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John Yaws
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0 posted 04-15-2000 08:31 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

Fool! To think my words can make-
A place for persons such as I.
And liberties with verse I take…
Which bring me laughter, make me cry.

I delve within my memories-
And bring forth pain, or maybe joy…
The things which are so real to me-
From when I was a youth, or boy.

To bare my soul to callous eyes…
For faintest praise, or none at all.
Why do I find myself surprised?
Why do I let my teardrops fall?

For if they knew the price I weigh-
To draw from memory’s tainted well.
The awful cost I have to pay-
Those escapades on brink of Hell…

The dreams which I had put to rest…
The things of which nightmares are made-
In order that one write his best….
They are the poet’s stock in trade.

And so I write, and some will read-
I try to bare my heart and fail….
To touch a corresponding chord;
For most will mock the Traveler’s Tale.



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Denise
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1 posted 04-15-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Writing from the soul is costly and sometimes very painful. Of course, it makes for the best poetry, in my opinion. Your writings always touch a corresponding chord with me.

Denise
netswan
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2 posted 04-15-2000 10:00 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Great Poem Gunslinger.  Memories - jolted
and thoughts that co-mingle with the present and past, make great poems.

Thanks for sharing

netswan
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3 posted 04-15-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well said, slinger. There is indeed a heavy cost for dipping into our well of memories....is it worth it? WHo can say?
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4 posted 04-15-2000 10:06 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~
You can tell the traveler's tale
like no one else I know.
Hearing a tale from you is
just the bright spot in an otherwise
ordinary day.
Tell 'em to me.
I love to visit your web page
and travel around in your tales.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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5 posted 04-16-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

'Twould be a stalwart travesty
To ever mock the Traveler's Tale.
E'er at attention all should be -
There's much to learn from his travail.
John Yaws
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Thank each of you, Denise, Balladeer, Marge, Nan, netswan for your kind comments.
 
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