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(2012-06-07 15:55:13)
 Mother
Mother,Mother,ohMother,
HowcanIfindthewordsforthee?
Shewhocarriedmeinherwomb,
Giveroflife…andstillgiving.
Shewhohelpsmeinmytimeofneed,
Myonlycondolencewhentheworldturnsitsback.
Motherwhoknowswhentohelpandwhentoleavebe,
Neveroverbearingorabandoning.
Iambetteredbyherhalfandherinfluence.
Somesaythathumanscannotreachperfection,
IsaythatMother...[阅读全文]
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(2012-06-02 19:27:13)
Hopeisaratty,wornblankettowrapyourselfin
Soyoucanstandthecold.
Itisathinbarriertowardoffdespair.
Hopeisthegoldenhueofasun
Peekingoutfrombehindanominousstormcloud
Sendingglimmersofrainbowsovertheworld.
Hopeisatrodden-downwoman
Whopicksherselfupeverytime.
Andstillspeakstomeofparadise,ofhappiness,ofjoy
WhileIwatchhereyessparkleandhermouthturnup.
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Idonotunderstand
Whydeviantsarepunished
Whythesoftnaiveteofchildrenmustbereplacedbyhardcynicism
Whypeoplearepressuredtoconformtosociety'sstandards
ButMostofall,Idonotunderstand
Whypeoplelaughatothers'pain
(I'veseensomanypeople
profitfromhumiliation,
growingrichoffoffreakshows
embarrassingtapes,
andonefoolishmoments.)
WhatIunderstandmostarepeople
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(2012-06-02 19:15:54)
Youstandonthemantelpiece,
Tooprecioustobetouched
Tooprettytobehandled.
Yourcurlylocksfallingoldenwaves
Yourblueeyesstareoutatnothing.
Aclaspofpearlsatyourthroat,
Aclusterofpetalsinyourhair.
Beautifulgirlofagespast,
Howyouenvytherattyteddybear,
Withchewedoffears,
Andaneyeballlongsincelost,
Lovedandcaressedbychildreneverywhere.
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(2009-08-31 08:52:58)
Justwhentheseacalmsdown,ahurricanecomestorileit,Justwhenthegrainsofsandinanhourglasssettle,someonecomesandshakesit,Justwhenthefloweropensandstartstogrow,abugcomesovertodestroyit,Justwhenthebattleiswon,abulletcomesovertomarit,Justwhenyouthinkallyourproblemsareover,someonecausessomemore.Likethesea,lifecannotbetamed,Yougrabitbythehorns.Youbuckandtwist,turnandflip,butlikethenight,Itcannotbeconquered.Y...[阅读全文]
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(2009-06-17 09:01:14)
IliftAcreamyconchshelltomyear,Theenragedoceanroaring,Crashingtothegroundwithathunderousclap.IcansmellthefamiliaroceanairTheveryessenceoftheseaitself:Thesailor’sruggedbeard,Thewarmthofthesun,Theimpulsivewaves,Allrolledintoone.SeagullscawshrillyIntheskyoverheadSwoopingovertheocean.AndIamlostinmemories.SoftwhitesandtricklesThroughmyextendedfingersFormingasmallpoolaroundmyfeet.Massivewaveshurlthemsel...[阅读全文]
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My12yearolddaughterwrotethispoemaftervisitingtheJapaneseteagardeninSanFrancisco.
JapaneseTeaGardenIntheheartoftheteagarden,AdiminutivewaterfalltwistsamidstThegapsofstalwartbouldersSmall,butdetermined.Thoughblockedbysolidstones,stillitfindsawayTotrickledownthemountainedge:Thesoundofthewindrushingthroughblossoms.Tinyyellowleavesglideuponthesurfaceofaclearpond,Perfectlyatpeace.Abranchdips,andIswi...[阅读全文]
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Pluckingtheeggfromthegraycarton,Ihandittomymom,whotapsitExpertlyonthetable,deftlyPartingthetwojaggedhalvesoftheshellIntotheawaitingpan.Ssss...itsizzlesagainsttheblue,flickeringinferno,GoldenliquidrapidlyturningAsolidwhite.AndthenIstealaneggfromthedullcardboardbox,Itswhite,unblemishedfaceGazinginnocentlyupatme.Gleefully,Iraisehimintotheair--AndhisgoldeninnardsspillOutoverthecarpetin...[阅读全文]
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