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brian thomas madden
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Ireland (between an ocean and


0 posted 07-08-2010 02:37 AM       View Profile for brian thomas madden   Email brian thomas madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit brian thomas madden's Home Page   View IP for brian thomas madden

I rode a black swan from the cold dark north,
across a lifeless Atlantic stream.
I touched down on your shore,
less than half the man  from your memories.
Of your grand day dreams I could not compete
as I fell from my feet, crushed beneath the weight
of expectations and emotions I could not yet conjure.

Ten years rebuild and torn asunder,
in an ever ending cycle.
We collapsed from the to and fro,
exhausted and unsure of footing
I would reach to touch and hesitate
for fear my hand was pushed away.

Is this a love my heart can not house?
Is this dream too potent to be real?

Now the waves crash against our shores,
whipping my back; taken the brunt to protect yours.
Black waters reach for me and I have no choice but to comply.
There in the depths I am lost, dragged beneath your undertow.
Waves of salted tears strangle my lungs and silence screams.
As I sink I wonder if I were to drown in you
would my last breath be a sacrifice worthy of your grace?

[This message has been edited by brian thomas madden (07-09-2010 07:24 AM).]

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1 posted 07-08-2010 08:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Welcome home, Brian.

You know what to look for...



" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ

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2 posted 07-08-2010 05:19 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

  Awesome Brian.
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3 posted 07-09-2010 07:18 AM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

the horizon,

a thin penciled line
scratched onto a blank screen

or the ink from a quill plucked
from pillow seams...

a monochrome dream

easily erased...replaced

by reality.

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sink sink deep deep in the waves you say you drown for me and all i do is sleep sleep in the lullaby of what was meant to be and i send you home to drown alone and i wait for you to say that when you fell for me the briney deep was shallow to the tears we've weeped but you'll be home someday when the sun dries your salted eyes and you again can see my real beauty was always worth...your defeat.
brian thomas madden
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Ireland (between an ocean and


4 posted 07-09-2010 07:31 AM       View Profile for brian thomas madden   Email brian thomas madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit brian thomas madden's Home Page   View IP for brian thomas madden

Dreams not replaced but informed by reality,
though it may burn and destroy what we once hoped and believed in, from the ashes is created possibilities anew.
To evolve, to grow to be complete for myself and for you.
These tears this misery in which I drown
I must now own and over come, or miss the chance to bathe in bliss with you.  You keep me afloat and give me oxygen when I have run low.
Though I have been blind to os much to friendship and love your beauty has always shone through.

[This message has been edited by brian thomas madden (07-10-2010 12:40 AM).]

easy1
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5 posted 07-09-2010 11:58 AM       View Profile for easy1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for easy1

Now the waves crash against our shores,
whipping my back; taken the brunt to protect yours.



^^^ This has the ring of atonement to it.
brian thomas madden
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Ireland (between an ocean and


6 posted 07-12-2010 06:13 PM       View Profile for brian thomas madden   Email brian thomas madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit brian thomas madden's Home Page   View IP for brian thomas madden

Sunshine & Mysteria thank you....

Dawn, you have no idea how much I missed your poetry.

Easy1, thanks for the reply.
s1nfully_1nn0c3nt
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7 posted 10-08-2010 12:47 AM       View Profile for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Email s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit s1nfully_1nn0c3nt's Home Page   View IP for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt

Awesome indeed.

There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be - LeonBloy

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8 posted 12-08-2010 01:02 PM       View Profile for FloraScars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for FloraScars

i really like this poem
i could picture everything happening in my head
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9 posted 08-10-2012 02:04 AM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

oh my goodness, how could i not have remembered seeing this?! its right there, my comments! ugghhhh! i think it was pure habit to use your old name to search for your writing...i wont forget this time!
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10 posted 10-12-2012 07:07 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

nice writing
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11 posted 06-11-2014 06:38 PM       View Profile for kingsangel   Email kingsangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kingsangel

Love the metaphor and I am finding so much here today that fits my present life....thanks for sharing!
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