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Desire

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Beki
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0 posted 09-19-99 05:48 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki

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.

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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
© Copyright 1999 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
Pepper
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1 posted 09-19-99 09:53 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

WOW!!!!!!!! exceptional........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Beki
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2 posted 09-19-99 09:58 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Pepper :-)
Michael
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3 posted 09-19-99 10:09 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Beki,
This gave me chills. This is spectacular.
Wonderful work, I know not what else to say to give just due so I'll shut up now.

Michael
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4 posted 09-20-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Intricate and well-woven verse, dear Lady. This one likes me much.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Paul Allen Lupien
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5 posted 09-20-1999 02:41 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Although I have previously responded to this wonderful poem (as it was posted as a response a while back) I must renew my opinion:This is Great Stuff!Deserves much more feedback than it has recieved.

Paul

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Beki
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6 posted 09-20-1999 05:52 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

{{{blushing with pleasure at your support}}}
Thanks again Paul...BIG HUG!!!!

PS I didn't see that response...do you remember which thread it was in? I can't recall the title of that poem though I remember posting it because the poem was so similar. :-)

[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 09-20-1999).]
Beki
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7 posted 09-20-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

My DESIRE is for more responses to this poem so before it gets lost in the shuffle I am shamelessly bumping it to the top (seem to be a lot of people reading now :-)

Forgive me please?

[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 09-21-1999).]
Paul Allen Lupien
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8 posted 09-20-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Beki,Your poem "Desire" was sent as a reply to one of mine,"Empathy",which was posted a week or so ago.
I'm glad that your poems are getting at least a little of the attention I feel they so naturally deserve.

Paul

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Beki
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9 posted 09-21-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thanks Paul :-) I am going to go take a look at that again....
Nan
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10 posted 09-21-1999 07:06 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Are you trying to slip this one by me...?? It's good - It's good.... Let's go another round...
Skyfyre
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11 posted 09-21-1999 08:00 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

OK, I read this poem for two reasons:

1) I have been reading every one of your posts, Beki, and I have yet to find one I don't like.

2) I just posted a poem with the same title in the adult forum ... LOL ... the title caught my eye, then I saw it was by you, so I simply had to read it!

Well done, as usual. More please?

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.")

silver-moon
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12 posted 09-21-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for silver-moon   Email silver-moon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for silver-moon

Audacity, Brilliance, Passionate...breathtaking...

absolutely amazing!

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The reflections in ones eyes
could be the love you need,
or the opposite - all lies...

Master
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13 posted 09-21-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

WOW... JUST WOW!
Beki
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14 posted 09-21-1999 09:53 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

{{just smiling}}Thank you Master...just Thank you! Your words have said a lot! :-)
 
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