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I Was There

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Effigy
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0 posted 04-29-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

Split images.
A reflection on the wall.
The only time I feel real
is when I'm not truly there.
A glance in the mirror,
quick summation of my life.
Very little worthy to recall.
I don't think I care to much for me.
I guess that's not too bad,
just imitation of reality.
I might as well be the only one.
Sometimes wish I could get away.
I hope for no tomorrow.
I pray for no today.
Sometimes I sleep and wish to not wake up.
Would any one know where I was?
Will any one know I'm gone?
I'm just being silly.
I don't know.
I've not had a bad life,
sure as hell was not a suffering child.
I've never REALLY been ridiculed.
I've never stuck out at all.
I'm just here.
A person you pass by on your way through life,
then just as quickly forget about.
Me...the invisible man floating through the crowd.
Wasting away till dawn,
not really changing a thing.
But if in case, during life, you never knew me,
dammit I was there!

...oh well...


 understanding is misunderstood
  


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netswan
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1 posted 04-29-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

LOL Effigy - this was a great read,

Well, I, for one, see you are there!

netswan
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2 posted 04-30-2000 08:07 AM       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

Effigy~
I wonder just how many people feel this ?

'But if in case, during life, you never knew me,
dammit I was there!'

I think it's up to each of us to step onto the world stage and declare our presence known.  The spotlight shines on those who dare pirouette in it's glow.
~*Marge*~




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Effigy
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3 posted 04-30-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Marge, you just might be right? Who knows?
That spot light can be very intising, and often elusive.

 understanding is misunderstood

Brandyn Sand
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4 posted 04-30-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Brandyn Sand   Email Brandyn Sand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Brandyn Sand's Home Page   View IP for Brandyn Sand

A very thought provoking piece.  I do this so much of the time... You know, reflect on the way of things. *Glad to know I'm not the only one... *whew!* LOL

Loved your statement of definace at the end.  YES!

 
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5 posted 05-01-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I stand in line just to applaud...moving piece, here...and I too, like the defiance at the end...and A Bravo! too.
jkm1
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i like this piece a lot. i for one can relate. i think a lot of people go through life thinking they are unnoticed but you'd be suprised at the impact your presence/absence can have on people. i often am but am always grateful to hear it. thanks for the lovely poem,

jo
Effigy
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7 posted 05-01-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Thanks I'm glad that you enjoyed the poem. I am loved that you all got so much from it. Peace.  

 understanding is misunderstood

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8 posted 05-02-2004 09:17 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I feel like this too sometimes
 
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