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The Agony of Ecstacy

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effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


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The Dream dealer is selling you illusions
Pretending they will set you free
As he paints a pretty picture of
A better place to be

Saying you've no need to worry
There is nothing to be lost
Whilst all the while behind that smile
He conceals the cost

If you drop that 'E'
His idea of free
May come as quite a shock

When they insert the final screw
That will contain you

Forever in a box


© Copyright 2007 John Lawrence - All Rights Reserved
Margherita
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Eternity


1 posted 10-07-2007 08:22 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Gosh! How cynical!

that final box will contain nothing ...

The only thing that truly matters is LOVE.
Love remains ... "have I loved today?" should be our only worry.

Love,
Margherita

nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


2 posted 12-28-2007 10:18 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

"The Dream dealer is selling you illusions
Pretending they will set you free
As he paints a pretty picture of
A better place to be"


a very interesting  write...
perfect for my today

M
LadyTom
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If I know what you were saying. I know now.
Aunt Tom
effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


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This was written for someone who was at the trying new experiences stage, I was trying to point out the long term problem of the short term highs on offer....

Thanks for the responses    John
Earl Brinkman
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5 posted 10-06-2010 12:31 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

The poem may be cynical but I think that most of us have experienced this feeling at one time or another.  The main thing is that we cannot dwell there too long.
 
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