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Reason and Passion

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Elizabeth Santos
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Reason and Passion

Reason and Passion one day met upon a rocky road
Each upon his back was bearing much too great a load
Reason wanted nothing more than conquering the mind
Passionís quest was smothering the heart til it was blind

And so they went their separate ways, each thinking he was best
One kept walking toward the east, and one was heading west
Never did they stop to think a while and compromise
Each one believed that he was so much stronger and more wise

Then Passion fell into abyss, and suddenly awoke
The heart that he once bragged about was torn apart and broke
For Passion without Reason was a much too heavy load
So Passion was left in despair along the lonely road

Reason on the other hand was plodding right along
Until a lovebird flew oírehead and sang a loving song
But Reason just ignored it and then finally fell apart
For it could no more bear the load without love in his heart

So Reason who was heading west, now took the eastward road
And Passion looked for Reason to help lighten up the load
Their paths then crossed one more time upon survivalís way
For one without the other could not last for one more day

Elizabeth Santos

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Janet Marie
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Then Passion fell into abyss, and suddenly awoke
The heart that he once bragged about was torn apart and broke
For Passion without Reason was a much too heavy load
So Passion was left in despair along the lonely road

Reason on the other hand was plodding right along
Until a lovebird flew oírehead and sang a loving song
But Reason just ignored it and then finally fell apart
For it could no more bear the load without love in his heart

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Liz, this is SO excellent...and full of wisdom...I love this poem...
I'm firing up the printer...
very well written...and most enjoyed by this reader.
take care, jm



 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


LindaMac
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2 posted 04-17-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for LindaMac   Email LindaMac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindaMac

Finally...I love your syntax and the rhythm,and the message! This is really, really good. It made me smile and nod my head. I'd can't wait to read more of your poems!

 Linda
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 04-17-2000 06:20 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Full of passion, full of wisdom, full of love. Love Sy
Martie
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Wise and wonderful Liz!
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There is much wisdom to be found in this verse  

 To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
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Very wise words, Elizabeth!

Denise
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Excellent .... an Amazing piece here, Liz ....
RSEvans
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I love this one Liz!  For what is one without the other.... Made me think...durnit!
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Wonderful, Lady Liz~
Wisdom and heart ... hand in hand.
~*Marg*~


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Wise Words, Wondrous Won. This is fable-ous!  
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So beautiful, Liz, and so true!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
ESP
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12 posted 04-26-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

I stand in awe of both your wisdom and the beauty with which you express it. Lovely poem.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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wonderful
 
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