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JP
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0 posted 05-13-2003 06:59 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP


Tired of fighting
Hidden enemies of mind
Irksome worries and woes
Revolving endlessly
Touching peace with fear
Yet once again

Nary a glimpse of light
Inside dreary existence
Never a soul's delight
Entering this pit.

Yonder sparkle
Entices sullied mind
And touches worn heart
Rare tickle of hope
Silencing mental moans

Overwhelming happiness
Lashes out at gloom
Deflecting age's doom

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

© Copyright 2003 JP Burns - All Rights Reserved
Local Parasite
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1 posted 05-13-2003 07:09 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

There's nothing wrong with getting older.  Seems like you're a bit upset about it, that you feel like hope is slowly crumbling as your life draws closer to its end. You seem to be a healthy man, JP, I wouldn't worry so much... I'm willing to bet you're not even half done with your life.

Yes, let that sparkle glitter and give you hope... and be sure to follow it, chase it if you have to, to the very end...

Parasite

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

JP
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2 posted 05-13-2003 07:46 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Thanks for the kind words LP, I do appreciate the sentiment.  Although, I'm not toooo worried about getting older, heck, I'm thrilled to be seeing 39, never thought I would see 30 much less anything more, and if things keep going the way they are, I may just see another 39 years (although that is highly unlikely darn it all...)

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

kaile
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3 posted 05-22-2003 01:28 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

my mind's blank but i wanted to tell you I read....perhaps i shall come back another time?
serenity blaze
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4 posted 05-22-2003 06:34 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Happy Birthday JP.

and hey? I used look at birthdays as another scratch on the prison wall. Just doing my time. (How's THAT for a grim attitude? sigh.)

Now I look back and consider each one a small miracle.

Enjoyed JP--and you do always make me smile.

Moonlight Romeo
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5 posted 05-23-2003 08:20 AM       View Profile for Moonlight Romeo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moonlight Romeo

There is only tomorrow, so, let us look forward to it, as you do here.

Thank you.

Peace is the only battle worth waging.
--- Albert Camus

sea_of_okc
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA


6 posted 05-23-2003 11:50 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Being less than a year behind you I think I understand somewhat, life is half way over and have I accomplished nearly half of my hopes/dreams/plans of my younger days? Sadly not but also things I never dreamed of have blessed my days so I guess it all evens out somewhere. God bless JP and Happy Birthday!!!
Susan Caldwell
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7 posted 05-28-2003 03:21 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

JP,

The title caught me (I haven't been doing much responding or writing lately) because in less than 4 wks I will be 39 as well.  Funny how it feels like all the years before this last year were just what needed to be and this last year is the true beginning...not sure I can explain it better than that, except that I am happy to be here and happy the past is just that.  Now, where is the party????

Susan C.
 
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