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An Old Man

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DavePage
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0 posted 04-04-2004 01:46 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for DavePage

Form is one thing and sometimes form is what you seek, unfortunately you dont allow for form to seek you

The lack of punctuation and the spelling is deliberate to fit in with the words uttered by someone who deserves better and feels it and is angry and is an old man sat by a fire fed by money he doesn't have

dave
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I dont need to sleep
I dont need to dream
I dont need anyone
Im what I seem
I dont need to be there
It isnt me they want
I will get there when I choose
Who gives a damme or cant

Yes I know good
Yes they think better
So let them do it
According to the letter

But the plant is here
sunlight on my hair
light of ambition
Flows within my care

I know I am an old man
I know what I can do
And so I measure up my strength
And prove nothing to you


© Copyright 2004 Dave Page - All Rights Reserved
ThisDiamond
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1 posted 04-04-2004 01:58 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Dave!
This is my very favorite that I have read of your work.
Thrilling to read the reality, unsparkled and so beautiful.
TD
DavePage
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2 posted 04-04-2004 02:59 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

TD

I read your words and pardon the half joke but I closed the blinds and put a side light on to reply as it is getting dark, and remembered 3 political parties, conservative, labour and yes, but close the curtains first.

I dont understand why the red raw just essence is what seems to be what people want.

I wrote a hell of a lot or raw emotion without anything but my soul, yet polish, better structure, an understanding of what I am trying to write - this stuff was root, meat and 2 veg.

I am already in trouble for mixing bulls and grain feed or whatever bones you are still putting in there

Do you really want the "Bird on a Wire" again.


Dave
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3 posted 04-04-2004 03:59 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

A very good one Dave.
nakdthoughts
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4 posted 04-04-2004 04:24 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I know I am an old man
I know what I can do
And so I measure up my strength
And prove nothing to you
That's what I say..prove nothing to ayone else but satisfy yourself...

nice to read you again...
*s
M
DavePage
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5 posted 04-23-2004 08:20 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

Naked, Grover

Your thoughts always mattered.

This guy did live, he married the sister of a famous English guy.

He was a Theatre Manager who drove a car back from Newcastle and crashed killing his wife and child, but he lived.

He hit the drink - I met him as a Turnstile Operator in the Children's Zoo at Battersea Funfair.

He loved children but he was getting old and couldn't keep his till balanced.

I made the mistake of balancing his till for him which on a turnstile is not loosing the numbers and reality is that if you are old on a turnstile where no-one can see, you will get the hooligans/idiots who try to spin it to lose you counts because you are vunerable and it looks like you are stealing.

I put his turnstile right for him, and later we sat in front of his fire and toasted bread while I listened.

dave
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Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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