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Stoned

In seeming innocence you lie upon the warm ochre
about the edges of the dust-strewn street,
a remnants of larger issues, crushed to just the right size by a killing blow.
Before the mob merged, before cat calls raised the hairs on the back of her neck,
she had been of a favorite pet, a cherished wife.  
A mother now lays dead, brought down by the bloodlust of the men around her.
Today, the stones are coated rust-red with the blood as the of women of Iraq 
are laid low by their husbands, sons, and fathers. 


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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 4:53:00 PM

    I don't think that I have enough space to respond to this EPITATH. you have as they say, concious to singe the conscious brow... And this poem can only be thought in hinde sight and due inremberance. For they are now is the custody of the Lord and rightfully so. This piece of poetry make's me shutter and I am reluctantly make it a favorite... this piece should be show cased, your friend in the pen/G,FIELDS May they rest in peace!

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    Date: 7/31/2011 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    make one cry...for all the good that does the victims
  1. Date: 6/19/2011 3:21:00 PM

    Debbie-Your poetry has such a powerful and purposeful message regarding a topic dear to my heart. These women are our sisters.... Great execution and heart-stirring message. Best to you, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 9:02:00 AM

    what a truly gripping and chilling write on the harsh realities of Iraqi women, a strong eye opener and reminder, Debbie-- very very well deserved win! Super congrats to you! hugs :)

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 2:04:00 PM

    Debbie a great job you did writing on this,,it's very sad, the plight of women in these regions..the way they are treated by their 'so called' own men..adulterous or not,,but being stoned to death..pathetic state of affairs...Congrats on your very well deserved 1st place dear Deb..

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:19:00 PM

    What a great take on the contest!!! Excellent 1st place win for you!!!b luv Michael

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:31:00 AM

    Congratulations on your 1st Place win in the contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:16:00 AM

    Definitely deserving of first place, Deb. So happy for you! Congratulations, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:06:00 AM

    Congrats on your well deserved win of 1st place!!!! You speak of the truth. Keep it up.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:21:00 AM

    Congrats on your first place on the contest. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 6:48:00 AM

    My congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Debbie

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 2:47:00 AM

    this is a very true and touching poem.congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 2:46:00 AM

    this is a very true and touching poem.congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:39:00 AM

    many Congrats on your well deserved win in Rick's contest.cheers

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 10:29:00 PM

    This is still going on and it is sickening. Great work and win, though Debbie. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 9:58:00 PM

    Congratulations, I am glad Rick went with this strong serious one!

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 8:46:00 PM

    Congrats Debbie on your first place win with this perfect entry on the theme luv.. awesome of course..

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 5:55:00 PM

    Bloodlust indeed, coated as "justice". A very strong and necessary write to highlight the plight of women in certain parts of the world. A worthy win, Debbie. Congratulations. :-)

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 5:52:00 PM

    Bloodlust indeed, coated as "justice". A very strong and necessary read to highlight the plight of women in certain parts of the world. A worthy win, Debbie. You're a pleasure to read. :-)

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 5:13:00 PM

    Congrats on your first place win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 5:11:00 PM

    Very moving - congrats on the win. Mike

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