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Jon Mewett
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0 posted 2000-06-19 09:28 AM

The warm soft glow of candle flame
Was greeting as in here I came
The door ajar I could not help but glance
The linen bed was neatly made
At the bottom where the shoes were laid
This peaceful scene helped in my advance

I stood now in the writer’s lair
And on the desk and finished there
A diary lay open…. leather bound
It was open at the very last page
The author must have been a sage
I read the verses soft without a sound

The ink was still glistening wet
As down upon my knees I get
To read this verse that at my heart did strain
And If I ever do grow old
I’ll always recite just what it told
I’ll repeat it here for you once again


As I come to the final end
My life as been so good my friend
I’ve lived long and cannot anger sue
These few here my … lines
I have had such swelling times
At the end I leave my book to you

My ink was always from above
The words I scrolled I scrolled with love
I formed them with a longing in my heart
And as you now will read them here
Please my friend don’t shed a tear
For I am just dissolving not apart

I always wrote my lines with hope
As sometimes with life’s chides I’d cope
This anchor always kept me on the ground
With hope my anchor and love my ink
Tell me now how could I sink
I don’t mind if my turns come ‘round

It’s faith that binds this book you see
It’s always been a friend to me
I’ve always tried to keep it in my mind
And as you take these words herein
I hope you are renewed within
To me I think that life was always kind

My pen was charged with charity
I never made a price you see
To trade my work I never gave a thought
But now with trust I write these lines
To help you through your troubled times
It is this wish with which my work is bought

If only you’d been there with me
If you could see what I could see
I’m sure you would have bowed in deep respect
This wondrous book on the last page
Would quieten all your worldly rage
It was full of joy the message was direct

The candle now was nearly through
And as I tell this tale to you
I know you’ll see… I know you'll understand
I knew this life had run its course
There was no room for sad remorse
As I took the pen from……. the poets hand

Jon Mewett

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1 posted 2000-06-19 09:43 AM

Jon~ this is fantastic! I just loved it!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

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2 posted 2000-06-19 06:53 PM

neat poem  

Jon Mewett
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3 posted 2000-06-20 03:07 AM

Well I know this is a long one and will probably not make it to 'The Book' but thanx you guys for making it worthwhile.


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4 posted 2000-06-20 05:00 AM

Jon this is wonderful -- tastefully done.
The long ones will be hard to get in
as they take a lot of votes, but this
would be a great addition to the Book.

I hope you make it in


Kit McCallum
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5 posted 2000-06-20 05:45 AM

What a wonderful scene you painted here with your words Jon ... I can still see the candle light flickering in my minds eye as you read ... beautiful!

Best wishes,

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6 posted 2000-06-20 10:25 AM

One of your best Jon.  
Jon Mewett
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7 posted 2000-06-20 02:21 PM

Thanx you people are wonderful.


[This message has been edited by Jon Mewett (edited 06-22-2000).]

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8 posted 2000-06-21 04:20 AM

Wise words Jon! Maybe it is long, maybe it does need a lot of votes, but it deserves them   Here's one, and a bounce back to the top for your poem.


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

Janet Marie
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9 posted 2000-06-22 02:01 PM

this poem is INCREDIBLE...
its so well written and such a cool story...
and then lets talk about the difficult rhyme scheme that you made look easy ...
I dont know  about the books length restrictions...
but i sure know this beauty should be in it
take care, jm

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10 posted 2000-06-22 02:05 PM

This definently belongs in "the book". It's a beautiful story, and the rhyming pattern is beautiful.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

Jon Mewett
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11 posted 2000-06-22 05:41 PM

Thanx you are very kind.

Your words inspire


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12 posted 2000-07-01 06:10 PM

Jon, your gentle words were inspiring. You could have said someone was breaking apart, crumbling, collapsing -- but you used "dissolved." I love how you made a friend/lover's fall more human ... past the anger to acceptance already. If this isn't in the book, what's the point? Is it possible to double-highlight my checkmark?


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13 posted 2000-07-01 11:34 PM

A worthy tale - well written.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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14 posted 2000-07-15 07:39 PM

well done Jon.. ^^


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15 posted 2000-07-15 08:36 PM

I love it just as much now, if not more, than the first few times I read it! Just wonderful, Jon!  


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16 posted 2000-07-16 02:27 AM

I love this poem. Wonderfully written.  

( I don't understand why a long poem would require more votes than a shorter poem...makes no sense to me.)

Keep writing, you do it so well!


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Your Lady June~

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17 posted 2000-07-24 11:16 PM

Simply incredible, loved it from start to finish.  Wonderful poem.  Bonnie
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18 posted 2000-07-25 12:24 PM

Just superb Jon!
I adore this!  

Gossamerwings ;)

Jon Mewett
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19 posted 2000-07-25 06:50 PM

Thanx everybody you are very kind here.....


Jon Mewett
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20 posted 2000-08-05 05:57 PM

OK here goes again.


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21 posted 2000-08-05 06:03 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!  that last line gave me the shivers!!  

i can see the whole picture in my mind as i gray areas told the story well my friend  


"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

Jon Mewett
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22 posted 2000-08-06 05:38 AM

Thanx DGV......yeah I know the feeling.


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23 posted 2000-08-06 06:02 AM

Jon this is just excellent...what a beautiful transition you my vote my fellow poet..
Jon Mewett
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24 posted 2000-08-06 06:33 AM

Thanks ET ......It's a long rocky road but I think we might be getting there......


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