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An Art School Student Stole My Girlfriend
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

An Art School Student Stole My Girlfriend

Poem By Mau Modiano

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A little East of Jordan,
Evangelists record,
A Gymnast and an Angel
Did wrestle long and hard—

Till morning touching mountain—
And Jacob, waxing strong,
The Angel begged permission
To Breakfast—to return—

Not so, said cunning Jacob!
"I will not let thee go
Except thou bless me"—Stranger!
The which acceded to—

Light swung the silver fleeces
"Peniel" Hills beyond,
And the bewildered Gymnast
Found he had worsted God!

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Emily had a lovely grasp of poetry. Excellent work.
And he limped happily ever after, I love the way this poetess penned this! A well deserved 10!
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An anecdote which is full of motivation. Lovely poem sweetly rhymed. Thanks.
Such a beautiful poem created with biblical references.


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