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Inherited wealth, that is not what America is based upon.

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If It's Not What You're Looking For

by Kenny Loggins, David Foster & Eva Ein Loggins
What you thinkin' of?
Darlin' you've been with me every day
But you seem so far away, I know
No, it's never enough
To smile and say there's something on your mind
If you doubt my love
Know that it's here all the time
If that's not what you're lookin' for
If it's not what you need to know
And if there is somethin' more
Girl, I'll give you anything you want
Girl it's been so right
Nobody could ever love you more
I've never been more sure
Where in the middle of the night
I hold you near
And take your heart in my arms
Swearin' all my love
That's something you've known from the start
If that's not what you're lookin' for
If it's not what you need to know
And if there is somethin' more
I'll give you anything you want
If that's not what you're lookin' for
If it's not what you need to know
Know that you're free to go
Just be sure that what you want
Is not what you got
Hold me
Oh, hold me tonight
Forever
Here, my love
So you'll never
Fly away
(SOLO)
Gotta work it out
I'm tryin' to hold on to our romance
We've only got one more chance I know
So tell me what it's all about
Oh darlin' if there's still a way to your heart
I'll use all my love
To keep us from fallin' apart
If that's not what you're lookin' for
If it's not what you need to know
And if there is somethin' more
I'll give you everything you want
If that's not what you're lookin' for
If it's not what you need to know
Know that you're free to go
Just be sure that what you want
Is not what you got
1982 Milk Money Music (ASCAP) and
Foster Frees Music, Inc. (BMI)

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What Head Of Hero That Did Not Roll

Times when the winds howl
and chase ships home to brood
there are no fish in the water
that did not tremble too.
In the nude of the dawn
and at the trembling of the day
a rapturous melancholic wonder
holds you at bay.

Then the meal that's stripped in form
is in remote mood sliced
and you did not know
if your hand you cut for cake
nor did you think it could…

In such times too
in the teeming thought of the town
think you:

with all eyes chasing you
down the street
you draw up at red
and stretch out when green

did not do it
did not will it
but you did it all the same
why you couldn't think of blame

yet all the company followed you
way from vacant luminous glares
of gathering traffic throbbing by

but then even in red wheels roll
and what head of hero did not roll…

You have talked to her out of sight
in the placid coolness of the night
you had never thought this could bite
and despite old odourless days

winds will rush in spite

for even in red wheels roll…
and what head of hero will not roll

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The World Is Not What I Want It To Be

THE WORLD IS NOT WHAT I WANT IT TO BE

The world is not
What I want it to be
It never will be.

Life is a night
Without end
And the day
Is the light
That never was,
And will never be
Again.

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Sadness Is The Silence That Dare Not Write A Word

SADNESS IS THE SILENCE THAT DARE NOT WRITE A WORD

Sadness is the silence that dares not write a word -
Sadness is the inward pain that aches to be once heard-
Sadness is the nothingness of what one forever is-
Sadness is the emptiness of nothing real to give-

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Seeing Things That Are Not There

Sometimes our feelings
run deeper than they should,
we mix them with our imagination,
seeing things that are not there.
We see things out of context;
only imagine what
we want them to be,
then getting badly hurt
when we fall back
to the harsh reality.

23 April 2008

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Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was

Alas! this is not what I thought life was.
I knew that there were crimes and evil men,
Misery and hate; nor did I hope to pass
Untouched by suffering, through the rugged glen.
In mine own heart I saw as in a glass
The hearts of others ... And when
I went among my kind, with triple brass
Of calm endurance my weak breast I armed,
To bear scorn, fear, and hate, a woful mass!

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That Is Not Decided

What can stop...
Is a choice to drop,
One's pain.

Trapped within devices...
None of which is liked.
Inside a box,
Blocked.
Inspite of invitations,
To enjoy the outside light!

A struggle ensues.
As if delighted.
And a shading to shadow,
Any brightness,
Engulfs.
With an enclosure imposed.

What can stop...
Is a choice to drop,
One's pain!
But...
That is not decided.

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It's Not What Jesus...

dont tell me:
'it's not what Jesus would do! '
you just bombed his country
back into the stone age.
dont tell me:
'it's not what Jesus would want.'
you just killed
the people that he fed.
dont tell me:
'it's not what Jesus would teach.'
you keep burying women and children
right next to the oil fields.
dont tell me:
'it's not what Jesus would die for...'
you've been nailing him
to that cross for 2000 years!

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Christopher Marlowe

Who Ever Loved That Loved Not At First Sight?

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

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Emily Dickinson

The lonesome for they know not What

262

The lonesome for they know not What
The Eastern Exiles—be—
Who strayed beyond the Amber line
Some madder Holiday—

And ever since—the purple Moat
They strive to climb—in vain—
As Birds—that tumble from the clouds
Do fumble at the strain—

The Blessed Ether—taught them—
Some Transatlantic Morn—
When Heaven—was too common—to miss—
Too sure—to dote upon!

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A Kind That Does Not Flaunt

The kind that say what they mean.
Do what they say.
Accountable for their actions.
Reliable and believed.
A new breed.

A kind that does not flaunt,
What they have.
Want to give of themselves.
Smile when feeling bad.
Does not brag of accomplishments,
Performed in the past.
Ready to receive today in a way...
That creates a purpose,
And leave fresh deeds achieved.
Not display betrayed portrayals gone astray.
They are here to do.
Not discuss it with me and/or you.
Here to turn a dusted page.
A new breed has come of age.

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When my love did what I would not, what I would not

When my love did what I would not, what I would not,
I could hear his merry voice upon the wind,
Crying, "e;Fairest, shut your eyes, for see you should not.
Love is blind!"

