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We, the People

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fractal007
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0 posted 06-06-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for fractal007

We, the People
We, the people of this planet,
are the advenced ones.

We, the people of this world,
can solve our own problems.

We, the people of this country,
feel stress and grief.

We, the people of this province,
can't decide what's to be done about anything.

We, the people of this region,
step on faces and hug others.

We, the people of this town,
can feel sorrow and grief.

We, the family of this house,
hold our faces in our hands.

I, the soul of my body,
scream night and day, in a void of anguish and pain.



 We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without color,
Paralyzed force, gesture without motion;

--T.S. Eliot
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Isis
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1 posted 06-07-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

This was wonderful work!!  People are strange when you look at it like you did, and we all have the pain in the last stanza though we try not to succumb to often  

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


lotharingia
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since 06-04-2000
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saarbruecken, Germany


2 posted 06-07-2000 03:50 AM       View Profile for lotharingia   Email lotharingia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit lotharingia's Home Page   View IP for lotharingia

This is fantastic! A real attack on society and contemporary morals. The way you compare the hybris of mankind in general with the lost, frightened individual who nobody cares about is enviable. I like the way you start with the "best" at the top and then slowly lead us down the the total anticlimax. There's so much in this poem I could go on for hours ...

 Uta Lotharingia
"Wir wollen nicht Wert und Sinn ... wir wollen Unwert und Unsinn"
Raoul Hausmann
Joel the wolf
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since 04-06-2000
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Angels Camp


3 posted 06-12-2000 03:00 AM       View Profile for Joel the wolf   Email Joel the wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Joel the wolf's Home Page   View IP for Joel the wolf

Yes kid it is injust, that we stand on
We the people.

Oh the people.
a great poem on this kid.

Joel.

 I howl a mournful song, that echos within my chambered heart, for all to read? nay for all to feel.
 
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