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RobertB
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0 posted 10-13-1999 06:36 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Ode to Myself

From excavations deep
beneath the sod
layered by time and nature
lie uncovered implements….
shards of earthenware and
shattered bones of a life
buried in the backyard
of a civilization
extinct from itself
a model now to this generation
of an earlier man's struggle
not with external forces
but those from within
to lesson the learned,
tutor the taught,
give memory beyond thinking
so as not repeat the passing
of this torch
to an unsteady hand.

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Martie
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1 posted 10-13-1999 07:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Something we should all think about. I liked this alot, especially the last line.
hoot_owl_rn
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Nicely written
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Very nice one, Robert! But that is certainly no surprise!

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Nan
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Don't tell Robert, you guys - but he's pretty darned good at this...
caroline
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I'm with you Nan!

Great read Robert.

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

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Enjoyed this much Robert!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Enjoyed this very much Robert

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The inner battles are always the toughest ones...good job Robert!
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