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Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.

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Too Many People Act As If God Is Dead

Too many people act as if God is dead, as if hope is dead. Just watch the movies, the news, really look at how people treat each other in the office, on the streets. So much pretense, hostility, arrogance, silent killings, so little kindness, patients, appreciation, understanding love and generosity.

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Too Many People

(ransford)
Theres a story that I read about in books
About the bad times that people had
Thats how he planned it
You cant do nowt about it
Too many people
The black plague came along and wiped out quite a few
The rats came with the graves, thats how we knew
Thats how he planned it
You cant do nowt about it
Too many people
This aint no story
No fairy tale
These things have happened once before
Ask yourself the question
When will it end
There aint no foolin death
So you just gotta sit and wait
Break
Too many people
Too many people
This aint no story
No fairy tale
These things have happened once before
Ask yourself the question
When will it end
There aint no foolin death
So you just gotta sit and wait
A million people died
In great wars, that we know
They sacrificed their lives
Just goes to show
Thats how he planned it
You cant do nowt about it
Too many people (theres too many people)
Too many people
Too many people
Too many people oh yeah

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Too Many People

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I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people at once
The husband or the hedonist
The businessman or the communist
The artist or the showbiz creep
The lover or the nervous geek
The question of identity is one thats always haunted me
Whoever I decide to be depends on who is with me
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people at once
The tactless twit putting his foot in it
Or the sensitive soul whos a role model
The urban jet setter - never at home
Or the country recluse - just leave me alone
Extrovert or introvert
Love is kind, and love hurts
Rebellion or conformity
What is my identity?
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people at once
The intellectual and bon-viveur
Or the naive simpleton, so immature
A devoted son and family man
Or the wicked uncle who doesnt give a damn
How often these have tempted me
The question of identity depends on what Im meant to be
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people at once
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people
I sometimes think that Im too many people
Too many people, too many people at once

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Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen

Theres too many cooks in the kitchen
Theres too many minds on the job
Theres too many cooks in the kitchen
Everybody wants a piece of the action
Cooking the books and getting their fractions wrong
What we need is law and order
Everybody knows
Cant have chiefs without the injuns
Stepping on their toes
Theres too many cooks in the kitchen
Theres too many daps in the pie
Theres too many cooks in the kitchen
Everybody needs a place in the rat race
Playing games of power, its only a cat chase
Too many too many too many etc.
Too many cooks in the kitchen
[by the colonel]

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There Are Not Too Many People

There are not too many,
Who can leave hurdles leaped.
That others seek,
To reach and stir someone within.

With a tone that is expressed,
From an honestness.
And that's how those protective walls,
Come to be shakened.
To break and awaken.

There are not too many...
Who can express,
An experience they possess.
Not one that affects,
A comprehension that connects.

There are not too many,
Who can say they have lived.
And this is believed.
From an understanding given and perceived.

There are not too many people,
Unafraid to 'be'.
Without their hearts,
Left to bleed on their sleeves...
Publicly!

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Too Many People

Too many people going underground
Too many reaching for a piece of cake
Too many people pulled and pushed around
Too many waiting for that lucky break
That was your first mistake
You took your lucky break and broke it in two
Now what can be done for you
You broke it in two
Too many people sharing party lines
Too many people never sleeping late
Too many people paying parking fines
Too many hungry people losing weight
That was your first mistake
You took your lucky break and broke it in two
Now what can be done for you
You broke it in two
Too many people breaching practices
Dont let them tell you what you wanna be
Too many people holding back, this is
Crazy and maybe its not like me
That was your last mistake
I find my love awake and waiting to be
Now what can be done for you
Shes waiting for me

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There are already/ Too many dead

THERE ARE ALREADY/ TOO MANY DEAD

There are already
Too many dead-
Too many people to miss-
I can’t stand the thought
That there will be more
But there will be more.

An old man lives-
But his world dies.
However long
He stretches his time out
The pains of more losses,
Will accompany him.

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Too Many Desperate People Far From Calm

Too many enemies,
Defended against!

Too many enemies,
Picked from picket fences.

Too many people,
Offended by the minute.
Who think the laws amended...
Give others right to bend!

Too many people up in arms dropping bombs.
Too many people dropping bomb after bomb...
KABOOM-BOOM!

Too many people up in arms dropping bombs.
Too many people dropping bomb after bomb,
BOOM!

Too many enemies,
Picked from picket fences.
And weakening defenses!

Too many people up in arms dropping bombs.
KABOOM-BOOM!
Too many people dropping bomb after bomb...
BOOM-BOOM.
Too many gloomy people seeking to BOOM!

Too many people up in arms,
Alarmed!
Too many desperate people,
Far from calm.
Too many people feeling they are in harm.

