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Endeavor to Persevere

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-26-1999 02:29 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

In another thousand years,
What will come to pass?
If one does but consider
Whatís happened in the last?

From catapults and stones
Weíve gone, to fusion energy.
From ignorance of global earth
Weíve entered space, you see.

Transplants of vital organs
Are now quite commonplace-
And plastic surgeons do transform
The figure and the face...

The only thing which hasnít changed
Indeed, it never can.
Is manís desire to dominate-
Or kill his fellow man.

Nobility, and chivalry,
Are facades at their best...
Social orderís a veneer
Just put it to the test.

But hereís to all which lays ahead
And all that now is past-
Endeavor, friend, to persevere-
How ever long we last.


 From "The Outlaw Josey Wales": "Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy".
and..."Aclose second is a poor finish, in a fight to the Death".
~GS~
http://www.geocities.com/montcogunslinger/HomePage.html

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Tara Simms
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1 posted 12-26-1999 02:33 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

We've come so far, but still have far to go.  Maybe by the end of the next millennium, we will be able to love each other instead of kill.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Denise
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2 posted 12-26-1999 03:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So true, much changes but the heart of man remains the same...no matter the century. Only God can change that! Well done, again, Gunslinger.

 Denise


Gemini
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3 posted 12-26-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Nice job Gunslinger.  I love the words.
Imari
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since 12-19-1999
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4 posted 01-03-2000 08:36 AM       View Profile for Imari   Email Imari   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Imari's Home Page   View IP for Imari

'Tis not the way of the gales but the set of the sails that determine where they go...

Good one Gunslinger.  

In the end, I suspect, we will achieve
Only that which our hearts can perceive.

Victor                            



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passing shadows
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nice one...way back in the archives...nice to see you
 
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