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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    For James ‘The Rev’ Sullivan I hear footsteps They’re getting closer I’m afraid for my life I’ve trapped myself in this Bat Country I’ve crossed the Danger Line I went to the wrong church at the Crossroads I’ve been tricked The right place is So Far Away Soon there is a ...
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    I wonder if they knew If they knew they’d be on a bronze plaque On the wall of an American Legion If they’d see the horrors Or land six feet under If we’d cry for them Or if when they answered the call That the Nazis Japs Charley Or the kamikazes made Or when they were placed...
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    Some Gave All Based on the ‘Ghosts Of The Library’ exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS; APRIL This was the fourth or fifth time Mom had driven around the Capitol Building in Springfield. What was scary is that we lived near it, in Taylorville, and...
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    Hey, you, Billie Jean! What made you the way you are? Why do you torment Michael this way? What did he ever do to you That makes you think astray? Did you want money Fame Fortune? Or just the attention That Michael rightly deserves? And you, Diana? Was it the flamboyancy? The fans The...
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    What happened in that small house On Jackson Street That made them stars? An unavoidable feat? Was it the sound of… Diana Ross? James Brown? The Supremes? Or maybe the call of… Motown? Berry Gordy? Hitsville USA? Whatever went right We all know today That Jermaine Marlon Ti...
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    When I’m alone, whom do I turn to? You. When I cry, who’s shoulder do I cry on? Yours. When I want to give up, who pushes me on? You. But what if you weren’t there? What if you aren’t real? Are you just a figment of my imagination? Maybe. Will I have to find a person to cry on...
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    She stands in the harbor of New York. It stands on the bay of the Mississippi In the bustling city of St. Lou. What are they, you ask? Hope Love Freedom Symbols of agony Of pain But, most of all, struggle Struggles of the ones who made our dream of America come true. They go by na...
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    “Where are they?” I ask She says nothing “In your closet?” I coax Nothing “Under your bed?” Silence “I can not help you if you say nothing!” I cry She mumbles I ask again “In the woods” she whispers I furrow my brow She slinks to the window without a sound She poi...
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    Dedicated to Michael Jackson Nothing is forever The flame of a candle Dancing in the wind A single ray of sun On a cloudy afternoon They are all gone too soon Everything is under siege The amazing dancer Who everyone wants to be Who is beautiful And perfect And is now forever fr...

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