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John Yaws
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0 posted 05-16-2000 03:29 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

We often take for granted…
The things most pertinent…
To love, and life, and happiness-
Then wonder where they went.

Ignoring in our passions-
And often, vain pursuits…
The very things in life in which
True happiness has roots.

Pursuing wealth, which once acquired
Enslaves it’s holder well…
And turns a life, once carefree-
Into a living hell.

Desiring in our folly,
Some beauty to obtain
And like the moth, foolhardy
We perish in her flame.

Ah, poor fool, and deluded…
Your lusts will lead you wrong.
Take heed to what you’re doing-
Ere you look, and find life gone.  


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Denise
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1 posted 05-16-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Amen! Words of wisdom, true!

Denise
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you speak the truth as always, another fine observation on life.
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Gunslinger, your distinctive style is a treasure, and always with a message to the soul...I enjoyed this through and through.

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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4 posted 05-16-2000 10:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wise words, oh, warrior of the west. As always, your words ring true.
John Yaws
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5 posted 05-17-2000 12:20 AM       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 you so very much, my dear friends.
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6 posted 05-17-2000 12:49 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~
Another gem from your pen.
Enjoyed the wisdom of your words.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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