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· The Luxury of Heartache

· Learning from Death

· Putting Cupid's Arrows on Ice

· The Never-Ending Book Promotion Blues

· Walking the Path of Dead Explorers

· LIttle No More

· Revelation

· Symphony

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  Empire Ending
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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In China, twenty million died during the 19th century Taiping Rebellion while being plagued by the Opium Wars; the Arrow War; the Boxer Rebellion and World War II with additional millions lost. During Mao's time, forty million more died.


While a twenty-five
Hundred year
Empire crumbled,
The Emperor
And his brothers
Found solace
Behind high walls
And sturdy gates
Hidden among narrow lanes
Cut off from reality
Among Koi,
Willow
And water—
Going deaf;
Hearing only
What they wanted to hear,
Poetry.

A wall of
Advisors and secret service agents
Circle America’s President and
The White House too
With gardeners working.
Did the Roman and British Empires
Take the same well traveled path?
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Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/2/2008
Your write and eyes see so much that we have missed. Thank you for sharing this with us. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 11/1/2008
Excellent. I only wish that more of us could see so clearly.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/1/2008
Very relevant, Lloyd, the deafness and disconnect of the powerful and elite...
"Cut off from reality
Among Koi,
Willow
And water"

and that fine question at the end pointing to the cyclical pattern throughout history. Do all empires implode rather than explode, too self-concerned to survive? Fine serious point of view.
John
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/1/2008
Answer: Probably. And the path probably started with the Egyptians.
Or Mesopotamians, even. It's the rare leader who sits down with the
"people" he suppoedly leads. Etcetera. -gene.

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Running with the Enemy

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Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

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My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

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