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0 posted 10-24-1999 06:24 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


By what foul, strange contingency
Have I failed my astringency?
By what demeanor lay I here,
Asphyxiated in my own fear?
By what inebriated dream,
Ignore I Reality's scream -
Oblivious, the tickling chime,
The, (passing me by), hands of Time.

By what accursed happenstance
Have I come into this Death Dance?
By what scorn, by what ridicule
Have I been deigned Forever's Fool?
By what lack of aspiration,
Don I this exasperation?
By what mental insurrection
Have I befell this deception?

By what lack of morality,
Forfeits spirituality?
By what weak instability
Am I now liability?
By what tangent, running askew,
Is sacrificed all once held true?
By what decadence of belief
Have I been subjected such grief?

By echoes of Malady's call,
‘Tis true, by Love alone, I fall.

Michael Anderson

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

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-24-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-24-1999 06:33 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Wonders will never cease,I pray that someday I can write as well as you do,be it in the light,where you do shine, or here in dark where you are equally at home. Well done as always.

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2 posted 10-24-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

It seems you acutely feel the flip side of love, the ravening beast that slakes its thirst on the soft underbelly exposed by the vulnerability of love. Well said my friend as love has two edges, one that cuts cleanly the ties binding us to bitterness and one that carves away at the soul. I wish you luck in regaining your balance on that blade my friend.

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

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3 posted 10-24-1999 07:26 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Love does cut deeply at times.Excellent verse!

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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4 posted 10-24-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I agree with Dream...he hit the nail right on the head...ditto ditto ditto. Will the ink still smudge if I touch this one?

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

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since 09-28-1999
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5 posted 10-24-1999 08:50 PM       View Profile for suicidal dreams   Email suicidal dreams   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suicidal dreams

Love hurts as I know from many experiences.
Great use of words great poem great all around.

life is short kill quick
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That place with padded walls a

6 posted 10-24-1999 11:01 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay


I feel that love is the best thing that can happen to a person, surpassed by hope. Or maybe the two are one and the same..(?) In any case, it is also my feeling that love/hope is suicide. To love or hope, is to send the spirit higher than the clouds. And if the warm winds are ripped from beneath the sould wings, we come crashing down to earth...and this poem illustrates that perfectly.

"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
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since 10-25-1999
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7 posted 10-25-1999 05:25 AM       View Profile for DreadedOne   Email DreadedOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DreadedOne

A lot of pain tied up in this one.

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8 posted 10-25-1999 07:57 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Pain or no pain - we keep coming back for more... in hopes that the next love will be the right one...
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9 posted 10-25-1999 08:05 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

As has been said before, I believe there is a balance here. Would love be near as sweet if it did not hurt so when it was gone? You have a gift for verse, sir. I only hope my pen can approach your own someday.

No matter where you go, somebody's probably already been there and gotten the parking space...
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10 posted 10-25-1999 08:21 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Excellent! A two-edged sword, indeed. You have swathed a great deal of cold truth in this elegant verse.


You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
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Purgatorial Incarceration

11 posted 10-25-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Dark master, this is amazing!
I love the depths of your thoughts, never fey, never anile...deep and with heavy meaning!
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12 posted 10-25-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Without risk of pain, pleasure would be the commonplace and it's value constantly slipping away. Beautiful sentiment.
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13 posted 10-25-1999 10:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well done, Michael, I enjoyed this very much!
Excellent choice of words!

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14 posted 10-25-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Really deep this one Michael! You have a way with words!
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15 posted 10-25-1999 11:01 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I've read many of your poems, Michael. This one is, by far, the best. Excellent, excellent work.
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