corpses of fallen warriors is a striking image, Celeste. Congratulations on having your work featured this week! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:10:00 PM
    Many congratulations in you deserved featured poem this week, Celeste >> James

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:44:00 PM
    Congratulations are your well deserved featured poem this week Celeste. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/6/2010 3:04:00 AM
    Celeste, This poem has so much depth. It reaches the soul and makes one pay attention to the focus of one's thoughts. Very nice. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor with three poems and the best to you in the finals . I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:02:00 PM
    Dear Celeste, Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:35:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 8:45:00 AM
    Celeste - very well written tale - Profound in its message - God Bless, MJ