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ashlerr
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since 06-11-99
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chino hills, ca usa


0 posted 07-05-99 05:27 AM       View Profile for ashlerr   Email ashlerr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ashlerr

eyes that pierce the soul
deep upon deep
down below the surface
into my realm
touching a part of me
i don't recognize
hands so tender
soft but firm
probing for life
extracting a will for living
tender lips eager for mine
tasting fantasy and truth
merging what i thought wasn't real
with a taste of what could be
body so close to me
wanting union
my spirit flew
into voids of possibilities
i kissed those lips with innocence
and experience
only the desperation
and insecurity drove it away
now only the faint reminder
of what could have been
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ashlerr
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chino hills, ca usa


1 posted 07-05-99 05:31 AM       View Profile for ashlerr   Email ashlerr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ashlerr

i hope everyone will forgive my usage of free verse for this poem...but i can not change to a more poetic form to bring out the exact emotions it does in me on its own...but i do hope that you enjoy it
thursdayschild
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2 posted 07-05-99 04:52 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

I enjoy free verse, and think your poem
is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!
Balladeer
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ashlerr, this is a beautiful poem. It is precise, meaningful and clear. It is not enough to have the words. The proper vehicle, or form, is also extremely important. Some poems fare better in a rhymed form, some in free verse, some in sonnets, etc etc etc. I have found that, for myself, the poem will often dictate how it wants to be written. It appears that is what happened to you. The words and the thoughts behind the words demanded free verse and so that was the only choice...and the right choice it was. Any other form may have cheapened it or lessend its impact. Our duty is not to rhyme - our duty is to display our thoughts in the best manner possible. You have certainly accomplished that. Well done!
ashlerr
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4 posted 07-06-99 12:56 AM       View Profile for ashlerr   Email ashlerr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ashlerr

thank you very much for the kind words...and balladeer...i appreciate your comment very deeply
 
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