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Duty

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John Yaws
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0 posted 01-16-2000 03:23 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

There comes a time in every life-
When we would like to flee.
And seek a solitary place-
Where folks would let us be.

When bills, unpaid, do burden us
And family drifts apart...
And coming age, and graying hair-
Lay heavy on oneís heart.

When youth has gone, we seem alone-
So weak, so??? un-content?
And think of vows we made and broke,
And wonder where life went.

We think, ďIt would be better far-
If I went forth alone-
And left behind my problems here-
But duty drives us on.

Duty? Thatís the unseen power-
Which hold our deeds in check..
Without it, friend, we could not stand
Our lives would be a wreck.

And in the heat of battle-
When all around give way...
And we would flee, itís duty friend,
Which makes us stand and stay.

Love is great, I must confess
But in the hour of need-
Emotions like our fickle love
Will fail. We need a Creed.

"I said it, and Iíll do it".
And therein lies the beauty...
In every home which will survive
Youíll find a sense of duty.


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1 posted 01-16-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ain't that the truth!? Well spoken, Gunslinger!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

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2 posted 01-16-2000 10:20 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-
And don't we all just do it?
Terrific, again.
~*Marge*~


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devina
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3 posted 01-16-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I can agree with you on this one, duty seems a good title for it...if only there was that little hidden place to escape the bills and such- I'd be there in an instant!!!!

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4 posted 01-19-2000 01:11 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Well said!
Somewhere out there,
where duty stands tall,
devotion plays a roll,
a smitten hearts call.
(couldn't resist)
Danny

 
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Well stated!
 
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