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JP
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since 05-25-99
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Loomis, CA


0 posted 07-25-99 09:15 PM       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

Prison of intellect,
so viciously strong,
letting not sorrow,
nor soul's sparrow song.

Shackeled by my thoughts,
no room for spirit's need,
Thought is the only lord,
ruin of love, lust, and heart.

Mind of the lowly,
ruling the common soul,
Thought, the guide's tool,
in lifes meaningless trek.

I struggle with daily toil,
fight with living's foil,
search for passion's need,
and find humanity's greed.

I cry to to the gods,
seeking their blessing,
Only to be given,
their selfish rubuke.

My soul, so wanting,
trapped in my mind's cage,
cell of iron intellect,
seeking release without formula.

Scientific solutions no harbor,
realistic illusions no haven,
for love's battle weary foe,
to life's hard-fought medic.

Hard battle has worn me,
hard soul-search has tamed,
I've felt love's tenuous claws
and survived, nearly intact.

Parts of spirit torn away,
parts of sould devoured,
parts of me attacked,
But I came through, empowered.


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1 posted 07-25-99 09:37 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I feel your emotion running deep in this - I've been there before! Know exactly how you felt in this poem....keep up the good work - intense.

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

JP
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Thank you
 
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