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    To know and to will,
    To dare to be silent -
    These are the codes by which many abide.

    Not this wary bard
    Who fights against hatred -
    For in silence far too many have died.

    It matters not who
    Nor does it matter when -
    Death is not fickle in whom it will take,

    The young and the old,
    The righteous and wrong -
    All changed by the choices you make.

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    Based on world events, actually.


    Posted By Sealiah | Aug 30, 2006
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    Amzy A friend, Well met.

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    I like this format. Another good read, keep fighting the good fight.


    Posted By Amzy | Aug 30, 2006
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Very nice format indeed SEALIAH - Seems you speak on a philosophical level; the consequences of complacency... But I tend to wonder what this "good fight" is that AMZY talks about. Seems you are directing someone to be very vocal about their choices, etc...

    I heard an interesting thing the other day: "It's better to regret what you HAVE DONE, than to regret never HAVING DONE - I know, trust me"

    That's the kinda vybe I get when reading your poem - And I must say I agree - Wonder though - What was your inspiration/motivation for writing this poem?

    At anyrate - thanx for sharing it with us.

    Jacquii.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Aug 31, 2006
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    Sealiah Poetic Dancer

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    The inspiration to this was seeing just how complacent the american people are about their rights, their voice, and their actions. It is well past Apathy.

    These days, the american people just don't care about anything, until it slaps them upside the head. And by then, it's usually too late to prevent it.


    Posted By Sealiah | Aug 31, 2006
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    Amzy A friend, Well met.

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    The fight against silence (or apathy) is what I referred to. Apathy is e-vile.


    Posted By Amzy | Aug 31, 2006
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    I love this poem

    The ease of this poem to read and absorb was my reward for staying up late and coming in here. It is bouncy and very well thought out. I also love the message. The cadence and rhyme make it memorable. Good job!


    Posted By AmazonPoet | Aug 31, 2006
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    Truthful very truthful this
    is a great read, thanks.


    Posted By Jeez | Aug 31, 2006
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    michael JPiC Contributor

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    Sealiah, hello

    I thought that this was very interesting. These Codes of silence that we hold to. Especially when we may fear for our own safety. Sometimes it takes people to dare to speak out to change things. Knowing that if we do we become a target so to speak. Good reading you


    Posted By michael | Sep 3, 2006
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    erikestabrook JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    I'm American anbd i'm not complacent about my opinions or rights, why you hav ethis opinion about America and our belifes is beyond me America is still th efor-runner in money, politics and opinions an dright ie their marches and protest in d.C. almost evryday so I tak eyour insults as petty to an America who know swhat he stands for
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    You don't have to agree with it. Hell, you don't have to like it either. But if you feel that you're so american, stop thinking I'm trying to insult my own country. I'm in the USAF, my husband is getting deployed in exactly 1 week, and I think I have a pretty good grasp of the general attitude of the American Public.

    So either critique the actual piece of work, or be quiet.


    Posted By Sealiah | Sep 3, 2006
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