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Forever Fight

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JP
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0 posted 05-26-99 11:55 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Malevolent shade,
why dost thou pursue me?
Violent, spectral beast,
reeking with death's stench.
Am I the only one to fight you?

In our eternal battle,
not once have I escaped,
your sinewy blizzard clutch.
Wrest briefly from thine claw,
only to again be grasped by mine heel.
Fighting ever. Futility in fleeing.

Never to remove thine grunge,
from inside mine head.
Thine presence sickens me,
ye of many names;
anger, spite, envy, despair.

Your putrescence creeps always,
touching filth upon any I love.
Thou dost grapple with me,
in my waking dreams.
Sitting upon my labored chest,
in my fright-soaked nights.

Darkness be thy greeting,
horror be thy laugh.
For ages beyond my knowing,
you have death-walked,
seething within me, waiting.

Are ye controlled by my might?
Hardly so. Merely allowing me
but brief repreive,
to flit upon joy.
Only to make thy return,
more vile by compare.

Eternal dregs of hate,
I spit in thine eye.
For I, humanity, shall strive,
to gain final conquest,
in this forever fight.

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Cogito, ergo sum
JP


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Nan
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1 posted 05-26-99 12:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I think - Therefore, I am....


Illegitimi non carburundum est
Is that how you say it? If not, I can edit now.... hehe.....



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Red Letter
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2 posted 05-26-99 06:32 PM       View Profile for Red Letter   Email Red Letter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red Letter

Wow... Awesome. I know you told me that you write your darkest work when you are most satisfied in your life... should I take this as a good sign? ; )

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Listening to every heart


3 posted 08-13-99 02:04 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

JP, this takes on new meaning for me as I have watched you evolve through the forum pages. I look at this in a whole and different light, and I think it is time to bring it back to the forefront. Keep teaching through your challenges, Kind Sir.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


~one voice~
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4 posted 08-13-99 03:38 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Excellent work, JP! I truly enjoyed this piece. Ah, but the rapture of what we do to ourselves, eh?

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


 
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