Claude H Oliver II

Freshman - 679 Points (Nov.7,1948 / New York City)

Shame - Poem by Claude H Oliver II

Shame, shame, shame
Shame on you
You bring shame
To all connected to you
You carry shame
Of ancestors
This destroyer of dignity, self esteem
This blight on happiness
On human spirit
When will it end
Or forever wend
Its way through human existence
Its shell seems impervious
Resisting kindness
What medicine cures this
What treatment applies
What cracks this hickory nutshell

The gentle hand of love softens this shell
The balm of love applied treats this ill
Love – the vaccination


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June 16,2013

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013


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