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Henry ( repost from Teen #1)

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Systematic Decay
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0 posted 11-14-1999 02:10 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Systematic Decay

Ancient love
Friendly neighboor
Typical American retiree
In the brown house
Across the street
Giver of candy, aloe
And dog bisquits
Healing the toe
Of a burned child
Vaseline to my own torured soul
Full of wisdom
Wrinkled skin
Built with aged and brittle bones
Now he's gone
Is he happy?
Did he rejoin his wife?
Is he in heaven?
Is there heaven?
He won't be forgotten
But what does it matter?
Now he's nothing
But wormfood.

~this is written (obviously) for my deceased neighbor- a good friend of mine, he died while I was living at my fathers, and I never even had the coiurtesy to go to his funeral.~


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


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Ohme
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SD, I doubt that the neighbor knew if you were at the funeral or not. SO to me, that doesn't matter. If you have kind memories of him, that is what matters. And from this poem, I think you do. And that also makes the poem lovely.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
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When someone is remembered fondly, that is the best tribute there is. Lovely poem, Sys.

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I really like this except for the last three lines
"But what does it matter?
Now he's nothing
But wormfood."
Obviously it mattered to you and I would like to think I mattered long after I have passed from this world
Systematic Decay
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4 posted 11-14-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Ruth, it did matter very much....the last three lnes are bitter sarcasm.

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