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The Call of the Wild

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-17-1999 09:48 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

The “call of the wild” like the siren
Called sailors out on the Great Sea
Is a mystique, a longing, a passion
Which calls out to drifters like me.
I first heard her cry in my childhood
As semi’s would go rolling by,
And the trains of the Southern Pacific
Would roll past our house on the fly.
I heeded her call and I followed-
It carried me over the sea-
Phillipines, Wake, and Oahu-
The moonlight on old Waikiki..
I carried me into the Rockies-
Mojave’s no stranger to me...
The call of the wild is my summons
Boudoir of the wild and the free-
Love cannot hold me, nor fortune
The tug of the wife or the child-
Adrift on life’s sea, a need to be free
A slave to the call of the wild.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-17-1999 10:27 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The siren sings a lonely song.... I like this one lots, GS.....
Elizabeth Santos
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I think you are a slave to the poet's pen, with so much life to spill yet from it.
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3 posted 12-17-1999 11:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wow, Gunslinger! I love it!

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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4 posted 12-18-1999 02:12 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This gives me a sense of me....I've often felt and lived like a nomad myself!  LOL  I know just what you mean - - beautifully written fine sir!  I do enjoy reading your works!  My dad wrote one with this same title, so I'm gonna send this one back up to be with his!!  LOL  Thanks for a splendid read!

 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF

 
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