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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-23-1999 03:20 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

                     "Oh, for a thousand
                     tongues to sing..."
                     Or words to that effect-
                     How well I understand that wish
                     When striving to perfect-
                     The thoughts which all unbidden                      come
                     And I would write them down-
                     They come so easy to the                      tongue-
                     It seems my pen is bound.
                     I long to paint a picture-
                     Of lonely desert land-
                     And it as virginal today
                     As from Creation's hand.
                     Or tell the grace and symmetry
                     Of some great mountain lion-
                     Who makes a kill and carries                      back
                     The bounty to it's scion.
                     Depict the dreaminess of youth-
                     When all the world is roses-
                     Ere time and tragedy the truth
                     Which comes with life,                      discloses.-
                     Or paint a tapestry of love-
                     Faithful and unyielding-
                     Ever bearing precious fruit-
                     And from all heartache                      shielding.
                     The beauty of the golden rays
                     Of summer's healing sun.
                     Nobility of venered age-
                     Whose race is nearly run.
                     Ah, for a thousand tongues- but                      nay
                     I'd rather have the pen-
                     Which reads the mind, and                      delves the heart
                     And write's what lies within.
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Denise
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Wonderful! Your pen did just fine!  

 Denise


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amazing!
 
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