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Nobody's crooked man

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 08-22-2003 12:25 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


I've run a crooked mile,
talked a crooked smile,
cheated friends
and even robbed a church;
I've fought for truth
sworn to lies,
straightened out some heads
and wrecked a few;
I've protested for righteousness,
stolen rice to eat,
turned the other cheek
tried heroic deeds
and run away;
through it all admitting
it was me.

I've been stone poor
and I've been rich,
I've played a shrink
I've been insane,
done drugs and wine and wicca,
groups and esp,
I've been a cop,
a murderer,
a spy,
a patriot assassin,
ditch digger,
hypnotist,
stevedore,
gypsy trucker,
soda jerk,
body guard,
telegrapher,
rock band roadie,
counselor
laborer
gardener,
bartender,
potter
weapons maker,
scholar dirt bag biker;
I've pumped gas
baked bread
panned gold
dug jewels,
built railroads
gardens, houses
cars
and death.
I've always been a priest.
I've painted
rhymed
and written songs,
been called a genius
and a prophet,
a coward and a hero,
I know I've been a fool,
and through it all
was trying to stay free.

2003 by icebox
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Martie
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1 posted 08-22-2003 12:32 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

and out of all those things you've been and done, staying free was probably the most difficult one?  Amazed by you!
Kaoru
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where the wild flowers grow


2 posted 08-22-2003 01:15 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

I'm amazed, too..speechless..
BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


3 posted 08-22-2003 02:15 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Your writing is larger than life mister!
I think you've fit every one of us in here.

What a mixed bag, and how utterly cool is this!

[This message has been edited by BluesSerenade (08-22-2003 02:28 AM).]

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displaced


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I just knew there was something about you I liked a lot
Susan Caldwell
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through it all admitting
it was me.

~That my friend, makes you so much better then most~

I know I've been a fool,
and through it all
was trying to stay free.

~I think we all fight for our freedom, one way or another.  As for being a fool~Aren't we all? The good the bad and the ugly, all part of life.  

Since I am sitting here going over every word you wrote, can you tell how much I love it?  

Susan
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Somewhere in time~


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And all of these things you are
make you one very interesting man..
and a profound writer.
Love this!
~Hugs~

~The breeze that kissed you on the face,
    Has held me in the same embrace~

Robert Frazier
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7 posted 08-22-2003 11:09 AM       View Profile for Robert Frazier   Email Robert Frazier   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert Frazier

humility is no fools game.
...a toast to you, sir.
angelblueyes
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You are true and caring man that shows what is within his heart and soul.Wether good or bad and that's not an easy thing to do. Therefore I know you are an angel from the heavens above
Crystal
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9 posted 08-22-2003 12:36 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

well done
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10 posted 05-11-2005 05:28 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES


  yes it takes a big man to say all those
    things, people wear many masks these
  days.   thanks for sending this too
  me.  i try to make the right choices, usually with the wrong people though

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

 
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