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A Lesson Taught

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 12-13-1999 01:49 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt


Heedless I was to my wife's pleading cries
The twisting back roads I went speeding by
The months gone passed I would break just a bit
To look past the cliff where trees still lay split

Blessed we were yet invincible I am
To still drive as if I dont give a damn
A babe in the car diving off the cliff
Two at home as I'm pondering what if

Then as I muse the next curve that I pass
A wreath on a stand I let off on the gas
I read the words and a lesson so true
In child's hand written, "Daddy we miss you"





[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 12-13-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-13-1999 02:09 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow - chilling stuff.
First__Knight
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2 posted 12-13-1999 02:44 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

This was truly awesome....The message so clear....This flowed with the speed of the speeding car.

 Share what you are for you are what you share

doreen peri
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3 posted 12-13-1999 09:11 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Wonderful, Walt! You say your Muse took a vacation? Well, if this kind of material is what you end up writing after she comes back from vacation, then her vacation did you and her well! A superior piece, m'friend! Good to see you posting again!
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 12-13-1999 09:33 AM       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

Wonderful work Walt, I am guilty of the same. From now on I will think about this poem as I drive. Thanks for the reminder that life is far too short to toss any of it away. Well done  
Mike
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5 posted 12-13-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Welcome back and well done.
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6 posted 12-13-1999 09:21 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Chilling tale Walt! Glad you slowed that car down! Welcome home.  
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7 posted 12-13-1999 09:29 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

  Welcome back Walt! And look what you go and do...bring us gifts like this poem  

A wise message it is, and I will remember it when my foot gets too heavy on the gas pedal, as it is wont to do at times  

Glad to see you back!

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


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8 posted 12-13-1999 09:30 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You know walt, the most chilling thing about this piece is that it's a true story - God Bless your family for being well and intact this holiday season....
Tara Simms
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9 posted 12-14-1999 12:23 AM       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

Great message, Walt. Those wreaths always give me the chills too.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


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10 posted 12-15-1999 08:03 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Glad you got your words back Walt and with such memorable style as well

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


Martie
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11 posted 12-15-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

It is sometimes so easy to think we are invincible- Thanks for posting a poem that is so powerful a message to those with led feet.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Sally S.
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12 posted 12-15-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This is a powerfully emotional piece, it's so nice to see you posting again, Walt!  It's been a while since I've gotten one of your witty replies!  Happy Holidays to you.  
Nan
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13 posted 12-16-1999 08:00 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This poem really needs to do another lap.... It's an exceptional lesson learned.....
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 12-16-1999 08:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Well written, And important message
Liz
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15 posted 12-22-1999 06:45 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Oh I have to agree with Hoot walt... I'll think of this one as I drive great Job!!
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16 posted 12-22-1999 07:10 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

A lesson taught,
by WayoutWalt,....nice job....something to think about too!
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wow
good write
got me thinking for sure
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18 posted 11-12-2007 04:22 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

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