Poem: Enoch

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Enoch was a dynamic soul
who truly sought God’s heart;
as a result of revelation knowledge
being imparted unto him,
God plucked him from the earth
so that he was “no more.”
Since Jehovah is no respecter of persons
and there is “nothing new under the sun”,
then why do we know only of a single individual
who was transported to heaven in the same manner
without experiencing an ear...

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Poem: Matthew 19:26 (A Senryu)

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Impossible tasks -
Can not be achieved by Man,
but by God Himself!

 

 

Author Note:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2009, All rights reserved.

 

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Poem: White Flag

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Years ago, while still a teenager,
a white flag in my heart I waved;
for I tendered a total surrender
to the Lord on the day I was saved.

From Salvation’s message properly explained,
my spirit easily recognized absolute Truth;
so my desire towards Christ was ignited
with acceptance of Him in my childhood’s youth.

Learning from others’ mistakes
and reading the Word with diligence...

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New Poetry Collection

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I have just released my third collection of poetry entitled "From A to Believe"

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-sands/from-a-to-believe/paperback/product-21727929.html

It can only be purchased via Lulu at the moment but will become available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble over the next few weeks

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Poetry Comes From the Heart

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Poetry comes from the heart and soul.

Whether it be serious or comic,

a short poem can speak volumes.

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Poem: Heavenly Invitation

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Written down is God's Word;
we are encouraged to be heavenly, joint heirs.
So examine His Word for Truth's proof,
for His wish is that 'we join Him there'.

Jehovah first gave of Himself,
breathing Life into Man's creation.
Now He is waiting patiently...
And anticipating a grand celebration.

Final merging of the family tree
are earthly souls and angelic beings;
hear the chorus of prai...

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Poem: Sunday Soldier

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At the end of yet another week,
weary soldiers are huddled behind church doors,
reminiscing about the recent past with outlook bleak -
Not knowing that Life can offer so much more.

Military plans for Earth's invasion are held
by the Kingdom priests, trying to comprehend
the message of scriptural persuasion
for bringing captive lives to Godly release.

Between berating and war counsel cr...

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Poem: Lasting Hope (sequel to New Age Spirituality)

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~~Satan is a defeated foe
although he continues to fight -
For we are more than conquerors,
as soldiers in God's army of Light.

His earthly authority has been weakened
since Christ now possesses the keys of Death and Hell;
so we're to prayerfully "stand in the gap"
as we in His Presence strive to dwell.

Our lasting Hope is embodied by Christ alone;
He died to prove His Love as a frien...

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Gerard McKeown - Farmer

My poem Farmer, which was published in Fire - Issue 26, is available to read at the online poetry library:

http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=16585

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My poem in The Open Mouse

Here's my latest poem, published in The Open Mouse, free to read online here:

http://theopenmouse.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/leilanie-stewart/

And here's my latest blog post, on writing for money versus writing for fun:

http://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/writing-for-money-or-writing-for-fun/

Enjoy!

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Diamond Dogs II

His desperation dances in the drizzle in the puddles in the potholes on the bridge
The layer after layer that gathers in his jacket is presented like a soggy badge of honour 
He stops to wipe his glasses on his shirt and then he listens as the River Don whispers at the sky
 
'round the cobbled curves of Kelham Island, they say the streets shape like a diamond
But don't let that de...

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Diamond Dogs I

Every time he takes another lap around the block
The drizzle soaks his jacket
Like a soggy badge of honour
Fuelled by devotion for this creature of the night
Her footsteps are as delicate
As Diego Maradona's
They say the streets are carved out like a diamond
And the lampposts leave a mustard coloured mist
On the darkened cobbled curves of Kelham Island
Full of missing persons
Never o...

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The Malevolent Mister Harris

Almost akin
To love's young couple
Playing picnic in the park
Only to find themselves
Adjacent to a greyhound
Who unapologetically
Curls out a steaming turd
Mister Harris finds that
Whenever he looks himself in the mirror
He's left only with begrudging acknowledgment
His deep dissatisfaction
At the image he's receiving
Infested by the fact
That there's fuck all he can do
As Nature
H...

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I Once Fell in Love With a Communist Vegetarian (aka Lenin & McCartney) ☭

Providence Street
Wakefield
WF1 3BG
6:43am
 
Like the blundering runt of a cumbersome litter
He's kicked out to the kerb
With nothing but an ill fitting Pringle knit
To distinguish him from a tramp
He's squints in bewilderment
And somehow manages to summon up
A stockpile of expletives
 
Passing paper boys prompt and provoke him
Prod away at his consciousness
Prick him into...

