Haiti

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Haiti by Stephen A. Dantes As babies, twins A couple lies And souls cry out Another life A mother dies And father stares Cast dark With weeping eyes The Earth quaked To set death free But, There To lie beneath the rubble Hope, In captivity.     Poem rated 5.0 stars by 73 people Buy Silent Defeat Bitter Confrontation...

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I Miss Me

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I Miss Me by Stephen A. Dantes I Miss me The real me The innocent me The simple me I miss me   I miss dancing in the rain or letting the cold river water run under my feet Miss the sweet warmth of the sun early at the morning’s pretentious peek And even at the evening’s welcome with its golden tint that shines on my copper-toned skin   I miss the songbird’s sing chirping, perching and whistling the afternoon’s orchestra like paper boys delivering the day’s paper with entertainment, truth and propaganda My ears hear the...

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To Kill A Man You Do Not Know

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To Kill A Man You Do Not Know by Stephen A. Dantes (World War 2 tribute)  Amidst the stillness of a summer’s day Painful memories below the surface remain As “step-children of racism” seek to pray The failing “notes of a last post” proclaim   Harry Patch (1898–2009) did give way Veteran of the trenches a death proclaim To kill a man and dare not say Bitter rhetoric blood-bought refrain   To kill that man in the light of day Torn, taut, sanity a bullet does claim A war beheld with death croquet A world...

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Promise

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This poem along with the painting is a dedication to a charitable children’s fountation called “Pawasol Pour Ti Mamai” meaning Children’s Umbrella Group in St. Lucia. It is a collaboration between poet Stephen Dantes and painter Oli Wallace. Promise by Stephen A. Dantes   Freedom I suppose awaits yonder No, Freedom I propose A conviction bolder Affixed gaze through the lilac of grace Through space to place Transverse in the metaphysical to the paranormal   A reality aesthetically floating Shy to hold but bold...

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Silent Defeat

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Silent Defeat by Stephen A. Dantes A boastful speech of politicians proud Do good sense and motive seek For want and need be ostracized To silence fears and shout maim To tame the dreadful corruption roar Unearth, expose pulp verbal score But dance with death, a means crucify To silence cares and shout maim Still respire to retire, tell, dictate Spank drugs, caress violence, smile await Vocal bondage verbally censor and spy on fate To silence tears and shout maim A truth proposed with lie, deceit Rude boy reality exposed still cry with feet A...

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