Let's Die Off

April 1, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


Come into the light again.
I’m ready to pick a fight again.
I’ve picked at this a thousand times,
And I don’t care to try again.
Bang bang three hundred shot dead.
Who doesn’t want to die again?
A little mace and paper spray,
Then all the saints go marching in,
Like a dagger in the wind.
Do you expect that to fly again?
If you put three holes in my sail,
Do you think I’ll ever glide again?
I don’t need a hundred marching men.
I need some one to confide in.
I need to know that nothing will explode,
In the beds where my kids lay their heads.
Somehow two thousand marching feet,
Just don’t sit quite right with me .
If born a day ago I still would know,
That those guys aren’t marching for me.,
And sure enough as it seems
Those suckers are marching towards me.
That’s how it is when the saints go marching in,
To silence wounds and slaughter dreams.



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on Aug. 2 2011 at 10:44 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

okay.........i thought it was straight foward but...okay.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 4:26 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I just don't really understand this poem. 

on Jun. 20 2010 at 3:04 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I'm glad someone has captured the emotion, and read all 65 of my poems.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 7:33 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

This makes me happy and sad at the same time.  I love it!

on May. 12 2010 at 5:20 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i do, i just like saying that. makes me sound like an idealist with virtues. just walk up to some random guy and say-"I dont believe in monoglycerides"..................

on May. 12 2010 at 4:52 pm
LaurenC PLATINUM, Dearborn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Every man dies, but not every man lives".

haha, why don't you believe in chocolate? 

on May. 11 2010 at 2:33 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

thank you- i would give you a dozenteen chocolate points but i dont believe in chocolate and i dont believe in that number.

on May. 11 2010 at 2:18 pm
LaurenC PLATINUM, Dearborn, Michigan
26 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every man dies, but not every man lives".

This is inspiring.

Wonderful job!

I give you a dozen brownie points:]


on May. 10 2010 at 6:04 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

Indeed. :)

on May. 10 2010 at 4:14 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

you guys are the best-you understand this more then I did. I guess i didnt know what i was trying to say until I wrote it and you said it. thats it!!!!!

k.james SILVER said...
on May. 10 2010 at 3:56 pm
k.james SILVER, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Love without action is meaningless, action without love is irrelevant." -Deepak Chopra

To me it's about how people except for things/people to alway be the same even after life has taken it's toll. "If you put three holes in my sail, Do you think I'll ever glide agian" It's about realizing that things will have to change eventually and accepting those changes.

on May. 10 2010 at 3:47 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

thank you for your input, I think subliminally I'm sending that message across. everyone always gets something different out of poetry. and you're right-I'm not sure what i really think. I'm only sure of what I was supposed to be thinking when I wrote this...........

on May. 10 2010 at 1:13 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

Who could know what it means to you? I mean people can only know for sure what they think. Well in the same breath most of us don't even know for sure what we really think so... I think it is about being angery at anything that tells you to "forget what you saw and you'll be forgiven" and tells you that we're all the same. In as much slaughtering dreams. But that's just me.

on May. 9 2010 at 4:26 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

hmm....what do you think its about? (thanx for the comment)

k.james SILVER said...
on May. 9 2010 at 3:40 pm
k.james SILVER, Whitby, Other
5 articles 0 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love without action is meaningless, action without love is irrelevant." -Deepak Chopra

LEFT ME SPEACHLESS. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS AND YOUR MESSAGE. I UNDERSTAND IT BUT MAYBE NOT EVERYONE WILL, MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WRITING WHAT IT IS ABOUT IN YOUR COMMENT. BUT JUST A SUGGESTION :P


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