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At The Crossroads

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 06-28-99 06:24 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

A young man comes to the crossroads where and old man sits upon a rock. The newcomer speaks:


Please come here.
--I'd rather not go there.
Then tell me of this path here
--It is the road to nowhere.
But it must lead somewhere?
--Yes, it goes there too.

You said where?
--Down the road, there.
But is that not nowhere?
--And nowhere is somewhere.
I think I shall stay here.
--Than you are lost, too.


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Genea
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1 posted 06-28-99 08:26 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

I had to read it a couple times.....nice job.
Christina Myers
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I had to read it twice too until it kicked in..you like making your readers work Andrew..! heh

It is a simple and sweet poem- I love the reply to "but it must lead somewhere?" "yes it goes there too"....

brilliant

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3 posted 06-29-99 12:06 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I agree, too. Simplicity and complexity intertwined in a single thought. Very well executed.
Nan
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4 posted 06-29-99 08:18 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is a classic, Andrew...
elvira
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5 posted 07-17-99 01:03 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

short and sweet...well done indeed

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crisp and poignant. and how very true.
Andrew Scott
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7 posted 07-17-99 02:12 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Thank you, one and all. I was in a rather odd mood when I wrote this one and was more or less just having fun. But yes, there is a very serious side to it as well. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did writing it.
 
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