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What Does It Take To Bring Me Joy?

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Christopher
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0 posted 09-17-99 02:16 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

What Does It Take To Bring Me Joy?

I feel the sweet cessation, of my vapid peace draw near.
The churning of my hatred, begins to cool me, not to sear.
The malady of anger - foeman valiant who's now lost...
A shard of lonely madness, still doth assail and accost.
Kaleidoscopic feelings - are curious and unknown...
Ever the anomalous, as we've fought we've also grown.
Sagacious might - battles on, through a faux veneer of wit.
"Obiter dictum," always; Too obsessive? Never quit!
Narcissistic I'll admit; full of ego, that's my fault...
Let it waver, let it fall, ‘neath the truth of your assault.
Yearning and burning, (cliche) you have given, done your part.
Yield game point, win to you, surely follow dost my heart!
Obscure in verse it may seem, not too much for what we are.
Unmerciful to my heart, you broke through, yet left no scar.


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[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 09-17-99).]
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Michael
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1 posted 09-17-99 02:22 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You amaze me christopher.
I am ever in awe of the form you present so well. Lots of emotion in mind after this one.

Michael
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2 posted 09-17-99 02:26 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Wow Christopher....what can I say? Only Wow....very very powerful....angry yet "wanting" all the same....wow. This really moved me although I'm still sitting here wondering what exactly I feel....a bit of anger & disappointment myself....hhmmm. Fabulous expression!

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3 posted 09-17-99 08:36 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Christopher, a well put together, well worded piece! I really liked the...
"Kaleidoscopic feelings." I think we all have those, but that was a great way to put it.
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4 posted 09-17-99 09:36 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

I loved the last two lines of this piece....very powerful!!

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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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5 posted 09-17-99 09:40 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I have to agree with all, but especially Whtdove, as "Kaleidoscope feelings" caught my eye, and emotions, and I saw the colors...
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6 posted 09-17-99 11:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I know that reading a well-written poem such as this one definitely brings me joy...
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 09-17-99 12:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Christopher,
I agree with Nan.
good job.
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8 posted 09-17-99 12:49 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

I agree with the others - this is really good. And to think, you were going to quit?
Christopher
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9 posted 09-17-99 04:08 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I want you all to know that your words really touched me! Especially the ones about my form! We all know that's not my strong suit!
I went back, and edited the poem, bolding the first letters, in case you hadn't noticed...

I really put some time in on this one, it took me almost an hour and a half to do! I appreciate and am humbled by your praise, though I take little credit for anything but the labour... my inspiration, she is the one whom should be thanked!
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10 posted 09-17-99 04:21 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

You could feel this one. Truly well written. Nice work, Christopher.
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11 posted 09-18-99 06:49 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Lord Christopher, maybe we should get Michael to join us in a drunken stupor and we can all sing Ballads in drunk's off key bellowing. Lovesick we all are, though I for one know what will cure mine.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
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"A shard of lonely madness"...great line! I really liked this one!
Christopher
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13 posted 09-18-99 09:52 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I dont need to be on top here, but a little help staying on the first page would be appreciated...I don't wnat "her" to miss it when she logs back on!!
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Far be it from me not to help true love prevail. Up you go, Christopher!
Christopher
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15 posted 09-19-99 01:47 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Thank you sir...
Up you go Chris
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16 posted 09-19-99 01:49 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

While I am helping keep you up here, may I say, this is GREAT

(don't know how I missed it the first time 'round! I always look for your postings)

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17 posted 09-19-99 05:54 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

My dear. What could I possibly say to this? It is heart wrenching, and beautiful and I understand exactly how you feel. Thankyou for sharing this piece of your soul.

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 09-19-99).]
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18 posted 09-19-99 10:58 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This isn't allowed to go, just yet.
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