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And So Shall I Remain

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Gene
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0 posted 04-20-2000 03:20 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene


And So Shall I Remain

A blade of grass has grown
Where once a spot of blood did fade.
From it a seed of life has sewn,
And will give yield to yet another blade.  
For, he who lies within this grave,
And whos blood it is that stain,
Has given more than the life he gave.
For more or less, so shall I remain.

Unto death, is life renewed for all,
It feeds the soil that grows the plants,
That feed all creatures big and small,
From elephants to tiny ants.
For, knowing this in some small way,
My life will not have been in vain.
So, in my death, Ill live each day,
And, so shall I remain.

______

~Gene

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ESP
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since 01-25-2000
Posts 2574
Floating gently on a cloud....


1 posted 04-20-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Wow Gene!!! This is a great poem! A fresh approach on the circle of life theory...nice to know that no one lives in vain, isn't it?
Hey, I am the first to reply!!! Wow!! That's the first time I get this honour! Ok, better submit this before someone sneaks in before me! Great job Gene!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie



 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Munda
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2 posted 04-20-2000 03:51 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Yes I agree, great poem about the circle of life. Love it Gene !
Jon Mewett
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3 posted 04-20-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for Jon Mewett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jon Mewett

Gene this is so good.

Jon
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4 posted 04-20-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent!!! One of your best...  
kaile
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5 posted 04-20-2000 06:28 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

breath-taking,refreshing and interesting perspective

A valuable gem~
My presence inspires joy~
My ashes enrich the earth

i tried to write this senyru for you but unfortunately,i can't squeeze what i want to say in 5 syllables in the third line.. ")

may i ask a flavour?if you have time,pls look at my post "Paradox(an attempt at a Zen Haiku) and give your comments....this is the first time i have tried to write a deep senyru and i am not too sure whether i have done it right....
thanx ")
twinsgd
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6 posted 04-20-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for twinsgd   Email twinsgd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for twinsgd

A beauty to read Gene and most interesting pespective.
Really liked this

Jack
Gene
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7 posted 04-21-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Thanks Eveyone, for your kind replies. I think I'll have this engraved on my tombstone someday. Thanks kaile, for the senryu.

~Gene
PrincessPoet
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since 04-15-2000
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8 posted 04-21-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for PrincessPoet   Email PrincessPoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PrincessPoet


Nicely done & Well thought out


 Your failures in life come from not realizing your nearness to success when you give up.
-Yoruba Proverb

Poetry & Friendship,
PrincessPoet

Yu Lan
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9 posted 04-22-2000 03:13 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Well, gene, this poem is.. geez, it is just so AMAZING!! This is beautiful.. no, I can't think of a word, that describes this poem, because I like it so much... such a ... poem. ^_^  may I keep a copy of this poem? I like it a lot.. very ... !!! (there is that word which I can't find again, the one to describe this poem.. ^_^)

Lynne
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10 posted 04-22-2000 03:15 AM       View Profile for rich-pa   Email rich-pa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rich-pa

i dug it yo, good portrayal of the life/death cycle there.

rich-pa

 "freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose..." -janis joplin
Gene
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11 posted 04-22-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Princess -- rich-pa -- Thanks much, glad you liked it.  

Lynne -- Thanks, so much. I'd be honored if you keept a copy.  

~Gene
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thanks for the boost
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