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  Tell Me Now
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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My vacation to the Island in a few hours will be over, but the quest for peace...never ends.


A thickening of souls,

a gathering of lies,

another missile developed,

 another child dies.


Ill gotten gains,

 usher in a silent black rain,

That leaves the poor,

and forgotten to suffer the pain.


Tell me now….


Have you ever seen the tepid steam

 on a hostile jungle rise?

And smelled of its decaying stench

 as the sky thickens with flies?


Tell me now…


Have you ever heard,

a dying mans last words,

As he without limbs slowly dies?

Tell me now, can you still hear his cries?


Oh yes, another missile developed

 and another gathering of lies,

Brings forth still, a multitude of cries,

 as an unholy rain, falls from the sky.


Tell me now….


Shall we never learn,

 that it is not by force,

but from peace you earn.

Will not we ever see,

 That it is through life,

And not death,

That one achieves victory.


Tell me now….


J. Allen Wilson © 2004

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Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/12/2004
Allen, this is so deep. You are a poet with a grand heart. Bless you Allen. Lisa
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/12/2004
Powerful write
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 3/12/2004
well crafted. very heartfelt.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/12/2004
All one has to do, to answer that question, is access the Bible.
Particularly Revelation 21: verses one through five.
Man has brought great suffering to man. Only God will eliminate
that suffering, through HIS plan, not the maneuvers of war machines and their designers. Daniel 2:44 is another favorite of mine.

This is a most thought-arousing piece, J. Allen.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/11/2004
deep thoughts eloquently spoken ....
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 3/11/2004
well thought out piece Allen, depicting horrors often going unseen, brooding, goes down deep ty al
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/11/2004
Excellent rhyme & meter, Al...I enjoyed this as I do all you write...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/11/2004
One does wonder but I am sure it will happen. Great write!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/11/2004
Yes, yes, yes...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/11/2004
Allen wish your premise were so, but we're still in sins domain as much as it hurts to think so...excellent write!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/11/2004
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 3/11/2004
A great, deeply felt write!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/11/2004
PROFOUND sentiments...transpired an outstanding poem on this page!
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/11/2004
BRAVO, my friend...
This is exceptional..
I'm saving this in my

Your friend, *Linda*

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Glimpse OF An Angel

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