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Your Mansion

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Lost Dreamer
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0 posted 11-28-1999 05:58 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Your Mansion

You've built your mansion
high upon the hilltop.
You overlook all our houses
that sit below your feet.
Our voices carry from the valley
yet never seem to reach you.

You visit us
when demands are very high.
You visit us
when you fail to see our progress.
You visit us
only when it suits your needs.

Your mansion is little
compared to our integrity.
You shrink us to your size
but we rebound beyond you.
You throw your authority around
while we promote honesty.

You go home at night
with an inflated ego.
We go home at night
knowing we did our jobs
to perfection.
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Severn
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1 posted 11-28-1999 06:01 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Ah - the irony! This is great LD. Love the middle stanza.
caroline
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2 posted 11-28-1999 06:31 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Great one LD...and I agree with Severn...love the middle stanza!

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

Denise
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This is excellent, LD! How true!

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Denise

Ohme
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4 posted 11-28-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Dreamer, I know which is the richer and which mansion would be the best place to live. I'm on your side!

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Lorene

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!

Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 12-01-1999 09:04 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

My thanks to all of you. I had fun writing this one.
hoot_owl_rn
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This is great LD and the words ring true
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