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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-27-1999 11:32 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

“All the world’s a stage, my friend”-
Will Shakespeare said one time,
And everybody has their role
And, likewise, I have mine.

For I’m the jester, or the fool
Who, others entertain-
They only see the painted smile-
And always miss the pain.

They see the folly and the jest-
And laugh at every jibe,
And miss the canker and the ire
Behind each diatribe.

Sometimes it seems that humor
Can be used to conceal-
Those tender inner feelings
We’d rather not reveal.

I found that laughter often comes
Diversion to provide-
And he who talks and laughs the most
Has something he would hide.

We play our part, then take a bow
Emotions have the rule.
With every clown and jester who...
Life’s chose to play the fool.

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Toerag
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1 posted 10-27-1999 11:42 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Okay "Slinger"....I was about to post this yanno?.....So? How long have you known me?
Sunshine
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2 posted 10-27-1999 11:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Very, very good, GS. Well stated, and too true.

I'm the one who wears her heart and all attending emotions on her sleeve.
Sally S.
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3 posted 10-27-1999 12:48 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This was wonderful, Gunslinger. Well stated. Sometimes, I am the "Fool on the hill." (and can admit it too..LOL)
Balladeer
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4 posted 10-27-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent thought and execution, GS.
Ohme
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5 posted 10-27-1999 01:13 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Hummmm, And I thought GS was writing about me. , Still think it is excellent.
Watcher666
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6 posted 10-27-1999 02:01 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent! We all have two faces the one we show the world and the one we show ourselfs.Liked this much.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Iloveit
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7 posted 10-27-1999 03:33 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

very very good, I like this a lot
Nan
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8 posted 10-27-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"all the men and women merely players"
passing shadows
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awesome!
 
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