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Selfish

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JP
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Loomis, CA


0 posted 08-16-99 04:18 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

I think of my own pain
and wonder at why it must be so.
I think of my own sorrows
and curse the gods that make it so.

I turn to see the face
of a child with no coat nor bed.
I stare at the multitude
in similar state - without a bed.

I think of my self
why I am so concerned of my fate.
I will die, someday soon
Why live those days in hate?

I have the means
to help those who have none.
I have the chance
to serve others than my one.

My selfishness rips my heart
as I fight sadness and self pity
My resolve makes me see
all those who suffer within this city.

What is my death
if it means I go away unknown?
what is my life
if it ends with me alone?


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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP


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poohbear
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1 posted 08-16-99 05:17 PM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

wow!!! this is so true and yet something so many of us forget
thanks for sharing this.
JP
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2 posted 08-16-99 06:01 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

My pleasure Poohbear, it was my pleasure indeed.

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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP


elvira
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3 posted 08-16-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i find that a sad poem is good for the heart
Nan
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4 posted 08-16-99 09:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're good, my friend....I must say..
JP
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5 posted 08-17-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Wow! A compliment from the Queen of All That is Right and Good In Poetry.... I am truly blessed.



Thanks Nan, your comments DO mean a lot to me.

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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP


 
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