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desperado
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0 posted 10-17-1999 06:41 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for desperado

so many people so many cares
so many differences here to be shared
all of the lives, all of the pain
all of the sorrows herein are lain
oh there are so many things I could say
so many things that encompass this day
words of hope and love, or of sorrow and loss
which should I choose, oh this is a coin to toss
one side or the other, which am I to know?
the crier or the lover, can both every truely show?
oh I thought about the midday sun, that rises in the sky
I thought about the midnight moon, that keeps her watchful eye
and both do things in their own way, it's true
so with conflicting guidance what should I do?
follow the sun or lead the moon, oh how I'm lost
what should I do what should I do, oh what is the cost?
the cost is yourself, the voices say within
or you can listen to your heart, for then you win
and I heard that truth with fear in my eyes and tears
for it was in that I realized my greatest of fears
what would happen to me if I should be wrong
will I be remembered as evil or cheered in song?
the choices I make today, will they last?
or will I become, a shadow of the past....


lots of things in my mind today, hopefully it will all iron out. gotta run.
© Copyright 1999 James Webster - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 10-17-1999 08:53 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

Nicely written and so truthfully spoken
Balladeer
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2 posted 10-17-1999 09:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Those cheered today can be scorned tomorrow and vice--versa. You just do what you feel comfortable with. Well presented.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 10-17-1999 11:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I enjoyed this...something we all wonder about at some point....
pandora
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4 posted 10-18-1999 08:24 AM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

des, are you sure you're not some wise sage sitting high on a mountaintop somewhere waiting for people to ask you the meaning of life? You are way wiser than your age... matter of fact, you're wiser than MY age... LOL

Love these lines especially:

"follow the sun or lead the moon, oh how I'm lost"

and

"the choices I make today, will they last?
or will I become, a shadow of the past...."

Actually, there's more but I thought it would be silly to copy and paste your entire poem in the response section.

Thanks for sharing this one with us. Truly shows me that "sometimes you feel like a NUT, sometimes you don't".

-luv, pan
desperado
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5 posted 10-18-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

thanks guys. it's rather odd, I think back and realize that I should have posted the intro to thispoem that I originally typed up, but some how I decided not to. oh well. perhaps I'd better stop readin those assimov stories (he always had a way for setting the tone with a little introduction...) thanks for the comments. =-)
Denise
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6 posted 10-22-1999 10:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another good one! Lots of wisdom in this!

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Denise
Watcher666
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7 posted 10-23-1999 04:15 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
desperado
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8 posted 10-24-1999 10:32 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

thanks you two. hehe you go camping for a weekend and when you come back you have to search for all the post people commented on. argh! been looking for hours. hehe

guess I'd better either get it done quicker or not bother. hehe
Denise
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9 posted 10-25-1999 12:15 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Did you have a good time camping when SOME of us were slaving with housework and food shopping and paying bills and such.....? Huh?...Huh?....I certainly hope so! It's nice to know somebody has a LIFE!

Hope ya had a great time!! And hope to see more of your work....if ya can tear yourself away from your LIFE!

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Denise
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