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A strange claim Of a man of passion Of kindness He said Let the children come to me For what man would refuse the smile The innocence of a child He parted his kindness His wisdom His love of all tribes Animal and man, felt the kindness of his eyes His tears grew this world His voice made all of us listen He made fisherman, philosophers He made masons run free He sang to ladies of the night With the wine from wells of passion Caliphs and Abu Nuwas soon followed Love belongs to no one tribe No sect or religion It’s the flower that seed's travels the globe Like feathers floating in the wind When you see a child with no food A woman with no smile A man with no home You make a balloon or funny face You grow a rose You build a hut Trust in the kindness underneath It will kiss you on your death bed You shall rise to the heavens Knowing You loved the universe Notes: This is one poem that for sure can be peeled like an onion. First of all, I am working on a poem based on historical fact, and documents from the Vatican, that will serve no other purpose than to tell an age old story. Yes part of it takes place in current day Turkey. Second, I have a friend who resides in Turkey, and we met over the internet, and over the years, have become friends. I know him to be kind, to all people and animals. We are simply friends that have shared stories, laughter, and hardships at times. Whether someone lives next door or half way around the world, true friendship and honor is hard to find. You can not give it or receive it. You can only both earn it over time. No man is perfect, we are what we are, but when you see a world in turmoil, as we do these days, maybe this small event or moment carries weight. I myself am not so nice. So then I must say this, My friend Volkan is, not to me, but to countless people. A smile and kindness costs nothing, and the world needs more of this richness. Everyone these days talks of how technology is ripping apart society and this may well be true, but this is a choice we all make, technology is merely a tool. One can also use it to build bridges and friendships. Normally I would be shy to give such praise, however events have taught me that, its better to speak good words than be silent. Thank you, for helping building a better world!

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Date: 5/13/2017 6:20:00 PM
I was exploring PS tonight and ran across this fabulous "age" poem. I am growing old, and it was so very touching.
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Date: 4/19/2016 1:40:00 AM
Brilliant write. It is enlisted in my fav list. A great poem. I loved it...............hugs
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:59:00 PM
Thank you so much Manmath, much appreciated!
Date: 4/12/2016 10:10:00 AM
Incredible write arthur! faving this! Keith;-)
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:49:00 PM
Thanks Keith!
Date: 3/30/2016 9:41:00 PM
Ah, I have found another warrior of light...I bow my friend...love your verse...the ripple effect or butterfly effect...where a simple smile can travel half way around the world...and the word of truth can travel till the end of time...know it or not you too are a heavenly ambassador...god bless...(:^WW^:)
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, very kind words from you indeed! :)
Date: 3/29/2016 11:46:00 PM
Words that come from the heart being lead by the Spirit, Arthur, the wisdom is profound.... Hugs sweet friend
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve, as you see I havent been around as much, even I am posting, I hope you are doing well!
Date: 3/29/2016 10:30:00 AM
A very good poem well written x
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Date: 4/23/2016 7:46:00 PM
Thank you Wendy, very kind of you!
Date: 3/28/2016 9:18:00 PM
"Those who humble themselves will be exalted, and those who exalt themselves shall be humbled" ... your humble heart shines through in so many of your poems, Arthur. I am pleased to be able to read your work, thanks to technology, but even more pleased to call you a friend, even though we do not see face to face. "You make a balloon or funny face You grow a rose You build a hut" Inspiring smiles do not often require a lot - just a thought. There is such humanity in what you pen, my friend.
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:46:00 PM
You sir are the kind one! Me not so much! :)
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Date: 3/28/2016 9:20:00 PM
Oh and I forgot ... a Fave from me!
Date: 3/28/2016 9:00:00 PM
what a great poem AND story you told underneath it. I for one am very happy that you speak good words and are making so many friendships!
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:45:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea! Hugs!
Date: 3/28/2016 5:51:00 PM
So many layers to this poem and a wonderful message. I too am very blessed to have many cyber friends and without technology this would never have happened:-) hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/23/2016 7:42:00 PM
yes I have 'met' him on line and he is a real gem:-) hugs jan xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/23/2016 7:39:00 PM
And you met the person in this poem too! :)
Date: 3/28/2016 8:32:00 AM
Very very (yep two very's) beautiful....love it and a fav.
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Date: 4/1/2016 7:58:00 PM
Thanks Tim!
Date: 3/28/2016 6:16:00 AM
A great poem and its message not only rings true but is one more people should know about, think more about and do their best to imitate my friend. Being kind to others costs nothing but brings huge rewards to others and oneself! A kind man and a dear friend, you are so lucky to have him my friend. I've found that my friends here are all indeed a great blessing to me--everyone of them.A7
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/1/2016 7:58:00 PM
Yes Robert, thank you so much! I count you as one of the nice ones!!! I do hope you are ok and that your situation improves, you have my thoughts with you!
Date: 3/28/2016 2:14:00 AM
Arthur, I look forward to getting another peek on your project..and thank you for sharing your wisdom. Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Again, I am a fan of your art :)...peace, jill
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/1/2016 7:55:00 PM
You are so kind Jill thank you so much! Hugs!