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Michael
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0 posted 09-16-99 09:38 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

Tattoo

Well, I've been shot and I've been stabbed.
I've tasted my own blood, I've danced with death.
I've been beat on - whaled upon -
To within inches of my final breath.

Scars, alone, suffice I've paid Life's price,
Yet my worst wound left no traces.
So I got this tattoo to remind me of you,
A woman with two faces.

Perfectly in place, I see but one face -
Glancing over my right shoulder.
Warm and smiling, ever beguiling,
I can't see the face that's colder.

Her fiery crown unveils the imbalanced scales -
Of Comedy and Tragedy.
While Death, from beyond, sprinkles remorse upon -
The weight of Misery

I think it bizarre, set opposite the scar -
Where I gave half of my left lung.
Small penance paid next your grand charade,
And the price loving you hath wrung.

For every body's a temple but mine's a shrine.
So let all the world see.
Torn and tattered, beaten and battered,
The mark loving you left on me.

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 09-16-99).]
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1 posted 09-16-99 09:40 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Even good love leaves unhealing scars and open wounds. Sometimes though the pain is worth it.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
DreamEvilŠ


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2 posted 09-16-99 09:46 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent poem, Michael. Even though you've been hurt, you must not let that hold you back from living/loving again. You have so much to give and are such a wonderful person it would be a shame to not share that with someone. (Glad to see you made it home ok)
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3 posted 09-16-99 09:49 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You may be maimed, Michael, but you always come up smiling...
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hugs michael, beautiful poem, can feel your pain
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5 posted 09-16-99 10:24 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

If hugs could take the pain away, I'd give you all I could...

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.

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6 posted 09-16-99 10:29 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Expressed with excellence, Michael. Enjoyed the read. You do good work.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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Michael....tatoos can be removed. It's the scars that worry me, namely those we wear on the inside. This was a touching poem. Very well written. Don't let the past stop you from living today and more importantly looking forward to the future. like the saying goes
"When one door closes, another opens, but most often we are too busy looking back at the door that has closed to see the one that has opened before our eyes"
Remember the past, for it has shaped and made you what you are, but don't live in the past because it is gone and there is nothing we can do to change that...instead, live today and dream for all your tomorrows.
Hugs
Ruth

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
 
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