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I have drawn my material from observing the lives of others and parts of my own, so I guess this should

resonate with my readers.' all the best Joe.' I have just changed the word begins for the word start as it

seems better in the text,   18 1 2017. 

You start with nothing, eveything to be gained.' And so the journey begins.. Choices are some of the heaviest loads you will encounter alomg the way, Bad choices, are the heaviest loads of all, these ones you can never put down' And so you carry on getting richer, or poorer; what can the onlooker tell? For they have their view, you have fame glam you have it made that's it to them, They don't see the doubt, the compromises made in turning from early values' The pressure to preform;becomes your norm, as an awful day begins its dawn Rich in goods and low in spirit, 'friends' don't care as long as you are kept 'in it' Long nights of glitz, days on the road; you need more space for the growing loads' Eyes that burn with unshed tears, popping pills and snorting; don't quell the fears Then there's a time when the dark one shows, he shadows your trail come or go He sometime uses others eyes, when they look at 'you' he's there inside' Its de ja vue, you know the score' you want out bad yet your'e soul's bit sore He want's to take you to darker roads, lit by the perverted lights of evils glow Let rage and anger surge inside, an excuse to cause hurt; and feed your pride' Despair's a part, it lies in wait; when you see its face it will be too late' There's a creeping lurking hideous thing. masquerading as your reality Its name is sin' there's only one who really cares. He faced the cross & that Same cold stare.. Its up to you; you know its true, despite the fog in your mind And the day that's through' He can take the loads that you don't even own Also all the things in your soul that's been sown, to cast them into the endless sea, so you can become rich with His Love that's free.'

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Date: 11/4/2017 10:46:00 AM
I am skeptic but swing as I think so highly of you I shall set that all aside and simply say Amen
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Joe Maverick
Date: 4/29/2022 2:05:00 PM
Thank you Nathan, that means a great deal to me,'
Date: 9/17/2017 10:33:00 PM
AS we become more affluent, we build walls instead of bridges. Materialism has a larger price than we think.
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Date: 4/29/2022 2:04:00 PM
So true Vince'
Date: 1/29/2017 6:49:00 PM
How we handle stress determines how we live, die and grow Joe...J.A.B.
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Joe Maverick
Date: 1/30/2017 12:15:00 PM
Thanks for the comment Justin, a well considered comment and gives me a reiteration of a view I have had in my mind for quite a while now, very worthwhile visit from you indeed.'
Date: 1/26/2017 9:20:00 PM
Joe this is a marvelous poem! So many profound lines...The pressure to preform;becomes your norm,....love that line, as we often do things to please others we would rather not do. The most important message I received from this well written piece is to make the right choices, to follow that inner voices that tells us what is right. Excellent! 7 ; )
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Date: 1/26/2017 8:55:00 PM
Joe, this is a great example of didactic and I feel your compassion and wanting to reach out to the lost ones.
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Date: 1/26/2017 11:24:00 AM
A didactic for the confused and not a small bit of insight in this one, Joe. Love, daver
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Joe Maverick
Date: 1/26/2017 12:41:00 PM
Hope all's well with you dear friend'
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Joe Maverick
Date: 1/26/2017 12:39:00 PM
So good to see your comment Daver, I have altered the catogory thanks for the hint'
Date: 1/26/2017 9:15:00 AM
there is so much to be said for the simple aspects of life, also talent that becomes a magnet for what you write here Joe, this poetry is amazing, and informative, and yes it takes one to the depth of where you go...
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Joe Maverick
Date: 1/26/2017 12:53:00 PM
Yes yes yes you are on the trail here indeed Harry, would you look up my 'short shrift' poem, while you do, here a few points to mull over 'jimmy saville' pink glasses; charms, seances occult practice and where was he protected the BBC, herumph... enlongate the word media and see what you think?
Date: 1/19/2017 11:46:00 PM
You paint a fine, dark picture of fame in this work! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Joe Maverick
Date: 1/22/2017 2:33:00 AM
I replied to your earlier mail Matthew'
Date: 1/15/2017 9:14:00 AM
insightful write with a lovely message, Joe. Hope 2017 will be a good one for you, my friend - will pass on your well wishes to Carolyn
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