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The Man Who Goes alone

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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0 posted 11-28-1999 05:28 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


Iím really very, very tired
Not knowing where I stand.
I believe the constant bickering
Has gotten out of hand.
I think Iíll pack the things I have
And head on down the road.
The worries that Iíve had to bear
Became too great a load.
What do I want, what do I need?
What is it that I seek?
Perhaps some peace and quietitude
Beside some mountain creek.
Love? romance? relationships
Iíve had my fill of those
For heartache follows fondness
Thatís just the way it goes.
Iíd like to take a sailing ship
and take her round the Horn-
And search the ancient kingdoms
Long dead when Christ was born.
Iíll chart my course and cast my lines
And let my vessel drive
And give account to no one else
So long as Iím alive.
I want no friends, nor family
Much less a hearth or home...
He travels far, and faster..
The man who walks alone

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 11-28-1999 05:31 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Gunslinger'
This is one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read
It just flows like all of your poetry
Good work
Elizabeth
Denise
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2 posted 11-28-1999 08:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, indeed, another fantastic piece!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 11-28-1999 10:26 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

Wisely spoken words. But sometimes the journey can be very lonely.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 11-28-1999 10:58 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

Sometimes the trip may be lonely.
But it's a trip he'll take,
until the fondness of folly
shall call his name again,
just for old times sake.

Slinger - you are awesome.

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ThUnDeRkYsS
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since 09-23-1999
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5 posted 11-28-1999 11:28 PM       View Profile for ThUnDeRkYsS   Email ThUnDeRkYsS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThUnDeRkYsS

I agree with all the rest G.S. This is an outstanding piece, I think a lot of us would like to do something like this sometimes.

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Life is what you make of it... Not what you let it be
Balladeer
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6 posted 11-29-1999 12:34 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I echo all accolades, gs. The wording is suberb. One error, though. You can't have 'no' friends because you've already made one here, no matter where you go.
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 11-29-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I just love this poem, so I thought I'd bring it up again incase you missed it
Elizabeth
 
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