Heroes and Cowards

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    another old poem...there are just too many....

    Heroes and Cowards

    I don't believe in heroes or cowards
    drunkards and scholars
    are but one drink apart
    thinking so deeply you find the bottom
    and find yourself buried
    forgotten but never gone
    loved and lauded in your own time
    basement cellar
    for all your posthumous writings
    children grown who never knew            
    the magic soul of the man called
    father
    grandfather
    old pictures with tattered edges
    grinning with love and a sparkle
    in eyes long dead
    I don't believe you were a hero
    or a coward
    but I read the words from your own pen
    and I wish someday I will know when
    I can believe in you again

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    SavVySam commented on Heroes and Cowards

    11-20-2009

    Wonderful work! I hear the wisdom in these words, and feel the heartache of fruitless wishing. Nothing sadder then... what might have been. "10"

    pumaheart commented on Heroes and Cowards

    06-26-2009

    You have a way of writing straight from the heart that is refreshing. No one becomes a hero until they are dead. If you are alive your dirt is fair game to dig up. It amazes me how when someone is alive they are judged for all the bad they do, and when they've passed they are judged for all the good they did while we were pointing out the bad. Somewhere between the two points lies the truth. I think you got that.

    AmadeusEx

    06/29/2009

    we never truly know anybody i think, and even though we might try, they always have secrets that die with them..thank you puma

    WhisperingWind commented on Heroes and Cowards

    06-22-2009

    Very very very good!!! Took me a few minutes after reading to be able to comment, took my breath away!

    AmadeusEx

    06/23/2009

    i hope you read more of my poems, i think you would really like them

    cliftondurant commented on Heroes and Cowards

    06-21-2009

    If we be who we are what we suppose to be we will be someone people can look up to great poem

    AmadeusEx

    06/21/2009

    thank you, im glad you read this one, its one of my favorites, i wrote that after my grandfathers recent death and i was looking through his things and discovered the person he probably was but never knew about

    pocketofdreams6 commented on Heroes and Cowards

    06-15-2009

    Very intense.... This particular poem has a very strong message, and I really enjoyed reading it. As much as I write poetry, I'm not a big fan of reading poetry much, but I enjoyed this one for sure!

    AmadeusEx

    06/16/2009

    i write for myself and for nobody else, so i definitely understand where youre coming from when you say you dont read other peoples poetry....im glad i found yours though, its amazing stuff

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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