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One Man Band
by Peter Paton

Sunday, February 05, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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" If I tell you I am good, you'll think I am boasting....If I tell you I'm no good, you'll know I'm lying "



I travel alone by force of nature

A free spirit with a combative nature

I go my way and bow to none

Hard work helped me, get it all together

And I honed my body to obey my will

Extreme confidence with nerves of steel

Walking through life I fear no man

As I have developed an unbeatable philosophy

That cares for neither convention or reason

Unorthodox, I challenge and bend the rules

And prove that he who adapts, has the winning hand

Neither time nor age can weaken my resolve

Indomitable force in fluid,flexible motion

Victory and success is a slam dunk case

Because the contest is won

Already in my mind

Even before hostilities begin

Its all over bar the shouting

Feel my muscles and iron like forearms

Lightning speed, you don't see me coming

Practice makes perfect, and repetition gives timing

So hear me out, and watch me go

I've gone through life in an irrepressible show

We all come into this world without being asked

I say to you, you can be first or last

You owe nobody a single thing

I don't give a damn what other people think

Brimming and fired with self belief

Tempered by the crucible of compassion

I'll show you how to make it work

Come this way, its a single track

Just close your mind and open your heart

I'll give you all the secrets of life

Rolled together, a double whammy so as to be

Listen carefully to what I say

Write it on the back of your hand today

.....Love Implicitly Your Spirit Inside......


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006




One Man Band

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/6/2006
Another masterpiece Peter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 2/5/2006
yes, he who adapts has the winning hand, both in life as well as death and he who is tempered by compassion will light the way ...

excellent poem, Peter ...

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/5/2006
"Love Implicitly Your Spirit Inside"... this has to be the Big Boom going off inside like a rocket that speaks veracity and wholeness. We cannot be whole if we are but fractured pieces within. So, whatever "self" is, we have to it be true as "the house divided against itself will not stand". We may spend our whole lives trying to be "all things to all men", but, at the end of the day, the minute we are to ourselves "true", then we begin to find out not only who we truly are but where we can truly fit in and make a difference out of the integrity of our own hearts and not just as "people pleasers". I needed this!! :)) TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/5/2006
Tough words.

Reviewed by Jane Rodway 2/5/2006
AMEN! It is wisdom that you speak here, love it, he who adapts has the winning hand is something that people who are rigid in their views never realize.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 2/5/2006
My goodness, Peter, this hit home big time! I so much appreciate your wisdom and tenacity and your willingness to share it all. God Bless.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/5/2006
You have the right name Peter, and I'll add to it Paul, for these two saints used dicipline that you speak of, and taught with the indwelling spirit of wisdom, as you do. Full force ahead, as long as you follow the spirit guidance!Bravo!

Reviewed by George Carroll 2/5/2006
He who pounds on an empty drum lives to hear the boom boom boom.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2006
I say to you, you can be first or last
You owe nobody a single thing
I don't give a damn what other people think
Brimming and fired with self belief
Tempered by the crucible of compassion

Your One Man Band plays some truly marvelous music, Peter!!
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