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Small forces

In the corner of the the house, outside
At the end of a long trail of cold, shut up windows 
There is a procession, a vigil kept through the night 
Beneath the notice of even the smallest branch 
Or the thoughts of a bird landing on a tree 
There is a band of brothers slaving for their home
Lining up as fine as thread
But chained together as if forged from steel 
Lifting broken leaves, a crumb of bread, a sugar crystal 
They're heaving cars, boulders, buildings 
Silently bearing their burden, they hold a torch for each other 
Tiny miracles in the night, performing feats of magic 
A struggle that defies ages past carries on- invisible 
All for their children they walk, martyred often 
While future generations of their families
Hang in the balance 



Jeremy Martin 2/19/13 


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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Amazing tribute to these the least of our neighbors on this Earth. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Jeremy congratulation on your win. Nicely done. warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Jeremy , CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:11:00 AM
    It's like they say: A little hard work never hurt anyone. Great poem.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Are these ants??? I love a good mystery. I very much enjoyed the poem, reminicent of the borrowers.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/23/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hm...... :). The Borrowers are cool
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I really, really like this piece, Jeremy! Very well penned, my poet friend :) thank you for sharing

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/23/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ann!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:11:00 PM
    powerful and perceptive - a wonderful combination! great poem...

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/22/2013 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, I'm going to stop by your page and read some of your new poems :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 1:44:00 PM
    They really are amazing creatures...I enjoyed this one.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/22/2013 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes they are, thanks Caleb!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Hullo, Jeremy. I found this poem both intriguing and very entertaining to read. You offer the imagery of "little magic-men", but don't actually define/label them, which lends an even more story-book touch of mystery, which is a strong effect.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/22/2013 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm intrigued by any world or civilization of beings that exists below our notice. If you get real close up you can see how intricate and powerful they really are. Thanks for your comments, I really like them