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The Man I Might Have Been

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-24-1999 11:41 AM       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

To be the man I might have been..
Ah, wistful is the thought...
The maidenís hand I did not win,
The wars I have not fought.

The canvas now unpainted-
Heroic deeds not done-
And epic tales and odes of old
That never shall be sung.

The path I left untrodden...
The conquests left unmade...
A legacy of failure left-
Which all too soon will fade.

The best which I can hope for
Ere from this life I part..
Is that my words, might touch and cheer
Another forlorn heart.

Perhaps some youth, unscarred by time
Shall catch a vision bright...
And mount and seek the Holy Grail..
Unlike this would-be Knight.

Perhaps, unsullied, she still waits-
Perhaps the silent drums
And fifes will thrill, and pipes shall shrill
When that youth finally comes,

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-24-1999 12:00 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

Oh, Gunslinger ... too lovely,
just too, too lovely.

This youthful heart
would now transcend
to the man
you've surely been.



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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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2 posted 11-24-1999 12:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful poems. Every one a gem!

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Denise

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I really like this one. Thanks for writing and sharing it.
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4 posted 11-24-1999 01:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, gs, life's too short to get done everything we'd like to..but I'd say you've had your share and wore a few hats in your lifetime. Excellent poet defintely goes on the resume.
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5 posted 11-24-1999 02:16 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Your words do touch and cheer... Well done!
danni
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Your words have definately touched another forlorn heart. Another wonderful poem GS.
 
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