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The Rise and Fall of Wealth and Heart

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ethome
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0 posted 03-22-2010 05:22 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome


With three ex-wives expelled from mind.
In sullen space he loomed and moped
his distant memories mulled in smoke,
with pillars of distaste inside.
But every day his heart evoked
silent thoughts of love regained
a search for happiness through pain.

Filled flush with wealth under his roof
full to a fault with money's hope
enticing minds with regal show
with words to pitch his worth aloof.
He'd surely trap a callow soul,
with acid kindness and deceit
verisimilitude relief.

But when she came one month, to clean,
The darkness of his thoughts went dry,
then sunward went his soul on high
filled with life his heart broke free!
The shadows of his latter pride
were lit with daylight and unchained
from the guileness of his game.

Then, too, she brought his faith to swell.
His needs beheld in her sweet face
uplifted by her tender grace.
On him, like gentle rain she fell
to water wisdom long displaced.
He offered her his wealth and fame
at her feet he threw his gain.

He watched her soft eyes slowly drop
Stoned innocence filled her light laugh
as she spoke pure unabashed
deep words of love spilled from her thoughts.
She spoke a river's length of love to last,
about her boyfriend and their plans
he watched her eyes glow for her man.

Through years of trading he had fought
where friends were shallow, fierce and dim
where all the world was made to win
and render profits at all cost.
Yet this sweet bird flew over him
from her nest of silver dreams
and he felt helpless and unseen.  
© Copyright 2010 Eric Lewis True - All Rights Reserved
Robert E. Jordan
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1 posted 03-22-2010 09:04 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Eric,

This works well as a poem.  That's the way it works sometimes, for everyone.

Bobby
LindsayP
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since 07-28-2007
Posts 3420
Australia, Victoria


2 posted 03-23-2010 12:03 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


A very interesting post Eric, much food

for thought. enjoyed.

Lindsay
faithmairee
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3 posted 01-06-2011 01:36 PM       View Profile for faithmairee   Email faithmairee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit faithmairee's Home Page   View IP for faithmairee

a thought-provoking and powerfully penned poem...all of your lines are great but i especially love the ending...it has real impact...great wonderful poem!!!
ethome
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4 posted 01-06-2011 01:40 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

thank you faithmarie those are very kind words indeed.

Eric

ain't doin nothin at all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 01-07-2011 08:31 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Eric sorry I missed this gem.  You really know how to tug at the heartstrings.
Lori
ethome
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6 posted 01-10-2011 06:36 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks for the read and the kind words Lori

Eric
 
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