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From Eulogy To Joy, An Anthology, compiled by Cynthia Kuhn B
by Maryanne Raphael

FROM EULOGY TO JOY is an anthology with personal stories of people who have lost a child, a spouse, sibling or close friend. Each person shares their pain and the li..  
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Bamboozled
by Jackie Hardrick

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You keep callin' & callin' me claimin' to be my answer to love, joy, friendship, protection & peace.
Snow, blow, crack, weed, PCP, LSD, Ecstasy--all y'all got me
trippin' and out here wheelin' & dealin', stealin' & killin'
and I'm
fallin'
I'm fallin'

Around the clock you be callin' me & I ask "How high?"
"Sky high" you say & even promised I could fly--you lied.
Just one more shot of heroin, another smoke, hit, sniff & to get it I turn more & more tricks
and I'm
fallin'
I'm fallin'

Money's gone, friends gone, family gone, & I'm hurtin'
so where are you now, "friend?" You lied to me--again.
For once come clean and tell me the truth!
How many like me have you bamboozled or duped?
And they're
fallin'
like I'm
fallin'
we're all
fallin'

Bamboozled is a poem from the contemporary young adult novel, Imani in Never Say Goodbye. Copyrighted 2003

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Reviewed by Shelley Jones
This poem is great and I love it soo much. Jackie you did a great job.
Reviewed by Megan Ripley (Reader)
I love this poem. It's very strong and deep. I also write poems and this one inspried me to write about life topics. Thank you so much Jackie.


- Megan
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Nomadin by Shawn Cormier

Young Ilien knows nothing of the dark tales told around late-night fires, or of the legendary Nomadin Wizards and the prophesy that haunts them. But all that is soon to change. For..  
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