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So Many People

there's so many people in the world
and I only care about a few
I just look at the rest
they're funny
and nauseating
and beautiful

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Are There Ever Too Many Poems?

ARE THERE EVER TOO MANY POEMS?

Are there ever too many poems?
Will the world fall down
If there is one small poem more?

Here we are, my poem and I-
Sitting on a park bench
In the morning sun
In Jerusalem.
What could be holier
For an old Yid
than that?

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Too Few Too Many

Too few reasons to live, one great one not to die
dreams all thrown in a sieve
But I'm still looking up to the sky.
Still some love to share
While the sun still shines on me
Nothing can compare, clouds sleep above a sky blue sea.
Too few reasons to smile, many people need a shoulder
Tears of a crocodile and my heart grows a little colder
But I'm still running on faith when Compassion's tanks are low
Love is never safe it lives within a candle's glow.
Too few reasons to stand and hold our heads up high
Brothers and sisters take a hand and hang on as we fly.
Our trials will soon be over
One spiritual super- nova.
Some good reasons to live
One great one just to die
Nothing we have to give, just look to an open sky.

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Born At The Right Time

Down among the reeds and rushes
A baby boy was found
His eyes as clear as centuries
His silky hair was brown
Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time
Me and my buddies we are travelling people
We like to go down to restaurant row
Spend those euro-dollars
All the way from washington to tokyo
I see them in the airport lounge
Upon their mothers breast
They follow me with open eyes
Their uninvited guest
Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time
Too many people on the bus from the airport
Too many holes in the crust of the earth
The planet groans
Every time it registers another birth
But among the reeds and rushes
A baby girl was found
Her eyes as clear as centuries
Her silky hair was brown
Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time

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Why do many people wait until December 24?

Why do many people put off buying gifts until Christmas Eve?
That's not a great thing to do, in fact it's very hard to believe.
Why do these people wait until December 24?
They have to walk through overcrowded stores.
People who do this learn that many of the best items have been bought.
Many people think shopping on December 24 is a great idea but it's not.
Please don't wait until Christmas Eve or it will be something that you'll regret.
You don't even have to leave your house to shop, you can shop on the internet.
If you wait until Christmas Eve, it will cause unneeded stress.
Shopping earlier is better and the frustration will be far less.

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Too Many Lies

too many lies,
desecrate the ground.
the footprints of fallen angels,
covered by the dust of hate.
spoon fed history turned bitter,
the sound of children's voices lost.
even the old juke joints,
deserted and vacant.

handmade guitars,
strings made of human flesh.
the howl of an angry wind,
pierces cardboard shelters.
cars abandoned on the side of the road,
fresh turned earth, no hands to plant.

passion's legs wrapped around,
the bodies now hollow.
young girls fall like rain,
forgotten by time.
to be madly in love,
and pant with desire...
all echoes and rust!

when bibles become weapons,
and the cost is too high.
dead poets whisper,
neath the old hanging tree.
flags flown at half mast,
and the factories are closed.

and you just cant remember
your grandfather's face!

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Poor Napoleon

I cant lie on this bed anymore it burns my skin
You can take the truthful things youve said to me
And put them on the head of a pin
Poor napoleon
You always look so disappointed when I take my stockings off
Dont you know the facts of life, boy
Dont you know what these things cost
She was selling stolen kisses to travelling salesmen and minstrel singers
You put a penny in the slot
She called you her magic fingers
Poor napoleon
I bet she isnt all thats advertised
I bet that isnt all she fakes
Just like that place where they take your spine
And turn it into soapflakes
So good night little school boy, youd better learn some self control
Did you mess up your hairstyle, pour scorn in your begging bowl
Bare wires from the socket to the bed where you embraced that girl
Did you ever think theres far too many people in the world?
One day theyll probably make a movie out of all of this
There wont even have to be a murder just a slow dissolving kiss

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Too Many Angels

Theres an angel on a ribbon
Hanging from the armoire door
Theres a cupid with his feet crossed
On the bird cage by the door
Theres a baby angel drummer
His eyes are open wide
And two more tiny cherubs
On the mantle side by side
Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying
There are photographs of children
All in their silver frames
On the window sills and tabletops
Lit by candle flames
And upon their angel faces
Lifes expectations climb
Where the moment has preserved them
From the ravages of time
Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying
Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to step out in the morning sun
Through the flood of tears
I want this darkness gone
Your sweet face appears
These apparitions coming one by one
But theres no end in sight
Only the dead of night
And too many angels
Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying
Too many angels
Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to step out in the morning sun
Through the flood of tears
I want to greet the dawn
Cast away these fears
Forget about the things we could have done
Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to watch the children as they run
Through the broken years
I want this darkness gone
Your sweet face appears
These apparitions coming one by one
But theres no end in sight
Only the dead of night
And too many angels

