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I Thought........

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John Yaws
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0 posted 04-06-2000 01:53 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

I thought I wanted love, but I was wrong.
The price I found too high, the cost too dear.
I found it brought me sorrow, not a song-
And melancholy strains, alone, I hear.

I thought that one could love me, as I am…
Alas, I found that feat too hard to do.
And now at last my heart’s door I will slam..
And to all such foolish notions, bid adieu.

I guess perhaps my Traveler was a fool-
With all his dreams of finding Holy Grails.
Perhaps it’s best he learn from life’s harsh school,
The lesson, that “the dreamer always fails”.

Perhaps I too should put my quill away…
Return to daily grind, and dull routine…
Take off my dreamer’s cloak, and let it lay-
And live as if my visions were not seen.




[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 04-06-2000).]
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1 posted 04-06-2000 02:07 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

NEVER give up your dreamer's cloak. It is a precious gift.

Do not ignore your vision. It could be the very thing that changes the world.

Dip your quill in daily life with fervor...As a poet, always keep it poised and ready for action.  
Nan
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2 posted 04-06-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sometimes the best things happen to us when we're not looking for them, GS...
suthern
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3 posted 04-06-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is haunting in its sadness... but such a great poem!!! Don't ever put your quill away... we'd all lose. *S*
WhtDove
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4 posted 04-06-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

One always has to have dreams. Never give up on those!  The easiest thing we can do is give up, that takes no effort.

What does take effort is too keep trying and moving forward, even in the face of despair.

You were blessed with being able to put thought down and paper and share with others...don't give that up.
Denise
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5 posted 04-06-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I don't think you should ever put your quill away! Banish that thought! Excellent poem, Gunslinger!

Denise
Martie
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Gunslinger, dreams and visions are what fuel life...and the way you write is exceptional, don't give this gift away...
JamesMichael
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7 posted 04-06-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Alas gunslinger once more you close that door
yet somewhere in your heart remains the hope
that sometime soon you will open it once more
James
Andrew Scott
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8 posted 04-06-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

And if you were to do so, such a loss it would be to all within these halls... but mostly to yourself.  I hope this piece was mostly an exercise... although there is always a kernel of truth in what we write.  Yours are some of the best within Passions.
Mike
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9 posted 04-06-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Put the quill away and Lando and I will have to make a quick trip down to Texas along with Tyrell and Cap Roundtree and have a confab with you...  
 
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