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C. J. Stevens

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World of the Wasted Years
by C. J. Stevens
Saturday, November 06, 2004
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He rises from a bed
of twisted pillows and sheets - his tongue
a burr from the all-night beer, his clothes
a scarecrow upon a chair.


                                          Shirt wrinkled
like a pharaoh's chest, belt curled
like an adder, hair thicker than
a hawk's nest - he stumbles down the stairs.


A full bowl of sunlight,
a rim of clover, and new tears
of dew on his crying pant cuffs -
over the hill to the mouth of the beach
he goes.


              The world is stretching
grotesquely, stretching in circles of gold.
Eighteen years are behind him.
He will never be old.

John Wade Publishing
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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 4/14/2010
This is a gripping poem my friend. x
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 11/6/2004
Wonderful expression. I enjoyed this, thank you.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 11/6/2004
This is presented exceptionally well, great read! ~Z~
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/6/2004
You are Deborah Russell's pick of the day. I can see why. Exceptional piece!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/6/2004
Great capture of the tragic loss of life.
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