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Outside, Looking In" (response to Blondie's Challenge)

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John Yaws
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Texas


0 posted 10-28-1999 02:53 PM       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 luscious fragrances tend to fill the room-
Lights so bright and cheerful chase away the gloom,
Tree bedecked in tinsel, to children, oh, so dear!
It is the Christmas season, a special time of year.

Winds outside the window, presage the coming storm-
Icy lace, upon the panes, of glass, begin to form-
Families come together, and all their closest friends,
Alas, some people have none, I was outside looking in

The place was Llano, Texas, nearly thirty years ago-
I was a drifting cowboy, a long ways from my home.
Christmas Eve spent drinking, to drive away the pain
That comes from someone knowing, that he can’t go home again.

Silent Christmas morning, empty city streets-
A cold, blue Texas norther; the first thing I did meet,
No place to buy a coffee, no face to call a friend,
Another faceless drifter, I was outside looking in.

A service station restroom, to get out of the cold-
Aches from recent broken bones said I was growing old.
A man of Mexican descent, then took me by surprise-
He said, “Fren’, you look hungry”, there was pity in his eyes.

His home was nothing special, and wasn’t very clean-
He took me in and fed me, just like I was a king-
I’ll not forget his kindness, on that you may depend-
A friend is highly treasured when you’re outside looking in.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
RSEvans
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1 posted 10-28-1999 03:00 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

I loved this one.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Iloveit
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2 posted 10-28-1999 03:11 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

will ditto RS on this one, very good
Blondie
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3 posted 10-28-1999 04:20 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

I'm speechless
Balladeer
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4 posted 10-28-1999 04:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Created with the same quality that goes into all your work. Excellent.
Julie
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5 posted 10-28-1999 08:01 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Great imagery as well as message. You are the man Gunslinger...
Watcher666
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6 posted 10-28-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Heart wrenchingly beautiful.

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