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Leaving MY mark

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RobertB
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0 posted 11-14-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Leaving Our Mark

What more selfish desire
can be that of a man
than to leave
a record of his existence
carved in stone
written on paper
or sketched to canvas?
Yet I pursue
a mark long lasting
to etch my being
on living tissue
writing my name on bone
dipping my pen
in the well of marrow
from which the heart pumps
the legend of my passing.

Robert


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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Denise
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1 posted 11-14-1999 10:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Robert. Very nice.

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Marge Tindal
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2 posted 11-14-1999 10:35 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

You write the sentiments of many.
So eloquently done.

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RobertB
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3 posted 11-14-1999 10:35 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

I was going to make a "cute" reply Denise. But I think that "Thank you" should be all I say!

Robert

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RobertB
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4 posted 11-14-1999 10:36 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

and to you Marge..a sincere "thanks" also.

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
WhtDove
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5 posted 11-15-1999 12:53 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well I was gonna say something about leaving your "mark." But I think I won't! hehe
'Tis a deep one there Robert. Well done!
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 11-15-1999 04:36 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yes, the legacy of who we are, engraved in the hearts of our sons and daughters, is an inheritance left to mankind
Elizabeth
Sindab Lafeteran
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7 posted 11-15-1999 06:29 AM       View Profile for Sindab Lafeteran   Email Sindab Lafeteran   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Sindab Lafeteran

This message was inappropriate.

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 11-16-1999).]
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 11-15-1999 06:52 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Did I misinterpret this poem?
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 11-15-1999 09:40 AM       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

Robert...I believe you have already left a mark my friend
RobertB
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10 posted 11-15-1999 06:19 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thanks Sindab....you please me immensely.


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Andrew Scott
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11 posted 11-15-1999 06:40 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Alright Mr. RobertB! ... I read this and thought "What is it that we're leaving our mark on, much less with?" Hmmm... not really sure, but I liked the power within this piece. Then... I read Ms. Santos' response and I think... "Ya, works for me." And then Sindab says you're a sick puppy and I think "Ok, perhaps something deeper is going on here." And then I had to answer the phone, which destroyed my train of thought and I'm just not sure what I'm reading... only that I like it. So... am I a sick puppy too, or just an average joe looking to leave his mark? You've made me think on a Monday and that's not fair.
RobertB
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12 posted 11-15-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

hehehe..I love to make people think... Sindab's (sinbad??) seemed like a joke so I will treat it as such. In another forum I posted this poem and got my ass chewed out but good. It is to the point now that I am on the verge of not giving a Tinker's damn about anything anybody says. Yet here in this forum I do...these people are GOOD people. It is a feeling the whole group has...so Sindab...I really do hope you are joking.

RB

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Nan
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13 posted 11-16-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

To Sindab...
A search of your profile indicates that this is your one and only post on the Passions Forums. That says to me that you registered this pseudonym for the sole purpose of hiding behind a derogatory comment against a poet. This disparaging practice is one that is not condoned in this forum.
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