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All Things Shall Return

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JP
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since 05-25-99
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Loomis, CA


0 posted 08-01-99 06:24 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

He sits quietly,
sickly glow of monitor,
casting face in death's radiance,
wondering how he will survive.
Her death was well deserved
and long time in coming,
evil demon of lust and greed,
who passing from this coil,
will give life to this heart.
He places fingers on keys,
to begin his life anew,
painting portraits in rhyme,
sculpting statues in prose.
the very life's blood again,
that once made him a man,
but which she stole violently.
He taps the squares of the muse,
watching verse flow before him,
feeling the power of creation,
in his abiltiy to pen joy.
Somewhere, in labrynth of thought,
he senses her soul stir,
the soul of doubt and fear,
the soul of the mute, the numb.
He feels her seethe deep,
weak, not quite as dead,
as he had prayed for.
He races with poem,
trying to put down each line,
cause he understands,
with the certainty of the dead,
that she will come back to him.
for like sorrow, and the misty ocean,
all things shall return.

Ex nihilo nihil fit
JP

[This message has been edited by JP (edited 08-02-99).]
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JP
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Loomis, CA


1 posted 08-02-99 01:18 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I was challenged to write a poem with the verse "and like the misty ocean, all things shall return"

This is the fruit of that seed...

Obscurum per obscurius
JP
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 08-02-99 07:48 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Well, JP.....I must say, you met up to the challange well with this one! I really enjoyed it.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Andrew Scott
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since 06-24-99
Posts 2655
Redlands,CA,USA


3 posted 08-02-99 08:03 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Consider the challenge answered and conquered. I've only read a few of you works but I've yet to be disappointed. I doubt I ever will be. Well written, I bow to you and yours.
 
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