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Listen to your dreams

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Rick
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0 posted 04-23-2003 06:16 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

To time I am but humble, to the years but just a crumb
Unsure still of my future, but so certain what will come
Forever on the road of hope with dreams of what could be
To awaken to another day and feeling less than free

To live life of survival and to do what’s less than sweet
To waken to a day of work and not much change to meet
To think of others and of self, the picture large or small
Is something that must face mankind, effecting one and all?

The road of man is trodden deep, is rutted, rough and worn
Man’s pathway through existence; from the moment we are born
With detours and diversions, with land of green and bare
Some rainbow treasures tempting to the sight but never there

Upon this road we stumble, on the cracks where others fell
Depending on our strength within and faith on way to tell
Thirsting on the barren land, then tasting banquet sweet
Blessed if we find friendships hand, though many souls we’ll meet  

Life’s years are short for all of us, our time of youth a blink
There’s little time to venture life, yet too much time to think
Regrets all fill the basket sitting lonely with our dreams
As age gives youth no second chance or genie that redeems

So though to time we’re humble, some dreams let us obey
Before they turn too distant and their thoughts just creep away
For though a crumb we are to years, let’s be a crumb which fed
The world a little happiness and hope which it can spread
© Copyright 2003 Rick Van Weenen - All Rights Reserved
Verve
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1 posted 04-23-2003 07:14 AM       View Profile for Verve   Email Verve   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Verve


What a brilliant reminder to us all!

This is an incredibly amazing piece of work.

You've got my vote!

Cheers!
Rick
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2 posted 04-23-2003 08:03 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Verve, thank you very much for this wonderful reply and for the vote, much appreciated.

Sincerely
Rick
passing shadows
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3 posted 04-23-2003 02:02 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I'm touched...hope this gets into the book!
Joyce Johnson
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4 posted 04-23-2003 02:21 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

I really like this well written poem.  Nice to see such excellent rhyme.  Joyce
wings of the moon
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5 posted 04-23-2003 03:43 PM       View Profile for wings of the moon   Email wings of the moon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wings of the moon

a compelling read that the rhymes didn't hinder.

You have my vote

well done

"more than yesterday, less than tomorrow, i love you"

QjQ
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6 posted 04-23-2003 03:54 PM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

this write held my attention very well
Justbleu
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7 posted 04-23-2003 11:22 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This is quite a remarkable write.....Very nice Rick!!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Rick
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8 posted 04-24-2003 09:14 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

passing shadows, nice when your work can touch some one, a great feeling. Thanks for the reply.

Joyce, great to get you reply, very much heart felt and appreciated.

wings of the moon, thanks for the vote and the thumbs up, very much appreciated.

QjQ, nice when ones work holds the attention of the reader, that is great. Thanks for the reply.

Bridgette, this is a wonderful reply which I truly appreciated. Thank you.

To you all, thank you very much once again, all your comments are fantasic.

Sincerely
Rick
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9 posted 04-25-2003 07:16 PM       View Profile for SPIRIT   Email SPIRIT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SPIRIT

Your name pulls me in and I am never disappointed.
Rick
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10 posted 04-26-2003 12:40 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

SPIRIT, I truly hope that I shall never disappoint you, I write from the heart and rarely from the head, I don't know if that makes the difference or not, it is just nice the words keep on coming, a great release. Thanks again for your reply.

Sincerely
Rick
Lynda
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11 posted 04-27-2003 10:01 PM       View Profile for Lynda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynda

Hi Rick
Love this poem-tried to write earlier but had to register first. The feelings evoked by your words would be relevant to everyone at times, but I think the last two lines give the reader great comfort..at least they did me.I really believe that it is those crumbs that feed "the world a little happiness" that give us our self worth.
Lynda
Rick
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12 posted 04-28-2003 07:04 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Hi again Lynda, love your comments, great to have some family join me here, let us all be the crumbs that feed the world.
Hope you are enjoying passions as I am.
Have a great week, see more of you soon.

Love Rick
passing shadows
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13 posted 05-25-2003 01:50 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

needed some inspiration
Rick
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14 posted 06-09-2003 09:11 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Dear Dixie, I hope that my words do inspire you, if so each is worth the effort. Take care my friend. Thanks for the reply.

Sincerely
Rick
 
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