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old age and revenge

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old age and revenge

A Travel to Palestine 

In a landscape of chlorophyll sprinkled with yellow and red flowers,
neglected olive trees and bushes, my motorbike broke down,
my mobile was useless no signal here and I had a long walk home.
If I only had a donkey I could continued to the hazy blue mountain 
that has has always eluded me, moving away from me when sought. 
The beast and I could have reached the mountain, over and past it and 
ended up in Palestine, old people are respected there; mind some 
old men do not deserve accolade, like Henry Kissinger, a man of many
sins, but I would flame the downtrodden with the fire of freedom,
and not let them sink into the peace of slaves who have lost how to 
dream.  I would then give my donkey to another old man and travel to 
Amman in Jordan and take a plane home, sit in my room and be glad
that my life had not been futile, and listened with ease as shadows of
assassins surround my home. 

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Hi Jan - donkey to plane may say it all. Such lovely phrases you make. "If I only had a donkey" sounds like Peter, Paul and Mary. (couldn't help myself). love, Kathy next time you're silent for a while, prepare me - I always worry you've died in your sleep or worse.

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    Date: 5/20/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kathy