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Which Face

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David2
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0 posted 05-17-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for David2

Which Face?

Which visage would thou choose to weep for me?
Which face to serve said purpose meets its end?
And would thou also cry on bended knee
To pray such prayers on which my soul depends?
And would thou smugly sit and nod assent?
Aware too well of downfall close at hand.
For shameful lack of heeding counsel sent
Spared not your souls the pity this demands.
Why then should one attempt to live their life
And ponder over anxious word or deed?
When guidance leads to banishment of strife
While others plot and plan the life you lead?

Forgive me for such blatant arrogance
And show me please which path to follow hence.
© Copyright 2000 David William La Belle - All Rights Reserved
brian madden
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1 posted 05-17-2000 04:11 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Alot of questions in that poem, and I think the only one who can answer them is yourself.
That was powerful, got me think about myself and my own masks/faces.
Meadowmuse
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Masterfully written, David. This is solemn and beautifully expressed.

~ 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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We are truly the only ones who can direct our own lives. Others may advise us, with good intentions or ill, but ultimately the decisions are our own. This is very powerful, David. Wonderful sonnet!

Denise
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4 posted 05-18-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Which visage would thou choose to weep for me?
Which face to serve said purpose meets its end?
And would thou also cry on bended knee
To pray such prayers on which my soul depends?
And would thou smugly sit and nod assent?
Aware too well of downfall close at hand.
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thou asks thy self the hard questions
dont thou  
tis too bad I am clueless to answer LOL
excellent well written thoughts here.
jm
Corinne
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5 posted 05-18-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

I always look forward to your posts, David2.
This one reminds me of someone, another poet whose style is somewhat similar, always questioning and serving up thoughts supreme.

Corinne
 
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