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Learn To See

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John Yaws
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0 posted 02-11-2000 12:39 AM       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

“Learn to See”

So many people passing by-
How sad, they never see:
The beauty all around them..
And the heavens’ tapestry.

The grace of deer when feeding
In a copse out in the wild.
Or the rainbow’s beauty fleeting...
And it’s pastel hues so mild.

They don’t see the lofty grandeur
Of the Colorado peaks...
Not the sparkling brook so pretty-
As the sea it’s water seeks.

Oh, they take it all for granted-
I am glad I learned to see...
Before the hand of fate reached down
And robbed the gift from me.

Have you ever watched the snowflakes
As they softly danced and whirled?
Or a newly hatched young butterfly-
As new wings were unfurled?

Have you looked across the table-
At your husband or your wife...
And paused to breathe a prayer of thanks,
For what you have in life?

So while you have the time, my friend-
Please take a tip from me....
And learn to do much more than...Look-
You’d better learn to...See.


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Christopher
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1 posted 02-11-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I think, Gunslinger, that along with this goes those who hear but do not listen.
I hope they listen to this poem, because these words are wise advice!
lucky
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2 posted 02-11-2000 01:16 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

I like the part where you say "learn to do much more than...Look-
You’d better learn to...See."

lucky

 
tracie66
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3 posted 02-11-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Gun, I'm with lucky the last line was the best. They always say leave the best till last   this poem is picture perfect what a wonderful world we would live in if everyone thought that way. Tracie        
devina
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4 posted 02-11-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I'm sure you've opened eyes all around passions with this one GS, as always- a wonderful read!!! I can picture it in my mind right now...and it's almost spring!!!!

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5 posted 02-11-2000 11:11 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Wounderful and wise, you have got to use your eyes ... Even I am doing it now, great poem, well written, truly professional, we can all learn something from this .
Wizzard
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6 posted 02-11-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Wizzard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wizzard

Nice job Gun.
It`s to bad that the many of us are in such a rush to get from here to there, that we don`t stop and take time to look around, and see the beauty that God has put on this Beautiful home of our`s.
Im sure this poem will come to mind on my next long drive.
Thank`s G.S.

 Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
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7 posted 02-11-2000 01:37 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is superb, GS... one of your best in a collection of wonderful. *S*
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8 posted 02-11-2000 02:13 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-
Another gem of wisdom from your holster.
Wonderful !
~*Marge*~


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