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The setting of the Sun

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 01-12-2000 07:18 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

To some the day is ending
With the setting of the sun.
But for the people of the night
Their day is just begun.

Working girls with too tight clothes
Pimps in gay attire-
Grifters, conmen, gamblers, rogues
And slicks with guns for hire.

Death will walk the sordid streets
The alleys, hotels room-
Where one hot spike too many
Will mean some junkie’s doom.

A wino in some alley-
Snores as headlights pass-
Not knowing that two teenaged punks
Will soon be back with gas.

To torch the sleeping derelict
And revel in his screams-
As death at last will put an end
To nightly anguished dreams.

Predators will stalk their prey-
With words, or knife, or gun...
A glimpse into the world that wakes
With the setting of the sun.
© Copyright 2000 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Munda
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since 10-08-1999
Posts 3629
The Hague, The Netherlands


1 posted 01-12-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

It really are two different ways of living huh ? Day and night. Great poem Gunslinger. I love it. : )
Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


2 posted 01-12-2000 08:08 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

I like this poem very much Gunslinger.

 Nathan
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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United Kingdom


3 posted 01-13-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Certainly changes your way of thinking and makes you appreciate life as a whole

HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Nan
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4 posted 01-13-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Pretty heavy stuff here, GS.... and unfortunately too often true...
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 01-13-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You have a manner of telling tales like few others, Gunslinger. This well~crafted account sheds your literary light on the darkness of even the most illuminated. Thanks for posting this one.

Dear LadyClaire

 
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