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Sadness

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JP
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0 posted 08-12-99 03:47 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Sadness stops me in my tracks,
charging me for the food it eats,
using my soul as a smorgasbord.

Sorrow invades the stillness,
that once was my carefree mind,
upsetting the bounty of thought.

Sadness, sorrow, morose partners,
in the conspiracy to rob me,
of the joy of life and love.

To hell with sorrow and pity,
screw sadness with its petty whine,
gritty life abounds with or without.

Casting aside the shackles of despair,
throwing out the stench of tears,
stomp on the skull of gloom.

Beating despondency with vigor,
chasing melancholy from my heart,
shout the victory cry of cheer.

Joy's sacrosanctity confirmed,
Laughter's intoxication felt,
life grants me felicity.

Praise to the powers of being,
hail the spirits of the universe,
for allowing my life on this day.



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Dum spiro, spero
JP

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Poet deVine
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1 posted 08-12-99 03:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is wonderful JP. I love the way your imagery made the gloom and doom give way to joy and thankfulness. Great!
JP
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2 posted 08-12-99 03:54 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Thanks PDV, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum....

I began to write this piece because I was in a "Mood", about halfway through scripting this tome of depression and loathing, I felt like: "Oh forget this! Life is too short to wallow in despair, cowboy up!"

The poem thus turned out as you see here.

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Dum spiro, spero
JP

Toerag
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3 posted 08-12-99 03:55 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

JP......It's almost as though you were reading my mind today....You have no idea how much this meant to me today...And I'll do my best to adhere to it!
Nicole
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4 posted 08-12-99 04:21 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Wonderfully said JP.

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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." *Mark Twain*
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5 posted 08-12-99 04:39 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem!
Nan
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LOL...... JP, my friend... I've seen your moods swing many a time - but never midway through a poem......

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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


JP
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7 posted 08-13-99 11:50 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I put the grrrrrrr! in Swingerrrrr baby!



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Dum spiro, spero
JP

 
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