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For a friend.

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Jessica Pahre
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since 07-22-99
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Fort Polk, LA, USA


0 posted 08-23-99 04:13 AM       View Profile for Jessica Pahre   Email Jessica Pahre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jessica Pahre

I'm posting this at the request of a friend. He's a bit too shy to post it himself, but gave me permission to do so. If opinions are strong enough over the poem, I might be able to talk him into becoming a member here. So without further ado...

Angel

Too poor a wordsmith
to shape something infinite
upon an anvil.
But the Dreamer has awakened,
demanding dreams be forged
and stabbed into the sky.

I close my eyes,
fade,
shimmering,
into endless beginnings
of what might be.
Reaching out through the dark spaces between souls,
to feel the sudden lightning flash
of your fingers meeting mine.
Hearing your voice
of dust-flecked sunlight
in a secret forest glen,
soothing wounds so deep they have scars of their own.
Emptying my soul into
your laughing/crying/wondrous eyes,
into the searing fierceness of you,
knowing you will fill the hollow ache
left behind.

Hands too thick and crude
for subtler deeds
smash frozen mountains flat
to help you see
the summerlands beyond.
For how wondrous a thing that a giant can be shown less clumsy than he thought himself.
How terrible a thing than an angel be blinded by cruelty,
and lose sight of her wings
that have already lifted one with so heavy a heart.
© Copyright 1999 Jessica Pahre - All Rights Reserved
zipknee
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since 07-28-99
Posts 35
Oak Park, IL


1 posted 08-23-99 05:20 AM       View Profile for zipknee   Email zipknee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zipknee

tell your friend this is absolutely beautiful. the words stir emotions within me that make my heart beat faster.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 08-23-99 10:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Such lovely imagery! It would be a sin for your friend not to share more of his poetry with us! Tell me who he is! Give me his e-mail address and I'll send him a smack upside the head! Seriously, this is excellent! I await his entrance to the forums.
Balladeer
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3 posted 08-23-99 02:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Your friend has an abundance of talent and would be a very welcome addition, indeed.

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Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters.

---Edward Estlin Cummings

Sunshine
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4 posted 08-23-99 02:59 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Jessica, this friend of yours indeed has a wondrous gift...and we all hope to see more from him, and you, soon.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Jessica Pahre
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since 07-22-99
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Fort Polk, LA, USA


5 posted 08-23-99 03:32 PM       View Profile for Jessica Pahre   Email Jessica Pahre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jessica Pahre

Thank you, everyone. I'll be sure to let him know what you've said, that you like his poetry as much as I do. Shouldn't be long before he's joined up, and gets to see how spiffy this place is.
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