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Magnus
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0 posted 12-08-2009 08:36 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Magnus


Slowly,   the hands moved as weathered lids  closed,
the mind gently catching an outstretched hand, ever soft...
always manicured, precious....as a dream caressed the
fluttering heart in battle stride and a beat strummed
against a single drum, waiting for the cry of a bugleís call.

For this was another night

Overhead...the bullets flew...whizzing, causing the jerk of
an eye, the slight moan of a soldier sleeping...dreaming
quietly as the night drifted by on silver clouds and a
haloed moon charts itís escape into the waiting dawn.

Beautiful...

He searched with a covered hand,  sensing the nearness
of her hair, smelling the delicate scent of that which he
never touched yet often dreamt of in waves of countless
dreams, yes....dreamed of....over and over, unending
times, wished for and dreamed...yes, as the moon smiled
brilliantly.

Arcing across the sky

The distant thud of a mortar, hurtling death into the unseen
distance.              Her smile, so kind...always pleasing, yet fiery
when awake. Irish stock......  A pillow smothering the sleeping
warrior as he dreams on into the eve and soft shudders bring
out a scurry of racing  lids into the calm of night far away
from the cries of battle.

Listening....

To the sound, soft, rhythmic...of father time speaking in
whispers. Dawn comes as each teasing tremor of timely
ticks brings to him the awakening nemesis that will again
lock her into the vault where countless damsels have drawn
upon the hunger of their lips to bring again another moment
as a smile creases his face and the sweetness of it all lies
quietly in wait of ever more...
© Copyright 2009 Barry J. Tackett - All Rights Reserved
LindsayP
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1 posted 12-08-2009 09:56 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


One of your best Magnus, a very poignant,

romantic post from where the bullets are flying. much enjoyed.

Lindsay
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2 posted 12-08-2009 10:28 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Magnus,  this is stunning, it touches on so many emotions with great care.

Really loved this tender rendering.
You are a mighty fine poet, Sir~
Margherita
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3 posted 12-09-2009 08:32 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

A wonderful write, so profoundly sensitive and heart touching, dear Barry!

Love,
Margherita
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stunning indeed
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5 posted 12-15-2009 11:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This gave me chills, dear friend... it's superb!!
The Lady
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ahhh Barry, I could read your work forever
Earth Angel
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What a fine writer ye be, my friend! Ofttimes whilst reading a poem of yours, I find myself wanting it to be an excerpt from a novel so that I could read on!

You may not post as often as you used to do, but my goodness, when you do ~ it's remarkable!

Love 'n hugs,

Linda

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Charisma
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8 posted 12-18-2009 05:54 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

WOW, superb poetry

I enjoyed reading your Words thoroughly.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart


Charisma

~*Theresia~*  

Bill Charles
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9 posted 12-20-2009 11:51 AM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Magnus - has to be one of your best, great write...

BC
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10 posted 01-02-2010 08:14 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I am so happy that I stopped to read, Barry.  This is breathtakingly beautiful - heartbreakingly beautiful.

A
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nice
 
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