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Old 07-23-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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we post, no lurking. i see you all over there. been gone a week and got nothing to say for yourselfs
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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I think everyone is probably waiting for more info, or hoping that someone will pinch them and they'll wake up.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Fine, I won't lurk. But damn it, I'm going kicking and screaming.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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Ah God! The petty fools who race
To shriek and sweat in pygmy flames
And fill indifferent cyberspace
With incoherent language games;

Who hate each other for a phrase
And do their little bests to spite
Their interlocutors in frays
That even lightweights think are light;

Who strain to make shrill voices heard
And just to get attention will
Devoutly swear to whatís absurd
Or swallow othersí poison swill.

We need good-will to disagree
Agreeably if we would speak
When reasonís lost in passionís fee
Or rage makes resolution weak.

Since I, too, speak before I think --
Or think Iíve thought when I have not --
And throw in even the kitchen sink
Instead of the towel as I ought,

Iím sorry, then if I have played
Too fast with slow, or slow with fast ones --
And hope whatever nerves Iíve frayed
Were not somebodyís very last ones.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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Nicely done Marcus.
It's bright moments like these that I may miss the most.

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Ah God! The petty fools who race
To shriek and sweat in pygmy flames
And fill indifferent cyberspace
With incoherent language games;

Who hate each other for a phrase
And do their little bests to spite
Their interlocutors in frays
That even lightweights think are light;

Who strain to make shrill voices heard
And just to get attention will
Devoutly swear to whatís absurd
Or swallow othersí poison swill.

We need good-will to disagree
Agreeably if we would speak
When reasonís lost in passionís fee
Or rage makes resolution weak.

Since I, too, speak before I think --
Or think Iíve thought when I have not --
And throw in even the kitchen sink
Instead of the towel as I ought,

Iím sorry, then if I have played
Too fast with slow, or slow with fast ones --
And hope whatever nerves Iíve frayed
Were not somebodyís very last ones.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
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Yeah, lately it's seemed like I was losing something every day, and this should just be one more thing on the list, but..


My last nerve? I've been borrowing them from others on credit for weeks.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:13 PM   #7
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My last nerve? I've been borrowing them from others on credit for weeks.
^ what's a few nerves between friends ?

you have an infinite tab as far as i am concerned
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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I'm here...still got nothing to say for myselfs though

for the rest of y'all...

agree with surflugen - great poem, marcus.

thanks for the thread and the collards, topcat

brightpearl, people are always telling me I've got a nerve, so I'll lend it to you since you need it so much

T.I.P. you know where I'm at

peregrine, rage against the dying of the light!

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