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Obsolete Motivation

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Effigy
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0 posted 04-14-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

It came to me some time ago,
and I donít mean to sound
so obviously redundant,
but there is very little light in the darkness.
No, I donít speak of candlelight,
or the warmth of fire light.
For even a small child can
make that association.
I speak of the light, The light that
shines in a person,
who carries the will and desire
to live through just one more day.
Stand on any street corner in
this great U.S. of A.
Watch the people go by.
Watch the dead walking,
carrying on like the living,
going through their daily routines,
like ghost on a moon lit night.
They appear oblivious to the fact
that they must have died some time ago.
Stand on that same corner for a bit longer,
and watch the people.  Watch them as they go by
running around in corporate America
pilling up their wealth, debts, rags and riches
all in the hope to become God.
The American dream. Watch those lights
flicker and fade. Only dullness shines through
their eyes as they try to remember what
it was they were ever working for.
Watch the darkness consume
what once was human.  
Watch the dead live their life.
Now lights are faded and gone. We miss them,
but canít remember why.

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1 posted 04-14-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Oh boy...how did this ever get to the bottom without a reply...

"Watch the darkness consume
what once was human.  
Watch the dead live their life.
Now lights are faded and gone. We miss them,
but canít remember why."

Takes an observant soul to see this and too many just walk on by without seeing a damn thing...kind of makes you appreciate the very small kindnesses that life brings you..

Well done

HUGS

 If I could, I would and if I didn't, I should have!
Effigy
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2 posted 04-14-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Thanks very much for your good words.
It is very sad to see people that walk aroundlike this.  I'm glad that I am not one of them.
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3 posted 04-14-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Superb! Some people don't take the time to live until it's too late, then they aren't able to......  
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4 posted 04-14-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, Effigy. I enjoyed this.

Denise
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