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I Live To Write

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 01-15-2000 05:01 AM       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

Somehow I feel compelled to write-
For I feel the Specter's hand-
A losing battle do I fight-
And yet I cannot stand....
To think of all I’ve seen and done,
The places I have gone...
Die with me, nor the memories
Of people I have known.
The desert...Oh, the memories
I have of that harsh land...
With it’s own unique beauties
Right from Creation’s hand.
The forests of the great Northwest-
Their carpeting of moss-
And lovely canopy of green,
Which leaves me at a loss....
To frame with words... the peacefulness
Perhaps ...serenity...
I found pervades the very air
Beneath those lofty trees.
And friends? Well, Rip...he died too young
And me? I’ve lived too long.
Been lured upon the shoals of life
By many siren’s songs.
And love? Oh, yes, I’ve known that, too
And heartache and despair-
Perhaps no more than all my peers-
With gray within their hair.
I guess that I must write to live-
And if that sounds too trite...
Perhaps ‘twould be more fitting-
If I said, “I live to write”?


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devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


1 posted 01-15-2000 05:14 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Inspiring poem GS, as always.  And to answer one question, nothing will be lost when you are gone, because it will live in the hearts of all those blessed with reading your work...You have a big heart man!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Bbuzz
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since 12-17-1999
Posts 76
Washinton State


2 posted 01-15-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

You are such a sensitive man, Gunslinger. This world is very hard on sensitive people. I wish all were as sensitive as you. VERY well done, as usual. Thank you.
Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
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These works of yours
are penned with passion
poignant and endearing

And if they spawn from
unfeigned trail
or poetic engineering

It matters little
as truth be told
for I have come to treasure

Your words, gallant giftings
from a loving soul
that hearts, alone, need measure


Another wonderful poem you've shared with us, Gunslinger...thank you!

Dear LadyClaire


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4 posted 01-15-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Slinger-

Your words still move me.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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