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Robert Talmadge

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The Lotus and the Crane
12/19/2006 8:25:44 PM


The Crane and the Lotus

I shed a tear when I saw
The discarded bottles and paper
Littering the pristine lake
The water no longer clear but dark.

I stopped as if in tribute
Remembering the way it was so beautiful
Sometimes like glass pure and clear
I could see to the bottom.

Weeks went by and nothing changed
Still the dark littered lake
But one day a bud of a flower
Amazingly appeared in the dingy waste.

The bud opened its petals
And I thought it odd
The pure white petals
Adorning the blackness.

Then a crane pure and white
Stepped precariously along
Not a spot on its pure white body
In spite of where it was.

My soul is like that I thought
Moving among the mire of the world
But not tarnished by the hate
Umblemished by the coruption.

It was not always this way
I took on every flaw
Despite its damage to my spirit
I became as black as this lake.

But the Angels planted in my heart
A small seed of a beautiful flower
One day it bloomed in full glory
And I knew unconditional love.

By Robert
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Jill Bachman

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Re: The Lotus and the Crane
12/19/2006 10:49:15 PM
WOW Robert,

This poem is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  I would say from the bottom of my heart that you should enter this in poetry contests everywhere.......it is very very special, and it brings a message the world needs to hear.

I so admire your talent.  :-)   Thank you for all you do.

Merry Christmas and God bless,  Jill


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Larry Blethen

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Re: The Lotus and the Crane
12/19/2006 11:38:22 PM

hello Robert...I thought this was going to be about a Spread Sheet...however it was great writing..

Happy Holidays

  Larry

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Re: The Lotus and the Crane
12/20/2006 11:50:00 AM
Hello Robert,

This poem is as beautiful as the flower int htepicture.
Thank you for sharing with us.


Warm Regards
Georgios
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Re: The Lotus and the Crane
12/20/2006 11:51:26 AM
Hello Robert,
Your poems are so amazing. Great job,Merry Christmas to you and your Family
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