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Born to be a shepard

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Kevin
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0 posted 11-26-1999 02:19 PM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kevin

I have learned of many shepherds.
I have seen them lead the flock.
I have seen them beat the odds,
To be defeated by the clock.
And although they all were different
A pattern they all did keep.
For the greatest of the shepherds
Learned to walk amongst their sheep.

I have learned of many shepherds,
To their sheep they did not tend.
Corrupted by the staff and cloak,
Met by bitter end.
There will always be the wolves,
There will always be weak men,
But the greatest of the shepherds
Never ran from the den.

I have learned of many shepherds
They will always come and go.
There will always be great shepherds
Where the sheep will surely go.
For a world without its shepherds
Holding Firmly to the reigns,
Sees many a lonely sheep,
Wondering lost amongst the plains.

I was born to be a shepherd,
Iíve been told Iím just a sheep.
I have walked amongst the flock,
Over hills so very steep.
Though I may seem just a face,
Blending in amongst the crowd,
The greatest of the shepherds
arenít the loudest of the loud.

I will walk amongst the flock,
Along the beaten path I keep.
For the greatest of the shepherds,
Learn to walk amongst their sheep.
© Copyright 1999 Kevin Bednarz - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-26-1999 03:36 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

APPLAUDS!!! This is wonderful Kevin and rings so true. Well done
Nan
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2 posted 11-26-1999 04:29 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm with Hoot on this one, Kev... Very nice, indeed...
Ohme
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3 posted 11-26-1999 05:44 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Yes, Kevin. I agree with the message of the poem. And it is so well told.

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4 posted 11-26-1999 07:33 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Besides this flowing nicely, the message is great! And I definitely agree with your last two lines, cause I do believe the greatest shepherds to walk amongst their sheep! Great job!

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Kevin
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5 posted 11-26-1999 11:45 PM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

thanks guys

this is one of my older ones i found it ripped up in my closet

im glad i did

as always thanks for the good feedback
Willem
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6 posted 11-27-1999 12:06 AM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

Kevin: How refreshing to read this humble
statement of noble commitment and unwavering
perseverance in such a beautiful poetic form!

Willem
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7 posted 11-27-1999 12:58 AM       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

Kevin - This is wonderful. I am reminded of,
'And a lamb shall lead them.'

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8 posted 11-27-1999 11:32 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent poem, Kevin!
Kevin
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9 posted 11-27-1999 11:55 AM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

Willem, thank you and very profound your comments indeed =) welcome to passions if im allowed to say that yet, im very new myself

Marge, hi =) thanks, are you the same marge posted on lovingyou.com? if so i like that poem =)

Devine, any praise from a poet good as you, goes a long way, hehe good, what a horrible adjective, lets try STUPENDOUS EXILIRATING FANTASTIC =)
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10 posted 11-29-1999 07:08 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

I liked the message in this poem, Kevin.
(Yeah, like that hasn't been mentioned before.) Sorry for being so un-original! :0
True though!
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 11-29-1999 07:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Great poem and poet!
Elizabeth
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12 posted 11-29-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

What a wonderful piece of writing! Add my applause

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It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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13 posted 11-29-1999 11:35 PM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

Joy, your unoriginality is original =)
if that makes any sense, thanks im glad you liked it,

liz, thank you , and thank you =)
hehe

Caroline, thank you for posting a reply to this so late in the game, i though once poetry falls to the 3rd or 4th page, it gets overlooked but im thankful all of you were able to find this =)
 
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