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Huan Yi
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0 posted 05-30-2005 03:59 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi


Iíve been struggling of late,
with a change of attitude,
that I think is a part of growing old.

Many of the things I believed before,
many of the deeds I was proud to do,
seem to me now no more
than the attributes of a fool.

If I was then as I am now
my life would have been
very different.

There is a sense
that I wasted much of my life
denying it pleasures freely offered,
(though perhaps
for the wrong reasons).

That other than murder
setting principle before pleasure
was a stupid answer after all.

My father died hard.

I thought I would do better.

Now, Iím not so sure.


serenity blaze
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1 posted 05-30-2005 08:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

A funny thing happened on the way to the dealer's house--

I felt dirty.



I know exactly where you are coming from here.

Something's definately different now.
Stephanos
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2 posted 05-30-2005 09:44 PM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

quote:
That other than murder
setting principle before pleasure
was a stupid answer after all.


But has the Hedonist (or even Epicurean) way of life, ever really satisfied anyone?  Is personal pleasure, as the highest good, a path to fulfillment?

It's interesting at least, that as life gets along in years, many people have regrets which lie in the other direction.


Stephen.
timothysangel1973
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Never close enough


3 posted 05-31-2005 12:55 AM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

quote:
Many of the things I believed before,
many of the deeds I was proud to do,
seem to me now no more
than the attributes of a fool.

If I was then as I am now
my life would have been
very different.



Man, I couldn't agree more.  I look back all the time (even tho I promised myself I would stop it) and try and remember where I have been, in hopes that it will make me appreciate where I am a little more.

I think when we are kids, we could care less about anything that doesn't include fun, then as teenagers and young adults we seek direction (by making mistakes as opposed to asking) then as adults we REFLECT on all the things that either we did do, or didn't do, or done and didn't do right.

Quotes from one of my favorite songs by Tim McGraw (country singer) is:

quote:
Well you do what you do and you pay for your sins,
And thereís no such thing as what mightíve
Been, thatís a waste of time; drive you outta your mind


And for me... that sums it up.

I guess all we can do is try not to repeat our mistakes, and make what time we have left worth something.
LeeJ
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since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
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4 posted 05-31-2005 11:52 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

change is necessary, no used crying over spilled milk, get right back up on the horse, smile, secure your seat, and know, your a better person for it...
living life by example....

great voice in this...
Kristabell
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since 11-29-2003
Posts 682
Portland, OR


5 posted 06-21-2005 09:39 PM       View Profile for Kristabell   Email Kristabell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kristabell

Oh how sad. I do not believe you did only because it is impossible to be exactly like someone else. And if you think you missed out on things, now is the time to go out and do them!!

Kristabell
Juju
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6 posted 06-22-2005 05:30 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

I was always a person of principle.  I was always wize beyond my years.  So now I look back and Release even though I missed out on alot... I believe that If I took a different path... I would miss a whole lot more.

one of my friends once asked why I put my self through the stuff I do and what was I to prove

I proved I was human too, but I can bleed

Juju - 1.) a magic charm or fetish 2.)Magic 3.)A taboo connected woth the use of magic

The dictionary never lies.... I am magical (;

timothysangel1973
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Never close enough


7 posted 06-23-2005 10:33 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

Looking back... I cain't say that I really missed out on much, that may be why it is possible that I regret the past as I do

Then again.. had I NOT done those things, I would be sitting here wishing I had

Either way... there is some regret in some of it...

Hey... and K?

I get what you're feeling girl... hang in there sista

Tima
 
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