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Do The Math

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Do The Math

On the banks of a river under the nest of a dove
He looked into the eyes of the girl that he loved

She was simply as beautiful as beautiful could be
He was bitter as the salt, which came from the sea

But something about him she could not resist
Perhaps it was the tender way that he kissed

They were truly as happy as two kids could be
Sitting there on bank under the shade of the tree

Sharing all of their dreams and all of their hearts
Not knowing their parents would soon tear them apart

She told him if I can’t have you no man will have me
Those words that she spoke were true as could be

She turned to God and he turned to dope
I guess each of them needed something to cope

She became a Nun a beautiful heavenly flower
He became a convict with a shot callers power

Throughout their lives as the story is told
Each held the other more valuable then gold

Friends to the end regardless of the path
Its all very simple if you just do the math


Written for Elaine's contest

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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 8:03:00 AM
    Michael, let me encourage to keep this vision ... for your biographical memories anchor you to a beauty deep inside the self you must never forget. This poem is awesomely bright ... a true gem of inspiration, my friend

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:26:00 AM
    Beautiful love story...love it

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 7:59:00 PM
    THIS IS A REALLY GOOD POEM IT MADE SO MUCH SENCE AND SOME PEOPLE I BELIEVE CAN RELATE TO THIS BUT THIS IS VERY GOOD

  1. Date: 11/13/2009 12:43:00 PM
    Im new here, just started yesterday so i dont really know anything, but i wiuld have to say i love the concept "friends till the end". that is one of my favroites. keep posting. please.:~) best wishes. >>love forever bree

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 1:40:00 PM
    Nice piece Michael, dreamy poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 8:17:00 AM
    Wonderful, expressive, beautifully written.. simply superb.. allow me to congratulate u on your many contest wins .. I am a "new kid on the Soup" and have enjoyed reading your poetry.. very inspiring... God holds each of us in His Hands every day and He never fails us... all of us are testaments to His Power... God bless.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 5:36:00 PM
    nice rhyming. jhl

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 8:31:00 PM
    Nice rhyme scheme.

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 4:04:00 AM
    Michael, looking like the winners circle my friend. Wish you the best in the contest Love, Carol YF4L

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 11:37:00 PM
    My good Michael, with this write, you’ve take a soul to Shakespeare’s love & lure garden! Romeo & Juliet just revisited the garden … Cheers! Canny.

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 4:26:00 PM
    Its so good to see you posting again. this is terrific..How is school coming? think of yo often. Bg

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 6:40:00 AM
    Michael, this poem is incredible.... the turn begins in the second line of stanza 5... reading this, emotions begin lighthearted... then, as if sliding off a sinking ship>>> frantically grasping for something to hold on to....falling