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e plurbus unum (comments and criticism more than welcome)

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 09-13-99 09:28 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

(this is one of those poems I've had laying around on my desk top for months now and really can't decide what to do with it...should I round file it or is it workable...any comments or criticism welcome)

e plurbus unum
(One Out Of Many)

One out of many,
~a solitary voice
crying out to be heard
and my words fell on deaf ears,
lingering softly in the air
before falling short.
Who did I think I was,
by thinking I could change the world~
when I couldn’t even change myself?

One out of many
~a single life,
like a flicker of a candle
in infinite darkness.
How could I believe my light
would shine bright enough
to dispel the shadows,
brighten someone’s way,
or bring light into an otherwise gloomy world?

I was one out of many
~and so were you,
but you choose me, out of all the rest;
heard my voice;
saw my light;
and changed my life forever.

One out of many
~but sometimes one is enough.


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"This world is not conclusion.
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisable as music,
But positive as sound."
~Emily Dickinson

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 09-13-99).]
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Lucie
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1 posted 09-13-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

OK, I don't know why you would even want to put this lovely poem in the round file???? Its meaning is beautiful and the words provoke thought. I thought it was very good! I think perhaps a change of title though. Its a little frightening..hahhaha.. I can't even read English well enough to start trying to see the meaning of words from another language...hahhaa..
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 09-13-99 10:52 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Lucie, thanks. By the way...e plurbus unum means one out of many. I appreciate your vote of confidance on this one, I certainly didn't have any where it was concerned.

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"This world is not conclusion.
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisable as music,
But positive as sound."
~Emily Dickinson
roxane
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3 posted 09-13-99 11:43 AM       View Profile for roxane   Email roxane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for roxane

I thought that this was so.....Are you seriously contemplating throwing it away? Don't! It is really sweet.
Lucie
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4 posted 09-13-99 12:01 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I know what it means..hahahhaa.. geesh.. :::again she's taken literally.hhaha:::
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on the threshold of a dream


5 posted 09-13-99 12:27 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hoot: I like!!! The last line is so true... if it's the right one.
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 09-13-99 12:40 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
You seem in the end to direct it to one person. I think you should follow thru on the general theme. IMHO PS. love your work.
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 09-13-99 04:15 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Thanks each one of you. Another piece of paper saved from filling up our landfills


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"This world is not conclusion.
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisable as music,
But positive as sound."
~Emily Dickinson
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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8 posted 09-13-99 05:06 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hoot, this was really good. I loved it!!!
It does provoke thought! You can file this under "A" for Awesome work!!
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