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Seven Things Saved From The Burning House

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My head’n’eck will be saved,
it is where everything else exists,
not just my hair, though that's also okay.

3, 4
My arms, right (3) and left (4),
I'll need them for heavy lifting,
and probably some other stuff too.

5, 6
My legs, neither has a keener number,
they love to run
and I love them to run me around.

7
My torso, you have to keep the torso,
I'd look a damn fool
with arms, legs, head’n’eck weirdly joined
without a torso to keep them from arguing.

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Before I'd even started on things 2 - 7,
I would expect to have saved
a heathen's prayer
to Him/Her/Them,
That which I do not know,
a prayer that I may succeed 
in saving things 2 - 7,
so that I might see you again.

14th February 2019
For Seven Things Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Caren Krutsinger

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Date: 2/25/2019 10:30:00 PM
No Atheists in foxholes. Love it! Brilliant write!
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/26/2019 9:14:00 AM
Thanks, Joe; your words ring true.
Date: 2/23/2019 1:12:00 PM
So witty, clever and highly original, as totally befits the author. Humorous, too, so you have the entire package.
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Date: 2/23/2019 10:07:00 PM
Thanks, Mark, very kind, always good to have you here.
Date: 2/22/2019 11:50:00 PM
Your approach is captivating. Clever and tender flavored with spices of humor - had it all. I thoroughly enjoyed because, personally, I'm gonna die in that fire with ALL my mementos because I CANNOT decide on just the seven which I'd like to trade for minutes, let me have 7 of those. Maybe I'm not the only Libra on Soup who can't decide and should do a blog! OK, chatting away - I had a good time here. All the best ... CayCay
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/23/2019 1:44:00 AM
Very glad you enjoyed, CayCay. Chatting away is all good, it gives me a little more to consider. Thanks very much, feedback greatly valued.
Date: 2/16/2019 2:16:00 PM
Giggles galore ;D xomo!
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/16/2019 11:07:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen, giggles welcome, glad you enjoyed.
Date: 2/16/2019 7:49:00 AM
For sure, mind and body go together. Like your poem, well rounded and entirely enjoyable. Great job, Lawrence!
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/16/2019 8:00:00 AM
Thanks, Joe, appreciated. Very good to see you again.
Date: 2/15/2019 1:05:00 PM
ohh yes, we need to be physically complete and fit..all else can be retrieved, lawrence... very imaginative write... huggs
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Date: 2/16/2019 4:32:00 AM
Thanks, Nette, appreciated, very pleased that you enjoyed.
Date: 2/15/2019 4:43:00 AM
These are very important things in life. I like the originality of this poem.
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Date: 2/15/2019 7:58:00 AM
Thank you very much, Victor, I'm very glad you liked it, and very pleased for visit, good to have you here.
Date: 2/14/2019 8:48:00 PM
Love it my friend-- but be sure to save your pen. What good is a poet with nothing to splatter his ink? A fav.. very creative..
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/14/2019 10:48:00 PM
Thanks, Robert, too kind; your encouragement (and fave !) greatly valued, as always. PS.: my pen will be clutched firmly between my teeth when I save my head'n'eck.
Date: 2/14/2019 5:28:00 PM
Enjoyed this so much. Love how you saved the first for last ;) I was so curious what it would be... drum roll “heathen’s prayer”—yes! Bravo :)
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Date: 2/14/2019 10:47:00 PM
Thanks so much, PS, very glad you enjoyed, and very pleased to have you here.
Date: 2/14/2019 1:11:00 PM
"a heathen's prayer, to have saved That which I do not know" Tender words from the heart. Such a wonderful feeling washes over my entire being. True, material things can be replaced, we cannot be. Seven is a complete number. Just wanted to mention this. ~ Brandy
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/14/2019 10:45:00 PM
Thanks for insights, Brandy; you're quite right about the wholeness of the number. Thanks, as always, for visit and comment, appreciated.
Date: 2/14/2019 12:05:00 PM
Innovative approach to this theme..saving a life..not things. Well said, Lawrence.
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/14/2019 10:44:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay, I always appreciate your ongoing support and encouragement.