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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Je Suis Paris








Je Suis Paris



I have never been to Paris
never felt cobbled streets
beneath my feet – never 
seen the Eiffel tower bright
or flowers tumbling from
wooden boxes in pasteled
painted buildings – I have 
never stood in a crowd 
held in the lilting lyricism of 
French or had a croissant
melt buttered between my
lips but the light – the light
of Paris burns, shines and 
glows within me – I too am 
Paris now and always one 
in solidarity and sensibility -
steadfast siblings forever ...




7 comments:

  1. Paris is one of if not the best capital cities in the world. No terrorism will ever change that.

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  2. Yes, this resonates, Pearl. I have never been to Paris either, but I think we all hold it in our hearts as the city of light, the city of love..............blazing now against the darkness like never before.

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  3. A strong statement against the violence going on everywhere Pearl. Solidarity united in peace somehow, I hope.

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  4. I suppose no matter where we live there is a connection between people..a hope for something better, peaceful and humane..i sense that in this wonderful poem which is so carefully and respectfully written

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  5. That is an amazing thing, how compassion cements relationships between strangers. Let compassion spread around the world.

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  6. To be in one with the world is a great feeling. I've never been to Paris too but my thoughts are with them and to all other countries and victims of terrorism

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