Poetry of John Shaw
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      Mona Lisa

      2004

      Behind glass, viewers pass and bask in her glow
      each falling in love with her more than the one before
      for to each she smiles enchanting each to smile back
      They do, and as if a crack between two worlds a relationship forms
      a river of pure beauty flows between canvas and soul the two are bound
      but beauty is the limit
      for no matter how so her smile
      no man will feel her heart beat and blood flow
      no man will ever know her as lovers only know
      for she exists worlds apart
      However beautiful, no man can caress a work of art




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