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Descending Into Happiness

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 05-17-2000 01:07 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

A pretty day
Is it not
How can there be
A despairing thought

Frivolous time
To sit and wonder
Somewhere else
Rain and thunder

Shelter for me
Food and clothing
Serendipity
Somebodyís loathing

Happenstance
Circumstance
We all are given
Half a chance

Die for me
Die for you
Rather you be
Gentile or Jew

There can be only one
The Highlander said
I say a good motto
But Jesus instead

Love me
Love you
Throw down the petals
And take in the view

War and Peace
Peace and War
Till God canít
Take anymore

I love you all
I wave goodbye
There is a tear
In my eye

Iím not grand
I have my sins
Until tomorrow
When Christ descends

Good Night All
Sleep Well
Love Each Other
I Wonít Tell!!



†The doctor said, "You're almost dead.
Don't eat green bananas no more."
The sick little monkey groaned and said,
"But that's what I 1-2 the 3-4."
from The Monkey--Shel Silverstein




[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 05-17-2000).]
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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 05-17-2000 01:12 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

Walt~
You are so cute !  

'Happenstance
Circumstance
We all are given
Half a chance'

Brother, half a chance is all I need !
I loved this little ditty.
I really like the title.

Shhhh !  You promised not to tell !
~*Marge*~


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Mistikman
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2 posted 05-17-2000 10:11 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Excellent work here walt, I am sensing a real sadness in this poem, especially with the lines at the end of the first 4 stanzas, and the line "I wave goodbye" Oh, and I love the lines "Till God canít Take anymore" Really powerful stuffs walt.
Corazon
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3 posted 05-17-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

wow, no kidding, the power, the emotions behind your words...you put your faith...the man that you are out there in simple terms, you let us *see* how you see...great stuff walt  
Denise
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4 posted 05-17-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This one says a lot, very good, Walt!

Denise
brian madden
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5 posted 05-17-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

A clever title, great poem and good advice. I might just give it a try and descend into happiness.
JamesMichael
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6 posted 05-17-2000 05:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this Walt...James
DestinysCharm
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7 posted 05-17-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for DestinysCharm   Email DestinysCharm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DestinysCharm

What a poem, you seem very talented. I like this one.
wayoutwalt
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8 posted 05-18-2000 08:07 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you all and mistik is right and all of you are right and i'm getting there on the happiness part  
WhtDove
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9 posted 05-19-2000 11:44 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You got some mighty profound words here Walt!
My favorite, it ranks WAY up there in my book.

I hate to see you sad, but I tell ya, you sure bring your emotions together with just the words! BRAVO!!!
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