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San Blas

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San Blas

No man can resist a stay,
a jewel of sovereignty
where real boys play.
No inkling of poverty
can describe your land,
its beauty and its deserted clay.

Strangled by loss of wisdom
they come to seek your truth.
Children dance in tandem
living off the fruit.
Moreover perplexed by innocence,
a thought you have instilled,
a people of obedience
hope, fun and goodwill.

They continue their darkened ways
while you continue to play.
They return to a life that pays 
back to their cities of decay.
Your strength is what they seek,
your simplicity unrivaled or matched. 
What hope prevents the meek?
While honesty of core, remains unscratched!


(Dedicated to my friends of the Kuna Yala tribe of the San Blas, autonomous region of panama)

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  1. Date: 1/17/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Very well done, Gerald. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 1:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Gerald

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 10:33:00 AM
    Congrats Gerald on your big win in this contest of Deborah!-kashinath

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 10:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Gerald to you for your win in Deborah Guzzi's contest "Foreign Exchange". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 7:49:00 PM
    Congrats Gerald on your wonderful win in Debbie's contest with this brilliant write and entry luv.. enjoy your top ten victory ...

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 3:54:00 PM
    Good one that is very descriptive and expressive about a people of an area...I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Your presence at my work this eve was very uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 11:29:00 AM
    Thank you so much for the entry please put Mexico on the bottom of the verse, I googled San Blas what a neat, nice place! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/11/2011 5:10:00 PM
    Please enter my contest HIGHLIGHTING poets from outside the USA, called Foreign Exchange. Light & Love