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bare ta' the bone
by Steve Patterson

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if i was a rock
would i be made a' stone?
would my heart
still feel so alone?

if i was stone
what would i be?

a heart so cold?
a soul grown old?

a memory
of who i used ta' be?

covered in slime.
covered in mold.
lost in time.
just a stone.
bare ta' the bone.

well, i ain't rock.
& i ain't stone.
still i feel
all alone.
bare ta' the bone
& growin' old.

just a heart & soul
that's been sold.

an old man's story
that's been told.
an old man's worry
'bout feelin' so cold.

still i try
ta' take a 'hold
of the slime & the time & my life's rhyme
findin' a rythmn
as it is given
findin' a song
that ain't been told

tryin' not ta' feel so cold
nor so old
nor so bold

tryin' not ta' be
a rock
you see
nor a stone
bare ta' the bone

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Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/11/2003
Good write, Steve. Life's sometimes a struggle. Go for it.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/11/2003
This was beautiful and so sad..wonderfully written,

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/11/2003
Hey Steve:

Thanks for the explanation in your e-mail! I'm so happy for you. Wonderful write. Yaknow I was only joking in my previous response. I'm so glad you're happy.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/11/2003
Hi Steve,

Don't go there, you'll knock yourself out!...heehee!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/11/2003
a very sad write, captures how i felt in recent days, but am now over my mad and will move on! am staying here; nearly left, but thanks to the outcry here, i am STAYING, and i will do so as long as i can! :) (((HUGS)))

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