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As the Candle Burns

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-23-1999 02:49 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


                      While the candle of man's life does burn-
                      Many lessons may he learn.
                      Lessons of his on self worth,
                      That nothing's kept we've gained on earth-

                      That passions must not have the rule-
                      Nor confidence be placed in fools.
                      A ship is safe if firmly moored,
                      Alas, that's not what ships are for...

                      The way of man with maid in love-
                      Is sweet as nectar from above-
                      But wait till one has not their way-
                      Hell hath no fury like that day.

                      To place no faith in words and vows-
                      For most they're binding only, "Now"
                      That children, they are people, too
                      With feelings just like me and you.

                      Forever in the normal sense-
                      Is not a very sturdy fence-
                      It only serves to last as long
                      As couples dance to the same song.

                      And for real wisdom, long I've yearned-
                      And wiser counsel never spurned,
                      And as the world so quickly turns-
                      I'll learn while yet my candle burns.-


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This is excellent! Much truth within!  

 Denise


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2 posted 12-24-1999 08:38 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 -

The thoughts within your candle's flame
burn so brightly.

Life gives us the wick ...
we must keep it lit.

I admire your ability to
write what's in your heart.

Merry Christmas, cowboy.
Love ~Marge~


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a wonderful write!
 
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