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To The Manner Born

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Michael
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0 posted 10-20-1999 07:41 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

TO THE MANNER BORN

I see the world - a sea of faces,
I face the world, a faceless fan
I man my ship, to the manner born.
I borne my soul, the bourne of man.

Too many ties to dissension,
When two are one but one is lost.
I wonder have I won the prize,
When surprise can't comprise her cost.

I lay in wait, delay my judgement.
Belay the rights of righteous men.
To write the will in blood they spill,
Ever willing to fill my pen.

I bear their sin to my barren back
Barely able to stand the pain.
Withstanding shame I understand
Famed Thunder pays the price of Rain.

Holding their penance thereafter,
For they're guilt Time never erases;
Dissevered Hope's endeavored lie...
I see the world - a sea of faces.

A man for truth, a man forlorn,
I man my ship, to the manner born.

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Michael Anderson

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



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-20-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 10-20-1999 09:31 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I really liked how you kept using the "same" words, and such, back and forth....makes it hard to follow, but certainly gets the message out....very deep and moving. Once again, you go over my head in what you write & feel...It's only because I'm shorter than you , ya know.....that's the only reason....well, and because you're 5 years older than me! LOL Meaning, you're much wiser !!!
Sorry, here I am joking in a reply to something as serious as this poem....PROBABLY because I need to read it again! Maybe I'll understand it better - I do know it's good! I'll shut up now............

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

Watcher666
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2 posted 10-20-1999 09:41 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Marilyn
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3 posted 10-20-1999 09:50 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Very nice peice. Very thought provoking. There are so many things I'd like to say and ask but right now my mind is wrapped around this piece.
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4 posted 10-20-1999 01:05 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Once again you have taken a philosophical turn my friend. Deep thoughts indeed.

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

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5 posted 10-20-1999 03:43 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That's the difference between us. I could read 7 Michaels in one day. LOL. Excellent writing, Michael.
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-20-1999 09:42 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

Great job on this one Michael
IsabelleSkye
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7 posted 10-20-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Michael, this was really deep and thoughtful. I appreciate the time it took to compose this! Beautiful, beautiful work.
I.Skye

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"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out; and what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo & Juliet Act II
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8 posted 10-20-1999 11:08 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Deep indeed Michael. Well written, of course.
Lynn
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9 posted 10-20-1999 11:15 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

Enjoyed reading very much! Loved it!
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incredible!
 
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