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a crash course in grace
by Cedric III
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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the devil
took all the wrong sons
and raped all the wrong daughters

and you think i need a crash course in grace...?

though war achieves nothing
(no matter whose name it's in)
so many people live this way
yet so few take the time to notice

so i forget my name and surrender...

the beggars come out to dance
on the church steps -
everyone wants their two cents worth
but no one wants change

and yet you think my defiance is self destructive...

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Reviewed by Lucy Edwards
This is incredible.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
I can't believe I didn't comment this one..Shame on me.. Especially now after watching a Movie Called" The Rabbit Proof Fence" it's a stinger,and meant to be. Recommended viewing. SO how is yah. Hope things are fine, haven't seen you around for a long long time. Haeremai everything is Kapai...Or is is Kai in general..Lunch time Hmmm.
Hugs Ch'erie
Reviewed by Jennave Coz
You are incredible! Speak, write...Heart touching here is conveyed.
Even if you did not mean to...I hope you are well.Jen
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Mind boggling. Thought provoking. Liz
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
"Self destructive"? No way! Reality is showing itself and it seems you took a look, great write....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You offer plenty of substance for pondering in your verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Georg Mateos
As long as you should live, your name will never be Surrender.
Like a Nile rived reed you will bend against the desert's storm wind, but will raise again, will never broken, and the spirit will be as indestructible as the piramides.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Splendid exercise for the mind of any poet contemplating on writing an enigma.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
DAMN!!!!!! Cedric, you got my mind goin' with this one: deeply thought provoking. I will be mulling over this. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Missy Cross
This is a manifesto masquerading as a riddle wrapped in a mystery disguised as a poem. I will be mentally chewing over it all day. I am unsettled by it, inspired to sing by it, challenged by it. Love it!

"everyone wants their two cents worth
but no one wants change..."

If that isn't the most succinct and accurate socioeconomic commentary of who we've become as a nation, I don't know what is.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
YAY, I'm just reading what's so amazing about grace...phil yancey...

Murder is wrong, but war can be a necessity.

Imagine if Churchill never faught off the Nazi Tyranny with all its vile acts, and just capitulated like the rest of europe, not helping the jews back to freedom, etc, etc, etc.

People like my father who faught in that war, my great uncle who died in the first one, because of men like that, we enjoy our freedom. Appeasement is for the man feeding the alligator, hoping to be the last one eaten by it.

Kinda in Nietzsche's style, the man was a fool and coward, as with Tolstoyism, and look how they ended up...

Very dark write...
Cleverly written and has sure got my gray matter working..
Reviewed by Felix Perry
J I love the way you stir the mind to think about each line and verse that you offer us. The possible illusion to abuse in the opening, the anti war sentiments in the second and the anti potlitical/rligious stance with the conclusion a look at your accusers...well done my young friend. Really liked this one and the style you chose to do it in.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
I love this J, Though wars achieves nothing...yet so few take time to notice, how true. Thank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
"though war achieves nothing
(no matter whose name it's in)" . . . World War II is an exception . . .

A rebel-with--a-cause is the theme of this poem . . . Artfully and may I add . . . Gracefully done . . .
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
A poem that will perplex many. You depicy a struggle. My opinion is that it is not time or defiance that heal but love the agape type. Victor
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