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To Turn the Leaves
by Michelle lee Schaeffer

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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My poetic rendition of how consideration should always be returned in equal measure.
or "Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself" because that which is like unto itself, is drawn!

To turn the leaves,

Without a sound,

Is terse and redundant,

Where omission abounds!


I stay in repose for stateliness,

Again another leaf does fall,

Don't bend to stand the earth her food,

Unless your charity, -  you give to all!


To turn the leaves,

Without a sound,

noxious comes to mind;


It's ill in fashion,

A dark-cool carriage,

To read the leaves,

Then walk on by...







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Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/31/2010
Indeed, not walking on the other side should be a natural default.
But it just ain't. As I noticed on 42nd NY as i spoke to an old Nam vet.
The sally ally said he is for real. Yet the NYers walked over him.

So, even though the next time I was thrown out, I took him to the diner across from central, they went mental then gave him billies for his hotel. But what hit me is this was Christmas time. In NY the good will seems to be non existent unless you fit in to a certain financial bracket.
Reviewed by pat medlin 1/31/2010
i like 'twice-reads'...thought inspired...thought required
thanks rose...pmedlin
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/30/2010
Nice write Michelle with a message for everyone.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/30/2010
You always get me to think, Michelle. Your point of view is appreciated as is your poetry. Love and best wishes,

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