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Mike
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0 posted 10-17-1999 09:02 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

I beg of thee, show us thy mercy my gracious king,
Hear ye my cries, as I lie prostrate before thee,
My son, not yet a man, and thus as a child doth sing,
Knows not of what he does; hear ye my mother's plea.

Begone thy tiresome wench, as now mine patience wanes,
I hear thy foolish mother's plea; doth not thee know,
To bow before his king, thou trait'rous son refrains?
And thus a coward's death unto your son bestow.

Dearest mother, mourn thee not what death shall bring,
For I shall die not as a boy, but as a man,
I shan't e'er bow, on knee before an evil king,
Whose treachery, pales thievery of highwayman.

Farewell to moon, to stars, in death I hold no fear,
For in demise, Freedom!, I gain what I hold dear.

I shall mourn as thou preparest for thy demise,
At morning's light, whence you shall die on the morrow,
Thou doth stand tall in spite of youth's statured size,
Harken thee one thing, as speak through mother's sorrow,
My noble son, thou hast fought the popish soldiers,
Who in their cowardice art half as strong as thee,
Thou hath conquered with conviction, King's armingers,
In thy execution, thou shall win life's victory,
Lo, as David to Goliath, with shepherd's sling,
Thou have met on field of honor, the Philistine,
Though thy life is taken, thy name will honor bring,
In heart of every freeman, ever shall they dene,
T'was knight of Garter's Order; ever shall they sing,
Of martyr who would never, kneel to unjust king.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-17-1999 09:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Bravo! Well done, Mike! This goes in with the 'classics'!

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Denise
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2 posted 10-17-1999 10:01 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

Well done!!
Mike
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3 posted 10-18-1999 07:46 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you both kindly... Appreciate the comments.
Nan
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4 posted 10-18-1999 07:54 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

And you've a plane of your own as well..
Mike
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5 posted 10-22-1999 09:29 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Me thinks it is a Piper Cub Nan....
grounded with a missing engine.
thank you for the comment...
Michael
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6 posted 10-22-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, Mike...great poem. Classic, indeed.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?



Marilyn
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7 posted 10-22-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I must ditto the above comments. To be able to carry off the laungage is in itself a feat. Bravo!
Denise
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8 posted 10-22-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Just want to say again how much I love this! You certainly have a way with the language of the classics! I feel like I have been transported back in time when I read this and others like this that you have written. Keep 'em coming!

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Denise
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9 posted 10-22-1999 11:57 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

To thee it is lovely, Thy king will be most honored and gracious of your worth, Tis happier to be with him in heaven, than to be bound to earth!

Oh how I do enjoy reading this magical, spiritual kind of poetry, Tis ever so sweet a treat for thy soul!
Watcher666
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10 posted 10-23-1999 04:32 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Fabulous!A classic indeed!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Mike
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11 posted 10-23-1999 12:53 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank ye kindly for the comments. As always, they are appreciated.
 
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