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The Path (spot the inspiration....)

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Colin
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since 06-05-99
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Callington, Cornwall, England


0 posted 07-28-99 09:17 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Colin

Each night he walks that path
lonely and tired
staggering over boulders
fighting for balance
as wild winds scream their banshee wail
scream mockingly
laugh gleefully
threaten him
with a tug towards oblivion
then slam his battered shell
hard
always so hard
against the jagged cliff.

Smiling
remembering those five days
and four short nights
those special days and nights
when he swam with her
he rises
head raised in defiance
and howls
sending out his soul
to battle the winds of circumstance.

Bloodied fists clenched
he steps out
once more
always onwards
always one step closer
closer to his love
his mermaid princess.

Sand cushions weary feet now
winds forgotten
wounds healed
as he nears the sea
and spies her
radiant in her beauty
swimming strongly
fighting her own battle
and winning
surging past the currents
which try to sweep them apart.

Eyes meet
through ocean's rippling barrier
and they smile
and speak
words of pain
of joy
of love.

Hearts and souls meld
joined forever
resting
for a while
on tranquilities shore
till daylight comes
and they must part
each to their world
but each stronger
knowing
beyond doubt
they are never alone.

Each night he walks that path
even still
as he waits
for that glorious day
the day she learns to breathe.
© Copyright 1999 Colin Ramage - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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Illinois


1 posted 07-28-99 09:20 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Lots of feeling in here! Good work!
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


2 posted 07-28-99 09:22 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Simply marvelous! No other words of praise are needed.
IsabelleSkye
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since 06-27-99
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3 posted 07-28-99 10:22 AM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

this made my heart ache.
WOW
*sigh*
Izzy

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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
Balladeer
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4 posted 07-28-99 10:50 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

An excellent tribute to the tenacity of love......
Alwye
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since 06-16-99
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In the space between moments


5 posted 07-28-99 10:55 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, incredibly beautiful.

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*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks

Princess Lily
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since 07-13-99
Posts 149
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6 posted 07-29-99 12:34 AM       View Profile for Princess Lily   Email Princess Lily   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Princess Lily

Wonderful!! ~Lily

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We see only what we want to see~unless perhaps~we believe

*A rose is a rose it withers and dies...so long as you keep it the memories stay alive*

 
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