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John Yaws
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0 posted 05-16-2000 02:23 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

Like dew with coming of the dawn-
So quickly fades away….
So goes the romance of our lives…
With the passing of our days.

As grass is green and tender-
In the early days of spring-
Those memories fade, as Autumn-
The threat of winter brings.

And while the wind is raging-
Our moorings part, and we…
Are driven by the tempest-
With no more control than leaves…

As they hasten to oblivion…
Before the icy blast…
Likewise, our aspirations…
Are doomed; they cannot last.

“Why is that”? someone asked me.
What purpose are our lives?
Which seem to end before they start”…
But friend, just realize…


The question needs no answer-
I’ll leave you with this thought…
Instead of always asking, “Why?
Just ask yourself, Why not”?

  

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1 posted 05-16-2000 02:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Indeed! Why not? You are a very wise man, John! Wonderful writing, again!  

Denise
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2 posted 05-17-2000 12:38 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

Slinger~
My friend, this is brilliant.
Had a JFK, Sr. kind of moment to it.
~*Marge*~


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3 posted 05-17-2000 02:59 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

The title alone brought me in, Gunslinger,--
one of my favorite questions---the smooth of meter kept me enthralled--deceptively simple, but not, just like the question--why not?   Thank you, m'cowboy/man....
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 05-17-2000 03:45 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

A premium attached to the questions asked. leaves a lot to ponder about. Of course, Why Not?

Great poem, Gunslinger.

Regards, Sudhir

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
Brandyn Sand
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5 posted 05-17-2000 07:28 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

So thought provoking, GS, as your pieces usually are.  Absolutely wonderful!!

 
Nan
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6 posted 05-17-2000 07:29 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Why not, indeed, my friend...
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 05-17-2000 07:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

YES! YES! YES!
I met another WHY NOT person!
Love you for it
Beautiful poem, too
Liz
John Yaws
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8 posted 05-17-2000 06:21 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Thank all of you for your kind encouragement.
Danny Holloway
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9 posted 05-17-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Nice writing Gunslinger.  Introspective and thought provoking!
 
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