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Christopher
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0 posted 10-05-1999 04:33 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher


... At least without the aid of illicit drugs. And after the torture I went through to produce this miserable piece, I feel that I need some! J/K... My drug of choice is life, (and a lot of Mountain Dew!)

So here you have it, another impossibility: An Acrostic Sestina!

You know only the good die young.
Ever must the old tell the tale.
So make out of life what you will,
Your youth passes much to quick!
Owed to yourself what you've missed,
Until your final time does pass.

Challenges of life as they pass,
Are rarely noticed when we're young.
Nor always something that's missed.
Do you so want to tell the tale,
Or have a life end way to quick?
Above all believe that you can!

Now some may say you never can.
Yet will you let that make you pass,
The single chance that's gone to quick?
However old, you still are young,
If in your heart you bear a tale.
Now tell! Don't let the chance be missed!

Given the odds you might have missed,
I'm telling you that you still can,
Find a way to tell your tale.
You're not lost when you let one pass.
One is allowed when you're young,
Unchain your heart now! Just be quick!

Please don't ever give up too quick,
Unless you want words to be missed.
That's the only reason when young!
You must use it while you still can!
Or soon now, when your youth does pass,
Untold will forever be your tale.

Reward us now please, with your tale!
Mine, I do know, has gone by quick!
I do hope you won't let it pass!
Nor could I bear it if my words missed,
Didn't show you that you still can,
Tell tales if you want to feel young.

Only those who don't try have missed.
I fear they knew not that they can,
Truly live a "Forever Young."
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 10-05-1999 04:38 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Touche', Chris. I am deeply, deeply impressed here - you're a braver man than I, I hate the regular sestina thing...this had to darn near kill you I'd bet. Great job, and great message also.

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.




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Severn
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2 posted 10-05-1999 04:42 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

My God AGAIN! This is highly impressive.
Don't ever doubt your skill dear, not ever. Why do you always make me shake my head dumbfoundedly?
Fantastic message.
DreamEvil
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3 posted 10-05-1999 04:59 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Blew my doors off you did and without the aid of hallucinogens I might add. Very, very well done.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ



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hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 10-05-1999 08:25 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

Whew...my hat's off to you Chris.....you're more poet than I....

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Dragoness
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5 posted 10-05-1999 10:07 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Wonderful Christopher! Bravo!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Christopher
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6 posted 10-05-1999 10:01 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Thank you.
Isis
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7 posted 10-06-1999 01:51 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

It's obvious to me Chris, that you can do anything you set your mind to!!
Well done. (Applause)

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Systematic Decay
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8 posted 10-06-1999 02:06 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wow.....I am seriously dumbfounded. Really, really speechless...........great job

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-Billy Corgan-
Poet deVine
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9 posted 10-06-1999 02:30 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Well, what can I say!? Fantastic Acrostic Sestina? Great poem? Good job? Be careful, Christopher, your immense talent is showing! (I stand in awe!)
A Romantic Heart
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10 posted 10-06-1999 06:52 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Well you said you were going to create one! Little did I know I was in for a treat! And its not even Halloween yet!LOL! Wonderful job!
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 10-06-1999 01:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Christopher,
I genuflect and sweep my hat in deep bow.
Christopher
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12 posted 10-06-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Allright everyone! You're making my head swell! (ms devine...nonono) I appreciat all the wonderful comments, but think you all are wrong if you say I am a better poet!
My hat off to all of you!
caroline
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13 posted 10-06-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Standing ovation here!! WOW!


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RainbowGirl
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14 posted 10-07-1999 03:35 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris: Applause from here as well.

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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15 posted 10-09-1999 01:03 AM       View Profile for toocute4u_27   Email toocute4u_27   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit toocute4u_27's Home Page   View IP for toocute4u_27

what can I say, everyone has done said it all. Wonderful poem. Remarkable talent. Keep it up.
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16 posted 03-09-2008 02:56 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Wow!

Wow!
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