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    I traveled with Pleasure who chatted the whole time.

    I traveled with Pain who was as silent as a mime.

    I traveled with Sadness who whispered despair night and day.

    I traveled with Contentment, his presence sporadic along the way.

    I traveled with Freedom and paid its price.

    I traveled in Chains, walking on thin ice.

    I traveled at Dusk, my eyes heavy, my throat hot and dry.

    I traveled at Dawn, the sun reclaiming the sky.

    I have walked with all these before you came into my life.

    I felt every ach and every ounce of strife.

    Now I walk the same, but not alone.

    Now, with a soft hand in mine, I skip into the unknown.




    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    I hope to have something new for you folken soon as i am sure most of you have already seen these and I apologize for that.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    The Race





    Where stars do not shine, stories are not told.

    Where there is no threat, all men are bold.

    Where the dreams are awful, the sandman weeps

    Where talking stops, hatred seeps.

    When the songbird no longer sings in his gilded cage

    The man may face avian rage

    Where a race is subjugated

    Hate, fear and despair is concentrated.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    BACK





    I tried, I failed.

    Back to vanishing

    I lived, I died

    Back to vanishing

    I nurtured, I buried

    Back to vanishing

    I tracked, I rescued.

    Back to vanishing


    I hunted, I killed

    Back to vanishing

    I cooked, I ate

    Back to vanishing

    I gave birth, I suckled

    Back to vanishing

    I taught, I corrected

    Back to vanishing

    I prepared, I died

    I vanished.


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    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    GADFLY




    There were times that I wondered just what it all means

    And times that I cried, I don’t need to know all the nineteens


    But if my prayers are all answered, what do I learn

    Would the strife of others no longer be my concern?

    Does the struggling fish in a shrinking pool bring a tear to my eye?

    Or am I satisfied to be Socrates’ gadfly?



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    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    GADFLY




    There were times that I wondered just what it all means

    And times that I cried, I don’t need to know all the nineteens


    But if my prayers are all answered, what do I learn

    Would the strife of others no longer be my concern?

    Does the struggling fish in a shrinking pool bring a tear to my eye?

    Or am I satisfied to be Socrates’ gadfly?



    I know who you are dear Jon and you see it yourself, too if you look into my eyes.
    Nice poems. Never stop writing.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I traveled with Pleasure who chatted the whole time.

    I traveled with Pain who was as silent as a mime.

    I traveled with Sadness who whispered despair night and day.

    I traveled with Contentment, his presence sporadic along the way.

    I traveled with Freedom and paid its price.

    I traveled in Chains, walking on thin ice.

    I traveled at Dusk, my eyes heavy, my throat hot and dry.

    I traveled at Dawn, the sun reclaiming the sky.

    I have walked with all these before you came into my life.

    I felt every ach and every ounce of strife.

    Now I walk the same, but not alone.

    Now, with a soft hand in mine, I skip into the unknown.




    This one is way too beautiful.
    So beautiful.
    I have no words..

    Roland would have understood.

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    I am recovering from two bad emotional blows. I shall soon return with more poetry. I am sorry, I am not strong enough yet.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I am recovering from two bad emotional blows. I shall soon return with more poetry. I am sorry, I am not strong enough yet.
    *hugs you*
    Don't be sorry. There is nothing to be sorry for. Sometimes the pen seems to be as heavy as a rock.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Default BLACK TODAY

    I turned black today

    I just could not find my way

    This black cloud with me like a cancer

    Makes it seem that going into the void is the only answer

    It seems that all have left me, including myself

    If only I could put those feelings on a shelf

    Leave them there to collect dust

    Leave them to corrode trust

    One day’s journey seems a mountain, take your pill

    Then I see the mountain was really a mole hill

    But where they actually mountains, because sometimes they DO appear in life

    Or do these pills spare me self manufactured strife?

    What if I come across one of life’s REAL Mountains, take your pill

    And now I am mislead into thinking it a mole hill

    What if I climb this illusionary mole hill and jump, it being a mountain after all?

    DAM these pills, what is real…thank God for these pills, keeping my senses dull.








