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A Crumbling Village

Updated on October 11, 2012

The Dying Village

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It was a village!


There once was a village built of crumbling clay and rotting wood…

The village squatted ugly under a rotting sun that made you want to die.

This village had a virus shared by its people it was a germ of loss of hopeless or loss of faith.

The faithless

The hopeless the misery laden there was ample time to engage in one of the pursuits of men.

They began to destroy themselves

They being human were more than they could bear.

Help me he begs!

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He would Yell!


The end is near, the end is near the drunkard on the corner would yell!

With swallow cheeks and eyes fallen in he could speak only barely above a whisper as he would yell. “The End is near!”

His hands so dirty begging and shaking for a few cents in a filthy cup for another drink or maybe a cup of coffee to satisfy his need, ‘Some other time he would act like a man ‘the man in the suit thought as he was walking past the drunk in ragged clothes on the sidewalk with a box as his home.

What if there was a magic dust that turns hate to love?

The rotting soil, the ache of hearts the blackness of hopelessness.

The haunted highway of no return

The mighty dust of might

That turns the musk to night

No carnival my dear only a hanging of the master.

The TIME IS NEAR!

Are you ready?

Are you near?

The magic dust will work, to save us?

Help!

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He had big brown sad eyes!


The little child with big brown eyes sad as the day is long, dirt in his hair, tummy with no food, begging for love and for a little bit of food and sympathy by the end of the day.

The mother on drugs that cannot help but turn to her god in the needle, wishing her life would have taken a different turn, with a white picket fence, and a love of Grace.

The hand of providence, with a twist of fate that would take her life for a different time and a different universe!

Or the mighty hand of God that saves us all.

It was a very small misery laden village on the day of the killing.

If there is any moral to it at all, in any quest for magic, or search for sorcery, witchery!

First check the human heart!

For inside this deep place there is a soul that costs far more than a few pieces of gold.

Inside the village the pain is still there but there is hopefulness there is love even with cold hearts that are black as night there is still love if we would just look and search for the final hearts that will survive the despair and have hope for the time Has Come!

The Heart Needs a Home

The Mighty hand God can save us!


Winston Churchill said, “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home, that all the greatest virtues of human society are created strengthen and maintained. “

By: Debbie Brooks

©Copyright 2012 by Poet - Deborah Brooks-Langford, Debbie, or Deborah Brooks. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used for re-distribution, provided that full and clear credit is given to Deborah Brooks-Langford, Debbie, or Deborah Brooks with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. All rights reserved. Any violation or infringement of this copyright notice will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

There are so many Hubbers that are an inspiration too me. I read so many hubs a day and I am filed with love and hope and laughter. I want to thank each Hubber that is following me and the ones I am following. You all are so great.

This hub I want to share is a hubber that I really admire. You all know him as Lord De Cross on the hub and on Facebook he is Joseph De Cross. If I need help and if he is around he is always there to lend a helping hand.

Thank you Joseph!

Here is one of his many hubs I want to share with you.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      dahoglund awesome thank you

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      As your Churchill quote says--it is the family that is needed to hold things together.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Joann thank you dear sister

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      Joann 4 years ago

      What a wonderful poem on what is going on these days in the real world.. you captured it wow

      Joann

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      neophonic Really the photo is from the town of Prague.. I loved that photo I found on IStockphoto.,

      Robert thank you I am blessed.. nice to see you

      Marlene.. God is good.. and I appreciate you

      many blessings

      Debbie

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Praise to the Lord for your talent. You put words together and they are so powerful and descriptive. I want to reach out and touch those you mention - the homeless man and the child without food in his tummy. Very well-written piece.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I love the imagery and flow of your writing. That is a special gift. Congratulations on the great response to your hubpages.

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      Jakub Dubec 4 years ago from Europe

      The photo is, i think, photo of Cesky Krumlov Town in our country :) Most tourist visited town after Prague, awesome place!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rajan thank you . so good to see you. blessing . Debbie

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is such a powerfully beautiful message of hope, Debbie. I'm glad to have read it.

      Voting it up & across and sharing this.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vespawoolf

      thank you and good to see you again.. thank you for voting up and sharing

      Debbie

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a beautiful, poignant piece this one is! I love your descriptions and your message of tolerance and hope. Voted up and shared.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      girlish thank you and God bless you too

      Debbie

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Thought provoking and insightful hub, God bless you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Terry appreciate that... Debbie

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      The human race needs something because it seems to be getting uglier and uglier. Good poem, Debbie. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy My sweetiest friend it is so good to see you.. I am so happy you are back.. God Bless you my friend

      Debbie

      Dancilla.. I thank you you are so nice.

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      Eddy Jones 5 years ago from Wales.

      Oh yes it is so nice to be back and to read your wonderful words again Debbie.

      I lent your book 'My Heart I Give 'to Dai's sister and she mailed it back yesterday saying that she'd loved every word in it.

      She isn't on the internet so I couldn't direct her to your work on here.

      I now look forward to a long time to come of hub sharing with you my dear friend.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      Very good hub, so worth reading!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rahul my son thank you your words mean so much to me

      dghbrh thank you for passong it on my friend

      ssiddhanta nice to see you blessings

      Debbie

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      ssiddhanta 5 years ago

      Oh astounding! Great written hub! voted up+share!

