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The Enemy Is Me

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-16-1999 05:40 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

On the field of battle, I have met the enemy-
And I found to my amazement, that the foe I faced was me.
The one who has betrayed me, and made me but a slave-
Is the one into whoís face I look, each time I go to shave.

His pride has brought my downfall, more times than a few.
And hastened situations when the outcome I forenew-
The things the fool has made me do, is nought but a disgrace
Iíve often cut my nose off, just to spite my face.

Iíd like to turn the thing around, I fear itís far too late-
I have dashed in, where angels feared, and often tempted fate.
A mournful dirge, borne on the wind, with time I've come to see..
Iíve met the foe, who laid me low, the enemy is ...ME!
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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1 posted 11-16-1999 07:02 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

It is never too late to turn over a new leaf or learn a new trick my friend. It is the in the wanting that the magic is found. Happy hunting my friend.
Andrew Scott
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2 posted 11-16-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Knowing thy enemy is half the battle... exploit his weaknesses... be strong where he is weak... And you shall prevail.

Anyone who writes as good as you, can't be as bad as you write. How's that for ambiguity?... LOL!

[This message has been edited by Andrew Scott (edited 11-17-1999).]
Denise
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3 posted 11-16-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is fantastic and one that I'm sure we can all relate to. Well done.

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Denise

moonmoon
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4 posted 11-16-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon


I HOPE its too late for you to change....!!!

We love you just the way you are...

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


Iloveit
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5 posted 11-17-1999 10:28 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well I don't shave my face *g* but this is still about me.....great writing
FreeByrd
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6 posted 11-17-1999 11:06 AM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

it's good to know ourselves

The things the fool has made me do, is nought but a disgrace

My Favorite Line. Made me laugh at myself hysterically

Nice Work

-RS
 
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