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Measure for Measure

An eye for an eye Soon the world was blind A place full of misery Not one person was kind People chose to get even They believed in blow for blow The bodies all stacked up Corpses laid in a row Forgiveness not heard of Or the first going last Antiquated ideas Remnants of the past Measure for measure Cruel justice ruled the day Each and every person Had a debt to pay The Bibles all burned No saints could be found The lovers of peace All hidden underground They waited their time Those on the surface died The keys to the cities From dead fingers pried "Blessed are the peace keepers" They inherited the Earth The past not the future We witness new birth For Dr. Ram's Measure for Measure Contest

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Date: 6/16/2014 3:28:00 PM
Congratulations Richard! You express the bible's teaching in your own unique way. Both you and Dave were thinking on similar lines. // paul
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Date: 6/16/2014 9:49:00 AM
Hi Richard, congratulations on your top win! Well-deserved! I enjoyed reading this poetic gem!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/16/2014 10:07:00 AM
Thanks Pandita, I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 6/16/2014 9:43:00 AM
Starkly real your poem. Great interpretation of contest. congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/16/2014 10:08:00 AM
Thanks Joyce.
Date: 6/16/2014 9:10:00 AM
Stopping back with congratulations...I haven't seen the gender bender results..it says it was judged..
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Date: 6/16/2014 7:53:00 AM
So well penned perfect to theme ! Wish I had read earlier Richard ! I cud not really make out what to write ,,, It's so deep n thought provoking ! Congrats on huge win !
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Date: 6/16/2014 6:38:00 AM
Rick, congratulations on your win... Verlena
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Date: 6/16/2014 6:19:00 AM
Wow! Richard.. This is such a deep, though out lesson.. Congrats on a great win!... Hugs.. Arlene..
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Date: 6/16/2014 5:02:00 AM
Thanks for participating in the contest and congrats on a fine win, Richard
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Date: 6/12/2014 11:29:00 PM
Rick, you roc! This is a well written. GL in the contest. Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/13/2014 7:22:00 AM
Thanks Verlena.
Date: 6/8/2014 1:08:00 PM
Hi Richard: Congrats on your bawdy poem and thanks for the comment on mine.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/13/2014 7:22:00 AM
It was my pleasure Ralph.
Date: 6/6/2014 9:10:00 PM
My friend this is a super fine write!!! Absolutely great from start to fine finish... BBBBBravo!!!!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/7/2014 7:48:00 AM
You are kind Robert.
Date: 6/3/2014 6:12:00 AM
Fantastic message here. Measure for Measure every word has powerful meaning.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/6/2014 7:17:00 AM
Thanks Monterey.
Date: 6/2/2014 5:39:00 AM
This is just wonderful Richard. I tried and tried to think of something to write for this contest, but nothing came to me. I see this one in Lights!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/2/2014 7:04:00 AM
Thanks Connie, I hope you are right. Have a great week.
Date: 5/31/2014 5:27:00 PM
a very wise yet deep poem Rick ty I sorted out the count hugs
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Date: 5/30/2014 2:00:00 AM
Richard, your poem personifies the term "measure for measure" it's impactful and one I am going to make a favorite. I like it very much and I'm saddened by a world so intent to get even that they do not realize to do so means their own destruction.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/30/2014 7:10:00 AM
I am homered Dave.
Date: 5/29/2014 11:00:00 PM
wow its sounds like you are writing about revelation.... awesome writing.... Blessed are the peace keepers... Ending is wonderful .... many blessings to you
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/30/2014 7:09:00 AM
Thank you Brooke, always happy to recieve blessings.
Date: 5/29/2014 8:50:00 PM
I didn't know what the term measure for measure meant when I wrote for the contest, yours makes sense, I liked the happy ending, the new birth.Hopefully this will give you a new shiny medal to place upon your trophy stand. well done :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 9:20:00 PM
I'm not sure if that's what it means but that's what came to mind. Thanks for the thoughtful visit.
Date: 5/29/2014 8:04:00 PM
Hi Richard: A very tense and plaintive poem. I believe this is a winner!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 9:19:00 PM
I meant Ralph, darn these fat fingers *lol*
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 9:18:00 PM
I hope you're right Al.
Date: 5/29/2014 6:03:00 PM
Very nice Richard...I like your take on the contest
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 9:17:00 PM
Thanks Tim, this just popped into my head.
Date: 5/29/2014 4:28:00 PM
Amen. Beautiful in every way. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 5:22:00 PM
Hi Eileen, how are you doing today?