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Incurably Human

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RobertB
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0 posted 11-14-1999 04:18 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Incurably Human

It isn't
so much
of a surrendering
or an acknowledgment
of some intellectual reasoning
to accept this
disease that infests
every fiber
and cell
of my body
making me less
than my dreams
forcing me to hope
for more than I
can ever achieve….
It is however
learning to live with
being incurably human
and the wonderful possiblities
that present themselves upon me.

Robert


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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Ohme
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1 posted 11-14-1999 04:34 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

RobertB, I hope you never recover from the disease. May it be a life long malady!
I hope it's contagious?

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
RobertB
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2 posted 11-14-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

:-} don't worry..I have been diagnosed as terminal. Thanks....let me cough on you and we will both have this dreaded disease!!!

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Lucie
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3 posted 11-14-1999 04:45 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Hey .. Germify me too will ya?
RobertB
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4 posted 11-14-1999 05:43 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Hi Lucie....cough cough...oh dear..sorry. NOT!!!

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 11-14-1999 06:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Robert,
Good one and very true.
Denise
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Very good Robert! Much truth is this one!

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Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 11-14-1999 07:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

YES! You got it right!
Elizabeth
RobertB
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8 posted 11-14-1999 07:54 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

seems like this disease has spread farther than I thought it had. Misery loves company!



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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Isis
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9 posted 11-14-1999 08:03 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Spot on, my friend

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Sally S.
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Now, don't be upset..but, I'm not much ob free verse. Not that I don't appreciate it, or like many of them. I just don't "feel" them most often. EXCEPT when I read a poem such as this. Wonderful work here, Robert.
RobertB
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11 posted 11-14-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

I welcome new converts Sally....read me and you will become free!!!! LOL thanks...I have done poetry both ways and have now (for this time) opted for the lazy way out!!!



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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Martie
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Now, just wait a minute Robert, lazy way? I say nay!, oh okay, maybe you're right, lazy dazy but not crazy, not yet. I enjoyed the poem and I think I caught the disease.
hoot_owl_rn
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Robert...a wonderful expression of words my friend. Nice work
RobertB
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14 posted 11-14-1999 10:23 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thanks Ruth....say...you're a Nurse. Can I be cured?? Or more importantly---do I want to be cured?

Robert

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 11-15-1999 06:49 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Robert, Would I be breaking copyright laws if I posted this poem on my refrigerator?
Elizabeth
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16 posted 11-15-1999 07:01 AM       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

It would be inhumane to deny you this right.
I propose that we take down the QUARANTINE signs and let the disease run rampant.
RobertB... this disease resembles me.
I'm coughing with spasms of delight.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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doreen peri
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17 posted 11-15-1999 09:24 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You're quite the philosopher, Robert, aren'tcha? Well said!


doreen
RobertB
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18 posted 11-15-1999 06:24 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Philosopher??? OH NO is that a symptom of something?? Let me check my pulse here... ok

temperature is alright....

man I am hypochondraic or what??

RB

PS: Elizabeth,
maybe you better ask Frigidaire
if they care
about poems being there
on their fridges

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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