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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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Farewell old Friend
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Alone  I  scale
a  mountain  peak
the  face  shear  straight  and  cruel
the  fear  of  height  is  paramount
causation  my  only  tool
~
My  friend  is  safely
on  the  ground
in  essence  by  my  side
with  beckoning  words  distracting  me
at  each  painful  step  I  rise
~
It  took  a  year
to  clamber  here
atop  the  first  plateau
the  essence  of  my  friend  is  still
just  on  the  ledge  below
~
The  cosmos
I've  ascended  to
and  stopped  to  reminisce
gives  time  to  bid  my  friend  farewell
his  essence  now  rarely  missed
~
As  I  press  on
to  gain  the  peak
a  sound  haunts  from  afar
it  rises  up  the  distant  slopes
from  my  friend ...
my  last  cigar




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Denise
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1 posted 02-04-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Gave up smoking, Rex?! Good for you! Maybe someday I will have the courage to scale that mountain!
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


2 posted 02-04-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Over a year now and its still a battle

Rex
serenity blaze
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3 posted 02-05-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Once again, you have cheered me up, my new friend.  But don't ask me to give up MY cigars.  We WOULD have our first fight!
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 02-05-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I like your style
Good poem
Liz
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


5 posted 02-06-2000 08:34 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Thanks Elizabeth and serenity
theres not a day goes by
that I don't miss
a good
smoke

Rex}<((((o>
 
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