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I Wish

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 03-29-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

I wish I didnít think the way I do
And could dispel the voices, shrill and shrew
Inside my head rising such a clatter
Sometimes I care, though nothing matters
A voice of reason in the wilderness
A symphony in the stillness
Something needed to bring about order
But that is getting harder and harder

I wish I was not made the way that I am
To make all things want into can
How different life would certainly be
If God had put other stuff into me
To not view things with a slightly shifted slant
If upon losing causes, I did not myself plant
And impulses, not act upon every single one
But what would then be done for fun?

I wish I could change misfortune in the past
And maybe choose different winding paths
Put all wrongs into endless right
To not give in to promise of youthful night
And never knowingly forestall
Anything worthwhile, anything at all
Hindsight is always simply second best
To foresight, the first and foremost quest

I wish these wishes to take wing
I wish these, impossible things


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CherylLynnMckee
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1 posted 03-29-2000 05:41 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

We all wish for these things to..If only we could..nicely done.

 
PoeticKnight
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2 posted 03-29-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thank you for reading Cheryl.
Janet Marie
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3 posted 03-29-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Inside my head rising such a clatter
Sometimes I care, though nothing matters
A voice of reason in the wilderness
A symphony in the stillness
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I wish I was not made the way that I am
To make all things want into can
How different life would certainly be
If God had put other stuff into me
To not view things with a slightly shifted slant
If upon losing causes, I did not myself plant
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I wish I could change misfortune in the past
And maybe choose different winding paths
Put all wrongs into endless right
To not give in to promise of youthful night
And never knowingly forestall
Anything worthwhile, anything at all
Hindsight is always simply second best
To foresight, the first and foremost quest

I wish these wishes to take wing
I wish these, impossible things

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Jer, this is AWESOME...I love this...
it is so well written and so well thought thru...man do I love the way your mind works...
again your ability to go so deep in you yourself amazes me...its a real gift...
stalking you still,
your jm


 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

Butterflies_dont_cry
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4 posted 03-29-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


You have such an amazing way with words that cut to the quick.  I wish for all your dreams to come true...and then some. Thank you for sharing this great piece.
monique
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since 02-03-2000
Posts 377
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5 posted 03-29-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for monique   Email monique   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for monique

I love what you wrote
And I go as far as saying
I wish I would not be in existence
And for that matter I wish the world
Would not exist so there would be no pain
And Passions is a haven to share those thorned roses


monique


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