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Endeavor to Persevere

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-26-1999 03:22 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.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-26-1999 05:56 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Let's hope that mankind's inherent propensity for goodness wins over self-destruction....
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-26-1999 07:17 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful poem, dear poet.
Liz
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3 posted 12-26-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Truer words never spoken, Gunslinger. War has been there since Cain mugged Abel. It's a nature that will never change, I fear....but we can hope. Excellent poem.
Echo Rhayne
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4 posted 12-27-1999 03:27 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Too true!  *thoughts wandering*  Hmm, I wonder when we will have WWIII  (however I do hope we never do)

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Frenchy
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5 posted 12-28-1999 10:47 PM       View Profile for Frenchy   Email Frenchy   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Frenchy

Oh, I think that we will persevere.

Night and day we seek the answer sublime
What would give us pupose we seek to find
Why do we look up at the endless skies?
The answer within the heart of the poet lies.
Astraea
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6 posted 12-28-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

A beautiful poem about a not-as-beautiful subject.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

 
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