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I come to you in penitence

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brian thomas madden
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Ireland (between an ocean and


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I come to you in penitence,
with redemption pressed against my lips,
bare soled across the arid sands of Shiloh.
Beneath, the catacombs enshrine our bones,
draped in light and bound by skeletal embrace,
We await the veil of flesh to resurrect
the naked heart that once quaked Babylon.

I come to you in abstinence,
to caress the curve of your fallen dress,
as we bathe by the shores of Galilee.
Between, a tower of Babel divides us with defiance,
I've combed its horizon, clawed tooth and nail
and blown mercurial charges beneath its surface
yet I can not pierce the chambers of your sanctum.
© Copyright 2010 Brian Madden - All Rights Reserved
bel1e
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1 posted 08-20-2010 02:39 PM       View Profile for bel1e   Email bel1e   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bel1e

what a solemn and yearnful spill, here~~

~write-on~

         

easy1
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2 posted 08-22-2010 04:06 AM       View Profile for easy1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for easy1

"Sandy lands and holidays" ... I appreciate the Holy Lands references, and do know how tough it can be to be a palmer in love with an iceberg. This is good, squarely-built, thinking person's stuff. By all means please do keep composing (and then posting some here for our free reading pleasure).
serenity blaze
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3 posted 08-22-2010 06:59 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My first thought was,

"Wow--now this kind of writing will get ya laid in a nunnery."

I was only halfway kidding. Truly beautiful, and it is indeed sexual yet spiritual at once.

*smile*

When you come back, you really come back!

You've a gift, brian madden. It's a delight to read you again.
Sunkissed
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4 posted 08-25-2010 09:48 AM       View Profile for Sunkissed   Email Sunkissed   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sunkissed

I'm surprised this poem only has a few views. Excellent writing.

~Sunkissed
brian thomas madden
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Ireland (between an ocean and


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Thank you bel1e.

easy1, "do know how tough it can be to be a palmer in love with an iceberg" I like that image and may rob it for a poem lol. Holyland references kind of creeped into this poem, could be I listening to way too much Leonard Cohen at the time. Thanks for the reply.

serenity, HA ha ha.... Thats is probably the best compliment I have ever got about one of my poems. I'll be here as long as my muse allows it, and thanks as always for your support and reply.

Sunkissed, thank you.
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Elapsing, Eclipsing, Evolving


6 posted 08-09-2012 04:03 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

"yet I can not pierce the chambers of your sanctum."


...when we think we are fighting to break into that space...we should stop long enough to notice that we were already in there all along...
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