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Lest We Wake The SLeeping Child

April 15, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


When quite sleep and sound aloft,
You won’t hear the bombs go off
Your corpse will dry and decompose
Before it has a chance to rot.
While you wait for your wounds to heal
All of your scabs will begin to peel,
And scorch under a sun that haunts you
While you try to pretend this isn’t real.
Among oak trees you see yourself tall
Always condescending and looking down.
Battered bruised and beaten down.
Tell me how tall are you now?
Who have you been seeking out
Who will save you when this begins
Where were you hiding when this started
And where will you go once this ends.
How on earth will you start anew
And who will you go running to
Who is going to build you up
When none of your roots pull through.
What you need is a place to sleep,
To recoup and shake this off.
Perhaps you can stay with me,
While you recoup and shake this off.
I know you’ve been through a lot.
Your soul is wretched and withered.
All your life you’ve been a boiling pot.
Remove the top and let it simmer.
Wipe that pale face from your face
Because my place is your new place
Now remove your ears and turn them off
So you wont hear the bombs go off.



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unique SILVER said...
on May. 16 2010 at 10:21 am
unique SILVER, Mobile, Alabama
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding, in all your ways take notice of him and he himself will make your paths straight.









Proverbs 3: 5-6

this poem is really good you have a unquie styyle of writting i wish i could do that. keep it uo though & thanks for looking at my poems

on May. 14 2010 at 5:56 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I love the wow. i appreciate you reading my work and posting and giving me feedback.you thank much very taincap.

on May. 14 2010 at 11:49 am
Starrlyt PLATINUM, Willard, North Carolina
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Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars -Les Brown

Wow!!!! Definitely now one of my faves. THis one has amazing feeling to it and i love the word usage.