When my love said what I say not, what I say not,
With a joyous laugh he quieted my fears,
Whispering, "Fairest, hearken not, for hear you may not.
Hath Love ears?"

When my love said, "Will you longer let me seek it?
Blind and deaf is she that doth not bid me come!"
All my heart said murmuring, "Dearest, can I speak it?
Love is dumb!

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Luaghter that Was Not Mine

I heard and hear luaghter
That is not mine.
Luaghter dont bolong with me
Only shit and sadness
And uncried tears.
These are the things that lie with me.

I was only 5
You and your mates all gathered around
All the others watched.
While you told me its a new game.
You told me I'd like it
When I didnt
I cried
I got a smack.

I tryed to struggle free
but you were to strong for me.
I had to float above.

I hear the luaghter to this day
You and your mates
Thought it was funny
What a grate luagh.

I wasnt luaghing
I was crying
The pain was intense.

I jhate you
I allways hear you
Hear you luagh.

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That's not rape

A man was convicted for rape even though he didn't commit that crime.
He'll be branded a rapist for the rest of his life and that's a long time.
When this man slept with a woman, he promised to wear a condom but he did not.
He didn't deserve a rape conviction but that's what he got.
Rape is making a person have sex by force.
Not by neglecting to wear a condom during intercourse.
I'll be the first to admit that what that man did was wrong.
And he probably does deserve his jail sentence that is long.
But he shouldn't be called a rapist, that's not fair.
Such injustices might not happen if people were more aware.

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The Poem That Is Not Good Enough

THE POEM THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

The poem that is not good enough
Awkwardly fumbles from line to line
Does not hear its own music
Has none.
Its words are larger than its feelings
Its Ideas overwhelm its words
It proclaims a Beauty it cannot reveal.

The poem that is not good enough
Pretends to be a poem
It has birds and flowers and trees and winds
which are names alone.
The Poem which is not good enough
does not touch the Heart
has little Soul
puts everyone to sleep before they finish
beginning it.

A Poem that is not good enough
Just does not Live


And who am I?
And what are you?
And why are we?

Writers and readers of Poems
Looking for our own lost Eternity.

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Not What Is Wish...But Done

Its been cold many nights.
When sleeping alone,
Is not what is wish...
But done.

Its been hard to resist.
A needing for much more,
Than an old emptiness,
To come.

I want somebody known to me,
Inside.
I want somebody shown to be,
Alive and not hide...
Away.

Its been cold many nights.
And hugging a pillow to snuggle up,
Is not right!

I want somebody known to me,
Inside.
I want somebody shown to be,
Alive and not hide...
Away.
Or play games that stay on display!

I want somebody known to me,
Inside.
I want somebody shown to be,
Alive and not hide...
Away.

Its been hard to resist.
A needing for much more,
Than an old emptiness,
To come.

An aloneness like this,
Is not what is wished...
But done.

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Not What It Seems

A long day
If ever these questoins were yours
What would you say?
I don't know
But I'm writing the answers on
Cheaper paper napkins
And now he's turning off
Now she's shutting down


And these flights
They climb through my veins
like it's mercury rising
And these nights
I seem to remember a home that was better
And now he's turning off
And now she's shutting down

It's not what it seems
Nothing's the same when you give it away
No it's not what it seems
It's just what you think it is

Now he's turning off
This family is breaking down

It's not what it seems
Nothing's the same when you give it away
No it's not what it seems
It's just what you think it is

It's just what you think it is

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Created Wealth Versus Inherited Wealth

rich man
or woman
poor born

with
abilities
gifts

which enable
him or her
to fast prosper

meet a market
need or potential
to self develop

economically
to create wealth
statistically

such workaholics
may be too busy
to ever relax enough

to enjoy
their wealth
for long

so driven
by need
to achieve

constantly
changing
set goals

their
own
set

maximum
economic
potential

inherited wealth
especially old wealth
is a very different

animal
wealth
takes

a lot
of time
care

not all
relatives
share in

or
equally
in

bequeathed
inheritance
of fortunes

when
it
comes

to the acid test
good hearts
are found among

rich and poor
percentages
of goodness

the quality
of any heart
not as easily

defined
as cliché
experts

assert
weigh
hearts

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The Road That Was Not Mine

The road that was not mine
I've often wondered about?
If I had followed that road somewhere
would I have felt left out?
There must have been something calling to me,
something too obscure
to understand at the onset
that the road I took was my lure.

I do not miss what wasn't mine
for in its absence I learned
how the road I'm on was exactly
the road for which I yearned.
There must be a defining purpose
that propels us to where we go.
At the end of our travels on this earth
we will look back and we'll know.

We will recognize all the holes
and sympathize with unfinished goals
and regrets will fall away.
For the adventures that come to you
will always have you say.
This was my life. I did my thing
and the road that was not mine
was for someone else to travel on.
But I wonder about it sometimes?

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Life Is Not What It Seem (Wreathed Quatrains) (In Answer To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

There’s nothing that can stop the sands of time
some lives sublime will face death on a day
nothing can stay, without reason or rhyme
existence does begrime, by destiny swept away;

great men play and live, leave prints in the sand,
they are grand, but they lead others to disaster,
as plaster impressions, difficult to understand
very underhand few can their tricks master

and faster life passes; it’s not what it seems;
as in a dream events are ever changing,
everything does not turnout as we do deem,
self-esteem does not always happiness bring,

even achieving and pursuing, may bring a end
in a world bend, while for justice we wait
with hate, on words and acts till we are spent,
while descent nothing is or even straight
.
but in our gait, if we do trust in God,
even if ungodly we act in recreation
on every occasion to the final sod
it’s quite odd, He brings a new creation.

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