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mytuesdaywishes
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a voice from the musicbox


0 posted 03-07-2004 11:16 AM       View Profile for mytuesdaywishes   Email mytuesdaywishes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for mytuesdaywishes

some will die behind yellow tape
for crossing double yellow lines
some will die on fire escapes
victims of their own design
some will go out with a bang
and the world will come to a halt
and some will go without saying a thing
their silence is always our fault
some will relinquish their hospital beds
to those with pulsing veins
some will return to the war half dead
just to save their friends again
some will die with no memory
of their taking and their giving
but each death will be a tragedy
until we learn to cherish the living.
when we grasp the mortal facts
that we only get one turn
the regrets of the dead will evaporate
will the world end before we learn?

joy has its own justice. and dreams are languid and lawless. and everything bows to beauty, when it's fierce and when it's flawless...

© Copyright 2004 Rachael - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 03-07-2004 11:21 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

mytuesdaywishes
Good question, enjoyed the read.
Grover
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2 posted 03-07-2004 12:08 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

A well-presented message! Grover.
Midnitesun
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Gaia


3 posted 03-07-2004 12:45 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I love this Q series, Rachel.
Outstanding write, Q's to ponder.
A keeper for my library.
Dark Angel
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4 posted 03-13-2004 06:58 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

will the world end before we learn?

quite possibly.

again.. am enjoying your thoughts mtw.

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

C?
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5 posted 03-13-2004 11:57 PM       View Profile for C?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for C?

probably...I loved this thought A LOT.
iliana
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6 posted 03-14-2004 12:00 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Mytuesdaywishes -- What a deep understanding you have of things -- this was an amazing statement and well put.  Thanks for your humanity and talent.
Grover
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7 posted 03-15-2004 03:52 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

I stopped by for a second read-- excellent! Enjoyed much!
nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


8 posted 03-15-2004 05:24 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

well written and enjoyed...

M
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


9 posted 03-15-2004 05:28 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Very well done...enjoyed the read.
Hugs~

Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding wound
...or a smiling mouth.

         ~  Kahlil Gibran

Martie
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MTW

"but each death will be a tragedy
until we learn to cherish the living."

There is much wisdom in your observations of life.  
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


11 posted 11-11-2007 12:44 AM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

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