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Impromtu Poetry

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Christina Myers
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0 posted 06-23-99 11:00 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers


I need to give up the ghost tonight,
and as the hopelessness comes crashing down
my ankles are awash in the blood
I have always refused to bleed.

The truth of what I have become
and the truth of what I need to say
is the silence
that splits my ears,
dividing the heart within me
burning the pain of my soul.

And this word-fight,
this desperate cry I offer to the game
is nothing but vanity.

A futile attempt at redemption.

but it is what I do to survive,
it is what I do to live a life that IS worth grasping
and sucking dry....

a life I decided to want Today/Tonight/Right Now.




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"These poems, they are things that I do
in the dark, reaching for you...whoever you are
and are you ready?"
June Jordan
© Copyright 1999 Christina Myers - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
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since 06-05-99
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1 posted 06-23-99 11:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

WHOA!! This is a dynamic lesson in word usage on display. Great lines expertly done. Good work.
Christina Myers
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2 posted 06-23-99 11:14 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

thank you, Balladeer...
a personal poem that almost never saw the light of day until a friend convinced me otherwise.. sometimes I guess we *don't* know better.

-C
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3 posted 06-25-99 04:08 PM       View Profile for #5 PS   Email #5 PS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for #5 PS

This got my attention from the very first verse! I am by no means a professional or expert poet, but your work is always so gripping...you have a fan! ~thats my (#)5 cents worth~



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