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I Can't Be What I Ain't

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-06-1999 12:28 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

Do you think that we might find the time-
To have ourselves a talk?
To set aside our differences-
And maybe take a walk?
Go back to the old park bench-
To pleasant times itís true...
You took your pen, and on my hand-
You wrote that ďI love youĒ.
Those days of youth are long since gone
And as the roses fade-
It seems our love has also waned-
For our mistakes itís paid.
But still a spark is burning deep
Within this heart of mine...
And sometime, dear, within your eyes
Those embers also shine.
This world has far too little love-
And has far too much hate-
Why donít we try to rescue ours-
Before it grows too late?
Iím sorry for the things Iíve said-
The way Iíve treated you...
Please bear in mind, my darling
Youíve had your bad days too.
Canít we just bury all that trash-
And start our romance oíer?
For passing years, I greatly fear-
Have made me love you more.
I know that I have lied to you-
Your faith in me is gone...
But, honey, canít we try again?
I know that I was wrong.
Iíll do the very best I can...
I know Iím not a saint-
Please understand, Iím what I am-
I canít be what I ainít.
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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 12-06-1999 01:05 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

Slinger - This is very, very nice.
You am what you am and we all like it a lot.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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First__Knight
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since 11-08-1999
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2 posted 12-06-1999 03:11 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

" size="2">Love your writing Gunslinger...  


[This message has been edited by First__Knight (edited 12-06-1999).]
PhaerieChild
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3 posted 12-06-1999 05:02 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Gunslinger, Once again you have captured something, wrote it eloquently yet with simple style and again blew my socks off with it. Your talent just amazes me!

 If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Kitty**
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4 posted 12-06-1999 07:24 AM       View Profile for Kitty**   Email Kitty**   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kitty**'s Home Page   View IP for Kitty**

The question I think is:
Is you is or is you ain't , my Baby?? ;>


I enjoyed this very much, as I do all of
your poems!!
Nan
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5 posted 12-06-1999 07:39 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

These are wise words, my friend...
Sally S.
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6 posted 12-06-1999 09:27 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

True...
Great work, Gunslinger!  
Denise
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7 posted 12-06-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another excellent piece, Gunslinger. This is so beautiful and full of love and truth!

 Denise


Tara Simms
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8 posted 12-06-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Beautiful words, Gunslinger.
 
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