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Almost True

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-31-1999 11:37 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

Have you ever sat beside the road-
And shivered in the wind?
And as you watched the passing cars..
The loneliness seeped it?

And told yourself, “It’s what I chose..
I like this kind of life”.
While the need for love and company
Did cut you as a knife?

I guess those lies are almost true-
But is that close enough?
To almost win a fight to death-
Can end up pretty rough.

To almost have a happy home-
And children and a wife...
Will leave you in the cold alone,
A mighty sorry life.

To almost make your mark in life-
Just means you’re gonna lose-
I fear you’ll find no comfort in...
This life of almost trues.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 01-01-2000 08:23 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

These introspective words are very true - not almost....  
maedavid
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2 posted 01-01-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid


I really like this poem.  It speaks for nearly all of us out here.  One wrong curve in the road can send us there.

Happy New Year.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 01-01-2000 10:18 AM       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

Wise words  
Denise
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4 posted 01-01-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So glad to see you still here, Gunslinger! Wonderful poem! Happy New Year!

 Denise

Echo Rhayne
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5 posted 01-01-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

GS, this was magnificent!!!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

sandgrain
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6 posted 01-01-2000 04:53 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Definitly true, especially admitting we made a choice we sometimes regret, right?  Nicely done.
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7 posted 01-01-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I know that feeling, gunslinger. There are lots of lonely roads out there. Good work.
 
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