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if you can, subside your fear. help someone in need. There are screams, the voices of millions; I want to close my ears, instead I listen. A drop of dew rolls off and splatters like an ocean on the earth at my feet. Who cries, a planet lost? build a bridge or fill a gap. give a bead of sweat, hold a broken bone, give a drop of blood. smell...the rotting flesh? hear...the cry of the land? There are screams, the voices of millions; I want to close my ears, instead I listen. A drop of dew rolls off and splatters like an ocean on the earth at my feet. Who cries, a planet lost? touch the face of the ravaged. see the signs engraved ahead, taste the salt in the atmosphere. come weep with me. how do you measure the loss when even Angels cry? How do you weigh a tear?
14~10~2014

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Date: 4/15/2016 7:33:00 PM
Just came here to say hello. Could not find a poem I had not seen. I truly think I saw all your poems now. But maybe I still missed one or two . Praying that your life gets NORMAL, my dear friend.
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Date: 10/16/2014 12:35:00 PM
this got my heart, maurice...I could feel that strong emotions were put into this piece, especially the end line.... i am so moved by this precious write!.. huggs
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Date: 10/16/2014 6:42:00 AM
deep touching excellent pen maurice tears are in the ocean we weep pure diamond piece pal
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Date: 10/15/2014 2:49:00 PM
This is so amazing. I really love it. Thank you for your poem - God bless you with love and prayers AND Thank you so much for your kind comments, too. Love, Gina
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Date: 10/15/2014 1:29:00 PM
love this, especially the powerful last line
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Date: 10/15/2014 11:14:00 AM
Your drop of dew, the splatter as a waking call - am I understanding the symbol? This one, on the mind, like angel's tears, weighs heavily. Deep stuff, Maurice, well worth many reads. Love, daver
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Date: 10/15/2014 3:08:00 AM
Extremely emotional write Maurice ! only if we all cud follow your golden words !
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Date: 10/15/2014 2:35:00 AM
Beautifully penned so touching and deep - I have shed many tears in the past week - an emotional and beautiful write by an inspirational poet:-) The final words speak volumes. Into faves Maurice. hugs my friend Jan xxx
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Date: 10/14/2014 7:22:00 PM
Very, very touching and profound poem. I am particularly impressed with how it builds up to a beautiful questioning end. Many thanks for your kindness.
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Date: 10/14/2014 7:02:00 PM
This is very beautiful Maurice, a very touching poem full of love and emotions.
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Date: 10/14/2014 3:39:00 PM
This is such good work, Mauricio, and if any of Giorgio's friends are around to see this, I want you guys to know, poetry does not have to be metered to be good poetry, for PETE'S SAKE!!!! The art of free verse is in the choosing of one's words, and using the sounds of the words, and the way of making the line breaks, etc. You do all of this so well. The ending line, it says it all.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/15/2014 2:32:00 AM
Hear hear Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/14/2014 7:06:00 PM
Andrea Giorgio said he thought Maurice was a good poet. I feel blessed that I love and understand most poetry.