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Emptiness

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Michael
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0 posted 08-18-99 10:58 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

EMPTINESS

You can break my heart,
But you can't steal my soul.
You can tear me apart,
But you can't make me whole.

It's the nature of the business,
All in the name of the game.
You demand my forgiveness,
But can't give back the same.

It's the poet's endeavor,
A lifetime of dead ends.
And what darkness wont assever,
Emptiness simply rends.

You can't share the pain,
Refuse to stand by my side.
Took my name in vain
The day I made you my bride.

Crossed your legs at the altar,
Hissed with that serpent stare.
Still ambition wouldn't falter,
It was my love to share.

Now black and white stale poses
Fade from old photographs.
Thorns in a bed of dead roses,
Grimaces beneath laughs.

Sands of time slipping,
Like clouds adrift in the sky.
Tears never dripping
From eyes longing to cry.

Oh, that I may never awaken
To this world's disenchanted charms.
Forever forsaken-
By the embrace of empty arms.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-18-99 11:20 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Coldness of soul is a wonderful defense, my new found friend. I feel the same pains.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvilŠ


Poet deVine
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2 posted 08-19-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I know the feeling! Embrace of empty arms... wonderful Michael!
Nan
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3 posted 08-19-99 08:01 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I expect nothing less than great from this man!!!...
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 08-19-99 08:07 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

Wonderful work!!!!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
pen of passion
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5 posted 08-19-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

God, you didn't marry this woman, did you?
Great poem.
poetFemmeFatale
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6 posted 08-20-99 09:00 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Michael, I'm with pen of passion here! Tell me this isn't a real life story - for if it's true, there's no wonder your poems have the mood & tone they do.....and if at one time your life with her was miserable, tell me things are brighter now for you! Please?

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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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7 posted 08-20-99 10:57 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And every day stretches endless, more bleak than the one before... Great poem!!!
Michael
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8 posted 08-20-99 08:12 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well Femme & Pen of Passion,
Unfortunately this poem is 100% true. That's my wonderful ex I'm speaking of.
We divorced in 1995 and yes, things are much brighter now.


Michael
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9 posted 08-20-99 08:56 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I liked the whole poem ... but I must say that the sixth stanza is by far my favorite ...

Bad marriage, good poetry. One wonders if it is an even trade.

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

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10 posted 08-21-99 11:10 AM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Michael, you can call me pen. I'm so glad things are brighter, and I hope I never write a poem as downbeat as the above.
Sue
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I hope things go on getting brighter for you - but don't stop writing.
 
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