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Midnight Meditations

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-13-1999 08:19 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

Midnight meditations, often tend to be morose-
I am quite familiar, and am quite well versed in those.
It’s in the midnight hour that we tend to reminisce..
Of times when things were pleasant- and life was filled with bliss.

In the lonely hours ‘twixt the sunset and the dawn-
To the past mistakes we’ve made, our minds are often drawn.
There within our darkened hearts, dwell atavistic fears,
We tremble in our terror, eyes filled with unshed tears.

Then we long for ignorance, “For ignorance is bliss”.
I’d rather far..be ignorant; than well informed like this.
The saddest knowledge I possess, within my heart and mind
Is the solemn accusation: “The most horrid sins are thine”!

Mine? Why , yes, I guess they are; for once I had my dreams-
Not knowing dreams are foolish; I then implemented schemes...
Whereby those dreams might be made fact, alas, I soon discovered-
That time reveals the schemes and things, we once thought we had covered.

Midnight meditations, they often precede choices-
Insanity, and suicide, results of midnight voices...
And yet I sit, night after night, and meditate alone-
In bondage to my concious, until the night has flown.

And with the sun, I rise to run, laps in the race of life-
Make other choices I will rue, with which this world is rife-
A good nights rest, is my request, as weary life goes on-
I’ll sit and yawn, until the dawn, and meditate alone.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-13-1999 08:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Doesn't get much better than this. Excellent work.
caroline
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2 posted 11-13-1999 08:38 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Your poetry is so wonderful, and always with a message that so many can well relate to. Great work, Mr. Gunslinger.

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 11-13-1999 08:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yes, this is true, but don't midnight meditations also make great sujects for poetry? Loved this poem
Elizabeth
Martie
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4 posted 11-13-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is such a good poem Gunslinger. In the night the past returns and hides under the bed with the monster--sure of the child still in us.
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5 posted 11-13-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ah, but your meditations produce works of beauty! Very well done!

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Denise

 
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