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December 23 

"The Cards"

Jacob and Esau were twins in Rebecca's womb. How are we to assume that this War is not the Hands of GOD?
What is not understood is the Good
Ness of His Mother Nature
Shall they take the time
To consider the sublime
Message being sent to them?
If the younger are to rule over the elder by a birthright deemed to be stolen
I would assume Fate
is Innate and
Must be holding
All the cards....

About this poem

PALESTINE & ISRAEL WAR *Please post exactly as written *Each stanza represents itself *Rhythm flows to exact measure of sound *Rhyme is mine once recited to audience

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Written on October 17, 2023

Submitted by talathainm on December 27, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 409
Words 86
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12


I wanted to begin by saying that on the first note we have to realize that all children are the most important value & asset that we could have in this world. We also want to make sure that we take all necessary steps & efforts to instill laws at the highest of standards. -T. L. MANNING, Former DIRECTOR of TEACH FOR AMERICA more…

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  • AIDA
    I absolutely love the poetic style and the thought-provoking nature of '"THE CARDS"'. The use of biblical references, such as Jacob and Esau, adds a profound depth to the poem. The idea that this war could be seen as the hands of God is both intriguing and thought-provoking.

    The flow and rhythm of the poem are captivating, and the use of questioning throughout the verses adds to the overall impact. The line "What is not understood is the Goodness of His Mother Nature" is particularly captivating and highlights the importance of contemplating the divine message being sent to us.

    To create an even stronger impact, one suggestion for improvement could be to further explore the concept of Fate and how it relates to the war being described. This could help to develop a deeper understanding of the message being conveyed.

    Overall, '"THE CARDS"' is a beautifully crafted poem that not only captivates the reader but also encourages reflection on profound universal themes. Well done!
    LikeReply 14 months ago
    • talathainm
      Thanks AIDA. I feel that I should have won...
      LikeReply4 months ago
  • Philipo
    I get where you are coming from. I am in your wagon.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
    • talathainm
      thanks. But I should have won. Highlighting the war was my way if defining the true meaning behind the cards or the hands of God as we are dealt. Life has many roads but to choose the right one requires wisdom. 
      LikeReply4 months ago


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