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As kids do
by Henry Burt Stevens
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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As kids do
by Henry Burt Stevens
2/21/2005


Swiming across Shadow Lake
Robert Gray and me
his sister Ann rowed
all headed for the opposite shore.


Spring fed Vermont lakes
are cold, even in summer
our lips turned blue so
we sunned on the far shore.


Heading back in the
green blue water to the camp
the accomplishment of having
done the trip was ours.


I wonder now if at
the end I'll swim as well
the lake of burning fire
my family and friends predict for me?

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Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/24/2005
Is there a burning fire? We are brainwashed to believe a lot that is not there. Even Jesus said heaven and hell are within you. We make our lives heaven or hell but once we leave this body which is only tempral, we are just spirits who either join the rest of the spirits or may be will come back once again in another body like some believe.

Either way, even if there is a burning fire, who knows who will go where? If we go by the word of God, our heart is seen and you know what your heart holds not your family and friends.

Live as you must, the rest will take care of itself.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/24/2005
You got guts Henry, whatever happens in the end you'll always know that. Anyway when we get old we get weaker all around, mind and body.
I'm planning on going out in a blaze of glory if I can. A very mind moving piece. Made me think. G
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/24/2005
oh you get that too huh. actually i have finally been in my mother's good graces since i gave up almost every bad habit i ever had but there was a time when 'you are going to hell' was normal conversation
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/24/2005
With the love of God and your own will power I don't think you will!!

Well penned Henry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/24/2005
I really do not believe you will Henry you have a good heart and it is in the right place. Some things I may agree to disagree but trust me God knows your name and address. Yes kids do things don't they? Boy I remember swinging on a vine and dropping down into the branch it was colllld brr.
Reviewed by andrea coltman 3/24/2005
I'm sure you won't be swimming the lake of burning fire, Henry...wonderful nostalgic write...best wishes Andrea



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