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Chronicle of the Unknown

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Michael
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0 posted 08-27-99 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

Chronicle of the Unknown

The night was silent, dark and cold,
This night I once spoke of so bold.
Watching the August meteor showers
In awe of God's celestial powers.
Lying on my back, scouring the sky,
In my backyard with a childlike eye.
What I came to see that eerie night
Sure as hell wasn't a meteorite.

At first I though it was just a plane,
But then it played a trick on my brain.
Flying in loops, then hoovering still,
I knew no plane could match that drill.
Then a second and third came to eye,
Forming a triangle in the sky.
They looped together, (grace in flight),
Then shot straight up into the night.

Now I know the tricks of a weary mind -
Searching each night since never to find
That motion equaled by anything manmade
Those dancing lights ever again on parade.
When the world thinks you've dove the deep end,
When no-one you know will call you friend.
I can assure you there's no personal glory
When the Enquirer won't even buy the story.

Yet, years later I still feel this need
To tell a story that none would heed.
In such a supreme technological state,
How oxymoronic will be our fate.
For I've deciphered messages from afar,
Transmissions from an unnamed star,
Where I know they watch with laughter,
The goals mankind seems to be after.

Touching that knot behind my earlobe -
I wonder if that's where they've stuck a probe.
Or perhaps to this earth I was sent
As a form of their punishment.
Or if anyone here at all might share
This overwhelming wave of despair.
I wonder if I will ever be free
Of this human body enslaving me.



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 09-30-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 08-27-99 11:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I believe!


(I believe also, that this is an eerie poem! Loved it!)
Nan
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2 posted 08-28-99 08:29 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Michael, this is one of my very favorites of all your works - and that's saying something - I love them all....
Brad
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3 posted 09-27-1999 05:24 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Great poem. I really liked the first two stanzas and the whole lobe thing. It was a pleasure to read (and a great contrast from what I've been reading lately)
JennyLee
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4 posted 09-29-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Bravo!
I could put this to music!
Truly good!!
What more can I say that hasn't already
been said??
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5 posted 09-29-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Excellent verse my friend and as said, a departure from your usual.

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

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6 posted 09-30-1999 08:42 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Well done....are they still there??

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
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7 posted 10-01-1999 02:31 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"...And it sure as hell wasn't a meteorite."

That line made me laugh for some reason ... the beginning of the poem seemed so serious and reverent, I wasn't prepared for it I guess ...

This was excellent ... I am a shamelesss sci-fi fan and stuff like this really interests me ... don't think I've ever seen it in poetic form, though!

Sequel!

Nocht
Michael
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8 posted 10-02-1999 02:51 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thank you everyone for dragging this one back up. It was one of my favorite pieces to write..well because much of it wasn't exactly sci-fi...but anyway, glad you all enjoyed and glad I got a laugh out of you, Nocht. I knew if this poem didn't have a tinge of humor the men with the white suits would be dragging me off again.

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Michael Anderson

I could not love except where Death
Was mingling his with Beauty's breath -
Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny
Were stalking between her and me.
EAP





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-03-1999).]
Justin Kace
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9 posted 10-03-1999 12:15 PM       View Profile for Justin Kace   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Justin Kace

...Cmon back to the 'stute now - like a good boy... Dinner is almost ready...dehydrated space-burgers tonight - just add water...
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10 posted 10-03-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

WONDER...FULL!!!! ......a fantastic read Michael..........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Denise
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11 posted 10-03-1999 04:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very enjoyable, Michael!

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Denise
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12 posted 10-03-1999 06:37 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

See? The TRUTH is out there!! But I don't make fun, my husband and I have seen some strange things in our lifetimes!!
Great job as always Michael, my friend..:..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

 
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