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In the desert of my compassion holds two tender seeds growing fervently; both longing for the blueness of my tears, which possess a certain kind of purity. ---who's teaching whom our Tomorrows yet-in-bloom-- Teach me of your ways, Little Ones, for I could use some reassuring. Am I human still? Or is there still more to unlearn? A bit of wisdom lost is what I'm inferring. "What use is spelling to me? Will it provide food for my family?" These were the words of a Midnight Child still awaiting the dawn of humanity's consideration. "What use is your prejudice; I may be small, but I have more than enough love, for the both of us." These were the words of a Snowy Child paradoxically melting your heart with his profundity (because Adults could still use some education) Teach me how to fish, if it be your wish to educate. How to hunt and how to gather, how to build a shelter that won't break easily ... ... but most importantly (and this is no frivolity) teach me how to LOVE beyond my capability, for you know we don't get enough of it currently. How to care and how to give, despite the whims of Life's Circumstance. Knowing this, perhaps I can live (or at least I can try) To live a L-I-F-E, that's worthy of her letters, before I die. Little children don't know the difference between ebony and ivory. Because smiles are a universal sentence; to them it's all harmony! Something's not right here - I can feel it in the pit of my stomach. We are all People: Some with hungry minds, some with hungry mouths. Even children know this to be true. Do I need to spell it out? Using Image 4 ... Originally written for Silent's contest, but was switched one for a different poem based off a different image. Thanks for the double whammy of inspiration, my friend!

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Date: 5/13/2016 2:21:00 AM
I like this thought-provoking piece - you did an excellent job for this particular contest. I just love expressions like, "in the desert of my compassion" and "blueness of my tears"beautiful job..love the second to last stanza, well said! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/18/2016 11:50:00 AM
Thank you very much, Laura ... I had a lot of fun with Silent's intriguing pictures ...
Date: 4/30/2016 2:28:00 PM
Its been a while I visited.. I have also not been online for a while due to my work but I am back now and this piece is just the perfect start I need to come back home to my wonderful poetrysoup. This is amazing, beautiful and a high seven! Well done friend
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/18/2016 11:02:00 AM
Pleased, you could make time for the Soup once more, my friend. I haven't been on this site much either, but due to spending time with family ... Thanks as ever for your feedback!
Date: 4/12/2016 10:40:00 PM
Excellent interpretation of this image. I like how you spelled out some words to emphasize them. Maybe you can change the line breaks to make 20 lines and change them back after the contest if you prefer shorter lines for impact. Cheers, SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 1:49:00 PM
Thanks Suz for your feedback. I went with the other poem instead, but even that was too long ... oh well ... I still liked both in either case.
Date: 4/9/2016 8:14:00 PM
oh, wow, that last part sure leaves an impact. You are so thoughtful in what you are saying here, Timothy. But you gotta pare it down. he said ten to 20 lines. Hope you get on the list. You were great as always.
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Date: 4/27/2016 1:20:00 PM
Thanks Andrea ... as you suggested I switched it for the other poem, but it was still too long. I liked both in either case ...
Date: 4/9/2016 7:26:00 PM
Well done Timothy. (boys. e d u...now I understand!) J.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 1:01:00 PM
Thanks James! Glad it makes sense now!