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Michael
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0 posted 10-15-1999 12:18 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE SEARCH

Oh, Love, where dost thy spirit dwell?
In the misty roar of a sea shell?
In a shadowed forest's docile trees?
In lonely hearts ridden with disease?

Within a golden grail or braided strand
Of knowledge I can't understand?
Oh, Love, dost thou lie in my heart,
Seeking to tear my world apart?

For I've searched the oceans far and wide,
To every corner I, myself, might hide.
I've searched the desert's burning sands,
I've searched the lines of my own hands.

I've searched islands, I've searched mountains,
Buried streams and blissful fountains.
I've searched the stars of the summer sky,
The tears of a subconscious cry.

I've searched with vigor, passion, desire,
My heart with wings, my soul on fire.
I've searched Pride and Humility,
All you possibly could mean to me.

Oh, Love, I 've wandered on this quest,
Searched, most assuredly, in jest.
Till, alas, with nowhere left to roam,
I found you waiting for me to come home.

**Thank you, Genny, for finding me when I had already given up on the search. Thank you for allowing me to be the me that I am and not a me one might hope me to be. Thank you for showing me love in every aspect of the word, and for the realization love isn't something to be quested, love just is. As you have been there for me, so will I be here for you, in all love.**


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Michael Anderson

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




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-15-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-15-1999 12:22 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

The heart is where the home is..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 10-15-1999 12:23 PM       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

Nicely stated Michael
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3 posted 10-15-1999 12:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael,
This is a hum dinger, Enjoyed the read.
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4 posted 10-15-1999 12:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent thought and phrasing, Michael.
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5 posted 10-15-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I don't know which is nicer... the poem or the words that follow... both are beautiful!
poetFemmeFatale
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6 posted 10-15-1999 02:57 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Michael, every time I think I've read the most beautiful poem of yours yet...you astound me with another.....(sigh) This is by far the most beaufitul piece of tribute yet that you've shared.....maybe it's because of what you said underneath the poem....I don't know.....I swear, if you treat me half as good after we're together as you do now, we'll never be torn apart. I do fall more in love with you every day....

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


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7 posted 10-15-1999 03:02 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

well writen Michael, I think the best line is:

"I've searched the lines of my own hands."

It says so much.
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8 posted 10-15-1999 03:09 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Simply lovely. You did some soul-searching on this one ... and I'm glad you found what you were looking for.

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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9 posted 10-15-1999 05:01 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent! Deeply emotional and so beautiful.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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10 posted 10-20-1999 11:22 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Thought this was hauntingly beautiful! I hope you two get together soon.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

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11 posted 10-25-1999 01:27 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I just wanted to bring this back because it means so much to me.....Maybe because of what you wrote at the bottom. You are so far away tonight - I needed to "hear" you speak to me with reassurance, thus I found this poem. Please know that I love you - we have many many wonderfully warm days ahead of us, Michael...I love you.

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

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12 posted 10-25-1999 08:29 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Breathtaking -- and cleverly written as well.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
JennyLee
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13 posted 10-25-1999 09:10 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

One will never be alone with love in their heart. Enchanting Search!

Jenny
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14 posted 10-25-1999 10:34 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Alright you two, now you're gonna make me cry if you don't stop this!
Great soul searching stuff Michael! Isn't that how it goes, sometimes we search far and wide and the whole time it is right under our noses!

I do so wish the very best for you two! God Bless ya both!
 
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