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The Derelict

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-16-1999 10:35 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

You see me here, a derelict-
Not much to see it’s true.
But once my lad, I too was clad
And better far than you.
These pockets, now, contain no coin
I once had wealth indeed-
Not once in passing did I shun
A stranger who had need.
And friends? well, maybe they weren’t friends
But at my beck and call-
I had some mighty wealthy men
As well as very small.
How came my gain? I owned a train-
The whole railroad in fact.
And men like Astor were my peers
Until I finally cracked-
What’s that you say? What do I mean?
I really lost my mind-
Forsook my friends, and fortune
A true love for to find..
And find her? tell the world I did-
The lady drove me mad....
She gave me favor, gave me smiles
I gave her all I had....
But fortune cannot purchase love
And love can’t be assuaged
And since she left I sit bereft
A melancholy sage..
The moral? If it be so called-
Is “Look before you leap”...
And rest assured, that which you sow
Is what you’ll also reap.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-16-1999 11:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Women can make derelicts of us all, 'slinger. Excellent poem. I can see the old guy talkin'
Nan
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2 posted 12-16-1999 11:33 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

So true it is..... Nicely done, of course...

Interesting allusion to "Astor".... Don't know from whence you come, but the reference will be reminiscent of another forum to many here......
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Another enjoyable tale! I haven't read one yet that I didn't thoroughly enjoy!  

 Denise


Rod
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An extremely good poem which carries an important lesson. Like most good poetry - born of practical experience I guess?
Well done!
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5 posted 12-17-1999 07:15 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 -

A reminder that we all are
but a 'fall' away from life's experiences.
Very nicely put and I enjoyed reading it.
~*Marge*~


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