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DavePage
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0 posted 03-26-2004 04:47 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for DavePage

How much talent do we take and destroy
That someone fighting to understand
Something
Called talent
That no-one in their life understands

Taking a seeing person
And turning them blind
Dismissing them

We need everyone in this life
And everyone is some one

How much do we have to try and destroy
The things we dont understand

Dave
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Sunshine
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1 posted 03-26-2004 04:50 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

How much talent do we take and destroy

~*~

the strangness of this is,
sometimes they are not even aware
of their capability
to crush...

thank you Dave...
DavePage
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2 posted 03-26-2004 04:56 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

Thanks Sunshine

I need the words

Thanks love

dave
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3 posted 03-26-2004 05:36 PM       View Profile for SimplyGold   Email SimplyGold   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SimplyGold

Yes, Dave. I am very aware of this. We are so quick to make assumptions based on silly things. The man or woman lying on a sidewalk once a professor or a doctor seeming to be worthless by the passerby. The simple person without worldly possessions who is discounted because of appearance, the list goes on. I encountered a farmer once with dirty overalls and soiled shoes --twenty years ago -- nobody wanted to service him, opened up a suitcase with $50,000 cash to buy a house. Yes, I learned never to judge a book by its cover. Good thoughts here, thanks for the reminder.

SG
DavePage
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4 posted 03-26-2004 06:34 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

Sunshine, Simply Gold

And words are all I have to give

Dave
ethome
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5 posted 03-26-2004 06:52 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Yes, in our present state of imperfection we have to continually work at remaining unselfish in order to really enjoy being ourselves...Giving truly is better......
And, that ain't no easy task baby!
Ask the mothers of the world.

Eric
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6 posted 03-26-2004 07:02 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Well said Dave!
You tell it like it is.
Hugs~

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

Margherita
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7 posted 03-26-2004 07:20 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Yes everyone is someone! We all are enriched by each other.
You are right, so much incredible talent remains hidden, unexpressed, unnoticed ...
Thank you, your need to write, makes us ponder always.
Love, Margherita
DavePage
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8 posted 03-26-2004 07:25 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

Baby and Enchantress

Not everyone get's your chance

Somebody - real or imagined - with the idiots these days pretending wrote words that told me she had talent

I stopped my first writing at 16 - 30 years ago because I had that rubbbish

I obey rules but anyone with genuine talent I will support

and anyone who is prevented from understanding they have talent

Apologies for getting a Dave Page

dave
DavePage
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9 posted 03-26-2004 07:32 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

I do not understand how the words I am writing on this keyboard are ending up as they do

Somebody - real or imagined - with the idiots these days pretending wrote words that told me she had talent

I appreciate a sense a humour, I look forward to saying thank you

dave
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10 posted 03-26-2004 07:33 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

Dave,

  I truly enjoy your work-You have a keen eye.  I'm glad you have the need to write because we have the need to hear.

Your poetry is often so profound that I don't know how to respond.  This one was easy for me because I'm in a home where my poetry is not appreciated as an art form.  It's tolerated and expected because I'm too stubborn to quit, but it is unappreciated.
It doesn't help one's self-esteem.
    
  I did not realize you had difficulties in
vision.  Now, I am even more grateful for minimalistic poetry.

  When my bifocals aren't on straight, they drive me crazy and cause me frustration in reading, disturbing my comprehension.  

(Would it be helpful if I double space my responses?)   I admire you for continuing to read and write.  

I thought your poem was straight shooting and excellent.

                     Sadie
    

[This message has been edited by Sadelite (03-26-2004 08:35 PM).]

iliana
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11 posted 03-26-2004 09:02 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

It's not our job to destroy, Dave, I agree.  Sometimes people miscommunicate and even miscommunication causes destruction... and how do we repair that -- I guess, silence is golden sometimes... but then sometimes people construe silence for something else -- there's the rub.  See how much you made me think about with your short write -- now, that's poetry when it evokes thought!     to you sweet man
HopeS
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12 posted 03-26-2004 11:28 PM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Thanks for this Dave .... none of my family understand my writing and critisise me constantly for doing so ... but my inner strength keeps me going and chrurning emotions into my pen

Hope
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13 posted 03-27-2004 08:59 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

my first poem written in 3rd grade was put in newspaper. my family shot me down. i didnt try again untill 9 years ago. same as my art in 7 th grade. my music . when i find something that i do good and feel good. it gets taken and never a chance to grow. well i stopped right after starting, as my significant other teased, tormented, and put it down. now i am trying to let it come back and grow. not easy. i see it happen to alot of talented people why cant people appreciate and encourage. any way thanks for sharing. i enjoy reading what you write  thanks

Grover
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14 posted 03-27-2004 09:13 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

This is one of your best, Dave!
Honeybunch
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15 posted 03-28-2004 03:35 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Hi, Dave.  There sure are drawbacks to being human.  Sometimes it seems that no matter how much we try to be "loving and giving" it always rebounds in unpleasant ways.  So, not only do we destroy but in turn get destroyed.  Perhaps there's just no understanding the human race.  Someone once told me to "be strong" - it seems to be good advice.  
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16 posted 03-28-2004 03:56 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun


me too

and I need to read
even more than I write
to be truly connected
froggy
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17 posted 05-01-2004 02:41 PM       View Profile for froggy   Email froggy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for froggy

A true statement you made my friend.
I really like this one.

:-)
 
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