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A Life On Auction

It's a funny old ride, nowadays
Considering everything that's happened
Everything that's changed as the years passed by
And how it all looks destitute and foreign
 
As the tram takes John from Malin Bridge
Down Holme Lane to Hillsborough Corner
And down Langsett Road to Shalesmoor
Where he worked for most of his life
The buildings baffle him one by one
As if he's vis...

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Tony's Slip, Part 2: Duck Egg Blue

It was barely three weeks after his dismal dismissal
As the Tynemouth Under 10s Assistant Manager
That Tony's wife Sandra finally parted with her patience
Not that she was particularly aroused by the thought 
Of Tony commanding a clipboard
In the Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football League
But on learning of his departure from the club
It became immediately apparent to all
To Tony, to Sa...

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Tony's Slip, Part 1: From Fifty to Free Fall in Thirty Seconds

From fifty to free fall in thirty seconds
 
It's twenty to seven on a Tuesday night
And Tony's ten minutes late
 
He takes his phone out to assess the damage
But as it slips back in his pocket
He's already forgotten the time
 
He picks up the pace of an impatient postman
Swipes fictional beads of sweat from his brow
And sends several sheepish nods
In the direction of his...

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It's A Cold Wind Down By The Don

He notices the tattoo on her hand
Which brushes her hair behind her ear
As she chuckles
At a tedious remark
Four white bread rolls
Semi skimmed milk
Orange juice with bits
Mayonnaise (on offer)
And eight bottles of San Miguel
All it took to illuminate
A tedious journey home
 
He falters three times
As Green Lane meets with Alma Street
At 10:59pm
Praying he'll convince her
...

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Old Ma Bull

Never realised how odd it'd be
To put my belt on whilst walking down the street
Until I put my belt on
Whilst walking down the street
 
It was odd
 
Garden gate gossips at 339 unimpressed
Then again
They were drying bottles for the recycling bin
With a tea towel

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Tags: 50 words,poetry,saturday night and sunday morning

10 Things That Maria Hears Before Closing Down The Launderette

1. The sorry pathetic clunk
From the blundering mechanism
of the third machine on the left
 
2. The contents of a coin bag
Dispersing an armada of coppers across the lino
Like frantic bodies running from a fire
 
3. A snippet of scandal
Eagerly escaping the cool chapped lips
Of a school girl sauntering past
 
4. The wrath and the fury of a malevolent Mister H...

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Broadway Circle

According to the A4 poster in the window
Alterations are now available
But last week, Mary collected a commemorative tea towel
After serving 20 years in the business
On Thursdays, the launderette shuts altogether
But still, Mary saunters in at 8:39am
After calling in at Premier for a paper and a scratchard 
Using the midweek break to do her own washing
As well as that of her 31-year-old s...

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When Kerry Met Betty (And Jean)

Standing on the 19th floor of a tower block
That any ounce of pity would've limited to 10
Kerry leans, forehead first against the doorframe, and resigns to familiarity
"That you heading out? Fetch us some baked beans and some fags, will yer!"
 
The same slobs that left him
With a slab of Lurpak and a clove of garlic
As his only options for breakfast
Are now ruthlessly demanding that h...

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The 11.23

Jean stirs her large skinny Mocha in a daze
 
She sees everything, hears everything
Smells the coffee and tastes the chocolate
But absorbs absolutely nothing
 
Her husband, always infuriated when offered milk in his Americano,
would sit there ranting into thin air;
Orchestrating an impromptu game of Subbuteo
with the crumbs from his Millionaire Shortbread
Ironically allowing hi...

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Fucking Council

united coincidentally by reluctant routine
separated mutually with secret understanding
our lives, five from seven, momentarily mirrored
 
avoiding acknowledgement (acknowledgement in itself)
neither could possibly break the silence 
 
 you lost weight; your hair grew; you smiled more
then they closed the path for road-works
and i never saw you again

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Jean's Reflection

oil paint, red wine, masking tape 
jars of murky water
easel, chair
and for her self portrait, a mirror
 
enraptured by the strokes upon the canvas
adding shine to the smooth bald head
elated during afternoon escape
 
but then Jean remembers who she's painting
and her brush hits the floor

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Two Little Ducks

the warming glass of prosecco, losing its fizz in the absence of any obvious celebration
fulfils its newfound role between the ornaments
 
mam snores softly on the sofa
ste joins the crowd beside the quay
 
maria, who sits watching fireworks through the window, sighs
and ponders on her 23rd year
 

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Barborough From Scarbara

Peter, the slimy but devilishly handsome rogue, has cheated on Leanne. Again
"Poor, gullible, defenceless girl," thinks the archetypal sympathetic soap fan
"I don't know what he bloody sees in her, myself," thinks Barbara
"We return to Coronation Street, in half an hour"
 
As she bends over to scratch her knee through a hole that's emerged in her tights
Barbara hears an advert on the te...

