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desperado
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0 posted 09-10-99 04:16 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for desperado

early in the morning
nestled in it's hidden alcove
the beast lays waiting for it's riders
as it whines it's last moments of sleep
soon it will be ready,
as the handlers go over the final preparations
of it's early premorning flight
as it takes it's precious rider to the meeting of poets
it's rider, tired and hungry
runs over last minute details
things that should have been learned long ago
yet he has procrastinated once more
and as the graceful bird of flight spreads it's wings
his whine becomes a roar of volumous energy
as he forcefully leaves the ground in a surging leap of faith
headed to the meeting of friends among the written word
it's rider, though tired and axious, soon loses himself amongst the passing scenery
as trees and lights pass beneath
like a swarm of fireflies before an approaching midnight storm
the lights of city streets and buildings pulsate like a breathing entity
an entity of energy
a being of electrons
one whose life can be killed by a simple switch
and this entity,
a being whose life hangs on an razor sharp edge
is bound to us like a child to an abusive father
he can niether kill us nor save us
as we destroy ourselves with our minds
a tape to erase and rerecord
we race around like ants on our highways and biways
with fiberglass protection against our own species innequitties
and as the rider watches all
the voices inside speak and listen
both decrying and championing the same unilateral cause
as the world slips away under him
© Copyright 1999 James Webster - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 09-10-99 04:50 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Awesome piece Desperado.
Nice to see you here on the forum - and in D.C. also.


Michael
Nan
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2 posted 09-10-99 06:06 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well, if you had gotten some sleep the night before and not procrastinated so much - hassled poor defenseless little old ladies on the plane - and not gotten lost in the airport..........You might not have been so tired and hungry - But don't worry - We'll feed you by Sunday when you go back home.
doreen peri
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3 posted 09-11-99 02:01 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

"as the world slips away under him"..... kewl! I liked that, des!

You gotta way with words! Bet you play a mean game of scrabble.
desperado
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4 posted 09-11-99 07:04 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

ummm actually, if you remember, we lost pretty bad last night.... by about 40 points. hehe see you around in DC
WhtDove
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5 posted 09-11-99 07:34 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very powerful! Will leave me thinking...
doreen peri
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6 posted 09-11-99 07:59 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Desperado, you better come to your senses! It's hard to play a serious game of scrabble with a NUT like you!!!

Seriously, I was the slouch, you were a great partner... see you in a few minutes and we can do it all over again....
IsabelleSkye
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7 posted 09-11-99 09:11 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

*SIGH*
I wish I was there.....................
Luv ya guys lots
Izzzzzy
doreen peri
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8 posted 09-12-99 12:23 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

We wish you were here, too, MissIzzy! Next time for sure, k?

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