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Deja Vu

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-27-1999 11:30 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 stared into the haunted eyes-
Of an inmate yesterday.....
“I was once as you are now”.
Is what they seemed to say.

The things I saw within his gaze-
Made me want to flee-
“Beware, unless you would become
Just such a one as me.”

Lines of dissipation
Scored his facial planes-
Where once was youth and happiness
Stark tragedy remains.

Twixt guys like him, and guys like me
There stands a solid line-
Yet one so easy to be crossed-
For it is very fine.

I see the “ghost of Christmas past”
In his defeated face-
The things that are, the things that were
The tragedy ...disgrace.

Than fall into this sordid trap-
I think I’d rather die-
And yet the snare has taken more
And better men than I.

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
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1 posted 10-27-1999 11:41 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow...solid message here! I believe the difference between us and them is hope. Every life experiences tragedy, how we deal with it is the key. There is always hope but we must search for it. Thaks for the read.
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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2 posted 10-27-1999 01:51 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Exvellent! Enjoyed the read.Sums up life's choice and were we choose to be.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Denise
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3 posted 10-27-1999 06:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful. I enjoyed this very much!

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Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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4 posted 10-27-1999 06:42 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

A very fine message with this one, nicely done
Verma
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since 10-25-1999
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5 posted 10-27-1999 06:48 PM       View Profile for Verma   Email Verma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Verma

Gunslinger - I understand the topic quite well, and believe that you have put together a very strong piece... Well Done!
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 10-27-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

GS: Another one for the Kudos factory. I got to say I like your style. I bow to you and yours.
Isis
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since 09-06-99
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Sunny Queensland


7 posted 10-27-1999 08:55 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

A great message, well done, and welcome to Passions

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


 
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