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I Walked a Lonely Road

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John Yaws
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0 posted 03-02-2000 11:36 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

I walked a lonely road one time
And knew not where it went.
And never guessed til I’d arrived-
How bad the time was spent.
The turns and twists were hard to bear-
The grades I found too steep-
At last I found that I was there
And hung my head to weep.
I found it best to travel light
And left my friends behind.
I feared that they would slow me down-
Or share what I would find.
I dared not have someone to love-
She’d slow me in my quest-
They say the one who runs alone-
Is he who runs the best.
Ah, I arrived! My journey done-
I stood there broken hearted.
And what a fool, life’s race to run-
Then wind up where he started.
But years are gone, and all the dreams
Which make a life worth living-
We learn too late…our futile schemes
You only gain through giving.



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1 posted 03-02-2000 11:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I know that road, 'slinger. Never seen so many potholes in my life.

Very excellent poem....
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Excellent poem, Gunslinger! Oh, how true!

Denise
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Gunslinger, thanks for bringing us along on "this" road with you...loved this piece. You know what Harry Chapin said, "It's got to be the going, not the getting there, that's good." Oh how true.

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~ Claire
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4 posted 03-03-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Flame   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Flame

A very good piece of work..true of life's many turns..

 Cheryl
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Wonderful poem GS....perfect in its rhythm and rhyme and a wonderful message too!!  
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6 posted 03-03-2000 09:56 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Wow, this is excellent so well done
And this road oh yes I know
I took once such a turn
But It made me learn
Not to go this way again.
Thank you


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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7 posted 03-03-2000 09:58 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~
This is such a simple truth.
Wonderfully stated.
The spotlight is a lonely place
if there are no crowds to cheer.
~*Marge*~


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8 posted 03-03-2000 10:20 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

exactly...giving is the best part in life. I love this scene you painted.

 ~shadows dance by the light within~

 
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