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Room to Dream

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-25-1999 02:20 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

Like Cassandra with her visions-
That no man seemed to heed-
The poets sees with different eyes
The things that people need.

But when we pour our hearts out
Upon the printed page-
We're told, "verse is out of fashion"
We were born out of our age.

So we march to different drummers-
And we hear a different song-
And we seek a new direction-
From the mindless, drifting throng.

And we trek uncharted wastelands-
Of the soul and of the mind-
Yet it's onward, ever onward-
To see what we can find.

I would rather die a dreamer-
Than live a thousand years...
And never know the joy which comes
When sorrow disappears....

And mind takes wings of fancy
And soars to heights sublime,
The land of greener pastures-
And brand new heights to climb.

While in the labyrinth of the mind-
Like some primordial scream-
The poet cries, "I must have space-
O, give me room to dream!"
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
caroline
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1 posted 11-25-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Mr Gunslinger you've caught the very essence of being a poet...Bravo! LOVE this poem!

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Time's fun when you're having flies~~Kermit the Frog


Denise
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2 posted 11-25-1999 02:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! Yes you did! Fantastic!
Happy Thanksgiving, Gunslinger!

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Denise

Munda
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3 posted 11-25-1999 02:42 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I love this Gunslinger. Thank you. : )
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 11-25-1999 03:51 PM       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

"I would rather die a dreamer-
Than live a thousand years...
And never know the joy which comes
When sorrow disappears.... "

Applauds...wonderful verse. Well done

U K Hero
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5 posted 11-25-1999 04:34 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

well written indeed, loved the way you layed out the rhyme.
poetFemmeFatale
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6 posted 11-26-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh indeed, you have found the true secret of happiness! WRITING!! I echo all the above, but the last stanza did it for me! Made me want to pick up and start swinging a sword or something - start a march!! hehehe Rally on, my sir!! I'm right behind ya!!

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

Nan
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7 posted 11-27-1999 08:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I really enjoyed this piece - and I expect that Shakespeare was accused of being born out of his time as well...
 
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