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Cruelty And Innocence
by Candida L Eittreim

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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,
She listened…

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
Carnal desires.

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
Alone..



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Reviewed by haim kadman 7/13/2007
It's lovely, satirical and innocent.
Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader) 9/12/2003
A tale of justice, told with talent and -agreeing with Rodney, in that it is stamped with your distinct signature on it.
Well done!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/2/2003
Great story, great poem!
Reviewed by The Gentle Man 5/29/2003
I like this a lot! Well done Candida!
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 5/26/2003
What can i or anyone say!
Fantastic story/poem!
Phenominal!
Brilliant!
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/9/2003
Candida,
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 4/26/2003
Loved the write !
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/19/2003
Wow...this is really a neat work as well as insightful. Bravo.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/19/2003
I love this Candy it is very deep Z
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/19/2003
I liked this one Candida.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/19/2003
This is witty and kinda sweet ... very enjoyable! ~Joseph
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 4/19/2003
its good

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