#1
I wrote this based on a line from Emerson's "Nature."

They nod to me and I to them,
They my oft forgotten friends,
For me to live, they do defend,
They nod to me and I to them.

They call to me and I to them,
In empty rooms, in lonely dens,
When all I see are silhouettes,
They call to me and I to them.

They are of me and I of them,
Our life bonds shared, our time connects
Us in ties of shared respect,
They are of me and I of them.

They live for me and I for them,
They live for me and fellow men,
They fix me up, my wounds they mend,
They live for me and I for them.

They strive for me and I for them,
They strive to find for me some end
Which to all pains of life would tend,
They strive for me and I for them.

Depart me not, my weary friends,
This world lends not to permanence,
Instead it strains and breaks and bends,
All bonds as if not but pretend.

But to our joy this time does lend
Its arms in shape of remembrance,
For once among my greatest friends,
They nod to me and I to them.
#3
Confrabulationz on your first WotW, mate. Lets hope it's not your last, for this was a really, really solid piece.
#5
Oh shit, someone posting structured poems!

Grats.
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いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching