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Tim
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0 posted 08-24-99 12:44 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

With tattered clothes
and vacant
eyes
he sat alone
amid the pigeons
in the
park.
Furrowed brow
and greying beard;
down his cheek a
tear.
A child approached
and
with the inquisitiveness
of youth,
asked,
"Why?"
He got up
and
walked
away.
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redwriter1
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1 posted 08-25-99 12:13 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

maybe you could elaborate?
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2 posted 08-25-99 12:19 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

sounds like a thought on futility and frustration
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 08-25-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tim,
That was a good question.
I would ask the same.
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 08-25-99 11:34 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

I think I understood this one...sometimes it is easier to live with ourselves if we don't have to explain ourselves too anyone. When faced with questions we can't answer, sometimes it is easier to just walk away than to face the simple truth. Am I close??

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
WhtDove
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5 posted 08-25-99 12:59 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Leave us hanging now...I thought this was kinda sad. I think sometimes if open up and not walk away it may help us! You have left a good question. Lots of things to go through one's mind. Definitely a thinker!
Tim
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6 posted 08-25-99 02:03 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Not trying to be obtuse...
but sometimes there is no answer... sometimes no question...
sometimes things just are and what we read into them is a reflection of ourselves...
I happen to see isolation... but that was not the point... the point is it doesn't answer... that is for the reader to do....
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Ah, very good, Tim! I see constant futility in the man (who wants to answer any more darn questions!?!) and as we all know, a youth will continue to ask "Why?", even when all of the answers have been given.

Well done, sir!

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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Nan
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8 posted 08-27-99 02:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...though you aren't being obtuse, Tim - Life certainly is just that, isn't it??
Nicely done - of course
poetFemmeFatale
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9 posted 08-27-99 08:27 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh how fascinating - how you took a brief moment, and created a vividly sad story....and left us to cry for him...and wonder.

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