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The Curse of the Dreamer

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 11-01-1999 03:39 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

“The Curse of The Dreamer”

My cross is the curse of the dreamer-
To always be seeking some grail.
To never accept with contentment,
The hand I’ve been dealt in life’s vale.

My heart is the heart of the wastrel-
Like bold Henry Morgan of old.
Who kept on despoiling the Spaniards-
E’en though he’d no room for their gold.

My eyes are the eyes of the prophet-
Mystically gazing afar-
Discerning men’s hearts all too clearly-
And reading them just as they are.

My soul is the soul of a warrior-
Hard, scarred, and marred by my past,
‘Twill only find vic’try by dying-
And thrill to the pipes till the last.

My tongue is the tongue of the poet-
Adroitly twisting each word-
To wring out it’s last drop of meaning
Till emotions and visions are stirred.

My trail is the path of the wild goose-
Unseen and untrodden my men...
The wolf of the wild is my brother,
The dark of the night is my friend.

The moon is my lonely companion
The stars are the tears of my soul...
My name shall be etched as by acid-
Somewhere on the bard’s Honor Role.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Kitty**
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since 07-27-99
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1 posted 11-01-1999 08:08 AM       View Profile for Kitty**   Email Kitty**   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kitty**'s Home Page   View IP for Kitty**

I liked this a lot!! ;-)

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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


2 posted 11-01-1999 03:20 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you ever so much for this one. I don't see it as a curse, more as a blessing. Ah, well.
Iloveit
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3 posted 11-01-1999 06:48 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

wow, you do have a gift, thanks for sharing
Denise
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4 posted 11-01-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fantastic!

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Denise

Alwye
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since 06-16-99
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In the space between moments


5 posted 11-01-1999 10:08 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wonderful! I also see this as not a curse, but a blessing..makes me proud to be a poet. Lovely job!

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*Krista Knutson*

"To be great is to be misunderstood...." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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6 posted 11-02-1999 02:45 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent!

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