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Love School: Closed

"He who closes a school door opens a prison." ~ adapted by poet “Closed!” hangs on gate a frowning note; Gusty wind scatters his neatly combed hair; Mockery screams; love lost his way home; Back to jail plods he, with a ragged heart, For jailors with rifles guard the school gate. “Closed!” pouring fountain of love, a nest, A greener lawn, fawns run wild with glee; A school of love, love heals pains of love; Gate grieves; a road leads to rusty bars; Back to jail plods he, with a tattered heart. “Closed!” paused his feet, not seeing road. A black bee rumbles, freezing a rose bed, Petals flee; dusty floor wipes their tears; Earth wails; sigh rises; softly clouds sob; Back to jail plods he, with his battered self. Feb. 15, 2021 They Closed The Brothel Poetry Contest Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 2/18/2021 11:31:00 AM
Interesting approach and very fresh! To confess I could not make the connection to the brothel. I was reminded of Christina Rossetti’s statement ‘ It is better to build class room for the boy than cells and gibbets for the man!”
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Date: 2/18/2021 11:48:00 AM
Thank you so much, Krish, for this wonderfully great comment and the complement!! Also, thank you for the quote from Rossetti!!
Date: 2/16/2021 9:46:00 AM
- Like the way you solved this contest theme ... "out of the box" ... skillfully done, Newton - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/16/2021 9:54:00 AM
Thank you so much, Anne-Lise, for your close reading and the impressively lovely comment!!