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What Shall I Say

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What Shall I Say

I hear the call of friends but I am slow to harken, 
What shall I say what would you want to hear? 
I will not write of Erotic images, I will not spew phony 
flowery words. I will only write the truth, what is in
my soul. I have written of the Love that we all should
have for one another, I have written to bring a smile, I
have written of loss, pain and struggle. Do you think me
too sagely, an oracle, a seer, a paradox, a riddle?
I am an enigma, a vision you cannot see, a word you do not
understand, a sad song too hard to sing, a thorn that pricks
at you, a dream that is never understood. This life is about
caring, giving, learning, sharing. I am the one that will
not be loved, a nuance, a shadow, a whisper, a tear shed,
one forgotten, a bitter taste. What shall I say, can I ease the
pain, take away the troubles, brighten lives? Nay I cannot, If I
could this world would be a haven of love, bliss, harmony, a 
paradise, a comfort, a healing, a revelation. What shall I say?

My time here grows short and my heart is sad and broken, I 
have no inspiration to write anymore. The words that come out
are too hard to write, too hard to read, a vexation of spirit, a sound 
that is disturbing. This may be the last verse that I ever write my
soul is in despair, I have lost the desire to ponder on the things 
of this world. The thing that you should know is that I love everyone
of you. What else can I say?

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  1. Date: 12/17/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Very nice emotional write Jack. What else can you say? So many things, so many creations, feelings, awe, wonder, love.... so many and you have expressed them so well. Please don't stop sharing. When our heart is happy or sad or broken no matter how we feel, I think the more we should write. I drop by to say Happy Holidays and may you enjoy the spirit of Christmas and 2012! Dalila

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    Date: 1/4/2012 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dalila for your kind comments and your time to read and comment...with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2011 9:37:00 PM
    We all love yah here on poetry soup Always, Laura

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    Date: 1/4/2012 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura for your kindness, much appreciated.....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2011 5:41:00 AM
    I'm going on a hunger strike as of today dear poet, until you take back the control of your pen and slip ! No, don't talk me out of it sir ! Soup mail me when you start writing again Jack. Oh my; that word, Soup ! Aw man, I'm already hungry....hurry my friend ! *smiles* I enjoyed this write, I've had those feelings jack. An artist some how, ends up with that pen sir, and that magnetic slip ! Have a beautiful week end my friend ! Much love, james

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    Date: 1/4/2012 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear James, thank you for your time and your kindness to read and comment. Things are pretty tough right now, taking care of my mom, and my daughters family had to move in with me into my tiny home. She has three children still at home, and my house is a small two bedroom. both of them are without jobs...difficult to write or even think.
  1. Date: 10/26/2011 2:22:00 PM
    This was an excellent write..cory

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    Date: 1/4/2012 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cory for your kindness and the time reading and commenting on this write. Much appreciated....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/26/2011 7:49:00 AM
    "What we write today, tomorrow you will remember". Thats all we need to know. excellent write jack.

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    Date: 10/26/2011 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Steven my friend for your kind comments, much appreciated.....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:04:00 AM
    Terrific Jack. I've read it three times now. Thank you. Tony

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    Date: 10/26/2011 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tony my friend for your kind comments....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2011 10:25:00 PM
    to hear the sound of your voice - whatever you choose to say - brightens my day, lessens my troubles and eases my pain; thank you Jack

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    Date: 10/26/2011 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you John my dear friend for your kind comments....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2011 9:29:00 PM
    what the world needs now is luv sweet luv.. a line from a very old song Jack but u have captured the essence of all that is needed and all u have given of your share to make the planet a better place my friend.. nice synopsis of life and luv.. enjoyed reading...

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    Date: 10/26/2011 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lovely lady for your kind comments...old Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2011 8:58:00 PM
    You said much and thank you for sharing. Hugs Vie

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    Date: 10/26/2011 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments....old Jack