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The Traveler's Tale Part V

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-09-1999 11:26 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Iíd like to be considered a spinner of good tales-
They serve to entertain one, when other effort fails.
The bard whoís prone to wander, is heir to many sights-
To pass the time by roadside fires, on long, and lonely nights.

Iíve seen the green Pacific, on Oahuís northern shore-
The breakers; awe inspiring, incessantly they roar-
Iíve walked the midnight beaches, Kahuku, Wakiki-
And Iíve hiked the western highways, like a wolf so wild and free.


Mount Rainier, in glacial beauty, to a soldier; frozen hell-
But the icy beauty of her slopes entrapped me with their spell-
I have faced the freezing blizzards of the Rockies winter storms
And have roamed the high North Texas plains, where the rivers all are
formed.

I love southwestern deserts, with their beauty raw and harsh-
And the verdant Lousiana, with her rivers, lakes, and marsh-
The brasada of South Texas, unchanged by hand of time-
And the twisty Rio Grande, and itís great Big Bend- sublime.

Ah, the stories for the telling, those Iíve known, and that Iíve seen-
Days of hunger and of plenty, times of drought, and meadows green.
Times of sorrow and of joy, tales of love, and enmity-
Iíd not fear to do it over, for those times have made me, me.

I scarce claim to be a poet; yet methinks I have the gift-
To twist a word adroitly, to give your soul a lift-
So Iíve tried to entertain you; ah? forgive me if I fail-
If at first I donít succeed, Iíll try another ďTravelerís Tale.


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~GS~
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 10-09-1999 11:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

DO TALE!!


Denise
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2 posted 10-09-1999 11:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You have succeeded! Another splendid piece!

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Denise
Kelly
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You are very entertaining!!!! Great job.
Watcher666
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4 posted 10-13-1999 07:48 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Wonderful read! Please Sir may we have some more??

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.

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5 posted 10-13-1999 09:15 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Now I'll be daydreaming all day long... oh, wait... I do that anyway! *G* Well done!
Ohme
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I would enjoy reading about them too.
Very well done.

Ohme
 
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