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All Spirits Will Rise

Rating: 4.4
No one dares dream of beach houses
While walking on these dirty city streets
In the misty sullen rain
Where the children smile despite some new despair
That is always lurking around the corner.

A mother will drive home from work
And brush her hair
While listening to police sirens
Invade the open air.
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Will Barber 20 May 2006
Others have already commented on the truth of the poem. I'd just like to add an appreciation of its technique, the excellence of your metaphors, the effect of your choice of words..
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Duncan Wyllie 09 March 2006
A snail can ease its one foot across a razor blade without being harmed.Though apart they are from quite different entities, it is still possible and still it amazes the onlooker.Wonderful writing here.Love Duncan
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Esther Leclerc 24 February 2006
Always shocking, the realization that beauty and peace can be found in even the worst circumstances...
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Elya Thorn 24 January 2006
It's beautiful the way you wrote it, as it is despair in the message! The imagery is very well chosen for this kind of poem! Elya Thorn
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Shannon Chapel 29 December 2005
Very visual and moving. S
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John Tiong Chunghoo 07 June 2005
simple and lovely, john
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