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Michael
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0 posted 12-12-2013 05:25 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


Release


The chains, they strike the ground,
As you look to the sky...
And though you don't have wings,
You're sure that you can fly.
You speak, but make no sound.
It's taken by the wind.
And though darkness still sings,
You no longer pretend

It's all you hear as you listen—
All you see as you stare,
With eyes freshly awakened
To what's always been there.
And it's a strange sensation
To not fall through the cracks;
With all that life has taken,
To find you can relax.

The words, they cut your soul,
And yet granted release.
You close your eyes at night
In an aura of peace.
The pain has lost control.
Your eyes, they finally see
There's no reason to fight
A man you'll never be.

The cost, it has been paid.
The time, it has been served.
A truth ever untold,
'Twas more than you deserved.
But of promises made
You still have mind to keep,
Though most you held was sold,
You're dreams weren't priced so cheap.

And you're the architect
Of the dream you walk through,
When you but realize
There's nothing you can't do.
The ache, fallen suspect,
If once priceless and dear;
I shall not aggrandize,
And no more will revere.


Michael Anderson

11/25/2013
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1 posted 12-12-2013 05:28 PM       View Profile for ponderthepoetorrsx   Email ponderthepoetorrsx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ponderthepoetorrsx

So much meaning

Richard

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2 posted 12-12-2013 06:07 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
You close your eyes at night
In an aura of peace.
The pain has lost control.


It feels as if a regeneration is taking place, dear Michael. Eyes that see more clearly  because they stop to judge. A heart in peace creates room for new energy of love.

Exquisitely written.

Margherita
Kit McCallum
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3 posted 12-13-2013 09:17 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

From the title, through to the very last line, this is beautiful Michael.  You've captured that understanding and snapshot in time of a recognition that allows encouragement and hope to flow through beyond the dark. I loved this.  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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4 posted 12-13-2013 09:26 AM       View Profile for Gale   Email Gale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gale

I have no words to comment this, Michael!
Stunning!
KentAshbyKorb
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5 posted 12-13-2013 10:49 PM       View Profile for KentAshbyKorb   Email KentAshbyKorb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for KentAshbyKorb

Michael! Your poetry deeply speaks to me! And effects my own heart! You write well, with deep conviction, thought, and truly some real felt experience! I've been tossed as of late and find your own words relate to my current tumult! Cheers!!!
ebonygirl
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6 posted 12-14-2013 03:07 AM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

"Release", a powerful Poem.
Well done my friend.
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7 posted 12-14-2013 03:18 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

There's a lot to be said for "Release". Michael. Lovely writing.
                            Ida
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8 posted 12-14-2013 09:22 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis2   Email Amaryllis2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis2

I love the message here!
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9 posted 12-27-2013 07:36 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing as always...James
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10 posted 12-28-2013 08:58 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden


What a blessing this is! I feel as if I just watched you cross the finishline to a grueling marathon or reach the top of a mountain!

Lori
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11 posted 12-29-2013 04:37 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Erupting explosive tears of joy for you and yours, Michael.  

Owl
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Excellent writing... You bring a greater understanding to the reader
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