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Veteran's Day

Once a soldier of peace, in Condemnation of war
Full of Consternation for carnivorous divide
But good is not static when Apathy slips too far
For Reverence of calling, within scruples confide
His uncut hands offered to Unearthliness unseen
Innate Predilection to cleanse the monsters unclean
He Encompassed bravery lost so often to pride.

11/2/18

for 7 lines, 7 words rhyme contest sponsored by Lu Loo

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Date: 11/6/2018 10:34:00 AM
Quite a change for him. well penned.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/6/2018 6:58:00 PM
Thanks for your comment, M.L!
Date: 11/5/2018 6:49:00 PM
Great read! Thank you for sharing. We often use vehicles of sort to get where we are going. One could say, the human body is simply a needed vehicle for the spirit till mature. The problem is, when one stills his soul and becomes the vehicle. Life is nothing without the freedom to remain who one is at the core, and always conscious of it. Once we take on a role, no matter how noble it seems on the obvious service, we are little more than performers on a stage, and not the writers and directors.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/6/2018 6:59:00 PM
Much food for thought, thank you for sharing-
Date: 11/2/2018 11:39:00 PM
This is beautifully penned, dear Michelle. This is my favorite part: "His uncut hands offered to Unearthliness unseen Innate Predilection to cleanse the monsters unclean" If this one is not in the winner's circle, I would be gobsmacked.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/4/2018 6:26:00 PM
I"m starting to think 'gobsmacked' is one of your favorite words - but thanks for the kind comment!
Date: 11/2/2018 4:47:00 PM
This is an awesome take on the contest prompt, my friend! I especially loved the lines, "But good is not static when Apathy slips too far" and "He Encompassed bravery lost so often to pride"... wonderful write! ;)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/4/2018 6:27:00 PM
Thank you, really appreciate that!