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Cloyes' Ode

July 7, 2010
By riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
13 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." edgar allen poe.

Last in line live the liars,
Last in line live the thieves.
Last in line do I wait
For my heart to believe.

To rectify the abandonment
And trust you again.
I see nothing but dark
And with it the steady amen.

The Pope's own denial,
And the monks giving way
To the Protestant motion
Of tomorrow's new day.

A scribe due to fate,
I sit and I laugh.
I write down every word
In your behalf.

I donated my soul
To a city's forestall.
Here we are Cloyes,
Here now we fall.

The author's comments:
in no way a poem about Catholicism. ha its about the Children's Crusade, and Stephen of Cloyes.

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on Aug. 24 2010 at 9:09 pm
chipsandguacamollie SILVER, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination." - E. E. Cummings

This poem is fantastic!  I have a particular liking for poems that allude to history, or are about history, so I really liked this.  The flow is great, the rhyme almost perfect, and the message interesting and powerful.  Great job!

on Aug. 10 2010 at 9:59 pm
darkangle56 BRONZE, Antioch, Illinois
4 articles 3 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"a wise girl kiss but never loves, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left"

awsome job!

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:49 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Oh, the Children's Crusade was an abomination. But this was a beautiful poem, nice rhyme and rhythm, good flow.  Nice job.