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Trail of Tears

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-09-1999 06:26 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

Itís a trail of pleasant memories,
A trail of sorrow too-
I ride it every evening-
When I sit and think of you.

As the western sun is sinking-
And coyotes start to howl,
My spirit becomes restless,
And my concious starts to prowl.

Like a wolf when he is hungry,
My concious starts to delve
In every crook and cranny,
And sniff at all the shelves-

In my mind where I store memories
And a pile of vain regrets-
Of words and actions hasty,
That I cannot soon forget.

Of the pain I dealt unto you-
And the tears I caused to fall,
Your clothes still in the closet,
And your picture on the wall.

I sit so lost and lonely-
Just myself, and all my fears
As I wonder what youíre doing
I will ride my trail of tears.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Isis
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1 posted 11-09-1999 06:42 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Sad and beautiful. The title had me excited!! Being an Aussie I am fascinated by the Trail of Tears, so I must admit I was a little disappointed when it wasn't what I thought it would be. But as I read your work, I didn't mind so much after all

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~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Munda
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2 posted 11-09-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Very sad and yet beautiful.
Martie
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3 posted 11-09-1999 07:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I know this feeling. The poem was done very well indeed.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 11-09-1999 08:14 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Gunslinger ... this is beautiful.
The very image of the wolf prowling the shelves just springs to life.
Very, very nicely done. This Cherokee lady liked being along for the ride on this trail.

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Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


5 posted 11-09-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Yes, this is sad and beautiful...

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 11-09-1999 11:20 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderful....but I've come to expect no less from you

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 11-09-1999 11:20 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderful....but I've come to expect no less from you

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
Denise
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8 posted 11-09-1999 11:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto! Always a pleasure!

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Denise

Michael
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9 posted 11-10-1999 12:29 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well done, Gunslinger. I recognize that trail you ride...

Michael
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10 posted 11-10-1999 12:55 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

As do I. It's become a main thoroughfare of mine. Well done, as always.

X Angel
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11 posted 11-10-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Wow!
I like your style
~X~

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
Watcher666
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12 posted 11-10-1999 04:32 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Sad,but beautiful.Enjoyed this much.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


13 posted 11-20-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Good stuff belongs at the top...so like cream a'rising...
JennyLee
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14 posted 11-20-1999 05:25 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Oh so sad and lyrical. I like this very much.


Jenny Lee

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Love is an attempt at penetrating another being,But it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 11-20-1999 05:29 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is a very beautiful poem
Elizabeth
 
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