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My Depths

Posted on May 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on sadness and being forelorn.

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The other end of life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

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Look to Tomorrow

Posted on Aug 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on using the past as a tool to guide tomorrow.

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Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

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My Phantom Greed

Posted on Feb 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on selfishness disguised as faith and charity.

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Steps beyond me

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poetic advice from father to son to be brave, good, kind; to make something out of life.

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You want my time

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on possessiveness in a relationship.

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Age of Drunken Gods

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on the greed and mania of our age.

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Unavoidable Night

Posted on Jan 20, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on nihilism by Shawn Olson.

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