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Contradiction (sestina challenge from Lady deVine)

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 09-26-1999 03:20 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Women as a whole are works of beauty.
Compassion is their right given by blood.
Passionate lives speak to me in one voice.
Noble acts are inspired by honor.
Gentle regard fills me with quiet peace.
My heart was captured by their siren song.

Women stir the depths of my soul with song.
I pray for those who are blind to beauty.
Open eyes and hearts will lead us to peace.
Love is the cooling balm for man's hot blood.
Chaste maid's virtue given is high honor.
To my love of women I give full voice.

True love speaks to the heart with God's own voice.
Soul-stirring and profound is heaven's song.
A devout man's duty is to honor.
Loving hearts see no fault, only beauty.
God's love paid for our sins with Christ's blood.
We strive to do as did the Prince of Peace.

Woman's regard can give a sense of peace.
To that emotion poetry gives voice.
Sometimes conflict is ended by spilt blood.
Lonely souls lament with heartbreaking song.
Savage natures can be stilled by beauty.
Deceit stands not in defense of honor.

Vows of love preclude a vow of honor.
Submission is the only route to peace.
Life is not worth giving up for beauty.
Distrust whispers with a compelling voice.
Whispers become a crescendo of song.
Bruised and broken hearts bitterly weep blood.

Even our freedom is stained with blood.
Wars are fought over a woman's honor.
Patriotism sings the victor's song.
At woman's bosom the victor finds peace.
In time even the defeated find voice.
Battles are waged for the sake of beauty.

Written in blood, history forsakes peace.
You honor yourself by giving love voice.
Love's inner song is expressed in beauty.


©1999 DreamEvil

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©



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Temptress
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1 posted 09-26-1999 03:33 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Beautiful...

only this from me on Women and Men..
We are faulted sometimes as equally as you are faulted. Choose with your own voice instead of the voice of others and a much clearer picture may come of it.

Okay..I don't know where that came from, but hope that it is relevant in some way.
Beki
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2 posted 09-26-1999 04:09 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Wow Dream, I am feeling very honored to find myself in such a group...this is a beautiful tibute to women....thank you. :-)
Dragoness
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3 posted 09-26-1999 04:10 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

This was beautiful brother of my heart.! Loved it!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Dark Angel
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4 posted 09-26-1999 04:21 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Wow Soul-brother, this is beautiful

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Christopher
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5 posted 09-26-1999 04:56 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

DAMN GOOD!
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 09-26-1999 08:42 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

Well written

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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!!
Poet deVine
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7 posted 09-26-1999 08:44 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

The challenge has been met beautifully!
Michael
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8 posted 09-26-1999 09:05 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Extremely well written, Dream.
You've done us all proud meeting this challenge.

Michael
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 09-26-1999 09:25 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

DreamEvil,
I don't know how you did it but you did.
Wonderful job.
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