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The Eve

by PaulAnthony 

Posted: 01 November 2004
Word Count: 194
Summary: Written just before the election of the US president 2004


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I sit and smile and giggle at the day which falls this eve,
And frown about the future that through no choice Iíll receive.
As a couple of million people put a cross upon a page,
Guided by a hand thatís dictated too by deception and rage.
It mocks me when my future is decided by a past,
That controls me from a distant that was never meant to last.


I watch and see the days that make me cry for heavens sake,
On selfish and hopeless decisions others choose to make.
Regarding my everyday, this only breath I share
This instrumental reason, this fundamental care,
About another human being about another human choice
To put us on another cloud to help us all rejoice.

Our days are sadly numbered by anotherís stuttering pen,
That slaps it in an order more concerned with how than when.
We try to be the real thing a most worthy port of call,
But its hard to keep on standing when you know your gonna fall.
So the truly only thing that matters is to take what you receive,
On the scariest of Mondayís on doomsdays very eve.






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Tuppence at 11:54 on 02 November 2004  Report this post
but it's hard to keep on standing
someone always knocks you down
one minute your the best friend
the next you are the clown

keep going babe

PaulAnthony at 12:16 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
thanks tuppence

Okkervil at 15:50 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
I get the feeling sometimes that a decision's going to be made that's going to affect me powerfully, and I really don't trust the judgement of those making the decision. Now, I'm all for democracy but sometimes I wish people had more sense. Great poem, capturing a mood well.

I liked
'I sit and smile and giggle at the day which falls this eve,
And frown about the future that through no choice Iíll receive.'

It's all like watching a car crash. Or some other horrible inevitability.

Bye!

James



PaulAnthony at 16:44 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
James

Quite frankly it all scares me a little. It's like allowing a child to play with traffic lights.

Four more years. Poor planet earth.

Okkervil at 16:49 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
Yeah, I just saw on News 24. Kerry's conceding. Not that there was loads of difference between the two, but hey, he wasn't Bush, and he surely couldn't have been worse.

PaulAnthony at 16:58 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
I just read a bushism and nearly wet myself and I quote.

" The french dont understand us because they have a word for entrepeneur "

If that is true it's wonderful.

PaulAnthony at 16:59 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
Dont have a word for entrepeneur. Sorry kinda ruins the whole thing

Tuppence at 17:12 on 03 November 2004  Report this post
entrepeneur?? rip off merchants more like
read several times particularly love 3rd verse
first 2 lines of are so true


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