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Man

Hey man where you been
You cant run away
From the life you made your own
Now that its gone and left you down and out
Youre not so complete
Now what do you say
All the answers you propose
Nobody chose to hear this time around
Hey man youre so vain
You rise up again
To perform to pressure now
No way to treat that precious heart at all
Calm down youre too proud
Now what do you know
You present some facts to face
But nobody chose to look this time around
Head in the clouds
No silver lining
What could be wrong
Hey man why so blue
Whats come over you
Sentimental apathy
Aint gonna buy no sympathy today
Wide world wearing thin
Wild words deafening
Shout about integrity
And then you go and throw your dignity away
Were all the same
Were all to blame
What could be wrong, yeah
Hey man you got carried away
Carrying on the games that you play
Playing is not the way to win
cos winning can be a way that you lose
And losing is not the way you would choose
Given the choice youre trying to change
Changing again youre carried away
Do you remember the day
So long ago so far behind
That history wrought in the fire
That filled your mind with mad desire
Chasing the centuries down
Long roads you cut through flesh and field
Pulling the past as you run
And its dragged you to your knees
Its time to pray
Its getting harder to pay
Too many people
For the rent
Given a number of ways
Is there no way you can change
Hey man sing the blues

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Too Many Others Now Have Done It

Run...
As if you're going to get something done.

'But I'm in need of motivation.
Something to inspire to initiate.'

Run...
Can't you pretend like the others have done?

'No...
I just can't charade any poses.
To do it with no where to go.'

Run...
Why can't you masquerade?

'Too many others have done it.
And there's nothing yet they've done to prove,
But...
Run away!

Too many others have done it.
And they've...
Run away!
Too many others have done it.
And in...
Masquerade
Too many others have done it.
And they've...
Run away!

Run...
As if you're going to get something done.

'But I'm in need of motivation.
Something to inspire to initiate.'

Run...
Can't you pretend like the others have done?

'No...
I can't just charade any poses.
To do it with no where to go.'

Run...
Why can't you masquerade?

'Too many others now have done it.
And there's nothing yet they've done to prove,
But...
Run away!

Too many others now have done it.
And they've...
Run away!
Too many others now have done it.
And in...
Masquerade
Too many others now have done it.
And they've...
Run away!
Too many others now have done it.
Too many others now have done it.
And I'm...
Not that way!
Too many others now have done it.
And I'm...
Not that way!
Too many others now have done it,
Just to...
Run.

Too many others now have done it,
Just to...
Run.

Too many others now have done it,
Just to...
Run away.
To come back wishing they'd stayed.

Too many others now have done it,
Just to...
Come back wishing they'd stayed.

Too many others now have done it,
Just to...
Come back wishing they'd stayed.

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I've Been Raise To Be Able To Do Too Many Things

I was raised surrounded by women,
Who made struggle look easy.
My grandmother, aunts, mother and sisters...
Can pull California to the East Coast,
With just their teeth!
That's the image I am given!
AND, they are beautiful too.
What's up with that?

All the men folk are spoiled like little boys.
Mesmerized and shocked.
The women in my family have the strength of an Ox.
And the men strut as if they discovered gold.

Whenever I saw my grandmother sit,
She was knitting or peeling vegetables or making preserves.
While something was cooking in the kitchen.
And not a speck of dust dared to fall on the furniture.
Or on the floors.
AND birthed twenty-one children.
YES!
Imagine having women like that,
Keeping an eye on you!
You would welcome long quiet walks alone!
Talking to birds and hugging trees.
Or do something creative like write.
Which has been an inexpensive therapy.

Yes, I've been spoiled!
Spoiled to believe,
Every woman I ever met...
Outside of my family should have these qualities.

But today...
Women with brains and beauty,
Disrespect men who aren't wearing capes...
Masked and jumping off of buildings.
Or doing something 'strange'
To enhance their manhood.

Today's women seek someone to fictionalized.
To take care of them while they take care of themselves.
You know the kind?
Seeking to attract like fresh painted toys.
To say there are no men.
But they can't accept men who aren't acting like little boys.
Game players and cheats who wear sneakers.

The women who say what's yours is mine,
And what's mine is none of your business!

The kind that are left alone seeking child 'support'.
After aborting their respect for men!
To leave men to find other men for companionship!
However that's addressed.
Down low and from which closet.

AND...
You can call this whatever you want.
I'm not the one who creates statistics.
Nor do I live my life being a victim of them either.
I've been raise to be able to do too many things!
At the same time.

Go ahead.
I am wanting you to use your imagination.
God knows I had to use mine!
Sometimes with fantasies that are better when masturbated.

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There are probably already too many people on the planet.

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