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Snare of the Fowler

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-28-1999 09:52 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

I call it the “snare of the fowler”-
A dead fall whatever it’s called.
Baited by our own temptations-
Unwary, we’re easy enthralled.

Call it a madness, or magic-
We’re each victims to our desire.
Results all too often are tragic-
We’re drawn like a fool to the fire.

The equation is painfully simple-
Requiring one woman, one man...
The look in the eyes is the trigger,
Give’s lie to the ring on the hand.

Each woman at heart is a wanton-
Each man in his heart is a knave...
The fire in their heart burning hotly,
Illicit the pleasures they crave.

And yet we are bound by our customs
Till death do we part, by a band-
Forget what you see in the eyes, friend-
But take a close look at the hand.


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Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 12-28-1999 09:59 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Love it, it's great!


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Frenchy
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2 posted 12-28-1999 10:04 PM       View Profile for Frenchy   Email Frenchy   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Frenchy

Smooth and simple.  I liked it.
Sunshine
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3 posted 01-18-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Truth be told, and the inner will
is to ignore the gunslinger on the hill...

[Can't be done...good work, Sir!]

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


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4 posted 01-19-2000 04:22 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

wonderful!

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

hoot_owl_rn
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Very true GS...but I've also found that simple band can be chains and shackles...that commitment to marriage, that honor...the fact that I was taught that when one gets married, it should be forever kept me in an abusive relationship for 17 years...there is lots to be said for that band of gold, yes, but sometimes it should be released for good reasons.

Band of Gold

What powers did that band posess
That simple band of gold
To make me want to stay with you
In a love that had grown cold
To make me want to risk my life
To give you health and more
What was it about the ring that kept me
From walking out the door
Or did the ring mean something else
To keep me staying here
Or was it not the ring at all
But simply just my fear
I should have realized sooner
That a ring does not love make
That marriage should be compromise
Not one give all, the other take
And so I give you back your ring
As I walk out the door
For you see, It's just a band of gold
Just that and nothing more



 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
Sonny
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6 posted 01-19-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Sonny   Email Sonny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sonny

Greatly enjoyed the read.  I also agree that a wedding ring is simply a symbol of one's utter devotion - should that devotion falter, then the symbol is no more.  

Sonny
 
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