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Seymour Tabin
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Hope

Death spins the weight of a sword,
A guillotine held by the thread of a cord.
It sways by the mythical hold of a hair,
Fragile as a bubble with a rainbow declare.
Meager, thin, narrow and slim,
It bears weight by the scantiest of whim
And wearied and worried brings on despair.
And hope is a refuge of short declare,
Belief, the sooth of grief, promises balm.
Hope is but a voucher on calm,
A handle on depravation.
It is cheer painted a cheerless future.
This is the bright, of the light side.
Apathy, the dark the night side.
The dash of impossible,
The sloth of improbable,
If we drink the lead broth of lethargy
Lean on the crooked cane of torpor,
We will live the life of a pauper.
Be a Damocles, with a hope o'er your head
And damn you the sword, that swings by a thread.
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WhtDove
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Quite interesting perspective here! I liked this! Written well!
moonmoon
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Good one seymour..
moonmoon
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Whooops double post...

[This message has been edited by moonmoon (edited 09-09-99).]
Sue
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4 posted 09-09-99 02:57 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

This is really poetry of courage - great work!
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 09-09-99 08:46 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

WhtDove, moonmoon and Sue,
Thank you all so much for the read and comments.
caroline
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Exceptional piece Seymour

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Denise
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Exceptional, indeed! You are a master of the written word!

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