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Catacomb

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IsabelleSkye
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0 posted 08-30-99 10:01 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

hushed voices
anxious whispered prayers
living (and dying)
for their ancient faith
unwilling to refute
the God of their fathers
sacrificial lambs
led to slaughter
by fear's own hand
torturous deaths
christian martyrs
colliseum display
hungry crowds watch
in laughter and merriment
as faithful servants die
torn by lions
burned alive
human fights to the death
each sacrifice more gruesome
than the last
blood lust
thirst for vengeance
upon a gentle people
just living to serve their God
trusting eyes turned to heaven
knowing a glorious welcome waits
never denying
always proclaiming
God's divine plan
unable to speak an untruth
in exchange for life

hurried burials
in catacombs of darkness
each martyred soul
laid to rest with reverence and grief
as christian hearts sleep with God this night

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God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
- Pablo Picasso
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Alwye
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In the space between moments


1 posted 08-30-99 10:57 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Darkly Painful..yet so true, I'm afraid. Exellent work, Isabelle.

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*Krista Knutson*

I see the world through the loving eyes of my heart, and suffer the pain of unfulfilled visions. -- Daniel L. Miller


Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


2 posted 08-30-99 11:00 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I'm speechless. Wow.

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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.")


Nan
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3 posted 08-31-99 09:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is quite a variant from your norm... very intense and vivid, my friend....
DreamEvil
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4 posted 10-16-1999 07:30 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Your Darkness shines well.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ




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