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Michael
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0 posted 10-10-1999 02:27 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

INFINITY

The meaning of life,
Of sin and strife,
Of wrong and right,
Of day and night,
Of good and bad,
Happy and sad,
Of moon and star,
Of planets afar,
Of years and tears,
Of hopes and fears,
Utter confusion,
And total illusion,
Of mind and soul,
Diamonds and coal,
Of fire and ice,
Pain and sacrifice,
Of smiles and screams,
Nightmares, dreams,
The crystal chalice,
Of spite, of malice,
The deep red mountains,
Oceans and fountains,
Of queens and jacks,
Of whites and blacks,
Of joy and mourn,
The rose and the thorn,
Of master and slave,
The womb and the grave-

Lie between the visions playing with my mind,
Twisting and turning and making me blind-
To all the things I once could see,
Till the sun clouded the light from me.
Cause deep beneath the sea lie untouched skies,
Where soft white winds float across my eyes.
Yet where they start and where they end,
Lies acutely hidden with the message they send.
But they draw on and play with my emotion,
As my life seems to pass in slow motion.
And all the dreams I once envisioned,
Become warped and wasted, self-imprisoned.

And I can't really be sure just what I feel,
When I'm really not sure just what is real.
Could I draw the line on infinity,
Or be imprisoned by simplicity?
Could I see so far I'd be looking back?
Could I shine so bright I'd appear as black?
Could I reach so high I could touch the ground?
Could I scream so loud I wouldn't make a sound?
Constantly enclosing, never to meet.
Constantly advancing, only to retreat.
Constantly searching, never to seek.
Constantly rising, never to peak.
Constantly licking, never to taste.
Constantly rotting, never to waste.
Constantly appearing, never to be seen.
Constantly crowned, never finding my queen.
Constantly plotting a story with no theme.
Constantly awaking unto the same dream.

There's no infinity if there's no-one who perceives it.
There's no reality if there's no-one who believes it.
There's no fantasy if there's no-one to fake it.
And there is no time if there's no-one to make it.
There is no sight and there is no sound.
There is no sky and there is no ground.
There is no day and there is no night.
There is no glory and there is no might.
There is no you and there is no me,
There never was and there never will be.
Only figments floating in a world of dreams-
Across someone's imaginary mind so it seems.
A desire, a need, a want, a must-
That once was, now is, and is soon to be dust.

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.


© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-10-1999 02:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A masterfully done insight. I enjoyed this Michael!

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2 posted 10-10-1999 04:21 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I really love the style here ! Very interesting, and it helped give this the "feeling" you were looking to portray! Awesome style, I've never seen one quite like it....reads easily. Packed full of intensity!

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


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3 posted 10-10-1999 04:29 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I do not recommend this poem for light reading. Very intense, Michael, and full of deep meanings. One can spend a very long time digesting the full flavor of this poetic meal. Extremely well done.
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4 posted 10-10-1999 05:39 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

If only I had the wisdom to have written this myself

HUGS

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5 posted 10-10-1999 06:01 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Wowowowowowow!

What a masterpiece!

Michael, can i print this out and read it to one of my creative writing classes at college? Pretty pretty please?!?

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


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6 posted 10-10-1999 06:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Darkness names you well, my friend for you have wrought of it a masterpiece. Wonderfully done.

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

Lucie
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7 posted 10-10-1999 10:30 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I loved this Michael.. there are some very intense thoughts here.. well done.
Christopher
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8 posted 10-10-1999 10:40 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Big "D"!
Wow Michael, this is amazing!
Agreed with Balladeer. Not light reading.
Well done master Michael!
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9 posted 10-10-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

WOW.....very deep and thought provoking. Excellent read.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Michael
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10 posted 10-10-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well, I thank each and everyone one of you for the responses on this piece. It's definately not a style I delve into very often though it surely was a pleasure writing this one.


Of course, Saxoness, you may share this with your creative writing class.



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Michael Anderson

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He puts a rainbow in your heart.


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11 posted 10-23-1999 09:27 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

ad infinitum? Definately a read. But don't tell me infinity is the end all. I'm hoping for much more than that.

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Kitty**
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12 posted 10-23-1999 09:33 AM       View Profile for Kitty**   Email Kitty**   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kitty**'s Home Page   View IP for Kitty**

WHEEEEEW..Boy did I plunge into the depths
of this one!! Great writing, Michael!

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13 posted 10-23-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW, Micahel, very very intense, loved it!!
Ecellent!!

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


Nan
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14 posted 10-23-1999 10:17 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You just never disappoint me - Even when you deviate to a new style - your work is just as intense and thought-provoking - Nice job, m'dear...
 
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