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Leaves of Ignorance
by Myrna D Badgerow

Sunday, July 22, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Written for a challenge on another site requiring the use of 10 specific words. The words were fallacious - fertile - fickle - fiend - flexible - force - frankly - front - fury - fuse. I did take some liberty with one word but I don't think I'll be sent to my room for

Leaves of Ignorance

Seeds of hate and judgment
Sown in fertile soil of ignorance
Will thrive and the sap of flexible
Truth will rise from fickle roots.
Leaves of fallacious righteousness
Adorn far-reaching branches and
The force of contempt feeds in
Fiendish fury upon those who dare
Walk a different path, up front,
Unashamed. Is this what fuels
Anger and lights the fuse
Of indignation... this acceptance
And confidence?

Will this ever change?
Frankly, not likely....
Because the leaves of ignorance
Never fall far from the tree.

July 2007


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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/5/2007

This wonderful poetic jewel... "Leaves of Ignorance" suffuses the aroma of beauty and scent of wisdom.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Butch Howard 7/24/2007
Good job on the challenge, Myrna! The last two lines reveal a sad but eternal truth:
"Because the leaves of ignorance
Never fall far from the tree."
Well done!
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by Art Sun 7/23/2007
A very well written expression of the leaves of ignorance that fall within the reality of life...

nice work Myrna....

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 7/23/2007
Well done indeed! You've penned a powerful write here my friend! Bravo!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/22/2007
the leaves never fall fall from the tree, but they sure do get scattered along ...

nicely done ...
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 7/22/2007
You did a great job, and it's a great poem that!!!!
I like it, Myrna. :))~~~

Miss ya.
Mary Lynn~
Mama of the Cajun Fairies
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 7/22/2007
Nice work!!! It takes poets like u to help keep poetry alive!!!!!
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 7/22/2007
Great words to work with Myrna, enjoyed the challenges there, great place for kids to learn...excellent writing as always, Peace and Love, Peggy
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/22/2007
Interesting and truthfull. The world will never, unfortunately, be rid of ignorance...... Great write!

Be safe,
Reviewed by F William Broome 7/22/2007
Bingo! A perfect TEN ! ! ! Much truth is squeezed into this one. You do know your words, and you can come on out your room, now.
I love, love, love, that last loving line ! ! ! - Bill
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/22/2007
Great job and if I were judging this challenge I would have to hold up at least a nine out of ten.

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