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American Tears

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American Tears

Article: http://endgenocide.org/learn/past-genocides/native-americans/

American Tears Aftershock atrocities after you left; Apologies abundant amidst your regret. Amplified apprehension, Agonizing annihilation; Acquitted yourself, but I’ll never forget... Beaten by brutality ’fore you bred bulbous boars, Conquered by “cleansing”; cascading commodores; Destructive diseases delivered death’s doors, Everything extracted, as Europe explores. Fought fierce fatality: now a fungal formality, Grievous and gruesome tale for humanity. Inanity igniting increased insanity, Jingles “...justice for all” in jovial jejunity. Kicking, Kindling and Killing: legality, Land of liberty home of the slave. Monotonous mundanity muddles mentality, morality missing: must misbehave. No-nonsense nationalism now the normality, Omnipresent oppression; outdo or outbrave. Perverse professionalism or perfect profanity; The quintessential quarterback’s cave. Ready, set, for restored reality, Set sail all, who are sans superiority. Totalitarianism triumphs with total tenacity, Uniformed ugliness, undermining urbanity. Victors’ vitality victimizes with volcanity; Warmongers wish in woeful whimsicality. Xenophobes want copies: hair with xanthic similarity: Yobbish youths yelling for zestful zealotry. ... American tears have fallen and will Continue to bawl until the land is still. Listen to the wind as she tells her tale, For the vales are frail as its people wail. 27th January 2017 Word Challenge Contest by Silent One 1st Place

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Date: 7/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
Having lived it from age 16 to 27, I am shaking my head and saying yes. You have it spot on. Belfast from 4 to 16, then the USA 17 to 27. I missed Belfast, I never missed the USA. And now in Dublin, I will never miss Ireland again. Fair Play Dani :)))))
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Date: 6/17/2017 10:11:00 AM
Hello friend. Its been a while. LORD! This is just vintage you! Excellent, Awesome and a master in this covetous craft of writing. Keep on flowing the ink of your mind. A 7 for sure.
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Date: 6/14/2017 8:42:00 AM
Nicola, intense write, not to mention a very impressive write with your wonderful use of an array of poetic devices.
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Date: 6/9/2017 6:49:00 PM
oh my goodness. Not sure I remember a word challenge like this but you went full throttle with this one. I just had to see this trophy winner and say BIG CONGRATS
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Date: 3/25/2017 7:47:00 PM
Wow, Nicola. : ) Wow.
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Date: 3/23/2017 1:28:00 AM
Awesome write :)
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Date: 2/19/2017 7:17:00 AM
the first 5 lines are alliterative perfection - the first two lines are poetic perfection.
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Date: 2/11/2017 1:02:00 PM
A genius you are, Nicola. I wish you wrote one about African Tears!
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/13/2017 3:11:00 PM
I'm sure I will get around to it :)
Date: 2/6/2017 3:34:00 PM
Incredible!! Although I admit...I need a dictionary! Congrats on your win! I can see why.
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/13/2017 3:02:00 PM
Thanks Carole :)
Date: 2/6/2017 7:23:00 AM
Oh that is magnificent. Your use of the alphabet, your images, your ruthless criticism. Lovely read. A worthy winner.
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/13/2017 3:01:00 PM
Ha perhaps a bit one sided. Thanks :)
Date: 2/2/2017 9:33:00 PM
This is amazing writing, your best I think I've read, a7
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/5/2017 4:02:00 PM
Not my personal favourite, but definitely different, which is fun in itself. Thank you John :)
Date: 2/2/2017 9:24:00 PM
This poem is excellent. I love the way you constructed it. Very cool indeed.
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/5/2017 4:01:00 PM
Thanks Ricky, appreciate you stopping by. Hope you're having fun on the site :)
Date: 2/2/2017 5:31:00 PM
So well deserved first place Nicola. You are an amazing poetess.
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/5/2017 4:00:00 PM
Thanks Jean. Dunno about that. Just a poet, like any other, trying to find a voice in this world ;)
Date: 2/2/2017 2:15:00 PM
Congrats!!! my friend...job well done...god bless...^WW^
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/2/2017 4:20:00 PM
Many thanks dear Warrior.
Date: 2/2/2017 9:16:00 AM
Brilliant treatment of the contest theme .... The trophy has come to the most deserving poet ... Reality and politics blended with the rhyme .... Congratulations on your win for this great poetry...
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/2/2017 4:18:00 PM
You're very kind, Probir. Thank you for such a wonderful comment.
Date: 2/1/2017 10:54:00 PM
Very impressive, well deserved win, super 7
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/2/2017 4:16:00 PM
Thanks, James
Date: 2/1/2017 10:43:00 PM
Wow, Nicola, what a piece. I love acrostics and the words lent themselves to alliterative monorhyme. You certainly aced the prompt. Congratulations.
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/2/2017 4:15:00 PM
I appreciate your wonderful comment. Thank you so much.
Date: 2/1/2017 4:06:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Nicola
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/2/2017 4:14:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph.
Date: 2/1/2017 3:20:00 PM
wow, a big TROPHY win. Congrats, Nicola. VERY well thought out!!!
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:33:00 PM
Thanks Andrea...really loved that Polish Triolet you did today :)
Date: 2/1/2017 12:51:00 PM
Congratulations!!Nicola!! Very well done!! Big Hugggs. Deb
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:31:00 PM
Many thanks Deb :))
Date: 2/1/2017 10:21:00 AM
Excellent . Very well done Nicola! Congratulations :)
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:30:00 PM
Thanks Heidi :)
Date: 2/1/2017 1:39:00 AM
Oh mu God... This is amazing... You are so talented... A 7...
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:27:00 PM
You are very kind, thanks Supraja :)
Date: 1/31/2017 6:45:00 PM
Impressive very impressive in form and content thank you for revealing your mind..good luck in the contest
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Frederic :)
Date: 1/31/2017 3:51:00 AM
This is such a beautiful and deep write Nicola...
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:25:00 PM
Thank you Abosede :)
Date: 1/31/2017 12:02:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant! And GL to you!
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Nicola Byrne
Date: 2/1/2017 3:25:00 PM
Thanks Budgie. Appreciate that :)
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