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The Return

July 18, 2011
By itchyriver PLATINUM, San Diego, California
itchyriver PLATINUM, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
That's either snow or a bunch of white flowers.

I wanted for my sons to promise
Cherish the earth, the land, please
Land to help them flourish
But rather – they do not listen
They are uncaring and ignorant
They wish to profit from my work
They are too naïve to realize
All men eventually return to the earth.

The author's comments:
This is a poem based on the novel The Good Earth written by Pearl S. Buck

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