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The Same

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Michael
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0 posted 08-15-99 03:02 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE SAME

Roll the sanctions of midnight dawn
With penury of soul.
The chastisement of all hope spawn
Upon the caracole.

The spiral staircase wafting its way
Auspiciously through that black cloud.
Twisting, turning, never discerning
The embellishment of a shroud.

For my love, alone, stands next to none,
As there's none you wouldn't have before me.
And the golden chime of Death doth rhyme
A mystery ever to implore me.

The obscure thoughts of a brain that rots
Reaching their inept pinnacle.
O'er the fireplace of emblazoned grace
Upon the mantel, a hollowed skull.

A trophy in sort, the grim retort
Of what is and what will never be.
Solely enshrining, death intertwining
Forever, you and me.

For I, alone, may never see
Beyond the shadows of idle dreaming.
And I, alone, may never hear
Beyond my own silent screaming.

And I, alone, may never feel
The hungers hidden in a touch.
And I, alone, never again may hold
A memory I'll always clutch.

But I, though wounded, won't retract
Or forego on what I hold ideal.
And I, though blinded, won't look to
What's Destiny's, alone, to reveal.

And I, though deafened, would not call
In vain-thy thankless name.
For enamored Fate with Time relate
To Death, we are the same.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
~one voice~
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1 posted 08-15-99 03:23 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Michael, this is absolutely beautiful! I don't know even know what to say! Spectacular... you are one talented writer!

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Poet deVine
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2 posted 08-15-99 05:12 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I have never read anything of yours that wasn't absolutely wonderful! As this is...very haunting. Have you ever written a stinker? I bet not! Oh, well, we shall continue to strive to be as great as you...........
Severn
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3 posted 08-15-99 05:51 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I have no words that haven't been over used, so beautiful will have to suffice.
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4 posted 08-15-99 08:27 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, This is awesome, you are so talented. Your words just flow so devinely.
Nan
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5 posted 08-15-99 11:34 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'd like to be like MIKE.!!.... (as good as either one of them would be fine)...
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-15-99 12:33 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael,
The 6th stanza hit me to the quick. I don't need to praise your work, your work is praise enough. I never miss reading and enjoying one of your poems.
WhtDove
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7 posted 08-15-99 02:04 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

In agreement with all the above. Just wonderful!
poetFemmeFatale
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8 posted 08-20-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I'm with Seymour on this, the 6th stanza really hit home for me....Idle dreaming...done my fair share of that. Most of my poetry is to show for idle dreaming when heart is numb....what else can you do in times like that ? Just sit on the bottom, look up, and dream of a better tomorrow.....Your fan, Gennifer Back to the top !!

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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

 
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