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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-25-1999 11:28 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

To put emotions into words....
I wish I had that art.
Iíd like to write the feelings
Which reside within my heart.
Chagrin, and shame, and sorrow-
And yet thereís joy, too
And feelings which have played me false
And ones long proven true.
Love, and lust, and longing-
Despair, desire, and????what?
Itís there the words do fail me,
I search, but find them not.
Ah, memory so bitter-sweet
Of times and things long gone..
The band has long since ceased to play
The tune goes on and on.
And dreams? why, they become regrets.
And hope? I do not know...
To what it turns, or what remains-
When gone, just where it goes.
And youth? Ah, such a flimsy thing
So soon it blooms and fades.
And age picks up the bill for all....
The follies youth has made.
But, ah, alas, the words wonít come
Thereís much Iíd like to say.
That you might peer within my heart...
Perhaps another day?
Or maybe not, I do not know-
Ere then I might be dead-
And maybe there are things and thoughts
Which never should be said.
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Nan
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1 posted 11-25-1999 11:38 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Good one - I like this a lot...

It took me awhile to figure out which lines I like best - but I settled on:

quote:
The band has long since ceased to play
The tune goes on and on.

poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 11-30-1999 09:42 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ah....I like the way your wheels turn sir! Such a deeply moving piece, and I do see inside you from time to time in all you write....it's fabulous! I do believe you express well, although it may not seem so to you...Very interesting poem, and I liked how you kept talking, then asking questions of yourself....and so on. Moved nicely!!
Marilyn
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3 posted 11-30-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Your words give me a peek into you each time I read. You have found a way to express yourself, ven if you feel you have failed.

Well written Sir.
Martie
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4 posted 11-30-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

More and more I see the feelings that reside within your heart--said well, the lament, the sad refrain, the memory, the lost love. You say it well.
 
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