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Concord
by Paul Berube

Friday, April 30, 2004
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Honed blades slice deep
and raging rivers run red.
Depth of perception is reality.
Life flashes before these eyes.


I sheathe my sword in glory
fearing what shall be.
Weariness tortures this soul
as was with all those long ago.


Death is not a stranger.
It toils beyond existence,
counting each amplified step
as I stumble upon its' haunt.


This warrior cannot cheat the reaper
nor challenge to bitter confrontation.
Defiance is his sustanance
and he will feast on my essence.


Generals shall tabulate victories
and battles that were won.
I will shed my accoutrements
and count blessings.


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/23/2007
Paul,

A strong voice in these verses. I love the effect of the first verse and the message in the last verse! Only those who have known war can truly know the full meaning of these feelings. I can only read and appreciate them. Thank you for sharing these thoughts. Hugs:)

Sheila
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/20/2007
Wow! I really really really like ths!
A Keeper for me to read again another time!
I hope you don't mind~

Your mind is deep as usual!
I do appreciate you!
And... Your writing style is unique
I find most complete


WArmest HuGs, Warrior Sheeeooxx
Reviewed by Ann Piatt 5/25/2004
Bravo, Paul! The last stanza sums it all up. :)
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 5/19/2004
Intense.......fine work again Paul....your words have much strength of soul....That is what many try.... but can't quite pull off.....You Sir are a fine poet indeed.....you don't miss a beat!

ty, Dani
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/13/2004
This was powerful and excellent..Laughing at Andy's comment!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 5/13/2004
Very powerful and smooth flowing poem!
Wonderful writing Paul.

Andrea
Reviewed by Ann Piatt 5/9/2004
This is a very melodic piece...the flow is very well done. "The warrior cannot cheat the reaper..." Now that line right there...very vivid!

Ann
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 5/5/2004
You have really brought to life the cost of war in your poetic words of wisdom.

Fletcher B.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/4/2004
Brilliant work Paul!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 5/3/2004
WONDERFUL flow of expressions in this poem...BRILLIANT work!
Reviewed by andrea coltman 5/2/2004
Exceptionally well expressed..really enjoyed this...best wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/1/2004
Deep thoughts well-expressed, Paul. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/1/2004
This write makes a profound impact, Paul, and that last stanza could be written in stone - or, perhaps, blood is sadly more appropriate. Stunning. Thank you. Kate
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/1/2004
I+m saving this one..it's incredible...

Vesna...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/30/2004
Paul you mesmerized me with this profound gem!
Your last verse brought tears, exceptional poetry!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/30/2004
Resistance is futile
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/30/2004
Paul, this is an absolutely awesome write! The depth in this goes so far beyond where most has ever been.
Thank you! Lisa
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/30/2004
Powerful and profound write!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/30/2004
Death is not a stranger.
It toils beyond existence,
counting each amplified step
as I stumble upon its' haunt.

Paul....such a stunning write....excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/30/2004
A profound, extremely well written poem, Paul.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/30/2004
On this fortieth day of Spring I Salute You,
Sublime Poet Paul Berube!

>>>>>>>>>>"Concord" is written with words dictated by a wise soul, and poetized by an artit of the VERB.

Enjoyed reading this armory filled with sharp sWORDs!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/30/2004
This is incredible, such a powerful poem. Highly emotive yet so masterfully understated.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/30/2004
I can't tell you how very good this is!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/30/2004
A very captivating write, Paul.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/30/2004
paul,
This is an awesome tale in your
unique style.
Death never lets us cheat forever
and this one is excellent in the reminder
of the blessings we should count each and
every day.
Missed you Friend....
"I sheathe my sword in glory
fearing what shall be.
Weariness tortures this soul
as was with all those long ago.



Death is not a stranger.
It toils beyond existence,
counting each amplified step
as I stumble upon its' haunt."

Lady Peg

\Have a beautiful day and weekend Paul!!!!

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