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Skyfyre
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0 posted 09-06-99 09:46 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Take me now, sweet darkness, I am yours:
I need no longer stay, for I have naught
To hold me to this unforgiving world --
This punishment that God and Time have wrought.
My spirit broken, and my body worn,
I yearn for nothing more than this release;
In blackness fade the colors of my pain,
In death, the soul enjoys a quiet peace.
Much slower now, the beating of my heart ...
My lungs, too weak to draw this shallow breath ...
And only now, I tremble, as I face
The certainty of my impending death.

A sudden light, so piercing in the dark,
Enwraps me, as my senses slowly fade ...
A sad protest, once muffled by despair,
Cries sorrow at this fatal choice I've made.
I see, enraptured, family and friends
In silence gathered at an early grave;
And hear their thoughts, that mourn a troubled girl
Who was too weak to fight; too lost to save ...
Then came a Voice, from that ethereal light
As golden as the summer skies at noon;
The gentle words were sad, but filled with love:
"Beloved child, you've come to Me too soon!"

The velvet darkness claimed my vision then.
I dreamed of peace, enfolded in His arms;
For death's chill fingers could not touch me here;
His warm embrace protected me from harm.
On waking, in that cold and empty heart
That once so haunted me, His glow remained:
With humble tears, I prayed to Him in thanks
For saving what I'd thrown away in vain.
Though years have passed since that, my darkest night,
I have no doubt whose healing made me whole:
Though doctors bled the poison from my veins,
T'was God who lifted darkness from my soul.


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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")




[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 09-06-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Starith
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1 posted 09-06-99 09:53 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Oh my...so sad and deep...and yet an unexpected ending.

Beautifully writen...I could feel the pain...and the saving grace from here.

Bravo! I love your work.

Star

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Skyfyre
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2 posted 09-06-99 10:57 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you Starith ... this was a dark time in my life, but it heralded a new beginning ... I am glad you enjoyed it.

One reply before bed on a Monday night ... hey, I'm happy!

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


Pepper
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3 posted 09-06-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I am very glad that you survived that dark time in your life, and found the peace that is The Eternal One...hauntingly moving piece...

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
roxane
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4 posted 09-06-99 11:23 PM       View Profile for roxane   Email roxane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for roxane

I once wrote something similiar to this about God giving a special pardon to those who take their lives, but it was nowhere near as good as this. THis was so great. Keep it up.


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"Come night, come darkness, for you cannot come too soon or stay too long in such a place as this." Charles Dickens


roxane

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5 posted 09-06-99 11:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent seems too trite a word for this piece. It is much more than that....
WhtDove
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6 posted 09-06-99 11:37 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Awesome! Just Awesome! This is so cool! It is so neat to see how God works in people's lives! In His glory for His glory! Thanks for sharing this!!! WOW!!!
Skyfyre
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7 posted 09-07-99 06:54 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you all for your kind comments; it makes my day to think that others enjoy my poetry.

Roxane: why not post the poem you mentioned here? I would be interested to read such a piece ...

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


traveler
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8 posted 09-07-99 08:50 AM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

Very moving ... Love you know how thankful I am that your here today ...
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 09-07-99 08:54 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Absolutely beautiful and touching. This piece is very well written, thank you for sharing it with us.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Saxoness
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10 posted 09-07-99 11:34 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Add one more great work to the bunch, This is excellent, and inspirational......more please!


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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


RainbowGirl
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11 posted 09-07-99 06:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Me as well, darkness can be so very very empty...

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


Severn
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12 posted 09-07-99 07:10 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Nochtdraco - This is a masterful piece of poetry, and inspirational.
Skyfyre
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13 posted 09-08-99 05:56 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I thank you all ...

Nocht
 
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