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Skyfyre
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0 posted 10-16-1999 11:43 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

I viewed the world through cynic's eyes; a disillusioned dreamer
With hopes that time would heal the wounds of love's inconstancy --
But time had proved, at best, an ineffectual redeemer --
So I succumbed, resigned to the illusion that was me.

Meandering, with no regard for future or for purpose,
I wandered countless paths, but never once unto the end;
And through it all, I strove to seem impartial on the surface --
But solitude's a bitter host -- indifference is no friend.

Forever seemed to trickle by, envenomed by my sorrow,
Awakening the torment that condemns the heart to burn;
Unwilling to admit defeat, but fearful of tomorrow,
I found I could no longer wear the mask of unconcern.

I thought I had the strength to conquer this pervasive sadness,
To soothe the hurts inflicted by deception's jagged knife,
But, thus disarmed, I felt myself descending into madness --
Uncertain of my sanity, and fighting for my life.

For countless nights, I drank despair -- a mindless demon, driven
To revel in the nightmare that had haunted me so long --
Unable to appreciate the life that I'd been given,
I swore that I could never know forgiveness -- I was wrong.

For even in my darkest hour, when hope was weak and fleeting,
And everything in me cried out for giving up the fight,
A presence whispered to my soul, insistent and repeating:
"My blood is your redemption, child; My love will be your Light!"


He guided me back to myself, gave back what pain had taken,
While I demanded: "Where were You when first I needed Thee?"
He answered: "My beloved Child, you never were forsaken;
For I was ever with you, even when you weren't with Me.
"

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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.")




[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 10-17-1999).]
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Balladeer
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1 posted 10-16-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is professionally written..exact in every poetic detail. Amazing work.

Title? I havent a clue. Dialogue of Deliverance?
Skyfyre
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2 posted 10-17-1999 12:06 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Ack! You said the "p" word (professionally, not poetic). I don't think I could write professionally; if I did it for a living it would lose its meaning. However, I recognize the value of that compliment, and so will accept it gracefully.

On that note, I think I'm off to bed ... ( these old bones need their rest). Nite all!

Nocht
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3 posted 10-17-1999 02:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I am speechless (that happens now and again)!
This is a most brilliant piece of writing! I don't have any ideas right now for a title ,though Balladeers is good! If I think of one, I'll let you know!

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Denise
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4 posted 10-17-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Just wondering, Balladeer, what is a "Professionally" done poem?

Nocht, I thought it was wonderful. hmmm, a title.....perhaps "A Light in the Darkness.." I know sounds kinda bland, but I can't think of anything better.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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5 posted 10-17-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I just thought of one! How about 'Soul Whispers' or maybe just 'Whispers' or how about 'Repeated Whispers' or 'Forever Whispers'? (I know, I said one but then the others popped into my head when I was typing the first! My brain does that sometimes!)
Or how about 'The Whisper' or 'His Whisper'?
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Denise

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 10-17-1999).]
zipknee
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6 posted 10-17-1999 05:28 PM       View Profile for zipknee   Email zipknee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zipknee

Wow! I absolutely loved this poem. It's a hard lesson to learn, but a wonderful one. Your writing is truly inspirational.
Christopher
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7 posted 10-17-1999 05:32 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Excellent!
Well done on the useage of imagery and metaphors!
Marilyn
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8 posted 10-17-1999 06:10 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Amazing work Nocht. As for a title...hmmm....How about "The Promise".
Skyfyre
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9 posted 10-17-1999 06:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre



Thank you all so much ...

Denise, those are all wonderful suggestions for titles ... thank you for coming back and suggesting them ...

zipknee, I tend to think that it is the message, not the poetry, that is inspirational ... and the credit for that goes to the owner of that whispering voice ...

Christopher, thank you for the read and reply ... it feels good to know that others notice my feeble attempts at poetic technique ...

Marilyn, that is another great idea; I'll take it under consideration.

smiles ...

Nocht

[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 10-17-1999).]
Starith
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10 posted 10-17-1999 06:35 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Beautiful. I have known this feeling before. Well conveyed! Good job as always my friend.

Star

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We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

redwriter1
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11 posted 10-18-1999 08:07 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Glad to see the first line says "viewed" and not "view".. Past tense means you made it through, I'm assuming.

Great poem. Title? mm Stepping into life?



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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

Skyfyre
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12 posted 10-18-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Star: Haven't we ALL been there at one time or another..? Thanks for the read and reply.

redwriter: Yes, I made it through ... and I am very happy with my life at present; I've managed to pull myself together, get back in college, and I've met a very wonderful man to boot! What could be better? Thanks for reading ... and for asking.

Nocht
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