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re: Allusion Illusion

that's quite a good poem mr pid. a full frontal assault
on the ego, delivered with surgical precision. you
don't see that much anymore. nice. f.i.

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Allusion Illusion

What's up with your allusion illusion?
Why can't you just say what you mean
instead of trying to couch some meaning
in spaces and words in between?

Is raw naked truth just too real for you?
Seems like the hot end of the match?
Better to keep em all guessing bout you
than getting hung up on some catch.

You enjoy all your masks
and your postures adopted
designed to get what you're after.
People want to believe
so why not just deceive
since other's feelings don't matter?

There's no need to support a position
if others just can't pin you down.
And if anyone seems to get too close
there's plenty of others around.

Keep pitching persona into the sea
of well meaning suckers you find.
Surely you'll get the approval you seek
leveraging those who are kind.

Why say what you think when
when others will feel like
you're saying things they want to hear?
As long as you get what
you want out of them it
won't matter that you bring them tears.

Just satisfying your own wants and needs
justifies your crass lack of class.
Those messy details, substance, meaning,
are just one big pain in the ass.

So move swift and light, you rapacious thing,
don't get snared inside your own trap.
It's a bitter pill to swallow, you know,
when all know that you're full of crap.

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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Wherever You Go

Where ever you go
I will be there,

Whether you know
or not.

I can't tell you
How to be there

You got to go
Yourself.

But when we show
The feelings

You gotta know
That it's real.

Where ever you go
I will be there

Whether you know
or not.

I can't tell you
How to see there.

You gotta
Know yourself.

But when we
Show the feelings

You gotta know
That it's real
You gotta know
That it's real.

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yes let those words flow

Beutiful poems Andy .. We are more then happy to read your poems .. Thank you for sharing them with us !! It is a nice treat to log on every morning and see a new poem from you .. Hello Andy`s mom !! I send my family here to ,,hehe..
Peace & sunshine ... Stu ...

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Nightbird

Couldn't get to sleep last night
The thought of you was calling me
And I could not fall
No, I could not fall.

I listened and I heard
The nightbird a callin' me
It sang so soft and true,
It reminded me of you,

Nightbird
NIghtbird
Nightbird
a callin'.

And when the song was gone
There was nothing but
The thought of you;
And the night bird.

Of what use is there
To this endless dance
of darkness;

For the nightbird
For the nightbird
For the nightbird
a callin'

I couldn't get to sleep last night
The thought of you was calling me,
And I could not fall
No, I could not fall.

I listened, and I heard
The nightbird a callin' me
It sang so soft and true
It reminded me of you

Night bird
Nightbird
Nightbird
a callin'.

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Yes, Let it flow!

Right on down that lazy river road. Love to sit on the banks and read your poems.
peace,pk

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hey andys mom...

the kids alright! and keep em coming FI, never reach that point of backing off, let it flow.
peace

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yeah, yeah :)

yeah, i know i've been monopolizing this space, and i shall
back off at some point. i'm just a poem-a-day kind of guy. :)
these poems have felt so incomplete, unheard,
sitting on my music stand, next to my folder of hunter/barlow
material, and for them to be able to be read by some of you, gives them
a sense of completion, and wholeness/fulness, that i could
never express in words. so thank you all for your flexibility,
and appreciation. you reading the words is really finishing
the poems, in a way i never could. and thankyou dead.net,
for this forum, again i can't express in words. also,
i sent my mom here to read some of her kid's poems,
so everybody now, HEY MOM!!! :)

thanks grdaed, now i'm
"gonna just lean back and turn on the jets"

love, andy schubert

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free idea

you weren't kidding in your introduction post, you do live here. you have put down some real beautiful thoughts, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
really like "sleeping dogs"
peace,
tc

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What you got

What you got
It's all you need
You could have nothing
And still be
Singing in the breeze.

Don't hold yourself down
Spread your wings and fly
Or just walk on into town
And let those cars go by.

Cause what you got
It's all you need
Head up into the hills
And camp out in the trees.

No one can keep you down
Spread your wings and fly
Or just kick on back
And stare up at the sky.

Cause what you got
It's all you need
You could have nothing
And still be
Singing in the breeze.

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