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Delukesville

Rating: 5.0
There is beautiful town south of my mind.
There the lifespan goes to triple digits
The townsfolk hard working, hardy and healthy
It's not an utopia but you do not find anything closer
Employment numbers just off the triple figure range.
The men, after a hard day's work, write ballads for their women
The ladies, being full career women,
play upon a harp in appreciation
Children happily reciting nursery rhymes
Youths engrossed in science
Foreign men and women of faith have visited
Four hundred and eight different faiths
There is not a single church steeple, synagogue or shrine
At the entrance to Delukesville is a plaque.
'IN LOVE WE LIVE, IN LOVE WE DIE', it reads.
Crusaders and false prophets have come and gone.
The townsfolk travel all over the world but always return home with discordant verses.
They no longer look outwards for their livelihoods
Neither do they look to the cosmos
They look to the ground upon which their little town is built.
'Welcome to Delukesville. We don't care what you believe, but what you do in our town'.

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COMMENTS
Robert Murray Smith 07 March 2021
Reminds me of Erewhon, Samuel Butler.
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Ravinder Kumar Soni 06 March 2021
You paint with words as a master does, Deluke.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021
Thank you so much for presenting the realization of your mind's happiest town, and as we can read our mind have enough fantasy, especially as a poet in his art. Brilliant poem!
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M Asim Nehal 05 March 2021
I would love to be in such a wonderful town, are there other conditions? Thoughtful poem friend, full stars....
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Freda Leeson 04 March 2021
Woke poetry.
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Robert Murray Smith 04 March 2021
I thank you, too.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 04 March 2021
I thank you. Much appreciation.
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Varsha M 04 March 2021
This is a beautiful poem stupendous metaphorical expression but worthy notion well respecting human essence.
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