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It took on a life of its own,
the writing.
Wanting a voice to speak
of the way it had been,
was and would be,
all the yesterdays,
the now and tomorrow.
Like nature,
like god eternal.
A voice so powerful
the world would listen
and talk of this writing.
The sublime craft of it
discussed by all
who knew such things.
But, in the end,
no one read that he was dead,
the writing ended,
the voice stilled
in a forever place ... and fame,
that fleeting human need ... ?
Words remembered, written on a page
with a life of their own, its all
the lasting fame ever known.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2010 7:15:00 AM
    The power of the written word! SENSATIONAL!, sue. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 6:49:00 PM
    Thanks a lot for your precious comments and for telling me that your birthday 67th is approaching very near. I pray and wish that May God bless you a life of 100 years and your brilliant pen continues to shine throughout these years. Thanks for appreciating the Boatman’s Song 5/Many and Urveshi. The story relates to a period of nearly 300 B.C. I can understand the paucity of time. It’s O. K Thanks. With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 6:43:00 PM
    Writing is to me almost like giving birth. The inspiration is just not satisfied untill it becomes a reality as written words on paper. Sincerely , Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 4:33:00 PM
    Sue, this is a beautiful expression; yes, the writing does take on a life of its own; it seems that way to me anyway. It seems like whatever fame may result is not attributed so much to the writer, but to the writing itself, which does not die. When the one who brought it forth passes on, his/her gift remains as a tribute to that life. Thank you for this well-written gift. This will be added to my favorites. And thank you for your kind comments on mine. Many blessings, Sue.

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 4:54:00 AM
    Brilliant writing and lovely Poem to read and to preserve. Beautiful. Thanks for such a lovely read. I have placed many new poems since you visited last. Hope you would enjoy the Boatman's Song and Flow River Flow. With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 3:22:00 PM
    Profound and powerful, Sue. Good one! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 8:06:00 AM
    Wonderful Poem Sue... I have answered your question about how I published with Amazon on my blog. Good Luck and God Bless. My Gull Wheels On - a.k.a. Michael Wilson

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 8:06:00 AM
    thank you for your welcome comments today Sue.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 7:59:00 AM
    Deep, profound write, Sue! Goes to my favs.! well-written, indeed. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 8:00:00 PM
    Very nice poem...enjoyed reading...Marty

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:21:00 PM
    Powerful and thought provoking poem. Wow! It certainly puts writing in a new light. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:12:00 PM
    read "Christmas poem 2006", fourth stanza, if you want a stanza that exemplafies what you yourself have written, it will gratify you, probably. and no, i didn't write it, just read it a second ago, and then yours. spooky! i liked yer pome, by the way! and, lest your ending be misconstrued, Jesus is very much alive! thanx

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 11:20:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your ever outstanding poetry today Sue. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at PoetrySoup as always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 11:01:00 AM
    Good poetry! Thnx for sharing- edward