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Despair

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Michael
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0 posted 08-30-99 01:27 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

DESPAIR

The writing's on the wall,
It's been there for quite some time.
It comes in such sweet verses,
All wrapped up in a rhyme.

The song inside me's bleeding,
Crimson streaming from my veins.
Dripping to puddles of emptiness
Where aching confusion reigns.

For with the love I have to offer,
I've found none with whom to share.
None who could possibly appreciate it,
Or even lift a brow to show they care.

And there's a blessing turning to stone
By the scourge of growing proud.
Something sacred within me dying
With mistrusted vows spoken aloud.

And the bitter taste inside my mouth
Has poisoned my mind and tongue
Into thinking life has passed me by,
Though, really, I'm still quite young.

For what good is love if but rejected?
What good is time spent all alone?
Or the sorrow devised by the sweet lies
Of this curse to which I'm prone?

For the demons dance around my cage
Teasing with that sultry touch.
But the lioness eyes, and alibis
Fail to be a worthy crutch.

Oh, is it an obsession, a dream, a spell
To believe someone's really out there -
Who, without retraction, could share my love
Without filling my life with despair?

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 08-30-99).]
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miriam
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1 posted 08-30-99 01:30 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

great description, great poem.
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 08-30-99 01:46 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

As usual Michael, your poetry draws out of me the same emotion....you know how I feel....That playground, that "soundest sleeping?" I'm almost done with that one, by the way....If I could comfort you, beyond cyber fantasy, you know I would...
This is another fabulous & emotional work that moves me as an inspiration to reply. Thank you.

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


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3 posted 08-30-99 05:36 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well done my fellow Dark Lord! Exquisitely painful and inspirational work, but I expect nothing less.

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


Pepper
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4 posted 08-30-99 06:14 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I felt the painful emotion in this...Thanks for sharing

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Skyfyre
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5 posted 08-30-99 06:30 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"The song inside me's bleeding ..."

Beautiful lines. I hope they are more talent than truth, however.

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


~one voice~
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6 posted 08-30-99 08:17 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Michael, your words are so very beautiful to me... you are amazing...

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~onevoice~

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


 
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