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Night Watches

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-07-1999 11:55 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

The second hand goes crawling by, time and time again
It seems as if these lonely nights will never have an end.
The cars out on the highway, have a mournful passing sound-
And sitting in a motel room....the spectres gather round.

The ghosts of all my past mistakes, come creeping from the gloom
And sorrow like a tidal wave, does seem to flood the room.
Regrets like some dread metronome, do set a steady beat-
The fires of Hell become so real, I almost feel the heat.

I hear the ghostly laughter, and shiver in my fear-
And wait in dread, for those long dead, before me to appear.
Afraid that what I really am, my be exposed to all,
And one that many thinks is big, might suddenly seem small.

Ah, dreadful clock, why does your pace..so steadily decrease?
And every tick, and every tock, does rob me of my peace.
A decade passes every night, Thanks be! Itís finally done-
My ghosts, and fears, and gremlins flee, the rising of the sun.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-08-1999 12:09 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This poem is excellent. Many of us share these thoughts at one time or another. You displayed them brilliantly.
Denise
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2 posted 11-08-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent, indeed! There is never a let down reading anything with your name attached!

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Sally S.
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3 posted 11-08-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

yes, I tend to agree. Excellent. The imagery was wonderful. I could see and feel it all. Brilliant.
Tara Simms
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4 posted 11-08-1999 12:37 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Wow! I loved this.
Watcher666
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5 posted 11-08-1999 10:37 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Awesome piece!

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