    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    The first poem on this page is my favourite, but also I really like the one above. I enjoy the flow of your poetry, its very lyrical.

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    You should be able to live on writing, Jon. You are so talented.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I just fear folks don't like the dark side of my works.

    But thank you all.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Default Hunted by the Lamb

    The fool runs in fear over a cliff

    The moments falling, he remembers every lie, every scam

    All seem a world away but yet his fear makes him stiff

    What fool could be driven to death by a gentle beast?

    A blow to his pride for sure.

    No one will know what drove him over at least.

    And Doctor after doctor could find no cure.

    This is how his illusion ends.

    Driven by his own demons, no matter the form.

    If you had observed, you would have heard when his mental grip portends,

    and seen the signs of the impending violent storm

    Ground closing fast, but still time for resignation.

    One last thought.

    One last hope for salvation

    One last chance to find the answer so sought.

    It’s over now, Terrestrial collision

    Sadly, this tortured soul found no resolution

    Did this mind lack strength, or vision?

    Sadly, everyday many souls chose this solution


    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Default PALE

    Pale man rides the plains

    Pale man ignores the bloodstains

    Oregon, trail of tears

    Expansion, red man’ fears

    Imminent domain, a sorry excuse

    An entire race treated as refuse.



    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Jon, that was a real masterpiece. Thank you.

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

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    Very good

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    Thank you guys. Those are complement from some real heavy hitters!
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Default Holy Ground

    I hear the clock ticking, but I know time is standing still.

    I should know better than to make a mountain of a molehill.

    I see the sun rise,

    But shadows persist

    I know the end is coming, but still resist.

    I resist for the sound of a babbling brook

    I resist for tomorrow may bring a better outlook.

    I resist for the cool water of the creek in my skin.

    I resist for the joy of watching my dogs jump in.

    I resist for the crisp fall air.

    I resist for the ones who care

    I resist for the mourning dove’s woeful cry.

    I resist for the cloudless sky.

    I resist because there may be a chance

    Of that one person’s life I could enhance.

    I persist

    I must push forward, back is a trap.

    I must go on without life’s map

    Thorns scratch my arm and rocks hurt my feet.

    I cannot stop until my maker says my task is complete.

    The dust between my toes and grit between my teeth.

    I must crush those rocks beneath.

    My path is not so bad I have some pleasures.

    The bird’s song and Morning glory but two of my treasures.

    The cloudless night and star filled sky.

    Reading by the babbling creek of Socrates, the gadfly.

    Read, smell the water and see the life all around.

    Sit still and make no sound.

    Patience may bring a deer or a crane inbound.

    The smell of the Honeysuckle, the distant wail of a bird hound.

    Yes, this is my life, my holy ground.

    These are the things that make me endure

    The broken mind, so unsure.








    I was really hesitant to post this. I am not sure if I like it. I almost scrapped it. What do you all think? Is my angst getting old?
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    All of this is true!






    It’s been here days now.

    All snow and no snowplow

    I love the country living, no doubt.

    I went to the near by city

    Got lost in a round about.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Jon, this is extravagant work. And I've never used that adjective before in critiques. Bravo!

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Jon,

    I have printed these writtings and will share them with my son
    Brian, who's been having a hard time in his life, I know your words will
    touch his heart, and "do some good" you are a treasure to the young
    men & women you've helped over the years, and a wonderful writer.
    Thank you for sharing these with us...they are wonderful, and so are
    you!! Thanks for the card you sent me. Merry Christmas.

    The answer is within

    all matter is energy, all energy is GOD

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    I am inclined to share the above opinions on Jon's latest poems

    ::a very impressed bear::

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

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    I thank you all. Linda you are too kind.

    I have been in my cave since I caught one of my favorite boys making the second cut on his wrist. It was deep and he meant to end his life. I just left my office and looked in on him hoping he was awake to say hello....FATE!

    It really hurt me badly. I with drew for nearly a week. I only went in public for a short time to shop for Christmas and this is only my second time online since. The first time was very short.
    “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”


    David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

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    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (pablo)

    I still had some honor. I still have some now.

    To all bearfriends: please read this and/or watch this

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