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Amores Perros

There's a famous quote by Billy Bremner that says,
"Every time Leeds concede a goal,
I feel like I've been stabbed in the heart"

Now you don’t need to have stepped much further than your own front door to know what the man was talking about
And you don’t really need to be a football fan either
This is when you’re nothing but a vessel
and nothing in existence compares to that one thin...

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Lucifer's Cardigan

Sometimes it's not so much the fear of being rejected
But the fear of being accepted
That's left me rather stuck
And I'm looking for distractions whilst you're looking at the floor
And I'm happy just to settle for a draw


And you might not notice how I start again
Two words out of ten, and end-up looking suspect
As you muse on muddled words I lie there gazing at the table
I'm willing but unab...

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Tags: insecurity,Paranoia,poetry

The Lonely Hearts of England

Approval and affection, well they force you to perform
When you look at your reflection, does it make you feel warm?
Or does something hold you back, until someone holds you tight
Someone for a life-time, or maybe just a night
And I’ve tried and failed many times, I’ve rarely won
But I am a chatty bugger, yes I am my mother’s son
So I’ll try and find my finest shirt and show ‘em ...

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Tags: alcohol,alcohol abuse,loneliness,nightlife,poetry,relationships,single

Fireworks

That delicate way you take me to that distant place
I never really told you because you never asked
And I never really notice until I’m left to chase
I’ve barely stopped to breathe and the moment’s passed
 
And that delicate way you break me, design my night and day
Devotion soon devours, anxiety would roam
And then I'm scrutinising sentences, every single word you sa...

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Maria, Full Of Grace

I saw the beauty in her eyes
And though I searched, I could not recognise a soul
Well she was blind from compromise
And as she talked, I recognised that time had taken toll
 
And she would stop herself from smiling
But the bottle was beguiling
She’s satisfied in silence as she sits
And she’s satisfied with silence ‘cause it fits
Oh yeah, it fits
I saw the sadness in her sighs
...

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That Week In October

That week in October was sullen and dark
There's a sorry recluse and it's by Regent's Park
In a Georgian Hotel, not exactly exquisite
I'm drowning my sorrows for the length of my visit
I wake in the morning to my greatest of fears
The shade of my cheeks was from vodka and tears
I stand by the sink but I can't bear to face
The reflection before me, that fucking disgrace
 
I ...

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Voluntary Confinement

As Sunday morning smells of toast are drifting through the nation
My senses have diminished and my body's drained of sleep
When littered pathways are my host and I'm weak with desperation
Now everything has finished and I am left
All alone
 
And twenty-seven miles for a night-out on the tiles
The benefit of hindsight is a wonderful perspective
And walking's not my style, so I stumble fo...

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Maybe You Are After All?

And as a drop in your ocean I’m drowned by the notion
That I simply cease to exist
And I doubt that you’ll respond but I’ve grown rather fond
And so with my pen I persist
I don’t know where to start, from the head or the heart?
Or maybe from further below?
I’m ignoring the pain, this is written in vain
I’m smitten but you’ll, but you’ll never know
I’m smitten but you’...

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The Long Night That Lies Ahead

And once again you've found me
In the only way that you can
You've swallowed all my thoughts
And now you're drowning all my senses
And you gradually surround me
As I dance beside McGahan
In this pyrotechnic paradise
You're perfectly relentless
 
You're simply irresistible
And I answer every one of your calls
It's momentary madness, but I'm aware of this
And I'm...

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Hey Poet! Suck This

You.

You, the non-aligned. Celebrate for its own sake, complement the creative, rough the smooth out of the level question of hate, vitalizing the style of hard-line writing leverage, spurning the potential agendas of a system whose vital interests supress a stronger passion ~ go join, if you must, be the instrument of forced craft, it has a definitive strength that soon runs out of legs, yet b...

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Tags: anger,frustration,jealousy,poetry

Malefic Condescension: Tearing Down Heaven III

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Silence,


     Is the unguidable wilderness distant nature of the Mother of all Gods' bargain, Every sin confidence is a cold denial infinite bet confession labyrinth of words hoping She'll  awaken to faith gesture and play the secrecy threat of Her oft benign cross empathetic dead hand!


     Just another running card eternity drawn breath Sunday without god... gag, Her augmented l...

