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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 08-03-99 12:38 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Surrounded by life, my own death I mourn.
Too young to die, yet from my life I was torn.
My eyes so blank, still stare from my skull.
The bustle of others, their tears rend my soul.
Why, oh why, did it have to happen to me?
I drank only one, perhaps two, maybe three!
I swear on my grave, the one I'll see soon!
It'll never happen again, if I'm granted a boon.
But there's dirt in my face! Help, I can't breathe!
No wait everybody, please stay, don't leave!
Shall I then pay so much, and for oh-so long?
One night of pleasure, please, I know I was wrong.
Fine then, go, and leave me here as I lay.
For my memory might stop another, somehow, someday.


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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll be among the stars.
-Unknown-
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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1 posted 08-03-99 12:45 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

drinking and driving certainly never mix...you addressed the consequences very well with this poem...sadly enough, despite all the statistics, many never learn...Welcome to the forum, Christopher


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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...your countenance...eight short weeks...My One and Only...Music to my Ears...hoarse whispers...just watching tv...Feel the need?...serving wench...Tribute to M.J....take a guess...sink or swim...
stolen hours...the mistress...Perfection...a little girl...Mr. Jones...insomnia...devotion...07-20-69...craving...Master...chat?
...apart...plain...vice...shameless self promotion


Christopher
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2 posted 08-03-99 02:03 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I'm afraid you're right Elvira, but we can hope. I think more and more people are finding this an issue that touches home.
Thank you for the welcome. Though I've been writing all my life, this is my first opportunity to read from such a wealth of poets!
What I've read so far has made me want to work all that much harder at being better!

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll be among the stars.
-Unknown-
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 08-03-99 08:39 AM       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

Excellent posting Christopher and a story lesson many could stand to learn. I had an aunt, a cousin and another of my cousins sons killed in an accident where a driver of a tractor trailer had been drinking. In a single instant, my cousin lost her mother, her sister and her son....all because of someones stupidity.
Welcome to the group!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 08-03-99 08:07 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Well done Christopher. I found your work here after my most recent posting (A Lucky Guy) and I'm right there with you. Keep 'em coming and welcome to the club.
Sally S.
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5 posted 08-03-99 08:11 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

A powerful message not to be taken lightly. Well done, Christopher.
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6 posted 08-22-99 05:22 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Welcome, Christopher! I am bringing this back up to the top-more people should see this. I hope to goodness it will make us think. Well done.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."
Severn
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7 posted 10-21-1999 02:32 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well - was this your first one? What an entry! YOu already are better - what with ME to guide you - hahahahahahahah...!
Oscar Wilde
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8 posted 03-31-2000 07:38 PM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

I was confused by your poem but when I read your signature, I realized what you are saying. Now I too will reach for the stars.
Thanks.

Your biggest fan,
O.
serenity blaze
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9 posted 01-16-2004 11:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Wow.

Christopher rhymes???



Indeed, welcome to the forum, C!

*giggle*

I'm keeping this one!

(Seriously tho, was that so painful?)

and, yes, I love the signature...
Christopher
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10 posted 01-16-2004 12:58 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

You had to bring this one up? You couldn't have found this one, or this one, or one of my favorites, this one?

*shaking head*
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11 posted 01-16-2004 05:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

shaking MY head...

I'm still jealous of the block format--I never could figure out how to do that. (and Midnight Blue to Dreaming is MY favorite)

and C? you know that madness IS my method--smile--was just reading and this one just caught me by surprise...

and I have noticed a bit of rhyme in your verse before, but I always knew you could dance.

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