Maria von Trapp, last member of a celebrated family, dies at 99
Eventually the price for parental neglect will be paid....

Protecting my essence


An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

Plagiarism MonitorSo you modelled your jewel
Carefully, like I did mine
Perhaps heartily like me?
Thinking I'd let you be
Oh you paved a walk to a dual
In my palm it ain't a glass of wine
You heard of a pint of blood?
I bled many a great flood
So my jewel can grace this page
With its meagre presence
So please be a gem and tell me now
Need I ask you to tell me how?
Know ye this isn't me in a rage
Rather it is me protecting my essence
Please tell me
That I may be


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Jeff Febi

Jimmy bro, that's what we do and should all aspiring poets. And Phil, my 'fan's' silence is hurting. At least he should have the courtesy to tell me the truth.

Phil Fitzpatrick

An elegant riposte Jeff.

Your "fan" seems to have gone quiet.

Jimmy Drekore

Hahaha, Jeff, that's the beauty of poets. They create and recreate and never stop from creativity...smiles.

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