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That Way Madness Lies

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John Yaws
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0 posted 04-02-2000 10:47 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

To drag up all those memories,
And times of past remorse….
May help us while away the time,
But bear a price, of course….
They tend to bring the teardrops-
Again, to sear the eyes-
And melancholy, morbid moods…
Ah, that way madness lies.
To dredge up all your past mistakes
Those harbingers of doom….
Will cause the night to shroud the mind
Drive sunlight from the room.
And like poor Poe, in Morpheus’ grip…
Did utter tortured cries…
Your sanity will also slip-
For that way madness lies.
The past can never be undone…
Words said, we can’t take back..
And skeletons of hopes and dreams
Lie all along our track.
Let past mistakes stay in the past-
My counsel to the wise…
Despair will overcome you fast-
And that way madness lies.


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Denise
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1 posted 04-02-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wise words, Gunslinger, and said so beautifully!

Denise
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2 posted 04-02-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Such a powerful statement is made with this, often we do dwell on the "poor me" and only make things worse, and then there are others like me that pour the pain onto the paper and leave it there until I write again the feelings often have to come out sometime or they will eat you alive as well.  You wrote this with an amazing talent...thank you for sharing it!!

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

INclan
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3 posted 04-02-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Outstanding writing, Gunny.  You do not disappoint me.  I enjoy reading your work.

INclan

p.s. Those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
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4 posted 04-02-2000 11:46 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~
'Let past mistakes stay in the past-'

AMEN !
~*Marge*~



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5 posted 04-02-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent words to live by, 'slinger, and excellent writing. So easy to say and, oh, so hard to do.
CherylLynnMckee
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6 posted 04-03-2000 01:24 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

WOW some wonderful writing here..and a message to live by..I loved it!

 
JamesMichael
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7 posted 04-03-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very wise words...obviously it is hard to enjoy the new moments if our mind is stuck in the pain and sorrow of our past.  I loved the thoughts in this poem.  James
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8 posted 04-03-2000 02:39 AM       View Profile for SorrowsMystress   Email SorrowsMystress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SorrowsMystress

Boy, if I had those words of wisdom a few months back, I would be a happier woman. This is a very articulate and wonderfully written poem. I loved it and read it about 6 times back to back, just to hear the flow and the truth it holds. Hope to see more like this VERY soon!
Nan
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9 posted 04-03-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We certainly can't change our past experiences - If we could just learn from them, though - Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing...

Nicely done, GS..
John Yaws
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10 posted 04-03-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Thank all of you for your kind comments, and yes, Balladeer.. I agree. Advice is much easier to give than to follow. Yol bolson!
Miss.Queeny
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11 posted 04-03-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Miss.Queeny   Email Miss.Queeny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss.Queeny

I think this is a fantastic poem, I wont even ask you why you are named Gunslinger. *scared*

xxx Q xxx
 
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