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I’ll Learn One Day What They Know

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I ran into Tammy Alderman today.
She asked me, “Do you know
Jerry West died last month of a heart attack? ”
I told her, “No, I didn’t know.”
She then asked, “Do you know
Paul Graff died a year ago
With a brain tumor? ”
I said, “No way! Not Paul!
He was a complete sweetheart,
I knew him from kindergarten!

I’ll think about him now
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Declan McHenry 05 March 2006

Uriah, I'm sorry but this one made me laugh. The irony is spot on even if the subject is macabre. Excellent job!

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Duncan Wyllie 04 March 2006

You have so much tallent, let us see ALL! the brilliance.Don't hide it in a shadow.Your far too special.love Duncan

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Sandra Fowler 04 March 2006

My heart is touched by your sadness, but your gift has survived it all. God has not forgotten you.Praise for your eloquent poem. from, Sandra

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Charles Chaim Wax 03 March 2006

a heart so steeped in honesty will do well and prosper and the lust soon shall flip from death to the great uplifting power of creation and though sadness seems perpetual it cannot be perpetual the need to create defies everything life can throw against the sensitive soul a great poem

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Poet Dragon 03 March 2006

I read this and the first thing in my mind is not death, but perhaps a feeling of moving, of growing to some end. Different words invite in us different feelings and flashes of insight or inspiration. I enjoyed the read because it not only told a story, but it also told a lie.

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Lamont Palmer 03 March 2006

Interesting poem about facing one's mortality, with resignation or longing. -LP

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Mary Nagy 03 March 2006

Uriah, you are always writing what my brother says to me.......very sad. My brother feels this same way, wouldn't commit suicide because he feels it's wrong but almost longs for the time of his death. Very sad. I wish you didn't feel like this. You're here for a reason. Sincerely, Mary

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