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poetFemmeFatale
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0 posted 09-16-99 01:39 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I wish I would have been there
but fear kept me at bay -
My man from out of nowhere
passed through the other day.
He waited there in Memphis
with a rose in hand for me -
As I stood there in the shadows
I became his memory...
The rain fell fast to hide my tears
so no one there would know -
just how much this woman here -
wants to love him so...
They called for all to board,
& I saw him turn to go -
and something deep inside my soul
was screaming out, " Please, No !"
"Don't take him from me please,
let him stay a while longer -
let me hold him, through the night
so my courage will grow stronger..."
My man from out of nowhere
disappeared into the night,
Reality glared back at me -
as the bus drove out of sight.
I stepped out of the shadows
finally everyone could see -
the tears that fell as I reached down,
to take the rose he left for me.........


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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


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LngJhnAg
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1 posted 09-16-99 01:45 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Femme - this was a wonderful, hopeful, crushing poem that really held me. You are so incredible with your words.
juanita
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2 posted 09-16-99 01:49 PM       View Profile for juanita   Email juanita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for juanita

I'm so glad you're back I miss your poems,
great work as always!
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 09-16-99 01:56 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Thank you LngJhn...I'm glad you see the beauty, because all I see is regret....thank you again though, your words mean so much.

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Richard 33
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4 posted 09-16-99 02:18 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Wow!! Now that is deep!! Very nicely done. Just remember poetry is a window to one's
soul,and the inner most feelings, that is what makes you so good!
Michael
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5 posted 09-16-99 03:05 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Oh you're good. Here I am trying to make you feel bad and now I'm the one gettin' all teary eyed. How do you do this to me so easily????

Michael
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 09-16-99 03:31 PM       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

Poet.....tears of regret are those shed the hardest. Nicely written

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
caroline
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7 posted 09-16-99 03:44 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Are we gonna have to take up a collection for two more bus tickets so y'all can meet halfway? If you two keep up with these incredibly beautiful poems I'll never stop crying!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Balladeer
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8 posted 09-16-99 03:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My mind has turned to mush trying to follow this. Ok, lemmee get this straight.

Michael went to Memphis.
Poet Femme was there.
Michael got down off the bus,
Looked for her everywhere.

PF was standing out of sight
At the station, too.
And, though it made her want to cry,
She stayed way out of view.

So Michael looked until the end,
Bus doors began to close.
His last act was to leave behind
A beautiful red rose.

When he had gone, PF came out
Picked up the lovely rose
And cried for all that could have been
Though this was what see chose.

So Michael wrote a lovely poem
Describing his despair
At traveling to Tennessee
And finding no one there.

Then PF wrote her own reply
Of how she sat and cried
At how she had not met him
Because she chose to hide.

So Mike feels sorry for Poet Femme
For what she's going through
Though he stood there with rose in hand
While she played peek-a-boo.

Have I got it right so far.........?
Michael
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9 posted 09-16-99 03:54 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Yeah Balladeer, that about covers it - but things got a bit brighter in Texas - check the adult.

Michael
Paul Allen Lupien
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10 posted 09-16-99 04:29 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

After reading this heartfelt work(with perfect meter I might add)-one thing was very apparent---his loss must have been the greater.

PAL

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miriam
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11 posted 09-16-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

I am so lost!! is this what you guys talk about in icq??? I have been trying so hard to get this icq thing but I don't know what i'm doing wrong. I kept reading michaels poems and had no clue what he was talking about. I read PF poems and didn't care what she was talking about because i love her poems anyway. Now i sort of get it HE HE! this is soooo cute. Anyway people...if this is meant to be then it will happen again.
doreen peri
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12 posted 09-16-99 05:19 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Glad you got home safely, Michael. (Are you home?) Looks like y'all had quite an adventure, eh what? Especially after you left memphis. Great seeing you again, btw! Enjoyed your humor, your company and your friendship.

oh and pff, well written poem ... meter/rhyme/imagery, the works, nice job! Reminds me of something I wrote once upon a time.... i often think back about that man... well, that was a long time ago... funny how you look back and dream about what could have happened "if only"... life's like that. Moments of time that slip away so quickly...

-dp
RainbowGirl
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13 posted 09-16-99 05:46 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You know, I think Caroline is right, you two go and find each other, say with everything you have what you feel and come back and do a duet about how you made it through the night...and I'll read totally enthralled as I am now...

True love should never be kept apart, it's far too precious a gift..

I wish you both all the love and hugs, patience and endurance and may the world be yours to enjoy...together!

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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.

WhtDove
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14 posted 09-16-99 05:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

PFF, that was a beautiful poem! It describes so well the feelings inside. That you have for each other of course. Get the bus tickets you too, and Michael bring another rose, and PFF don't hide this time!!!
RainbowGirl
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15 posted 09-16-99 06:16 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Scene from the auction of:

'The love of a lifetime'

"Who will start the bidding?"
Yes Michael?...Your love?
any further offers on love
Yes, the lady wearing the rose
You're offering, "sorry Madam?
what was that?, oh, you're
offering to meet him halfway?"
going, going, gone!
(bangs the gavel)

sorry, couldn't resist...

HUGS both


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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.

Tara Simms
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16 posted 09-16-99 09:24 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

pff, this was beautiful, wistful. breaks my heart to think of the two of you standing there, him waiting for you while your fear holds you back.

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Work like you don't need the money, love like it's never going to hurt, dance like nobody's watching.
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


17 posted 09-16-99 09:29 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

What is this??? I'm getting all misty eyed, and I wasn'teven involved...you two better do something fast, or you're going to have a bunch of poets bawling all over the place!

Bittersweet beauty in you words PFF... touching to say the least!
Beki
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since 09-15-99
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18 posted 09-16-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Ok I may be new but I am catching on, you have a real live paasions in poetry affair building here between Michael and pFF...wow! fairy tales on the net huh? I love it! And this whole scene reminds me of meeting my dad for the firsttime when I was 17..I was last off the plane cuz I was scared he would be somehow disappointed in me and when I finally got off I couldn't find him right away because he was hiding behind a giant ad sign thinking the same thing..that I would somehow be disappointed in HIM. How wrong we were....and we still had our time together..I hope the two of you find another time real soon to GET TOGETHER!!! Good luck to you both, and if it doesn't work out..look at all the great poems that came out of it! ;-)

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society

[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 09-16-99).]
beowulf_26
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19 posted 09-20-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for beowulf_26   Email beowulf_26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for beowulf_26

Jeez. I almost cried after this. (something I very rarely do) Powerful, powerful, and strong too! You truly have much talent. Let's see if I can find anything else back here in the piles...

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beowulf_26
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20 posted 09-20-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for beowulf_26   Email beowulf_26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for beowulf_26

Jeez. I almost cried after this. (something I very rarely do) Powerful, powerful, and strong too! You truly have much talent. Let's see if I can find anything else back here in the piles...

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Opinions are like bellybuttons: eveybody's got 'em and they're good for nothing.
beowulf_26
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21 posted 09-20-1999 03:26 PM       View Profile for beowulf_26   Email beowulf_26   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for beowulf_26

Jeez. I almost cried after this. (something I very rarely do) Powerful, powerful, and strong too! You truly have much talent. Let's see if I can find anything else back here in the piles...

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Opinions are like bellybuttons: eveybody's got 'em and they're good for nothing.
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