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Life's Unrelenting Questions

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Nan
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per request of Jeffrey Carter....

LIFE'S UNRELENTING QUESTIONS

Life's unrelenting questions
That recur as time's imposed
Are really inconclusive.
There's no answer predisposed

There often aren't solutions
To our quests as they are posed;
They seem instead elusive
Rather cryptic'ly reposed

We dwell amidst confusions
Often errors we've supposed
We're frequently delusive
With assumptions we've composed.

Our life-long resolutions
Never just as we've proposed -
One thing that seems conclusive
Is they're naught to be exposed...






[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 05-26-2000).]
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1 posted 05-26-2000 07:11 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

Nan~
Wow, lady !
Words of wisdom go down easy this morning.
Enjoyed the perspective immensely.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 05-26-2000 07:45 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"Oseds" used throughout!  Wow!
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3 posted 05-26-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Does that mean we can't have our cake and eat it too......j/k.....hehehe   Now this is one that I could understand without an unabridged dictionary!! Which, by the way, I may be able to purchase today while I am in Center City (taking yet another test for a possible job). This is great, Nan!  

Denise
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Great poem, Nan!

Corinne
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i had the feeling we'd never know the answers... or only know some of them anyway... but i'd like to at least know some of the questions *grin*

enjoyed this... as always
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Nan,
Only as you could compose.
Excellent. *L*
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Wonderfully rhythmic and flowing Nan ... I really enjoyed this!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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hey quit exposing comrade tinkletutt! another fine one from nan folks

 in a canyon in a cavern excavatin for a mine
dwelt a miner forty niner and his daughter clemintine!!! yeehaw!
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Thanks guys.... Jeffrey made me do it...

Tinkletutt?????...
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Nan~
    Truly lovely!  I like this philosophy, dear!   I'm glad Jeffrey made you do it!




Love Ya~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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Thanks muchly, Terry...    
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enjoyed muchly my poetic Cape Coddite...
er... Cape Coddian...   er  Cape Codder...
Cape Codtonian...   Cape Coddette...
sheesh..  talk about unrelenting questions.
wisdom does not become me early on a Saturday morning... but it was another superb poem from a superb poet.
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Wow...the confusion of the poem kinda relates to the topic, true? Very nice however and truely of wisdom.

Salma

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A fantastic poem, and well said, often we share for the answers without really knowing what the questions are. wonderful poem, each verse is a gem of wisdom.

LIFE'S UNRELENTING QUESTIONS

Life's unrelenting questions
That recur as time's imposed
Are really inconclusive.
There's no answer predisposed

There often aren't solutions
To our quests as they are posed;
They seem instead elusive
Rather cryptic'ly reposed

We dwell amidst confusions
Often errors we've supposed
We're frequently delusive
With assumptions we've composed.

Our life-long resolutions
Never just as we've proposed -
One thing that seems conclusive
Is they're naught to be exposed...




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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

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"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"

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WITHOUT question, this is excellent writing, Nan! Ponderously poetic, my friend!

~ 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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16 posted 05-27-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Wow!!! Nan, I must say this is a very powerful piece of writing. God , am I glad I asked....errr..."made" you do this  



 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


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Good work Nan   Nice rhyming scheme.
and about the content... yup, as soon as you think you've got it sorted, along comes something else to bamboozle you!
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18 posted 05-27-2000 01:44 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Nan, it was AWFUL!  Awful beautiful that is!
And I can see everyone else noticed it too.

Awful truthful too!

As usual, you're top of the line.


jwesley
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well Miss Nan, I really liked this poem, it was perfectyl written (as usual) and I can use it for an example as I attempt another rather painful rhyming poem.
Wonderful my dear *hug*
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Unquestionably well written, Nan  
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Merci, mes amies.......
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as someone who jumps to the wrong conclusion often, I really needed this!!!!!

 Kathleen
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Yeh, Nan. You took the thoughts right out of my head. Only trouble is, I could never write them down the way you do.
Lovely poem
Liz
 
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