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Tainted

Tainted is the wine
Being sip by puckered lips.
Dripping from the mouths of those
Exchanging socializing quips!
With intentions to forget...
The unfed and the homelessness.

Their minds may become dulled by wine.
But in time their neglect will most certainly
Bestow upon them much regret!
And that is what is meant by tainted.
What becomes...
Has not happened yet!

Something to someone in purpose one does,
In a drugging of reality...
To an acquaintance in frivolity!
Eventually returns,
To teach a lesson...
So very hard for some to learn!
And quite painful for those once unconcerned!

To learn without a feeling turning...
Their emotions left to drink until 'drunk'
In a dumbness that is churning,
From a distaught and destructive...
Internal burning that has been brought!
 
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  12798.     

Tainted Vows

I am not against marriage.
Nor am I a prude.
I can understand marrying once.
And having that marriage not work out.
I've done it.
With sympathies extended.
But after two?
A third knock out I've avoided.
I know what I can and can not do.

Those who marry three, four, five and six times?
Should know be then,
It is not the marriage they intend.
But it is the love for the ceremony!
And not for the person foolish enough,
To hear tainted vows...
Confessed to repeat over and over again!
With no guarantee...
That person they marry is listening.
 
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  12799.     

Take

Take.
To leave nothing...
If you will.

I am not afraid to go without.
I am not in doubt,
I can create more.

Take.
That's what you do.
That's how it has been,
Between me and you.
I am accustomed to it!
Going through that before.

Each time you call.
Or knock on my door.
I know what your presence means.
I know what you've come for.
It is a familiar scene done you do too well.

Take.
No need to tell me to go to hell.
Each time you come,
You bring it with you.
And leave.

Take.
That's what you do.
That's how it has been,
Between me and you.
I am accustomed to it!
Going through that before.
Each time you call.
Or knock on my door...
I hide my peace.
That's mine.
I'm not ready to give that away.
 
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Take All The Time You Need

We have it here on your 'record'.
Theft of a candy bar,
From a local grocery store.
What is your defense?

'That was 60years ago.
I was but 4 years old.'

And you wish us on the panel to believe,
You can be entrusted to uphold...
Our principles and standards?
What lessons since then have you learned?

'I have learned...
My tolerance to deal with 'annointed' fools,
Is a gift and a remarkable blessing.
One I have come to cherish most of my life.'

We, on this selection committee...
Are not completely sure if your response is an insult.
So we have agreed to end our assessment of your talents,
Until further notice.

'Cool. Take all the time you need.
I will be waiting with baited breath for your response.'

And yet...
There is a sincerity about you,
That keeps us enthralled.
If it was up to me you would be selected.

'Cool. Take all the time you need.
I'm sure whomever is selected,
Will fit within the confines of your vision.
I don't do limitations well,
But I can certainly try.'

There is 'something about you,
I can not put my finger on.
But it is intriguing.
You will definitely be hearing from us soon.

'Cool. Take all the time you need.
You must be the 'brains' of this outfit?
I would love working with you.'

You mean 'for' us!

'No...
I mean 'with' you.'
 
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