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Noblesse Oblige

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-13-1999 12:24 AM       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

I am a debtor, so are you -
To spread what light we have,
In every thing we say and do-
In every thing I am.

We dwell within a world today-
Where many hearts are dark
To knowledge, art, the gift of words
We must needs stir a spark.

"But! no one cares," some do protest
They care not for our work-
We still must strive to do our best-
Our duty not to shirk.

For media, computer games,
Have robbed the youth today
Entrancing them the books to shun
And wasting time away.

For time, most precious of our gifts
And minds...our great resource-
Are daily wasted in our land-
Which leaves US no recourse.

To give our all to capture hearts
With literary skills-
And stir a hunger for the arts-
Manipulate their wills.

You ask me, “Why? tis not my fault-
The world is not my liege-
To those with gifts, as we possess
There is Noblesse Oblige.



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Live large, people!
~GS~

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
A Romantic Heart
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1 posted 10-13-1999 12:58 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

I agree wholeheartedly!
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-13-1999 06:41 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Bravo,Sir....truly excellent!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
DreamEvil
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3 posted 10-13-1999 07:15 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I for one, am content to revel in my Darkness. Good verse though.

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Nothing is worse than sorrow,
except perhaps disdain.
I'll be myself tomorrow,
tonight I'll feel the pain.

DreamEvil©


Denise
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4 posted 10-22-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is fantastic! I'm finding more great ones in the 'further back pages' tonight!
Great message in this one! Couldn't agree with you more! And you've said it so well!

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Denise
Nan
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5 posted 10-23-1999 09:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, GS - Methinks I like it - Of course, I see those young minds every day, so I have a special appreciation for this work...
 
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