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A Man Could Far Worse

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John Yaws
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You know? I often pictured me...
In other times and lands.
Perhaps a pirate Captain-
A shoutiní stern commands.

Mayhap a General in some war
With saber brandished high-
Inspiring men at my command
To sacrifice and die.

Perhaps a king upon a throne-
With serfs adoring me...
And warriors bold at my command
And ruling land and sea.

Alas, I find this not the case-
Iím just another guy...
To struggle through a mundane life
And then grow old and die.

But, ah! within my cranium-
Iíve fought a thousand wars...
And slain a hundred dragons...
Won maidens by the scores.

Iíve vanquished many armies-
Explored the universe...
At least I have enjoyed life-
A man could do far worse.



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Well, it certainly does seem a man could do much worse... and... know what?... all those Captains and Generals?? They were just regular guys too...
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Slinger-

Perhaps just a little more
than an ordinary guy ....

'But, ah! within my cranium-
Iíve fought a thousand wars...
And slain a hundred dragons...
Won maidens by the scores.'

It's in the mind of great men
that such thoughts are born.

Terrific !
~*Marge*~

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I like the rhythm here, Gunslinger, and as always, the reflective aura you've created. Surely you know you've a book in the making with all this wonderful work!  

Dear LadyClaire

 
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