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They Come By Night

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John Yaws
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0 posted 01-16-2000 11:46 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

An endless procession of faces it seems-
Pass my bed nightly, and torment my dreams.
Some bring sweet nostalgia, some fill me with dread-
They’ve one thing in common, they are all long since dead.
There’s my Grandfather, his hair nearly white-
His appearance brings pleasure, and thoughts of delight.
The hours together, we spent as a child-
His knowledge, his patience, the way that he smiled.
And there is my Mother, she’s young in my dreams-
Her dark eyes are shining, she laughs in these scenes.
But alcohol took her and ended her joy-
Robbed her of reason, her life did destroy.
Rip was my idol, a football hero
As a younster, to me, some attention he showed.
Then he graduated and joined the Marines...
Something in ‘Nam, must have shattered his dreams.
When he came home his manner had changed-
Angry, withdrawn, and maybe deranged.
It seemed all he wanted was to drink and to fight
A wreck at high speed brought his end one dark night.
Dozens of others, both women and men-
Played a part in my life, some time way back then.
The worst times of all are when Ronnie comes round-
My brother, the fool, whom a coward gunned down.
Nightmares? or dreamscapes? It doesn’t matter
With the dawn of the day, these visions all shatter..
So whether the visions bring me joy, or fright-
It really don’t matter, they come every night.


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WhtDove
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1 posted 01-16-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Another well done! I don't think I could handle the ghosts of past years every night.


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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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catslair
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2 posted 01-17-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

Hi there Im new and thought this was great.......great imagery about these people and also a wonderful example of how life is in general....with the good the bad......the fair and unfair
thanks for the read
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3 posted 01-17-2000 12:06 AM       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-

When my brother visits my dreams
I struggle to wake up so that I
can hug him one more time.
This made me very sad ... for you
and for me.

I'm sorry.  I just don't know what
to say this time.

Justbleu
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since 08-31-99
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4 posted 01-17-2000 01:26 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

That was very well written!!  It made me kind of sad to see so many of your loved ones passed!!  I hope you find comfort in your dreams rather than the nightmares things like this could easily be!!  Keep on writing!!!

Take Care
Bridgette
Anne
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5 posted 01-17-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

It's so true--we cannot escape our past!  Great job showing the good/bad aspects of yesterday's shadows!
Danny Holloway
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since 01-15-2000
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Tulsa, OK


6 posted 01-19-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Ghosts of our past, somehow mark time and give us the burden of carrying their memory.
The more of your work I read, the greater my appreciation gets.
DH

 
Andrew Scott
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7 posted 01-19-2000 01:40 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

I have nothing prophetic to say about this piece... however, you made me think and feel... the greatest praise I believe a poet can recieve. I bow to you and yours on another fine effort.
Nan
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8 posted 01-19-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

John, I expect that this was one of your more difficult to write... I'm sure they're all very real feelings.... and you've expressed them quite beautifully..
 
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