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Do I Weep?

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Do I weep,
     with tears shed
for lives to be
   incomplete?

Though I find cowardice
     in lack of loyalty
at this time of war,
          not during peace,

do I weep,
  and, so too,
do I find horror

in the thought of
more shed blood

~ours and theirs~?

Or, did you think
  I weep less,
it be they and not us?

And, for what?

    To keep our earth whole
for another lifespan

for

     ~Everyman~.

Do I weep,
   a wretched ache
for

     ~Everychild~

of every color
of every race?

My tears spill down my face
for those who won't get
to walk and talk freely
to forge forward
and be the most
his intellect affords.

And, do I weep
at the thought of their
beds and hearts and minds
blown to smithereens?

And, yet do I weep
deepest
for the collective intellect
who have no God
to lead them
nor, the bend of knee
to even ask, or pray?

Do I weep that
funded madmen
control tens of thousands
turn them into
willing suicides
~human killing machines~
who run together
in silent pact with
some countries secretly
indorsing the
death of America?

Do I weep
they haunt and wreck
terror in
thought and deed
of
all of us,
eventually,
all of the world,
~not just us~?

Do I weep for those
especially with
purity of heart
who pretend
there is a better
way to fight
men with no conscious

that it can't happen

to our country?

Do I weep
for them who stand
unknowingly
terrified,
numb and frozen
in denial and dismay
a placid stance
taken?

Do I weep
heartbroken sobs
lump in throat,
chin quivering,
sniffing in sorrow
hot tears of grief
for a beautiful world
gone bad,
and for all of
God's children
no matter their hue.


~YES, I WEEP~
.
.
.

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

© Copyright 2003 Patricia L.Thompson - All Rights Reserved
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many weep now...and we may all weep before it is through...

nicely written...
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    bravo    
Pat, I know that you weep,
and so do I....
for ALL  humanity
.
.
A very good write, friend.....

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~  
                  

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This is beautiful and moving.
Thanks,
Eric
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Ron and Ethel,

Thanks to you both for replying.
Yes, I know we all do or will weep, even those looking for an easier, softer way, for them I weep the most.
That it could be so.

Hugs to you both, Thanks.

Eric,

I almost missed your reply. Thank you very much for reading and responding.
and the beautiful.


Hugs, Pat






..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

[This message has been edited by regards2you (02-17-2003 10:26 AM).]

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regards2you - It's a shame that we can't get along and make this a better world for all...

BC
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There is no way to explain the pain of war...so far reaching and all encompassing.
Well done my friend. ThisDiamond
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.... :<

I wish to become a great poet some day, but it will only come in time. Til then, I shall write my poems, and wait.

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Well said...James
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A very emotional and timely piece ...
on topics we are all feeling the sting of tears on.
Strongly conveyed and felt poetess Pat..
well done.
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Bill,

Thank you for taking the time to read and reply. Yes, it is so very bad the state of the world is in. That there were a simple solution.

Kathleen,

Thank you, my friend, for reading and replying. And for the well done.

Connell,

Can't figure out what the face is...on my screen looks like a character with a point coming out his head. Regardless, I am glad you took the time to read and reply. Thanks.

Janet Marie,

All you said is true. Thanks for the well done and comments. It means a lot when you reply to one of my poems.

Hugs to you all, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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I think so many people think that if a person isn't out with a sign in protest to war that they must not realise that lives end, or that little girls daddys will never come back. Or they think if a person does realise that, it is even more hideous of them to not be out with signs of protest.
..but what they don't see is how ~everyone's~ life will be ended and taken if it doesn't happen. And that we do weep, understand, and feel for those who are so devistatingly killed ..all in hopes of a better life, for the people of this land.
I think you explained well how we who don't stand against the war still weep. Well done.
Hugs and Love
Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

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(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh Patricia, this is so very heartbreaking, sweet friend, and what else makes me weep as even with these fears all surrounding us how our leaders choose revenge as a prime motive and how that only kills so many more children who believe and when we collide we are all goners! (wipes tears) I too weep with you, dearest friend! (hugs you and weeps over your shoulder) God Bless You, sweet friend, my prayers are with all the children, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Patricia, thankn you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!'

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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James,

I missed your reply earlier, I think.
Thanks so much.

Alyssa,

Yes, that is it exactly. We do weep.
I've no doubt the horror which many will go through. I weep for the world.
Thanks you for your sensitive reply and your understanding of my stand on this problem. You are wise beyond your years, and a joy to get to know.

Hugs and love,  Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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This was a good read.  It's very deep and activates thought, I like that.  Thank you.
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Noah,

As highly intelligent as you are you blow my mind by thinking our leaders are out for revenge.  PLEASE check out Phil. 101, a thread by Denise and read all included threads.

If you honestly think this, YOU break my heart and I weep hardest for you.

I love and care about you Noah.
Shlee, (sp) sorry....I missed your reply while I was answering Noah.
Glad you had a chance to read and reply. It is much to think about.
Thank you for taking the time to answer.

Hugs, Pat




..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

[This message has been edited by regards2you (02-17-2003 09:20 PM).]

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I want to say ONE word but can't decide on which one.
Wow?
BEAUTIFUL?
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button pusher for sure,
written with eloquence , clarity, and conviction,
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hi Pat,

firstly, thanks for writing your heart out in my threads and secondly, i'm so glad that you decided to stay and continue to post.

i read this piece twice and feel that for me to leave a generic reply would be to do this injustice since there is so many conflicting emotions worthy of further discussion here...i actually planned to write you an email earlier on but didn't do so due to lack of time...heck, i'll say here that i will write you an email..so that i will get around to doing it..

i'm sorry that you are feeling so much and will be keeping you in my thoughts
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yes, I do too
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Pat~
This is so beautifully felt~

And ...
quote:
Yes, I know we all do or will weep, even those looking for an easier, softer way, for them I weep the most.
That it could be so.
...sometimes a response contains as much wisdom as the original post~

*Huglets* to you dear CONTINUING POETESS~
Peace from within is yours~
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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I liked it.. why the long face?

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay

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just makes one think...really deeply
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