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Shadows

Shadows on the broken ceiling;
the half-caste night is revealing
painted plaster pieces peeling,
and falling on the floor.

Pious sermon, prayer-book reading,
mouthing words, never heeding
back-row baby bottle-feeding,
and bawling on the floor.
Solemn faces, little feeling,
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COMMENTS
Declan McHenry 07 December 2005
Wow. David, this just flows off the tongue beautifully. There are poems meant to be read out loud and this is one of those.
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Ashka Pandya 07 December 2005
this is truely a very good poem..goes directly to my favorites...thx for writing such a good poem. warm regards, ASHKA
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