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River crab,river crab

River crab , river crab,why do you not sleep? I have opened my eyes to see the big and the small. The mackerel that only sees the small sprat And not the big shadow it casts on the river bank Shall soon float in the smaller and hotter poll. River crab, river crab,why do you not sleep? I have opened my eyes to see all around me, For what we ignore today and say it is harmless Tomorrow often casts big shadow on our path. Brutus once bragged; Antony is a small ant. River crab , river crab, why do you not sleep? I have prohibited sleep from my eyes To pay attention with due diligence To everything at the river bank Mama had warned me at my birth: Even the smallest ant casts long shadow; No matter how minute a factor, She said it is a factor.

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Date: 2/19/2015 9:53:00 PM
Fun read is your winner, Kayod5!
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Date: 2/19/2015 4:16:00 AM
You've written a great poem here. Like some below I really liked your crab, and the whole concept of this poem. Gripping last line. Congrats on your placing in the comp.
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Date: 2/16/2015 3:31:00 PM
Very clever and nice words of wisdom here! Congratulations on your nice win, Kayod5. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/16/2015 1:35:00 PM
This is a really wonderful job.:-) :-) much congratulations on your win
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Date: 2/16/2015 12:50:00 PM
Unique work penned for the contest..I enjoyed reading it..Congrats on your win..Sara
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Date: 2/16/2015 12:54:00 AM
Kayod5, , CONGRATULATIONS! nice Win* SKAT
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Date: 2/15/2015 10:25:00 AM
Wise words indeed a great pen - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/14/2015 10:29:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this one.
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Date: 1/4/2015 12:46:00 PM
Very clever poetic lesson, dear friend.. Excellent!!!... Hugs.. Arlene
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KAYOD5 Kayode
Date: 1/4/2015 3:37:00 PM
God bless you Arlene...huggs
Date: 1/4/2015 8:29:00 AM
You write with much wisdom. An ant is a fitting metophor. I would list this one as personification because you imbue the Crab with the ability to speak and have complex thought.
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Date: 1/4/2015 9:42:00 AM
Thank you very much Richard and how is your Weekend? Have a rewarding week ahead...huggs
Date: 1/4/2015 4:18:00 AM
Very nicely penned Kayode...best wishes
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Date: 1/4/2015 9:43:00 AM
Thank you Joseph,have a nice week ahead...huggs
Date: 1/3/2015 7:42:00 PM
So true small is a relative thing. Light & Love
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Date: 1/3/2015 11:03:00 PM
Thank you Debbie,happy Sunday...huggs
Date: 1/3/2015 3:33:00 PM
very good poem Kayod a wise message hugs
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Date: 1/3/2015 3:35:00 PM
Thank you Shadow, I am happy you love it..huggs
Date: 1/3/2015 3:28:00 PM
I too have learnt never to underestimate anyone! Were we not advised to be alert and be ever watchful! This is another clever presentation Kayode; I would be pleased to see it on the winners' list. #7 // paul
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Date: 1/3/2015 3:37:00 PM
Thank you Paul,I am happy you love it. How is your Weekend?
Date: 1/3/2015 10:19:00 AM
YOu did well with this one! soupmail.
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Date: 1/3/2015 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Andrea for you efforts and have a lovely Weekend...huggs
Date: 1/3/2015 9:44:00 AM
Good write! Keep write on. Thanks for your nice words on my poem Regards
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Date: 1/3/2015 9:56:00 AM
Thanks Fabiyas, have a lovely Weekend...huggs
Date: 1/3/2015 7:44:00 AM
Excellent philosophy to keep one safe...huggs
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Date: 1/3/2015 7:48:00 AM
Thank you my friend Tim,have a wonderful Weekend...huggs