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The world is your garden

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 12-09-1999 01:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

   The world is your garden

If you've used a sword to tame
And the shield, of who's to blame,
Then you've used excessive power,
Just to smell a simple flower.

If you've killed a dragon in his shrine
And have left a bloody trail behind,
Then you've used excessive power,
To smell the scent of a flower.

If you've cursed the face of trend,
Then just try another end,
If not you've used excessive power.
Just to smell a simple flower.

Do not shield, but try to yield
And you will find yourself afield.
Waking in a realm of hours,
Smelling a world of flowers.

But think you not the world of yield,
Is easier, than the sword and shield.

© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-09-1999 01:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Seymour. True, to yield takes far more courage than to fight! This is so wonderful!  

 Denise


jbouder
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2 posted 12-09-1999 02:00 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

There's wisdom in this, you know!  Great poem, Seymour.  And a true one too.

 Jim

"If I rest, I rust." -Martin Luther

Martie
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3 posted 12-09-1999 02:10 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful Seymour!
Sunshine
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4 posted 12-09-1999 03:43 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

To yield one's pride in one's stride
as one hurries to do right, not wrong,
catches you up if you go too fast,
and {bomp} on your head you go, "bong!"

So while you are down there on the ground there,
amid all the flowers sweet,
take a bit from Sy's poem, do not roam,
from where the flowers are at your feet.
blewaway5
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5 posted 12-09-1999 05:36 PM       View Profile for blewaway5   Email blewaway5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blewaway5

I enjoyed your poem.  I got a feeling a Zen sort of feeling from it actually; a sort of "if you just ride the ebb and flow of life then yo will truly experience life" feeling.  Anyway, I liked it.

--blewaway5
Severn
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6 posted 12-09-1999 05:44 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

O Sy, great wise man of the...South, North? Oh well, wherever you are...
Please tell me, will my harvests be fruitful this year? Will my twelve eldest sons find suitable wives?

hehe - this is a wonderful piece, my friend.
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 12-09-1999 09:19 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Denise the sweet,
You are so right, *L*
JBouder
It takes wisdom to see wisdom, thank you.
Martie,
I'll cover your wonderful
and up you a thank you. *L*
Sunshine,
You are so bright
and just as right. *L*
Blew,
Yes there was a little Zen in the pen, thank you.
Severn,
If they walk with you in the garden they will *L*
 
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