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jfreak
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0 posted 08-23-99 12:05 AM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jfreak

I stood on a franc
yet it was not mine
I was that crooked theif
No better than dirty swine
Chimney sweep was his occupation
This young roaming sage
while I was transforming
I robbed a pauper of his wage
Yet I knew not of my crime
until I awoke from my slumber
Off he ran in tears
As I was lost on fallen lumber
I am now a Mayor and a entrepeneur
That person in Valjean is gone
And riches line my petticoat
To that Lad my wealth to him be undone.
I may have taken on a new identity
and I may be a rich man till I die.
Yet A battle rages in my innermost being
The question is, "Really, who am I?"
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 08-23-99 10:36 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Is this a riddle?
jfreak
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2 posted 08-23-99 03:36 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

Not really, but I can see how you could see it that way. I just finished reading Victor Hugo's, Les Miserables. This is about the part of the story where Valjean is in the middle of a spiritual transformation but is still battling his old will. He steals a lil chimney sweep's "franc" piece, but doesn't realize that he did it b/c he was so deep in thought during his transformation. When he finally realized what he had done the boy was gone and he couldn't find him. He went on to turn his life around and became rich and he spent years trying to find that boy. The whole time even until the end of the story he battles with who he was and who he became. This poem is only about that one part of the story. (which is so complex and long it isn't even funny)

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Missy F
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3 posted 08-24-99 09:33 PM       View Profile for Missy F   Email Missy F   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Missy F

great poem.
jfreak
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4 posted 08-25-99 06:06 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

Thanks missy.

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caroline
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5 posted 08-25-99 06:59 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Good one. I like how you took the essence of what you read and created a nice piece of work.

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.....very nice - and keep reading those classics...
 
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