Cruelty And Innocence
by Candida L Eittreim
Saturday, April 19, 2003
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Wizened Cruelty took a walk one day
Alone as usual,
He met joyful Innocence
Laughing her way through the somber woods
He stood watching her careless childish play,
And regarded with amusement
The happiness draining from her sunlit face
He asked; "Are you simply stupid"?
"Isn't it time you grew up child"?
Gravely she watched him, her little head tilted to one side.
Still and trembling,
His savage eyes assessed her ruthlessly.
What are you saving yourself for?
How long will you deny your own deepest gutter longings?
Aren't you the little dreary mouse,
Waiting for your mythical prince to appear
And honour your dull fidelity,
When we all know you possess a whores heart
Tell me he said, with a sardonic twist of the lip,
What good are you to anyone?
All those men deprived of your youthful juices,
Because of your tiresome declarations of high virtue.
Slowly, he bent his saturnine face close....
Whispering dark cruel truths
Of base longings and
Quietly, she stood up on tiptoes,
Kissed his cheek, softly whispering
I love... you see
For whatever that is worth to any man
And Innocence went off ....laughing
Leaving wizened Cruelty
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|Reviewed by haim kadman
|It's lovely, satirical and innocent.|
|Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader)
|A tale of justice, told with talent and -agreeing with Rodney, in that it is stamped with your distinct signature on it.
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Great story, great poem!|
|Reviewed by The Gentle Man
|I like this a lot! Well done Candida!|
|Reviewed by . ShyPoet1
|What can i or anyone say!
|Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
This is the first piece of yours I have had the honor of reading, I shall preface my words for you, with these, I say nothing but what I feel in my heart this night ok? I dont play that game! I now smile...instantly I was adrift on a strange journey! This happens seldom to me ok!I was without breath awandering, it was a damn journey! I say bravo! Heres whats quite interesting to me however above all else, and I shall need to read more, but at once I sense a grand storyteller! tis how it went for this soul anyway, I felt as well a very fresh and unique breath and style, stamped in distinct signature,... strong, brilliant and blessed.
Be well, and wield well the pen in hand, tis enchanted methinks.
Rodney Evan Bohen
|Reviewed by Birdie Houston
|Loved the write !|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Wow...this is really a neat work as well as insightful. Bravo.|
|Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
|I love this Candy it is very deep Z|
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|I liked this one Candida.|
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|This is witty and kinda sweet ... very enjoyable! ~Joseph|
|Reviewed by Oisín Breen