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Haiku About Poetry

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I don't have a job

But if I did I would quit

And write poetry

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Malefic Condescension: Dose of Heaven... II

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Over death,


      Achieving nectar dose of the god's karma never cared much at all lost dreams, The unfathomable infinite sandcastling cosmos, Realm of golden aptitude desire tests, Where the children of Buddha's eternal poverty war are forever subdued by avarice... Inside, Stagger as if cosmic winter recital blind, Waging every swollen consciousness sedated by snake apathy rolled eye no t...

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Tags: activism,mental health,poetry,religion,social commentary,villain of truth

Poem: Morning Star

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Lord, You are the only Morning Star.
Nothing else compares to your brilliance,
a penetrating light that pierces...

...the darkness of our hearts
...the blackness of our sins
...the abyss of our human emotion

Being the source of Dunamis power,
You shine an eternal beam of radiance.
For unlike other stars, You'll never burn out.

 

 

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Poem: Higher Ground

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On God's holy mountain
I traverse a spiral path
of an upward climb
towards His higher ground.

My progress varies between
arduously slow and immoderately fast,
while trying to avoid same mistakes
that keep me in a circle going round.

Rockslides are temporary obstacles
that can only impede, but...
Never prevent me from reaching the peak
where one day, I'll be found.

  

  

Aut...

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Poem: No Earthly Good

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Being so heavenly minded
and of no earthly good
is a dichotomy of attitude to avoid,
as one must and should.

Solutions to Life's problems
become evident with clear thinking,
when grounded on divine principles
for the purpose of practical living.

The Standard has been defined
for all Kingdom residents -
Walk in abundance, be a blessing to others
as shown by Christ's precedent.

By making...

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Malefic Condescension: Dose of Heaven...

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Over death,


      Achieving nectar dose of the god's lost dreams, The unfathomable infinite sandcastling cosmos, Realm of golden aptitude desire tests, Where the children of karma's eternal poverty war are forever subdued by avarice... Inside.


In earnest anticipation of,

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Hive Mind: Seething Vocal Discord II

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Genocide tolerance,


     Speech vomited from a hate intoxicated by an uninvited intolerance heirloom complex mouth full of razor blades, Every sky is unsheathing acid ghastly haze falling rain down upon our graceless artificially self labelled intelligent inhumane white nameless cross tattooed tongues, Empowered by whisky bottom glass dreams that appear more than obscene, Loved more than t...

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Hive Mind: Seething Vocal Discord I

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Holocaust seething,


     Speech vomited from a hate intoxicated mouth full of razor blades, Whose tongue is white nameless cross tattooed to empower the whisky bottom glass dreams to appear more than obscene, Suicide slicing empathy's once authentic imagination equality eternal engine on behalf of avarice' reincarnated intolerance heirloom of a false Buddha's multiple profit gun arms, Marg...

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Tags: equality,micropoetry,occupy art,poetry,social commentary,spoken word

Malefic Condescension: Shedding Heaven's Walls I

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Silence,


     Is the unguidable wilderness distant nature of the Mother of all Gods' bargain, Every sin confide ants is a cold denial infinite bet confession labyrinth of words hoping She'll  awaken to faith gesture and play the secrecy threat of Her oft benign cross empathetic dead hand!


     Just another running card eternity drawn breath Sunday without god... gag, Her augmented...

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Tags: consciousness,equality,juton,micropoetry,occupy art,poetry,religion,villain of truth

To a Church II

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When,


      The memory ache music fades and the emotional context is stripped away, The choir's recital is no longer libel, Singing their eyes are filled with the equity of selfish tears, For glory's pathetic streets of fortune gold their voices aspire, Beseeching the chemical faith reaction of hope's unleashed intellectual awareness prison, Authentically resilient is the currency of our b...

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Tags: juton,occupy,Poetry,religion,spoken word,villain of truth,written spoken word

Cosmo Dark Canyon I

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Dead plateau of life hand,


    Distant cold realms of infinite strangely star dim lit light, Compelling diction of cosmos inaudibly threat of silence curing the creeping parasite affliction of a habitual debt f(r)iendship with dignity's lost kindred hate spirit: Empathy's lost imagination engine key holding Loki demon!


In earnest anticipation of,

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Tags: activism,geek,geekery,micropoetry,nerd,poetry,Spoken Word poetry

Poem: Petitions to God

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God does answer prayer
as many people have heard,
but His only obligation is
to honor His own Word.

He is always around
for requests of Salvation's Call;
His desire is to assist all lives
that have spiritually stalled.

He willingly meets our needs
and not necessarily our wants;
for asking in ignorance
doesn't sanction unmerited warrants.

Read and devour His Word;
hide His Principles i...

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