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Fifty-Three Shades Of Grey

in the uncoloured tint of another everyday amongst the spit polished waxed apples tightly packed in burlap bags they walked like minded in their own burly wrap oblivious to the irony to their similarity of the markets round red fruit unaware of the tragedy the horror of events yet to come it will rain metal shrapnel as human minds grasp with the purpose of their existence as in their ignorance they understand their worth as human bombs with a belief the heavens will open the gates with a fanfare and a promised blessing for their divine act of unquestioned belief the clay shaped bricks the black iron metal stairs the drum sound of engines then the lull not after but before before the pulse of the storm the rain of death yet this moment captured this photograph with man and child in hand smells sweet you wonder bemused why? the world travels aimlessly singularly no one nothing in the universe suggests exposes even a hint even a glimpse not a clue that would lead reveal an answer. life in its contradiction like the proverbial apple offers both the miracle the curse.
09/23/2014

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Date: 1/19/2015 5:50:00 AM
Interesting work..Congrats on your great win..Sara
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Date: 1/18/2015 2:03:00 AM
Your writing has a unique way of grasping the reader by the soul and moving them emotionally. Which is what I think true poetry is all about... Congrats on the win, Armand. An excellent write!
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Date: 1/17/2015 10:20:00 PM
When you express instead of tell.. Heaven looks down and winks, it's that good Maurice. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 1/16/2015 12:49:00 PM
You sure can write Maurice, that's a fact. Powerful and deep is this piece. It totally amazes me as to what people come up with from their minds, quite incredible to be honest. Many congrats, James :)
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Date: 1/16/2015 12:02:00 PM
I like the way you meander through your mind and express what you see and feel through words....depth of thought in this case. Well done! #7 and congrats on your high placing. // paul
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Date: 1/15/2015 10:11:00 PM
Thank you so much Armand, for enjoying the win :) LINDA
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Date: 1/16/2015 12:33:00 PM
I more than enjoyed my win Linda it has helped me personally with a rough patch I am going through. You are an amazing poet and an incredible human being. I wish you everything and more. Lots Of Love Always Armand
Date: 1/15/2015 8:36:00 PM
What a great poem Maurice...fantastic!
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Date: 1/15/2015 8:15:00 PM
Glad to see you placed so well with this great poem Maurice. Nice to read it again.
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Date: 1/15/2015 7:19:00 PM
So very moving, Maurice...I also got goose bumps...and your last five lines says so much. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. 7+Fav, Sandra
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Date: 1/15/2015 1:30:00 PM
Very well written Maurice....Congrats on your win...
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Date: 1/15/2015 12:40:00 PM
excellent piece of writing maurice congratulations on your win pal thumbs up
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Date: 1/15/2015 4:32:00 AM
I'm so glad to see this again Maurice - outstanding poem my friend:-) love and hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 1/15/2015 1:23:00 AM
Poetic marvel Maurice! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 1/15/2015 12:59:00 AM
a well done marriage between words and Picture,my friend Maurice is the poetic priest;congrats on the win...huggs
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Date: 1/14/2015 11:01:00 PM
I do not remember reading a poem this good that gave me goose bumps for a long time. Marvellous write deserving of more than 7 but .... this is going to my favs
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Date: 1/14/2015 10:38:00 PM
Maurice:) Stopping by to say hi and wish you the best when it comes to any soup contest. Congratulations, on your win. Stop by my latest blog "A Penny For Your Thoughts." If you'd like:) Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/15/2015 12:57:00 PM
Thank you Linda, love you lots, Armand.
Date: 10/18/2014 5:30:00 AM
Hi Maurice. The layout, tone, and plot of your poem is awesome! Congrats for having it featured in PS's homepage! :-)
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Date: 10/12/2014 5:57:00 PM
I found this on the home page as my poem is also featured - how did I miss this before Maurice - the title - cheeky and drew me in ..... I was expecting something else - the photo and poem perfectly compliment one another. Your pen is golden my friend as are you:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/25/2014 11:00:00 PM
I can say you have painted the above picture with your colourful words, it is perfectly done, your pen shines Sir.... Can there be a more than Highest Rate,I can give to this.... Again to say, splendid work done Sir.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/25/2014 11:13:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Date: 9/25/2014 9:56:00 AM
very deep write Maurice.. :) love every line in this poem.. :) ill make it my fave as it touched me..
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Date: 9/25/2014 4:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Olive. I love it when another poet favs my poem. It is a great compliment.
Date: 9/24/2014 10:54:00 PM
Maurice you have outdone yourself! This poem is one of the best I have read in a long time, and if ever a photo and a poem belong together this is it. You are very talented kind sir!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/25/2014 4:56:00 PM
arthur, I always enjoy your visits. I have loved the last of your writes that I had a chance to read. I'm not even sure what I just wrote is English.
Date: 9/24/2014 6:53:00 PM
This is one of the best of the best poems I've read, in spite of the sad telling of the human condition. Wow, simple stunning is your poetry ! I bow to your talent!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/25/2014 4:54:00 PM
Carrie I am so happy you liked it. You are such an amazing writer.
Date: 9/24/2014 12:16:00 PM
how compelling can this be, maurice.. like I would always say, this is the other side of our life; kinda like yin and yang.. superb, sad, significant!.. huggs
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/24/2014 12:53:00 PM
You are always so positive in your kind comments, thank you.
Date: 9/24/2014 3:40:00 AM
Thought provoking! Menditative poem that its effect cannot be percjeved at once! Excellent dear Maurice!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/24/2014 12:51:00 PM
thank you my friend.
Date: 9/24/2014 2:59:00 AM
very beautifully penned maurice with great depth excellent piece
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 9/24/2014 11:32:00 AM
I appreciate your giving comments. Thank You
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