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Feeding the Need

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rascalx
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Florence, SC, USA


0 posted 10-10-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

The disease is universal
we're all just feeding the need
Our morality is supposed to cover up
the anxiety that we bleed
Marriages made for money
we've got dollar $ign$ in our eyes
divorce courts handle the details
and cover up the lies

Stick around for the power play
they're going to even up the score
Preachers are so concerned with titheing
they've forgotten what they're preaching for
Politicians push the bills that
pad their wallets the most
And dying has become a business that
pays everyone except the ghost

We're taking goodie powders for our headaches
don't worry, the pain will go away soon
And if we can't get enough in our nostrils
We can always use a flame and a spoon
And if you're mate isn't good enough
play with the one next door
Monogamy is such a rarity
because our bodies always want more

Who said we were more intelligent
than the animals we own?
We're all just looking for
a different type of bone
Anything to keep us
from being alone
We're just feeding the need

How does thought make us better
if we only think of ourselves?
© Copyright 1999 Jeff Osborne - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 10-10-1999 09:52 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Very searching - I like its rhythm and matter-of-factness. Well done!
Dragoness
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2 posted 10-10-1999 10:39 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Well done,thought provoking!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Tara Simms
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3 posted 10-10-1999 10:45 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I'm glad you posted this one! There's a lot of truth in this.

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 10-10-1999 10:50 PM       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

Wow, great read and oh so true
rascalx
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5 posted 10-11-1999 01:41 AM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

thank you Tara..Dragoness..Hoot..Severn...every now and then I have to let the cynic in me have a voice..glad you enjoyed it! :-)
passing shadows
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6 posted 05-04-2004 03:52 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you're quite a talent
 
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