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Michael
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0 posted 09-29-1999 03:17 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

STARGAZER

Imagine in mind as I will in verse
All the stars of the universe.
Shining bright through the vastness of space,
In symmetric harmony and grace.
Majestic mystery in multitude.
A red and blue romantic interlude.
Projecting promise with prominence,
In a twinkling aura of omnipotence.

Look closer now, let's pick just one,
One solitary sibling sun.
From the realm of time, space, and dimension
Unexercised by human apprehension.
An incandescent, gleaming glare.
A glowing white and red pocket of air.
Giving warmth and light and life and love,
Gliding boldly through the sky above.

Look closer now, beyond this star.
To where we watch it from afar.
Exquisite splotches of green and blue,
Proffer such a delicate, peaceful hue.
Round and round and round she goes,
Where she stops, nobody knows.
Lost in the merriment and mirth
Of our beloved planet Earth.

Look closer now, into the awestruck eye
Of a child staring, blindly, at the sky.
A billion celestial bodies ablaze fashion
A brilliant spectacle of inspiring passion.
But how long till he begins to ponder
And the innocence begins to wander.
Till the days one by one pass him by
Without so much as a glance to the sky.

Till every night in dark discord
He heralds dispassion's reward.
Till demands and deadlines of life disperse
The very wonder of this universe.


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Michael Anderson

May Darkness find you all through the day.


© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 09-29-1999 03:21 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow.
The only word I can find to fit this is majestic.
Awesome, awesome work, Michael.
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2 posted 09-29-1999 03:44 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Nicely done...liked this one.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Dark Angel
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3 posted 09-29-1999 04:48 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW Michael, this is brilliant, loved it

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 09-29-1999 09:28 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael,
Well done, enjoyed the read.
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 09-29-1999 10:15 AM       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

APPLAUDS!! wonderful writing there Michael
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6 posted 09-29-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Wow....excellent piece...amazing read.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
U K Hero
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7 posted 09-29-1999 12:40 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Well done Michael, a marsterful piece.
Justbleu
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8 posted 09-29-1999 03:27 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

That really made a neat impression on me!! I personally love gazing at the stars and the sky!! This painted a nice picture in my mind!! Very nice!! Thank You Micheal!!

Justbleu

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9 posted 09-29-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Heavenly. I wonder how many people saw the tragedy at the end of your poem.

[This message has been edited by Artur Hawkwing (edited 09-29-1999).]
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10 posted 09-29-1999 04:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I agree, Arthur. Beautiful writing, Michael. Melodic tones expertly placed.
Michael
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11 posted 09-29-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thank you all,
Especially you Balladeer, that's quite a compliment coming from you.

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Michael Anderson

May Darkness find you all through the day.


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12 posted 09-29-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

A masterpiece, Michael. I believe I will take a bit of time tonight and go outside to see this painting you've described so beautifully...and undo the last stanza, at least a bit.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Denise
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13 posted 09-29-1999 08:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow, Michael, this is truly beautiful! I enjoyed this one very much!

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Denise
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14 posted 09-30-1999 12:30 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

just wanted to tell you, that I sat outside last night and with your poem on my mind, looked up...at the beautiful star filled sky and remembered times when I was young and we used to beg to sleep outside, under the stars.....thank you for your beautiful poem
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15 posted 09-30-1999 01:23 PM       View Profile for Sage Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sage Spirit

Hey there soul brother,

You speak the truth, there is much beauty on this earth, yet, people roam and search for it with shut eyes and closed minds. Beauty lies in the arms of our Mother Earth.

Right On!

Sage Spirit
JennyLee
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16 posted 10-01-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Truly a majestic piece..Darkone....

Jenny
WhtDove
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17 posted 10-01-1999 10:52 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wonderful poem! Chin up buddy. Better days will come!
Christopher
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18 posted 10-02-1999 05:06 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

And this goes back to the top as soon as I get back inside from underneath the nightime sky.
poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 10-20-1999 12:06 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This is such a fantastic piece, I'm adding it to "our book"...I love the style, and your fabulous choice of "cosmic" words....this is a wonderful poem! A nice change of pace for you that truly shows your varied talent! BRAVO! ***bowing

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

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20 posted 05-04-2004 04:25 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Michael, where are you?
Michael
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21 posted 05-04-2004 06:41 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I'm still here...   just reading along silently for the most part these days.
 
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