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Blues For The Madman

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-05-2000 04:12 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

The worst injustice ever seen--
destruction of a young man's dream...
Embryonic, child, he clings...
Seeking safety,
shelter being,
looking without ever seeing.
Withered vine,
anguished child,
he clings...

Lost in madness
cloaked in sadness--
he is exactly as he seems.
Without a word,
he will be heard--
such sorrow in a madman's screams.

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Rex Allen McCoy
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1 posted 02-05-2000 04:32 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

This is excellent ...but I'm sorry to
say that I'm afraid to hazard a guess to the inspiration of this poem
perhaps you've visited an asylum of the ill
or perhaps you're a teacher ...?

Rex
serenity blaze
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2 posted 02-05-2000 04:43 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My signicant other would say that I teach in an asylum of the ill...but no, it's okay to ask, this is a memorial to my dear friend Kenny, and I fear we all failed him miserably.
Rex Allen McCoy
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3 posted 02-05-2000 05:00 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

that's a tough one to live with
.. sorry ..
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4 posted 02-05-2000 07:15 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

Serenity-
WOW !  
What powerful, and yet helpless words.
A statement of truth made when the dreams
of some are squelched.

Sometimes the society needs a reminder
of the significance of a man's dreams
that are not brought to fruition ... this does that.

A wonderful piece.
~*Marge*~



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WhtDove
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5 posted 02-05-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

So sad, and so strong!

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
hoot_owl_rn
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A powerfully sad poem  
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Listening to every heart


7 posted 02-05-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You did the best you could.  Some people cannot be saved.  I know. Thankfully, God can, and does, I believe.  We just won't see it, for those we love, while we are here on earth.  We just have to wait, and have faith.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Very sad poem, Serenity, and well done!

Denise
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I have goosebumps...

Very powerful!
serenity blaze
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10 posted 02-06-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks to all.  Sorry for all the gloom & doom lately.  I'm especially grateful for all of the wonderful wit I have found here, thanks again.
Drauntz
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sad and sad poem.

 
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