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I'd Rather Have The Pen

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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0 posted 10-16-1999 12:03 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


"Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing..."
Or words to that effect-
How well I understand that wish
When striving to perfect-

The thoughts which all unbidden come
And I would write them down-
They come so easy to the mind-
It seems my pen is bound.

I long to paint a picture-
Of lonely desert land-
And it as virginal today
As from Creation's hand.

Or tell the grace and symmetry
Of some great mountain lion-
Who makes a kill and carries back
The bounty to it's scion.

Depict the dreaminess of youth-
When all the world is roses-
Ere time and tragedy the truth
Which comes with life, discloses.-

Or paint a tapestry of love-
Faithful and unyielding-
Ever bearing precious fruit-
And from all heartache shielding.

The beauty of the golden rays
Of summer's healing sun.
Nobility of venered age-
Whose race is nearly run.

Ah, for a thousand tongues- but nay
I'd rather have the pen-
Which reads the mind, and delves the heart
And write's what lies within.

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Live large, people!
~GS~

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Lucie
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since 06-20-99
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1 posted 10-16-1999 01:33 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I am truly enjoying your poetry.. thank you for sharing with us. You truly have a talent.
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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2 posted 10-16-1999 06:30 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Absolutely beautiful!

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

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Denise
passing shadows
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incredible!
 
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