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Temperance

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We are cut from the same flesh
      borrowed ribs
      sinew
      naivety

Exposed in our softness we are
               invisible
               a potential afterthought in the
                  lexicons of history.

But sometimes, my Son
      you must lay down your life
      if you wish to
          change
          the
          world.

-D.E.M
Second poem for :iconnapowrimo:

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Oh thank you so much for your support! :heart:
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Thank you for your support :heart:
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Powerful poetry... 
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You are very welcome... :hug:
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Interesting poem and nicely written :) 
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Thank you for your support! :)
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most welcome 
maxnort's avatar
afterthought's forethought. commit to the path no matter where it takes you, and stay the course. you will get there in time. 

I need this just now. I'm thinking about doing something useful and I need to follow through.
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I'm glad it inspired you! :)
Dysprosium162's avatar
Wow.  The ending is powerfully stated!
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Thank you! 
Sometimes ideas just pop in my head...usually at breakfast.
Or when I'm not paying attention at someplace I should be paying attention. 
>.>
<.<
Dysprosium162's avatar
Ok well FYI it is distracted driving awareness month so hoping you're at least paying attention to the road Time to haul ass out of here! Time to haul ass out of here! 
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Lol I'm not THAT distracted! :P

I meant like during mindless meetings that should have been an email, haha. ;)
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LOL meetings are prime for poetry!
Nothing screams zone out and day dream.  Especially if it's a teleconference!
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This is brilliant. I love the first stanza, your structure and choice of language gives it a real poetic brutality.
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That is incredibly encouraging to me; thank you so much! :heart:
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