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      thought provoking....very awesome hub, dear Debbie

      passing it on:-)

      deergha

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A mixed feeling of moistness and fragility overwhelms me as I read your piece... I want to read it again and again to let the doom consume me... for without consummation... I will not realize the gravity and the sublime beauty this piece holds..

      Brilliant Poem... EPIC work mother Deb

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Crazed thank you my friend.. have a wonderful evening

      Debbie

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Very provocative, Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Moonlake thank you friend..blessings and hugs

      Debbie

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Loved it. Beautiful. Voted Up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Movie master..thank you sweet friend..blessings debbie

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A powerful message beautifully expressed - I just love your poetry Debbie thank you and voted up

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Laurinzo...thank you....nice to see you my friend...debbie

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I feel this poem on so many different levels Deborah. The hand of providence with a twist of fate...Wow! I love your choice of video, as well. Thanks for writing this one.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such a powerful message, deeply thoughtful!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Debbie, I was criticized for giving a hand-out to a drunken begger on the street. I paid no attention, maybe he needed a drink more than food. We are not to judge. I know i felt good..Cheers my friend..

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      Nikki Major 5 years ago

      Wonderful Debbie!!!!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A powerful message expressed so well through your wonderful words in this fabulous poem. Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Christy thank you so much

      hugs from Tennessee

      Debbir

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The first images here of the germ of hopelessness really resonates with me... I wish more people had hope and saw the power it holds. I vote up, interesting, and sharing as well Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      tobusiness thank you my friend.

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Debbie, this is a strong and powerful message.

      Well done.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      KDBarry

      the frog prince

      thank you for commenting and reading ...

      debbie

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nice message Deb.

      TFP

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      As Professor Dumbledore said in Harry Potter: "There will always be help at Hogworts to those who ask it." There is always hope for them, as long as they keep their voices strong for all around them to hear :)

      -KD

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Gypsy for voted up and you are right It is God that gives us strength.. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This is powerful and gets it's message across. Just wonderful my friend. The pics speak volumes. Your right it's God who gives us strength. God bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tillontitan thank you so much.. Lord De Cross is a great hubber.

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      The heart needs love to survive as we do. Without hope and love there is nothing!

      You couldn't have picked a better hubber to pay tribute to..Lord de Cross is an inspiration and always there if you need help.

      Voted this up and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ann

      Teaches

      Frank

      Michele

      Jools

      Dexter

      thank you one and all

      blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Deborah! Thanks for providing a message that is sure to resonate with many. Very powerful! Voted up!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Deborah, this is very dramatic - I especially like the 'turn to her god in the needle' reference. You have crammed a lot of drama into this short piece and it works because it is brief and explosive - great poetry.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Debbie I loved this hub. I am not trying copy you, but there are hubbers here who I admire, may I mention them? By the way, I admire you incredibly.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Dear Ms Brooks.. what a very strong, and deep and explosive piece here.. i like the raw inspiration.. you've written a gem.. :) Frank

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great inspiration, Deborah. Lovely and so beautifully expressed.

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Until the last part, it reminded me of Sodom and Gomorrah. With God, there is always hope and strength and Christ calls us to take care of the needy and to be forgiving. A very beautiful hub, Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Flashmarket

      jan

      Leslie

      vovalcoach

      thank you all have a wonderful evening

      Debbie

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Debbie - Your brilliant light shines throughout this piece which is sprinkled with charity and goodness. We must never judge another. This hub teaches us that lesson. We have not walked in a beggar's shoes.

      "There but the grace of God go I" comes to mind as I pour over each word you have written.

      Blessings of peace, love and joy to you Debbie. Voted up and across (not funny) and sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Beautiful and deep, Deborah! Your spirit shines through in every word! Love is life!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Such a powerful and important message written so well.

      I am proud to call you my friend.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      This is so brilliant. I was hooked from beginning to end. Deborah you have a wonderful talent and you have developed your own unique style. I just love the way you structure your hubs.

      Jan

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That was a very emotional poem and I enjoyed reading it. It makes you think of the worlds misfortunes and the value of love.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MHatter

      Joyce

      thank you both Blessings to both of you

      debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord.. thank you for being ch a inspiration to me.. God Bless you my friend.

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Pamela

      thank you my friend.. so glad you like it God bless you

      Debbie

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your story here tells us God is looking after those poor people.

      Voted up and awesome interesting, Joyce.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Well written, not only did I do my part, I inspired and trained others to do the same. There is light like you and I all around.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      You always surprise us with your inspirations Debbie! Gee! You mentioned our name..! I'm blushing my friend. This piece has lots of meanings, and we know as humans can save this planet or destroy it. But the one that made us, and gave us this place, he knows deep in his heart that we are running out of time... unless we stop ourselves. Thanks for your friendship debbie!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This is beautifully written and very thought provoking as well. Blessings to you Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Billy

      Sunny

      you both are awesome writers. I am honored

      Debbie

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Beautiful Deborah..inspired from a loving heart.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is always hope....always goodness....always love....no matter what blackness descends on us, there is enough of those three to survive. Beautiful work my dear friend!

      love and peace always,

      bill

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith

      Patty

      thank you both.. God bless you

      Debbie

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Very powerfully written!! I agree with Faith Reaper, "very insightful and thought-provoking piece..." Excellent Job!!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Very insightful and thought-provoking piece, Debbie! God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper