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Another poem from childhood.

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(Another childhood or teen years poem.) Newsprint small talk in Mediocrity's lead pot rustles and gossips while, splashed spectacularly across the speckled page of Society's intellect, a murder making column one hides the hushed massacre of minds.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 4/12/2016 4:06:00 PM
A journalist is crowding into your scene here. Wouldn't it be good if good news would sell. I like it.
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Date: 3/12/2012 6:33:00 PM
Love the last part the best---but this was a remarkable one altogether. Lovely--thanks for this! Keep up the outstanding verses! Always, Laura
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Date: 3/11/2012 6:32:00 AM
Yes, another wise observation on society, my friend. Great write
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Date: 3/9/2012 7:10:00 PM
Brilliant, Like it Leo, Sensationalism supersedes and is the basis of Journalism is it not, For truth is often a sacrificed to sell a story is it not
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Date: 3/8/2012 11:56:00 AM
"speckled page of society's intellect" Cool. And the murder in column one makes for a perfect strawman for society's scapegoat. cool poem. I wish I had kept alot of my early poems just so that now I could judge whether they were worth keeping or not. This is a poem both of current events at the time and prophecy. I like it Leo and thanks for the constructive advice. I fixed 'er up some . :) but cna't emphasize enough that the book and Author was the reason for the poem. Bob
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Date: 2/29/2012 10:45:00 PM
Great writing for your teen years!!
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Date: 2/27/2012 7:11:00 PM
hushed massacre of minds is a different phrase well played!! ARe we talking about gossip or out right lies???
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Date: 2/27/2012 6:10:00 PM
Yes, sometimes mind are being massacred through what they read or hear..Enjoyed the well chosen topic..I am glad that I stopped to read this one..Your presence at my Rutabaga meal was delightful..Sara
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Date: 2/27/2012 9:18:00 AM
deeply intense write Leo and all too true.. the headlines and newscasts are riddled with negativity amnd bad news of disrespect for human life .. atrosities galore .. society on a downgrade but we all havre hope will turn arounmd.. with luv..
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Date: 2/26/2012 5:17:00 PM
very deep. like "hushed massacre of minds" - very powerful lines.
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Date: 2/25/2012 12:54:00 PM
depends on the readers palette I guess...enjoyed !!
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Date: 2/22/2012 11:23:00 PM
oooh, what a powerful final last two lines!!!
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