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A Child's Amaze


SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his
statements,
As contending against some being or influence.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002


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  • Walter White (1/4/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    A revelation to the existence of evil...as spoken by man.

    2 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Joeline Rayment (5/7/2013 12:44:00 AM)

    a strong feeling and opinion in a few words, but yet not one to which i can connect or understand.
    My opinion only, but If a poem is a reflection of a poets thought/feeling then this would be a strong part of Whitman.
    That said, it leaves little for a reader to connect to without the same sharing of understanding.

  • Macanthony Chijioke Nwatu (5/5/2013 5:12:00 PM)

    Niceeeee i love it. That is what. it should be

  • Suvrajit Koley (1/7/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    Very very Great poet.

  • Dhivya Thiyagarajan (5/5/2012 12:39:00 PM)

    It is a nice poem. The words are so powerful in it

  • Claudia Krizay (5/5/2011 4:08:00 PM)

    I don't read trashy novels often but I may have once and never read more because I didn't like it. I gather that Johnny reads porn because he is sexually disturbed. This poem is weak and meaningless to me.

  • Johnny Navarro (5/5/2011 10:16:00 AM)

    what i gather from this is that claudia reads trashy novels.

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/5/2011 9:39:00 AM)

    So strong the power of words, so brilliant the construction with limited words, I can't think the very writing of past days, it confronts the time today when religious leaders leading the community to fought against the people of different religion. It is truth that sometimes common devoted people are being used by some people who dressed themselves by the name of almighty but some dark bossing tendency still exist under their veil to dominate the others. And domination always seeks some lame excuses to be accepted by others by the name of higher authority...may it be by the name of political doctrine or by the name of God. After all, a very good choice by the PH when the globe facing a yellow story of erasing the controversial abscond terrorist leader of a particular religious community.

  • Claudia Krizay (5/5/2011 6:36:00 AM)

    Sounds like a sentence out of some trashy novel.

  • Juan Olivarez (5/5/2010 12:59:00 PM)

    Even though Walt Whitman is not one of my favorites, this poem is direct to the business at hand and says so much with so little.

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