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Old 03-16-2001, 11:18 PM   #1
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... getting personal again :)

for my childhood friend.

_Joshua_

Not long before, 'twas in fine fettle
But now as fierce flames lick the metal
The wreck is wreathed in tongues of fire.

I cringe at how fast it had sped
How it always plays in my head
A horrid metallic funeral pyre.

Fiendish fire Burning friend
No one wants to comprehend
How such small follies turn so dire.
I close my eyes and say a prayer.

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Sometimes I think that writing a poem with a disciplined structure helps one work off even more emotional steam. It is like a struggle to bring order to an unstable atmosphere, ya know what I mean? Um yeah...

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Old 03-17-2001, 02:55 AM   #2
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It encapsulates so much yet is only written of one ... I love it.
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Old 03-19-2001, 03:28 AM   #3
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Foray, it is such a shame that it took something like that to bring out some really wonderful poetry.
Its as tragic as it is beautiful. Very sad.
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Old 03-19-2001, 09:10 PM   #4
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I agree, very tragic and beautiful at the same time. I admire you for being able to express such personal experiences with such integrity.
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Old 03-23-2001, 06:05 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. It took a lot from me to write it, and you gave some things back

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Old 03-23-2001, 08:23 PM   #6
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foray, I'm very sorry. I know what you mean about writing to work off steam, structured or unstructured...

there was a kid in my school earlier this year who lost his life "having fun" in a car. It broke my heart and it does every year when it happens. It hits so close to home when it's a kid you've known for most of your life and what is even worse is you'd think that maybe we'd learn from it but we just keep doing it. I think we all feel immortal at moments but sometimes I just wish we'd stop and listen.
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Old 03-23-2001, 11:28 PM   #7
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I think we all go thru this, people die for stupid reasons, I guess in the end, death is only stupid if you haven't lived... I posted a poem a long time ago here called End Waves about a childhood friend of mine who's life ended tragically, for no apparent reason he was just gone one day

what a way to be remembered, to have someone as thoughtful as you remember them foray, I think that's something we should all wish for in death... your words speak volumes

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