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Plague

I mourn for your passing
for your family
for your friends
for those you held close
but do not mourn for you...

you came to our shores
you came and you lied
lied about your baggage
illegal baggage you bore
within your body...

your baggage was deadly
lethal and contagious...
biological warfare
launched upon our nation
silently exploding...

first target: Lone Star State
close to my home
close to my family
close to my grandchildren
why did you come..

your predecessor: a playboy
who detonated a viral bomb 
in a gay bath house
through seduction
why did he come....

he was careless, he was cruel
he was a selfish, silly fool
as were you
as am I
why do I judge...
 
(I mourn over suffering souls
whose insides turned to mush
a congealed and bloody mush
who writhed in ineffable pain
who mercifully died...)

yes I mourn for your passing
but do not mourn for you...



Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/20/2014 2:43:00 PM
Oh, Tim... This is a powerful piece. I felt my nails digging into my palms as I read this one. The imagery punches you right in the gut. "I mourn for your passing... but do not mourn for you." I feel honoured to be reading your poetry again!
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Date: 10/12/2014 1:54:00 PM
compelling write for those who are plagued by this terrible condition, tim... this is a deep, splendid write!..huggs
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Date: 10/12/2014 1:27:00 PM
Tim, I'm finally dropping by to check out some of your poetry. Your write, "Plague," is quite riveting for the reader when one considers the daily unfolding of this tragedy in parts of the African continent. And now, it has even touched the shores of the USA. A very powerful write indeed!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 10/12/2014 12:19:00 PM
This was a thought provoking piece to say the least. How have you been doing Tim ;) hope your weekend is a brilliant one!
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Date: 10/9/2014 11:30:00 PM
What a powerful write, Tim. You have a way of getting right to the heart of the matter and right to the heart of the reader. This is a sad piece. If it is Ebola...as Andrea said...then it would be great if...as you wrote... this scourge would die. Hugs
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Date: 10/9/2014 10:08:00 PM
gosh, I have not followed the news at all on this. ARe you speaking of Ebola? It was a guy that came to Texas? I really like this one, Tim. by the way, my face is not swollen today, but I dread that ramdom allergy coming to me again!!
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