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Where We Were

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0 posted 10-22-1999 07:51 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


I was quite content to be living alone.
The king of Darkness, pain became my throne.
I savored misery, relished deceit.
Gave my love, my trust to no-one I'd meet.
I cringed to be touched, I hid from the light.
But you were an angel that shone through my night.
Yes, I still remember how it felt not to feel,
Till, for the first time in life, I knew love was real.

I could see your pain in poems you'd write.
I longed to tell you things would be alright.
I could sense the wounds others inflicted
By the images your words depicted.
The attraction was there right from the start,
But we both knew trust would have to play part.
I remember the hurt, to think of you crying,
Facing the outside, while inside you were dying.

And things are never easy, being apart.
But now we hold each other close in heart.
Though the sky at times doesn't seem so blue,
With you missing me, with me missing you.
And I wish each night, alone in my bed,
Somehow I could be there with you, instead.
But I never question where we are, Gennifer,
Because I still haven't forgotten where we were.

Michael Anderson

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

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-22-1999).]
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1 posted 10-22-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Isn't that true!
I'll settle for what I have's better than before I met him....
Wow! Awesome point my friend

"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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2 posted 10-22-1999 08:03 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Awesome tribute my friend. Still stuck in deep thought I see and that is well.

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

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3 posted 10-22-1999 08:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely, Michael. Lots of wisdom in this!
And love too, of course!

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4 posted 10-22-1999 08:29 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Michael, you are a very lucky, and talented
man. This is a very special, and beautiful

[This message has been edited by Richard 33 (edited 10-22-1999).]
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5 posted 10-22-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

A lovely tribute Michael. This is something anyone would love to hear.
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6 posted 10-22-1999 10:06 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This has me sitting here in tears...happy ones of course. I knew you said you were working on this - something along this line, but I had no idea it would be so beautifully sweet....thank you, sir for remembering us like this...we have come a long way in just 2 months. And think, we have our whole lives ahead of us....(sighing happily) Always remember I love you, and cherish every word you say and write.

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

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7 posted 10-23-1999 01:10 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Micheal...a beautifulpoem, I too remember how it felt to not feel, and I was saved from apathy by my own precious sunbeam. Beautiful read that I could relate to much.

"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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8 posted 10-23-1999 02:24 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

is "WOW!" enough of a reply? nawww, not for this brilliant poem. Well done indeed Michael. As I was reading it for the first ti me I knew it was something I can relate to.
Rest assured, the pain of being apart in body is more than worthwhile when compared to being together in heart and soul. (And you know I know what I'm on about there my friend).

I'm gonna say it anyway.... WOW! *8)

I believe in fairy tales but then I'm just a silly romantic, what do I know?
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9 posted 10-23-1999 02:30 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Another success friend...Amazing what a twist a little inspiration can have on your life is it not? And I want to note that your last two lines spoke volumes for me. Foregoing the past in favor of the future is a difficult thing to do, but I think well worth it!
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10 posted 10-23-1999 05:03 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

To find a love like this......beautiful.

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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11 posted 10-23-1999 05:20 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Beautiful, Micheal and so full of soul !
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12 posted 10-23-1999 06:19 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sigh - this is too compelling michael. Well done, inspiration brings out the best in a person - I'm glad you found your way out of the darkness.
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13 posted 10-23-1999 11:23 AM       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

Micahel...beautiful, need I say more?
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