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RSEvans
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0 posted 12-29-1999 11:41 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

I'm at the bottom looking up
It's the only way to go.
For down is not an option
When you're sitting on zero.
So give me empty for my cup
As toward the light I go
Cause it can't get any darker
When you're in darkness at zero.
I'm staring thoughtfully t'ward the sun
Upward climbing, you know.
Blindness not a worry here
You can see anything from zero.
And if I fall I'm worried not
As upward I go
For if I fall I know I will be
Saved by zero.

***inspired by "Saved by Zero" by The Fixx***


 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.
© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Richard
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1 posted 12-29-1999 11:46 AM       View Profile for Richard   Email Richard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard

Seems to be a combination of bleakness and hope. Well done, and interesting
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 12-29-1999 12:46 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Definately been there  
Iloveit
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3 posted 12-29-1999 03:19 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

am trying...so here goes one last post before I split...loved this...always loved the song and your poem did it justice and then some....hugs
Balladeer
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4 posted 12-29-1999 03:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

also reminds me of "I've been down so long it looks like up to me". Good thoughts.
MADDavid
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5 posted 12-29-1999 09:35 PM       View Profile for MADDavid   Email MADDavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MADDavid

Speaking of zero, we are about to enter the 2zerozerozero.  Maybe the only way you can go in this millenium will be up.

 Shine a light and darkness disappears.
Astraea
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6 posted 12-29-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Me like.  It's a very nice combination.  Very lovely.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

Femme's Father
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7 posted 12-29-1999 09:43 PM       View Profile for Femme's Father   Email Femme's Father   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Femme's Father

Less is more!...A good man once had one sheep.  He had time for love, care, attention, peace, contentment, everything.  He wished for more...He got 100 sheep - He now had none of the above but just the opposite, so it is in this world...Less is More!  The fastest horse is the lightest horse...In the desert, a loaded horse means certain death to him and his rider...More is less...

The Son of Man had no place to lay His head.
Denise
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8 posted 12-29-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another great poem, Rob!  

 Denise


maedavid
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9 posted 12-29-1999 11:19 PM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

2000 coming up and you are at zero.  Guess there is only one way to go.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
Nan
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10 posted 12-29-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

... like - Falling Up - and with a wonderful panoramic view..
poetFemmeFatale
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11 posted 12-30-1999 12:29 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

You know, you explained exactly how I feel sometimes when I'm discouraged...I go outside, and look up at all the dazzling stars in the sky...I too, feel like I'm on the "bottom" looking up...But it's a beautifully humbling experience, and it is then I see how wonderful it can be to be on "ground level".....that panoramic view someone mentioned is quick breathtaking....Try it - it helps.  You see everything from bottom...and don't take the beauty above for granted.  Great poem sir!!
Andrew Scott
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12 posted 12-30-1999 12:48 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Well spoken... ditto to all the above.  And I too like the Fixx.
Michael
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13 posted 12-30-1999 01:06 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Things are always better "looking up" no matter what.  Wise words.


Michael
Echo Rhayne
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14 posted 12-30-1999 06:21 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Pulchritudinous!!!

 ~*~ 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! ~*~

U K Hero
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15 posted 12-30-1999 06:26 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

well writen.
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