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They told us we would be alright...
We had fought with honour and won our titles.
We had overcome trials together -
Watching dozens of our siblings fall in the line of duty.
For this they had promised us, a wondrous welcome;
A bountiful world of adventure, with a myriad of paths.
All this, they said, awaited us in the stone cities.
Large metropolises, where the working folk resided...
There were hundreds of us, who made that journey.
Walking miles across the scorching desert,
Clinging to a hope of the fortunes beyond.
Yet what awaited us was not a promised land -
Nor was it a life based on the merit we had earned...
Instead we found ourselves quarantined,
Pitching tents of inexperience-
Huddling together for comfort and warmth;
As the great gates of employment stood eerily silent.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 18 June 2013
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My mother's wedding dress by ejectionletter
anarchypress states "My mother's wedding dress"
by ejectionletter is "Just a solid, well-executed piece,"
and I agree. I always love when a poem tells a story. You know,
the kinds that have a beginning, a middle, and a close.
The kind where beautiful images float across your mind as you
read each word and sentence. This piece fulfills all of those and
I must say the ending is exquisite.
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"inPersonals" by aMidnightMasquerade
An original poem written in the format of a personals ad
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