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With Every Drop of Ink

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John Yaws
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With Every Drop of Ink

Every drop of ink I use-
Is like a drop of blood…
A bit of essence of myself-
A seeming, endless flood.
Revealing secrets unconfessed-
Obligations yet unmet…
A glimpse into my inner parts…
Some don’t care, and most forget.
A glimpse of what I might have been-
And many things I never was..
And yet I write, and write again..
Oh, tell me.. is there not a cause?
A cause! Why yes! To carve our names
Like children do on restroom walls-
Desiring but to leave a trace…
In life… before the Shadow calls.
Yet I am less, the more I write…
With loss of essence, we all shrink…
As blood from wrists, which have been slashed
We die with every drop of ink.


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Funny isn't it that the need to write is so strong. It seems as important as breathing. Another great poem, Gunslinger!
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2 posted 03-18-2000 01:29 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

Slinger~
Great GRAFFITI
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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ROFL @ Marge's Graffiti...*g*...The mind boggles...LOL

I think I'm becoming a follower of your poems...

HUGS

Nan
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..and yet..

Each drop of ink lives after us, does it not?..
 
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