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Mark Bratlie


Colored Outcomes


Little mouse running 'cross the cabin floor
High tech trap awaits him at the kitchen door
Life events have one thing that is always true
Outcomes will be colored by one's point of view

A homemade bomb obliterates a citizen
An unmanned drone assassinates some foreign men
Life events have one thing that is always true
Outcomes will be colored by one's point of view

Muslim minds remember deadly Crusade fights
Right-wing Christians rant about proposed mosque sites
Life events have one thing that is always true
Outcomes will be colored by one's point of view

Human family celebrates with chocolate cake
Mouse's family all attend an evening wake
Life events have one thing that is always true
Outcomes will be colored by one's point of view

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 18,896 Points Gajanan Mishra (2/5/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    Very very fine one. I enjoyed it. thanks.
    Outcomes will be colored by one's point of view. True. (Report) Reply

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