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Two Thousand Miles to You

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0 posted 09-25-1999 01:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

It must be 2:00 a.m. in Memphis,
Seems it's always midnight ‘round here.
The chilling breeze an empty kiss
On another night alone, I fear.
The wind carries your name away,
A whisper of my heart crying.
I give you all I can everyday,
But tonight, my soul is dying.

Got your letter from the mail box,
Your photo on my desk in a frame.
And every night we have our talks,
But I've never heard you say my name.
Still girl, I know you're missing me,
As I lie here missing you.
But until we can touch our destiny,
Just remember this much is true.

There's two-thousand miles of blacktop,
Stretching out between you and me.
Two time zones that never stop
Stealing our eternity.
Two children each, and two long pasts,
We're too tied down, maybe that's true.
But two thousand miles of blacktop,
Could never keep me from loving you.

Michael Anderson

And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy,
But dreams - of those who dream as I,
Aspiringly, are damned, and die:


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 09-25-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-25-1999 01:19 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

That's so sad....I hope you two get back together someday

"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
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2 posted 09-25-1999 01:25 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well worded Mr. Michael.
Sitting here alone tonight, pondering what "she" is doing, I feel the same. No children, no ties, yet the boundaries of distance still keep us apart. At least, you only have two thousand miles...
I think you must be peeking Michael, for you keep drawing forth words from my soul.
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3 posted 09-25-1999 01:51 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Michael...I hope it's ok for me to get "mushy" in here with you ! People, if you have "weak" stomachs, you might want to leave now!!! LOL

Seriously baby, you don't know how much this means to me...I love it that I inspire such beauty and emotion from your pen...although sad, this piece is probably one of my many favorites of rings so true, our situation now. 2000 miles, although far, you touch an intimate place in my soul everynight when we talk...I have never had a man reach down so deep into me and bring forth song from my spirit like you do. You have a gift...we are truly kindred spirits, and I will cherish every single precious moment I have you in my life......Thank you for believing in me and my love.

**** Forever your Lady......FemmeFatale

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

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4 posted 09-25-1999 02:11 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Michael you and your chosen provide a voyeur such as myself with an unending stream of not-so-guilty pleasures. Keep on writing for your love, as I do for my own.

Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.

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5 posted 09-25-1999 02:46 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Sigh............what else can I say?
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6 posted 09-25-1999 03:55 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Michael: You know it is only miles that separates you both...but the love shared between you is that of two hearts can't get closer than that!


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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7 posted 09-25-1999 05:17 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Beautiful tribute to your absent lady Michael, it truly is..

A hero is a man who does what he can.
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8 posted 09-25-1999 06:01 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

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9 posted 09-25-1999 08:18 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

Michael I could have written this except to add about 636 miles onto the distance. Beautifully written and I know how you and Poet feel.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
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10 posted 09-25-1999 08:48 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

At the moment we are in similar circumstance
and I can appreciate your poem. Always enjoy your poetry.
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11 posted 09-25-1999 09:34 AM       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

This is beautiful Michael. Makes me feel sad for the two of you, unable to be together. But I love how you ended it.

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12 posted 09-25-1999 01:50 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee poignant and full of love.
Miles can only seperate bodies not hearts!!

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13 posted 09-25-1999 03:44 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat's good to see I'm not alone in this predicament. Two time zones, and 2500 miles of interstate travel before I will reach my final destination. There I know love awaits and the futuristic spyder spins a web for two. Congratulations, Michael, and your find, and when you get there, make sure the shutters and blinds shutter and blind...let those voyeurs look elsewhere, and may the cybersexuals stay online.

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14 posted 09-25-1999 05:47 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is so incredibly beautiful and Femme's reply was equally as touching. It makes me wish I could wave a magic wand and put you two at each other's side.

What you hid from your parents as kids, you will hide from your kids as parents. ~Cletus T Judd~

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15 posted 09-25-1999 07:17 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Michael...another beautiful piece as always.

I am jumping up and down for you two...I hope that one day soon you can get together. It makes my heart so happy to see all the love flying around in this place. I must agree with a posted reply I read from Caroline...I too wish I could get you all together in one place and see what the out come might be.

You guys always keep me smiling!


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16 posted 09-25-1999 08:32 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Love on the internet
Someone stole your heart
It's only a highway
That keeps you two apart
Love knows no boundaries
To be near the one you love
Look how it came to us
Straight from God above!

Many happy moments for two beautiful people.
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17 posted 09-25-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

Love can't be measured in miles...
..don't forget that Michael!

Nice work!
I relate!

I always wanted an edible canoe
but you can't have your kayak and eat it too!
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18 posted 09-25-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ok pFF, running to the bathroom, nah, j/k.
Very nicely done Michael. Hope you guys can get together soon!
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19 posted 09-25-1999 10:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I have gone from disdain at PFF standing you up, to curiosity as to what would happen next, until I have arrived at pure captivation of this entire epic. I would almost hate to see the two of you get together and put an end to the wonderful poetry it has created although, now that I think of it, what great poetry THAT would produce! Either way we, the avid readers, cannot lose! Keep it up, Michael.

Great minds discuss ideals. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

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20 posted 09-26-1999 08:04 AM       View Profile for Tisha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tisha

WOW!! Your words make me think of the night and days I spend longing for my Dean. 2800 miles separate us right now, but Dean also reaches deep into my soul and has totally captivated my heart. Each night as we calculate 3 time zones, I long to feel his arms embrace me and his lips ravish my body. Sorry for the mush, but my heart and being must follow the path I has been set on, not too much longer and these two vibrant people will be together, I hope your paths bring you to the same ending. With love and hope, Tisha
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21 posted 09-27-1999 03:22 PM       View Profile for Mary   Email Mary   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mary

Beautifully done Micheal. I know exactly how you feel...I wish you too the best of luck!!
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22 posted 09-27-1999 06:34 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

MY GOD! This is so heart-wrenching, I nearly cried. I understand, as well you know, Michael and PFF. Keep dreaming - dreams you really want will come true.
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23 posted 09-27-1999 07:02 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I, as everybody else here, am absolutely captivated by this wonderful love affair carried out with some of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. sigh........


May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
passing shadows
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24 posted 04-18-2004 02:30 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wonderful, heartfelt
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