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When Evil Dances

When Evil dances, good hearts are stopped, grief swells into an ocean, asked, why him? why her? why did they have to die? No answers are given, for none can be given, not in this world. But if the soul is real, immortal, then the murdered rise again, alive in some other place, alive in a world of endless dreaming where love is never broken, where love is never lost.... (Written to commemorate all those killed senselessly in their places of learning or worship.) Posted to Soup:5/28/18

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Date: 6/2/2019 9:44:00 PM
Bravo on your excellent tribute, LJ. And... congrats on your win.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/3/2019 10:19:00 AM
Thank you Line-- this is one of those rare poems I wish I had never had to write.
Date: 6/2/2019 3:22:00 PM
its a sad world where people can't learn and pray in safety - sadly we see these attacks all too frequently. many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/23/2018 10:12:00 AM
Congrats, indeed it seems life is less important than change or educated fortitude. God must be crying.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 12/23/2018 1:08:00 PM
Thank you , DM, and yes, if we are made in His image, then logically He must be an emotional being.
Date: 12/20/2018 5:21:00 PM
The questions you pose in your first verse are ones I've asked many times. I like to think there is a "final" justice after our lives are over, L.J. Congratulations on your third-place win in a contest with very strong competition! Best wishes for the holidays, Carolyn
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L. J. Carber
Date: 12/20/2018 6:02:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I indeed feel honored! And be assured, the Universe is a moral place and evil doers do not escape the karma they make.
Date: 8/18/2018 11:02:00 AM
Back again to congratulate you again for your $1 win. Well done!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 8/18/2018 3:59:00 PM
Thank you, Susan
Date: 8/17/2018 4:45:00 PM
Congrats on your winning tribute, L.J. Well done.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 8/18/2018 3:59:00 PM
Thank you ,Line
Date: 7/4/2018 11:09:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this heartfelt, heatbreaking poem. Well written.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 7/5/2018 9:05:00 AM
Thank you, Susan
Date: 7/3/2018 6:28:00 AM
so sad isn't it? My daughter has anxiety about going to school. This is ridiculous. No child should be nervous about this and should feel safe and secure in their place of learning. great poem, thank you for your entry and congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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L. J. Carber
Date: 7/3/2018 9:55:00 AM
Thank you, Laura-- I feel for the young the most, for they'll never know the world I did as a child, where we could ride our bikes everywhere, and the worst thing that happened at school would be to be sent to the principal's office.
Date: 6/24/2018 2:49:00 AM
great poem, dance of evil , you described very well the feelings of heart.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 7/3/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thank you, Muhammad, it is, sadly, a poem I wish I never had to write.
Date: 6/20/2018 9:09:00 AM
Truly deep and heartfelt verses my friend. Evil seeks to murder innocent souls as they are its primary target. Great message in this well crafted gem.. A fav..
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/21/2018 7:36:00 AM
Thank you, Robert-- this is one poem I wish I never had to write.
Date: 6/9/2018 9:16:00 AM
I would expand this to include all of those killed, no matter what the place or circumstance. It makes sense for all.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/21/2018 7:37:00 AM
Of course you're right, Caren-- it's just as a former teacher, it breaks my heart in a special way to hear of the school shootings.
Date: 5/30/2018 7:13:00 AM
A sensitive appropriate response to recent tragedies.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/21/2018 7:38:00 AM
Thank you, Geoff