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The good old boys are full of life:
my friends, let's take this moment
to define a point in time.
The sun is setting and into their houses
scurry the men whose moment has passed;
the throne is empty, the crown sits
shattered on the floor.
The universal cooperation of mankind
is the feature; our role is but
a preview.

The good old boys encroach upon the frontier of darkness,
and tonight we are all heroes.

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The following comments are for "The good old boys are full of life:"
by ESeufert

A 10 BUT FOR.....
I give this a 10 but for the last 2 lines. It's completely just my taste, but I didn't like the break and change in form. It messed with my rhythm. Not that my rhythm is the correct one for the poem, just that it threw ME personally off.
That said, I loved the idea of the poem. Not just the "live life in the present"theme, but the feeling I got when I read it that someone else's time has passed, and not only will we pass too, but we need to revel in the fact that we toppled them, and for a little while, we rule. (of course, I'm including myself as a "good old boy" when I say "we" even though I am a girl.)
Made me want to go to a bonfire. And dance around it.

( Posted by: JewelL [Member] On: May 18, 2005 )

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