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0 posted 11-01-1999 03:54 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

If all who hate would love us,
And all our loves were true,
The stars that swing above us,
Would brighten in the blue;
If cruel words were kisses,
And every scowl a smile,
A better world than this is,
Would hardly be worth while.
If purses would not tighten
To meet a brother's need,
The load we bear would lighten
Above the grave of greed.

If those who whine would whistle,
And those who languish laugh,
The rose would rout the thistle,
The grain outrun the chaff;
If hearts were only jolly,
If grieving were forgot,
And tears of melancholy
Were things that now are not;
Then love would kneel to duty,
And all the world would seem
A bridal bower of beauty,
A dream within a dream.

If men would cease to worry,
And women cease to sigh,
And all be glad to bury
Whatever has to die;
If neighbour spoke to neighbour,
As love demands of all,
The rush would eat the sabre,
The spear stay on the wall;
Then every day would glisten,
And every eye would shine,
And you and I would pause to listen,
Then all our lives would be divine.

Unknown Author

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

© Copyright 1999 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-01-1999 04:04 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Don't know if I can cease sighing... *S* But I enjoyed the poem.
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2 posted 11-01-1999 04:07 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Bravo, a wonderful poem almost a clasic. The last line should be the knock out blow. Not that it is not good but it didn't floor me.
work on it and you will have your clasic.
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3 posted 11-01-1999 05:28 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

So true, perfection to me at least

Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
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4 posted 11-02-1999 04:10 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Very wise words ... and an excellent piece (and I admit I had to get my dictionary for a couple of words ... lol) ...
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5 posted 11-02-1999 04:13 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

If only! Liked this one. Thank-you for sharing it.

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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6 posted 11-07-1999 09:14 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Thank you for sharing such words of wisdom! It is so true, every last thing that poem said

"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
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7 posted 11-08-1999 12:55 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A superb piece Rainbow....!!
Thank you for sharing this with us.......

A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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