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Paul Allen Lupien
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since 09-09-99
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Ferndale,Mi.USA


0 posted 09-15-99 01:48 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

I am the little bird winging through the blue above,
the fur-clad burrower seeking shelter in the soft earth,
the helpless infant needing gentleness and protection,
happy little pup am I ,eagerly investigating a brand new world,
I am the tears falling down the mourning faces of the old and abandoned,
the smiles of all the young who have never yet lost hope,
I am the feeling nerves which hide beneath all flesh,
the torn heart living loves unrequited,
the fear of the forest doe
hiding in the shade of the leaf-draped oak.
I am within all souls
and I am all
alone.
I,alone,
am all.


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Beki
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since 09-15-99
Posts 1615
Newport Beach, CA, USA


1 posted 09-15-99 01:56 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

HI Paul! This poem is delightful and seems patterned just like one I wrote ...gosh...maybe 8 years ago...take a look at mine, guess great minds think alike ;-)

DESIRE

I am a many-faceted stone
hidden deep in the ink-black
caves of the soul.
I am an essential part of every man
and I have many names.

I am the gnawing hunger
that rumbles in the pit
of your stomach
and will not be denied.

I am power, ambition and greed.
I am the tie that binds
the hearts of men and women;
I am a thought, a gasp,
a dream.
I am a hand reaching
past its own insecurity
to touch and move another.

I am the need each man has
for human anesthetic,
for flesh to comfort flesh;
And I am the thirst
that slakes its own.

I am a flame that leaps
to consume the sky;
I am a fire,
I burn, I burn!
I am the shape of your deepest need,
the color of the rusty autumn hills,
And I am passion.

I am a voice that whispers in your ear
when you lie in the dark
alone.
I am a nagging thought
when you walk in the cold,
alone.
And when you find someone
who recognizes your need,
I am the careful, slow caress
that undoes you.

I am a turn of the mouth,
a look in the eye,
an unspoken word
that vibrates the air
and shivers down your spine.

I am all the wishes you keep to yourself
and all the wishes that you share.
I am a red bicycle, new rollerskates
a pair of pink shoes
and a job that's always
just out of reach.

I am the grocer's son
the summer you were ten
and discovered your differences.
I am a long sigh loosed from
the lips of your lover
when I claim him with your touch.

I am a priest, a confessor,
a friend and a foe.
I am all of them.
I am all of you.
I am all.
I am.

Beki Reese/ 1992
Paul Allen Lupien
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since 09-09-99
Posts 116
Ferndale,Mi.USA


2 posted 09-15-99 02:11 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

WOW! STUNNING! (tears)-What wonderful,glorious lines.Am making a copy of it.(enter here your own superlative)

Maybe real life is to be found within the correct balance of desire and empathy.

Respectfully yours,
Paul

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Denise
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since 08-22-99
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3 posted 09-15-99 05:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Paul and Beki: Two wonderful creative pieces!
I enjoyed them both!

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Denise
Nan
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Posts 24426
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4 posted 09-15-99 05:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nicely done Paul - and Beki - You're both wonderful additions to our community - Here's to Compatibility - Yeah!!
Richard 33
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since 09-09-99
Posts 197
glen easton, wv usa


5 posted 09-15-99 07:13 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Hey, I just was looking at this piece, and I
think it is wonderful. It really makes a
bold statement, very well done, Oh by the
way I took your suggestion, and I'm keeping
my finger's crossed. Thanks!
Paul Allen Lupien
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since 09-09-99
Posts 116
Ferndale,Mi.USA


6 posted 09-15-99 07:38 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Thanks y"all-very much.Richard-best of luck.Let me know how it turns out.At least this way you'll know you gave it your best shot.That always counts for something.

fingers also crossed,

PAL

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Severn
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since 07-17-99
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7 posted 09-15-99 08:05 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Simply beautiful - love the ending:
'I,alone,
am all'
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


8 posted 09-15-99 08:46 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Great minds do think alike...here's mine.
Just kidding. But really, you both have written wonderful pieces!
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