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Aenimal
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0 posted 06-21-2003 05:32 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aenimal

You lay
on the mat
eyes clouded over
in blood sweat
and even tears

Ears ringing
over the roar
of those who'd rather
see you down

And sometimes
that's enough
for you to get up
and try again

Your bones ache
and knees wobble
under your weight
struggling back to your feet

You know
the next punch you take
may be your last
so you strike first

[This message has been edited by Aenimal (06-21-2003 05:33 PM).]

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Margherita
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Eternity


1 posted 06-21-2003 05:47 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

So powerful, the eternal challenge to stand up again even if life plays unfair sometimes.
In extreme situations we really can gather incredible power and "make it" once more.
Ti piace la boxe?
A mio marito piace molto, ma a me impressiona!
Abbracci. Margherita
dreambuilder
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2 posted 06-21-2003 06:01 PM       View Profile for dreambuilder   Email dreambuilder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dreambuilder

I loved this one raph
especially these lines:

Ears ringing
over the roar
of those who'd rather
see you down

And sometimes
that's enough
for you to get up
and try again

You know
the next punch you take
may be your last
so you strike first

An attribute of a winning attitude
Excellent write my friend

. . . all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream  . . .

Aenimal
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3 posted 06-21-2003 06:56 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Margherita grazie, I like boxing to a degree it's not as civilized or classy(yes boxing can be) as it once was. But life is simply for some a fight to the finish and all you can do is keep trying

thanks dream appreciate it..winning? I don't know..but it is attitude grin
SEA
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with you


4 posted 06-21-2003 09:37 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

makes me think of that guy from all the Adam Sandler movies..."you can do it" heh teasing....
"And sometimes
that's enough
for you to get up
and try again"

sometimes, that really is all it takes
serenity blaze
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5 posted 06-21-2003 09:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze


"Ears ringing
over the roar
of those who'd rather
see you down

And sometimes
that's enough
for you to get up
and try again"

I think I just like to do the unexpected, m'self.

you KNOW I know this'n...
littlewing
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6 posted 06-22-2003 12:14 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Hey Raph?

I like this in you . . .
*smile*
xxoo
wranx
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Moved from a shack to a barn


7 posted 06-22-2003 12:21 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Hmmm, I used to be the "master" of the "standing 8 count".

Maybe? I still am.

Good work here Raff!
Aenimal
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8 posted 06-22-2003 02:33 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

SEA rmao...love that guy

K i know you know i know you know this..yanno?

Hey Sue..thanks hugs

Thanks Ed...smelling salts anyone?
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kirhar
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10 posted 06-22-2003 05:18 AM       View Profile for kirhar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kirhar

This is one of those poems that makes you want to get up no matter how many times you fall. Thanks for the great read and inspiration!
Kirsten
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11 posted 06-22-2003 06:43 AM       View Profile for gemjop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemjop

Ears ringing
over the roar
of those who'd rather
see you down


grrrrrrrrr. yeah, lets kick their asses! oops, i said the A word. lol

you survived and then you came and helped others do the same. winner? i think so. in our eyes, even if not yours.
Local Rebel
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12 posted 06-22-2003 09:46 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Not exactly the path to the Tao but one I am all too familiar with -- interesting subject Raph... enjoyed
icebox
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in the shadows


13 posted 06-22-2003 09:56 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

"The lightest touch
defeats quickly
the strongest armor;
without force, it enters
where there is no seam."
~~~Lao Tzu

I like this poem a great deal.  Several men in my family line were prize money boxers.  There is an old saying, "Everyone is undefeated, until they have been hit.  Once they have been hit, they choose whether or not to get up."

Aenimal
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14 posted 06-22-2003 11:50 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Gem not our of the woods yet but kicking a$$ sounds like a plan..let me get my bat,,it just makes things more fun

Thanks Rebel alot of us are all too familiar with this..thanks for the read appreciate it

Thanks ice for both quotes and yes all one can do is get up and try again
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15 posted 06-26-2003 02:09 AM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

I'm with taking the first punch.....then running like h**l if ya hafta!!

Great write!
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


16 posted 03-30-2009 07:31 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Such a powerful poem A! ~ I really like the depth in this poetic piece! really good


ARCTIC WIND
 
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