Pete Crowther

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Schadenfreude - Poem by Pete Crowther

When I was a student,
In Lucretius I read
Of the pleasure that people found
In watching from shore
The great troubles of others
On stormy and turbulent seas.
It seemed to me then
(for I knew it a truth;
the same was inside of me)
And it seems to me now—
Mankind can be very unkind.

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  • (2/23/2006 4:22:00 AM)

    Weird...I have a poem by the same title. Mine isn't quite so nice though - I think you must be the better person! I really enjoyed this.
    Anna xxx

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  • (6/8/2005 9:00:00 PM)

    A very timely poem and well done.
    And thank you for spelling Schadenfreude correctly.

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  • (6/2/2005 9:43:00 AM)

    Inter-est-ing my dear Crowther, very inter-est-ing............. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/30/2005 8:05:00 PM)

    I like where you were going with this one, Peter. But it ended too soon. I wanted to hear more about either the shorewatchers or the shadenfruede you find in yourself. No offense to any Germans who may be reading, but I think it is deliciously appropriate that shadenfruede comes to us from the German language. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2005

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