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The common mean

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Seymour Tabin
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           The common mean

I searched the world for a common mean,
An average life and a common scene.
A place of peace where all was done,
For the common two, who lived as one.

I searched the mountains, valleys fair,
I touched the earth and tasted air.
I wore my heart upon my sleeve,
I searched for what I could believe.

But all I found was plague and war.
Two thousands years and even more.
And I searched within the heart of man,
To find an average peaceful plan.

It must be somewhere deep within,
Below the greed, beneath the sin.
Somewhere in the cellar of the soul
But still a very reachable  goal.

Few take the journey to the abyss.
There are some, but most do miss.
I fear for man his narcissistic preen.
This path will never bring his mean.

If he's to live this garden, this earth.
Then he must clean up the afterbirth.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-27-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Well said!

Elizabeth

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Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York."


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2 posted 12-27-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Yes, very well said, Sy. There is no common mean.....only mean. Peace exists only within.
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I enjoyed your simplicity and creative, descriptive lines here, such as, and particularly, "Somewhere in the cellar of the soul."
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy

You speak the truth, dear Poet Dove
It seems a voice from up above
I've felt these things to comfort naught
But never so eloquently thought

And this one is magnificent!
Liz
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5 posted 12-27-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is great Sy, very well said!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

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Peace is only what you find within your own heart--if it's not there then it can be no where.  Great poem Sy.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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No greater truth than your words.....Great message you share...thank you and well written  
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No greater truth than your words.....Great message you share...thank you and well written  

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.

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~Apologies~ have missed a few of your lately...(busy) but this - wow - I like it much, Sy.

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I love this poem
Liz
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I really like this Sy......
Well said......

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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Your words of wisdom are never ending, Sy.... Keep 'em coming.....
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 12-28-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

To all the above,
I thank you all for your response I am having trouble with my machine and I can't stay on too long. Bless you all I'll try to respond more later. Sy
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Such wise words Seymore...are you sure you're not the owl?
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Lovely.  Beautiful.  Exquisite.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

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[chuckling to herself] being that hubby and I run a cow-calf operation, your last two lines REALLY bring it home, Sy!

Thank you for a delightful and well-thought out read.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Seymour Tabin
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17 posted 01-18-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
As I said before your the Owl
To often I go afowl. *L* Sy
Astraea,
Thank you so much for the wonderful words.
Sunshine,
I always look forward to and enjoy your comments. *L* Sy
I can't imagine how this poem was rescued, I
thought it was consigned to the abyss?
 
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