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This is the Chinese umbrella
catching the rain in its dome
coatings of mud and all things dappled
the telling of stories of where it has blown

This is the Eupropean prostitute
crooked and doubled and weary as hell
showing pock marks and scald scars
dressed in ally ways and odours she'll sell

This is the American medicine
floating in vats of capital cities
healing the well with it's promise of peace
leaving the sick to become celebrities

This is the Australian Winter
waving good news with the use of a moth wing
squating on pavements chanting a prayer
folowing the light to the darkness within

This is the world where I grew up to be
hiding in classes of curious explorers
realising young I would face and embrace it
and not understanding why we need borders...



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The following comments are for "This is the Chinese umbrella"
by The Universal mind

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Very interesting poem. I like the way it flows (although a bit rocky at times) and I definately like the imagery you used. It speaks to my mind. Nicely done. Oh...and fourth stanza, last line...following is misspelled. ;)

( Posted by: Darkshine Raven [Member] On: November 6, 2003 )





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