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The Green Fields
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Shores of the compliant sea
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allow the stubborn ears of corn
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to rest upon the shifting sand, and grow
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their dying sense of hearing—innocent, they are, to the convulsing
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waves that dive upon the golden hair of their scalps; perhaps a colonel
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is the kernel, attaching discipline to their stubborn brains;
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the growing wall, nevertheless, does not appreciate its cooling
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shade, which rains and hides the golden farm of shimmering glints—
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which stalk rose and isles and blossoms?
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The farmer of Mother Nature, perhaps, if there is such a thing,
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but it would have to exist before growth could occur.
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Do not lose hope! Such a thing is hard to lose when it
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glows, like the moon above the barn with no red paint
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to reflect off its clean white surface, the shade that can
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darken the light of the filthy day, marred by the particles
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pollution emits from its body; not that there is a body, of course,
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because that died and became the black ghost that haunts
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and lingers above the many buildings of genesis, which
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created it, only to be its eventual murderer of no reason,
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of blinding insanity that tears off the green leaves
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that let the corn hear the approach of the awesome winds,
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for that is all that is left—the winds can never be
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destroyed by haters of life; they cannot die among
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the already burying Earth, in where people dig their lives
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to die; and were there one choice, once chance to clean
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the fields that suffer from the ugliness of the green
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sheen that suffocates the corn, like light that smothers
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the fire in which the night burns upon;
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if there was a chance—if there was a glorious opening
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to close off the pessimistic pesticides, insecticides,
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genocides, that murders the abundant resources of nature—
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perhaps I could swim in the relaxing
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calamity that waters
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once streamed
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to give.
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for inmyblood.

29 Dec 05

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