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It's all true

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 12-20-1999 10:22 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


                   It's all true

I'm five foot five and have plenty of dash.
A beard, a mustache and a little panache.
I'm broad and full and built like a bull.
But to see me you'd think I was too wistful.

I swam and dove for treasure in the keys.
I've done paintings even a critic would please.
I once played the organ but have forgotten some how.
And now write poetry but will not take no bow.

Flown in a bomber dumped destruction on sod.
Seen mushroom blossoms prayed to God
Cried and pleaded kissed the ground on my knees,
Had a belly full of man and all his deeds.

I'm sorry what I did, I'm sorry for the bombs
I cried and I prayed and had death in my arms.
I've grown tired, quiet, sort of a recluse.
I very rarely talk, for there isn't any use.

I just want to be with myself in peace,
A little bit of quiet, a little surcease.
Bear with me if this poem sounds of rue,
But damn it all, this poem is all true.

So forgive me if at times I shy from the crowd
But for me some times the bombs are too loud.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth
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1 posted 12-20-1999 10:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Seymour~

It's all right if you shy away at times.

God bless.

Elizabeth

 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


Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-20-1999 10:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Well now, looks like we,ve been blessed
With an honest man, whose traits we've guessed
But now the details filter through
And we see our friend in light anew
A man with concience, talent and grace
With aesthetic notions etched on his face
Thank you friend for opening your heart
It is a pleasure to be a tiny part
I'm glad you're writing poetry
If not, this recluse we'd never see
I hope your silence doesn't mean
A halt to the poetry we have seen
Unless, of course you stop to look
Into publication of a book
I enjoyed reading about you, dear friend
Liz
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3 posted 12-20-1999 10:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I understand, Seymour. And I wish you peace. You are a gentle soul with a tender conscience blaming yourself for things that were not within your control. You did what you had to do. I hope those horrible sounds are replaced with a sweet song of peace thundering in your ears. Forgive yourself and let it go. You will be in my prayers.
I'm so sorry for your pain.


 Denise


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4 posted 12-20-1999 11:23 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Ditto to the earlier replies.  You're so talented being able to express your thoughts in such a great way.....please give us more.
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5 posted 12-20-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sy, nothing you can write will outdo this poem. You are a man I'm proud to call friend.
starboards
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6 posted 12-20-1999 11:50 PM       View Profile for starboards   Email starboards   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for starboards

Great poem...i havent really read much of your work but after this i just might!

Starboards

 
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wayoutwalt
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7 posted 12-20-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

o my gracious seymour i loved it well done
Martie
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8 posted 12-21-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Seymour, I for one find you enchanting true and very very talented.  Thank you for sharing your feelings in the beauty that is your poetry.
Severn
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9 posted 12-21-1999 05:54 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Love you, Sy - wondrous poet and noble friend.

Hugs -  K
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10 posted 12-21-1999 07:49 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Sy.....nice poem....I'm sure it's true and I know the sadness....and the dreams, that refuse to go away,....."Have ya ever jumped in a large hole full of mud and water and God knows what else, in a three piece suit, (in downtown Atlanta, next to a construction site with a few hundred people and construction workers watching), just cuz a damn truck backfired?.....It's kinda rediculous to some.....understandable by others....

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 12-21-1999).]
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11 posted 12-21-1999 08:07 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Seymour: Even if this weren't true, it would be an incredible poem, powerful and poignant. Because it does speak the truth, it haunts and pleads for prayers for those haunted by nightmares... Beautiful job... and I will pray your heart finds peace.
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 12-21-1999 10:22 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

This is incredible....I'm proud to know you  
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 12-21-1999 11:12 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

To all the above
Whom I dearly love.
Please read forgive me,
My answers to thee.
Sy
Nan
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14 posted 12-21-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nice to meet you, Sy.... Very pleased to see you....

Just call me ... Better late than never...
Seymour Tabin
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15 posted 12-21-1999 10:36 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan.
Better late than never.
I think your better than ever. *L* Sy
 
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