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Simply me

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G. A. Webb
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0 posted 01-29-2000 05:00 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for G. A. Webb

I may not have money nor do I have looks
And the wisdom I've gained did not come from books
The people I've hung with were scoundrels and crooks
I am what I am and it's just what you see
For that which I am is just simply me

I've soared in the heavens and sailed through the skies
I've dealt with the devil and saw through the lies
I've felt a great love through a soft pair of eyes
My experiences now I tell unto thee
For that which I am is just simply me

I've abused the innocent and felt a great shame
Looking back on it now it was me to blame
When they call for the guilty they'll scream out my name
This is now how I know it will be
For that which I am is just simply me

I've gambled my heart and paid a high toll
Through the long road of life alone I must stroll
Surprisingly enough it strengthens my soul
At least that's how I expect it to be
For that which I am is just simply me

Not born with riches nor was I with fame
But now in the end it all seems the same
Life I have found is just a strange game
What will become of me now we'll just have to see
For that which I am is just simply me

G.A. Webb

© Copyright 2000 G. A. Webb - All Rights Reserved
Little_Spyro
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1 posted 01-29-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

Do I hear the voice of experience? Yes, I think I do...
This poem makes so much sense...thanks for posting it, G. A.


 "Weird?! No, 'weird' is when you apply your human rules to where they shouldn't be applied. That's why it seems strange to you." --Ttark


Meadowmuse
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2 posted 01-29-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Direct and reflective. Perhaps simply written and simply shared, but from an intricate plane of reference. Nicely done, G.A.

Claire
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3 posted 01-29-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

Must admit, the title caught me...always appreciative of "simply" anything  . Wonderfully written expressions here, Webb!


 "The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet, we do not treat ourselves nor another thus tenderly." ~Henry David Thoreau

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4 posted 01-29-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, G.A.! Experience can teach us much, can't it? Well done!

Denise
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5 posted 01-30-2000 12:21 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

G.A.-
Nice poetic commentary on the
foibles of life.
Strength carries it's own weight.
~*Marge*~


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JOY 14
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6 posted 01-30-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

The title caught my eye too.  I have come to realize that being simply me is all I can be.
Enjoyed this.


Joy
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7 posted 01-30-2000 12:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

There is nothing not top quality about this poem. The words are excellent, the form, rhyme and meter are on the money and the thoughts portrayed are exact...making reading extremely enjoyable. Fine work on display here.
Ted Reynolds
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8 posted 01-30-2000 01:05 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ted Reynolds

The next challenge, of course, is to become *more* than just simply me, as if that was all you *could* be . . . which M. Webb is probably working on right now.  Best wishes.

Oh, yes, and I did like the poem.
Gene
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9 posted 01-30-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

This how great poems read. It has a beautiful flow and I like the way you repeat that one line. Very nicely written.

~Gene
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10 posted 01-30-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very well written GA.
Nan
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11 posted 01-31-2000 07:33 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nicely done, Greg - You've artfully portrayed a great message here - I'm looking forward to reading lots more..
Nancy
G. A. Webb
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12 posted 01-31-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

Gee, I thought that nobody would like this because it was too much of a personal reflection. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Your support means a great deal and motovates me to write on. Once again, thank you all.

G

 Regret not that which you have done,
Rather that which you haven't

Alina Le Ann
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Very well done!
I truly enjoyed this poem....you have quite a talent that I wish I had!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 01-31-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You write well, my friend, and I liked the fact that it was a personal reflection. makes it more interesting to know the person. I've written one of those telling my whole life in a capsule. It's very revealing. Keep writing
Liz
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15 posted 02-01-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

That is stumbling down lifes rocky road~

With age comes wisdom... your poem reflects that~

Beautifully done~
Marie~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard
 
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