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Painting by Claude Monet

 

In memory of the tragic loss of life on July 14, 2016 Bastille day in Nice, France.

Bastille Many years ago They stormed the Bastille Two hundred and one lost their lives The tennis court oath however survived Jacques had his heart with the masses Necker could not be dismissed so easily The storming of the Bastille was to be The birth of a nation for all men free And free men they were Running naked through the streets What they lacked in cake The made up with in red wine The Republique was born A democracy in infancy Would grow through trials and tribulations To become a multicultural great nation Lone angry men filled with such hate I welcome you to Bastilles’ gate Of medieval prisons long ago It is there, you I shall throw You kill in the name of a God A God you do not know Love has escaped from your very soul Only hate tarnishes your bitter heart The ghosts of Bastille are mocking The coward who is filled with such animosity There never shall be an escape The soul of the dead shall eternally taunt you A criminal with no compassion You have only given us our determination To battle for the peace of this great nation You bring us tears; alas we shall turn them to wine Naked through the streets we shall always dance!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/18/2016 9:02:00 PM
A wonderful write that is deserving of POTD Arthur! Congratulations! 7 ; )
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Date: 7/18/2016 9:21:00 AM
Arthur, A Great Choice for POTD!! Congratulations my good friend!! This is a magnificent write for sure. Best Always, Gary
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Date: 7/18/2016 6:06:00 AM
We are living in sad times. Despite everything freedom will survive. A very fitting poem, Arthur. Congrats on p.o.t.d. Regards // paul
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Date: 7/18/2016 3:50:00 AM
Simply wonderful!
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/18/2016 9:11:00 PM
Thank you so much Ananya
Date: 7/17/2016 9:41:00 PM
Absolutely amazing !!
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/18/2016 9:10:00 PM
Thank you for such kind words!!
Date: 7/17/2016 8:07:00 PM
A great poem Arthur. No matter what we should still dance.
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Date: 7/17/2016 8:32:00 PM
lol....well after all the food and drink I had yesterday I cant think about naked until I hit the health club a few times
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/17/2016 8:08:00 PM
and naked, dont forget naked!!!
Date: 7/17/2016 2:09:00 PM
Very touching. Very proud. I love it. Thanks for sharing something so great!
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Date: 7/17/2016 1:00:00 PM
Delighted for you that your poem has been honoured with POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/17/2016 12:08:00 PM
Congratulations on getting the poem of the day :-) Alexis
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Date: 7/17/2016 11:31:00 AM
I read every word that was "Poignantly" penned . . . "Right" down to the "Very" end . . . "With" every "Pain" of this "History" felt . . . "Each" word "Compelling" & Correctly" spelt . . . "Viva" la "France" . . . "May" soon all "Feet" dance . . .
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Date: 7/17/2016 7:31:00 AM
- CONGRATULATIONS !!!! -
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Date: 7/17/2016 5:22:00 AM
remarkable cry for freedom... such an astonishing write, arthur!.. huggs
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Date: 7/16/2016 8:23:00 PM
Hello Arthur, An outstanding, poignant, and most meaningful write. Your verses are filled with such courage, strength, and conviction. Good shall triumph Evil!! Those who supposedly kill in the name of God, are themselves both Godless and eternally evil. A SEVEN/FAV!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 7/16/2016 5:04:00 PM
Am making this a fave Arthur - I hope and pray one day we see peace in the world and an end to these atrocities:-( hugs Jan xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/17/2016 8:09:00 PM
Thanks Jan so kind of you!
Date: 7/16/2016 3:24:00 PM
This event breaks my heart... hugs
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Date: 7/16/2016 4:40:00 PM
I hear you Cas, very sad when these things happens. Hugs
Date: 7/16/2016 11:17:00 AM
Powerfully penned my friend my heart is heavy at yet another atrocity in France:-( hugs Jan xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/16/2016 4:40:00 PM
Thanks Jan, so sad what happened!
Date: 7/16/2016 10:10:00 AM
VEry strong reply to a most horrible guy! And all like him. I love this , Arthur.
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Date: 7/16/2016 4:40:00 PM
Thanks Andrea!! Hugs
Date: 7/16/2016 7:45:00 AM
- Peace and love ...... great sadness for lost lives - No one has the right to kill "IN GOD'S NAME" - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/16/2016 4:39:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise, much appreciated!
Date: 7/16/2016 6:44:00 AM
Very nice. The sort of determination all free people need!
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/16/2016 4:39:00 PM
Thanks Tom!!