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Penny-eyed

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Grinch
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0 posted 05-06-2007 03:30 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


Penny-eyed the dreamer pays his dues.
In an old suit and a starched shirt,
Arranged to hide the stains of failure
That never fade the way dreams do.

Such fine words rattled for a man
Whose deeds had never come to much,
Nor ever could, the way the cards were dealt;
No aces graced his godless hands.

They swear he was the best who ever lived,
If accolades for foolishness are made
Then crown him now and slam the book
A better man than he cannot exist.

Now bury him with worthless lines,
Untruths have dogged his days to death
And make fine bedfellows for one
Who died of lies and uselessness.
© Copyright 2007 Grinch - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 05-06-2007 03:39 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You seldom bite, but when you do? OUCH.

I wish I knew the source of inspiration for this, but then again, maybe I don't wanna.

Penny-eyed. At least it was his last two cents?

Feel better, Grinch. Karenity worries.

aziza
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2 posted 05-06-2007 04:52 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Yep, the bite left marks on my mind. In the best possible way your poem lingers in my thoughts and now I have to take a break from reading.  I want to savor this and think about it more.

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Drauntz
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3 posted 05-06-2007 09:21 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

what a painful poem to write for yourself or for others. Not easy, truly not easy.

but, SB is always the smart one. It could be the two cents that every one worries.so what is the big deal?!!!

"a self-worthless mood" is clearly said here
TomMark
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4 posted 01-07-2008 12:09 AM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

Read again and it was tooo much very sad.
But it was an old story now.
love the read.
 
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