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Next To No One

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Michael
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0 posted 10-04-1999 01:05 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

NEXT TO NO ONE

With no one here to wipe the tears,
Can I really be crying?
With all I've tried to give, I'm not sure I've lived,
But, God, I know I'm dying.

A chilled bottle burns and soothes the yearn
To be something to someone.
That passive thought so soon forgot,
When you wake up next to no one.

As Destiny's call rings through the hall,
Demanding some sort of retribution.
A legacy of stone I face alone,
Against this world of institution.

Generating the hate, sealing the fate
Of a man marred by emotion.
It's the need of need which lays the seed,
But love, alone, sets it in motion.

An angelic cry from a darkened sky
Lightning rides forth the knell.
As thunder peals and the soul reveals
The blackness of my own personal hell.

For in all I've shared, I have never fared
A night with soft arms to embrace me.
Waking to the bliss of dawn's first kiss
To find her still there to face me.

Oh, but is that, indeed, the penance I bleed,
Fading in the folded arms of emptiness?
To never for real know how Love feels,
While ravished by her capriciousness.

The aftermath, envy and wrath,
The unfulfilled quest of a "true" wife.
While saltless tears reflecting wasted years
Pilfer the remnants of voided life.

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Michael Anderson

The coldest lies are often told in silence.


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-04-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
DreamEvil
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1 posted 10-04-1999 01:13 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I know a few divorce lawyers that would see this as a prelude to a feeding frenzy.

Sorry, humor eludes me at times. I've been feeling similar things and thoughts though I have no ex that is mine to disown. Excellent work, Dark Lord.

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

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2 posted 10-04-1999 01:21 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Great poem....I especially liked the first line..."With no one here to wipe the tears,
Can I really be crying?" Its a thought provoker, like what came first, the chicken or the egg......



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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Severn
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3 posted 10-04-1999 01:50 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael - this is deeply moving. Once again, you have molded words to create a work of art.
Christopher
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4 posted 10-04-1999 02:43 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Michael, Michael, Michael....damn man, I empathize with you.... You do nothing but feed my demons, day in and day out. And they always come back, hungry for more!
Magnificent portrayal of loss and despair!

Chris
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5 posted 10-04-1999 06:30 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Oh Micheal, I know these feelings and you have protrayed them well. (But you must get out more, your dispair is too much) Smile

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O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.

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6 posted 10-04-1999 07:12 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Michael...great work..been there...but maybe ya should do as suggested above..get out more? But then again....I hate to offer suggestions to anyone, even close friends I've known for years, because nobody knows the exact thing you're going through..

True love's not always found
In single bars for sure,
But you can always go to the pound,
Cuz a dog's love is one that endures!
Nan
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7 posted 10-04-1999 07:16 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

*BIGGGGGGG Hugs* Michael...
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8 posted 10-04-1999 07:44 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful poem, Michael... the first couple of verses could easily be mine... only I would have never written them so eloquently. *S*
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9 posted 10-04-1999 08:28 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

Michael, again the loss and sadness in your words moves me. Your talents are amazing, I only wish that you had happier things to write of now. This poem was an excellent piece of art, you have created life from loss.

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
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10 posted 10-04-1999 10:02 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

everything of yours I read touches my heart, this one echos my own heart, my hidden longings, how I have wished and ached for a true love to greet the dawn with..... beautiful poem
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11 posted 10-04-1999 10:07 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

...wishing your sadness away..as quickly as possible. (((HUGS)))
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12 posted 10-04-1999 10:16 AM       View Profile for Tammy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tammy

Michael,
It seems that your ex-wife really did a number on you.... I can only hope that she hasn't soured you on women.... For there are alot of us out here how aren't "bitches"
Keep looking and your one true soulmate will be found..
Tammy
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13 posted 10-04-1999 11:25 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

What can I say...but a chord has been struck once more....

Jenny
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14 posted 10-04-1999 11:28 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I stretch my hand in friendship, let me ease your pain my friend.
Skyfyre
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15 posted 10-04-1999 05:42 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This is enough to discourage just about ANYONE from marriage ...

I am one of the strange folks who believes that there is only ONE soul out there that is the other half of our own ... and unfortunately, I can tell you from experience that you often have to sift through many of the others before you find the one that fits ...

I wish you luck in your search ... (or in recapturing the one who fits the bill, as the case may be)

pFF, where are you..?

Nocht



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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.")


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16 posted 04-17-2004 05:10 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I'd like to know where you are these days...come back here and write some more!
Christopher
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17 posted 04-17-2004 12:25 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

oh the irony in reply...

miss your pen buddy.
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18 posted 04-17-2004 06:12 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Smiling with C here.

And yes, we all miss your words, Michael.

sigh...can't ya just post one occasionally?

whine......
 
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