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Ode To Stones

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Ode To Stones

Inscrutably solid in multi-shapes and colors
Prisoner of itself sitting Buddha-like forever more
Gazing mother earth reshuffling her pets
As mighty and small moan to subtle strokes of death


Slayer of Goliath, though David stole your praise
In twelve, you symbolized the twelve tribes of the Jews
But upon your historical landmark
They never treasure you like the ark

For Rick Praise's contest: "Stones"

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  1. Date: 6/16/2011 2:25:00 PM
    hmmm pet rocks! ahhh i remember them [nod] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 9:19:00 AM
    I am enjoying the different takes on stones, and this is no exception! Liked how you highlighted that stone used by David to slay Goliath! Well done! congrats on your win Joseph!

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:50:00 AM
    Really brilliant, Joseph. I'm becoming a big fan of your work. Adding you to my favorite poet's list if you're not already there. Awesome talent! Congratulations on your success in Rick's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ^Rick's "Stones" contest Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 6:53:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of rick, Joseph

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 8:52:00 PM
    Congrats Joseph on another big win in the Stones contest luv.. awesome ...

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 2:44:00 AM
    a great philosophical tone here, joseph! SOUP MAIL hurry! :)

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 10:42:00 PM
    Some very interesting stuff in this one. I especially liked the reference to David and Goliath! Yep, that little stone killed Golilath. Cool poem!