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0 posted 10-25-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


Trust is every friendship's foundation,
Heartache - Jealousy's contemplation.
Anger feeds on my soul where trust was broken,
Nevermore! - the damning word spoken.
Kindled Hope cast the haze before my eyes,
Yesterday pitching Tomorrow lies.
Over the line, emotion draws the string.
Underneath, a puppet, I flail and fling.

God, grant me strength to overcome my past,
Exhibit through me your love so vast.
Nurture the pain beneath this cold, hard stone,
No, I can't heal these wounds on my own.
If I am to live, teach me how to trust.
Forgiveness I've found, now I know I must...
Ever have I longed to find a love this true,
Release these chains, Lord, that I may love her too.

Apologies could never meet this need,
No, the wound isn't here to which I bleed.
Damn myself do I for shifting the blame,
Chris, forgive me, I know you've suffered the same.
How is it those I love I always cause pain?
Regretting later, my words spent in vain.
I have wronged you both, I wish to make amends,
Stand I, now, on the trust of my two best friends.

Michael Anderson

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

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-26-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-26-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

i dont know the story but your plea is well told and heartfelt nice job darkness
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2 posted 10-26-1999 12:20 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh, Michael! This is a magnificent tribute to your two friends.....I think it's time to trust...time for you to find the peace and happiness you deserve.
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3 posted 10-26-1999 01:01 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Love the acrostic theme and the sentiments are a beautiful tribute.

If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

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4 posted 10-26-1999 01:12 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Micheal, I know the feeling of needlessly hurting loved ones, and this poem brought a lump to my throat, tears to my eyes. Indeed, only a magnificent poem could ever do so. thank you for sharing.

"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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5 posted 10-26-1999 01:47 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Good deal my friend.

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

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6 posted 10-26-1999 02:30 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

And I reiterate brother, I will not forgive you. There is none needed. I am floored at this poem and only regret that you felt the need brother. I accept this as the magnificent offering it is though, and cherish it as I do you friend.
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7 posted 10-26-1999 04:18 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautifully done.felt it tug at my heartstrings.

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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8 posted 10-26-1999 07:58 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're the best, Michael.....
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9 posted 10-26-1999 08:00 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Love the acrostic...and your words touch something dear to own friends without whom I would have been done long ago.

No matter where you go, somebody's probably already been there and gotten the parking space...
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10 posted 10-26-1999 10:18 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

He is the best, isn't he Nan? (sigh) Michael, I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said, except that I am completely honored not only that you wrote this for us, but because you're mine...and we have wonderful friends here within the forum...our lives would both be suffering if it weren't for this place and all the folks within ! We owe our entire relationship to "Passions!" I told him you will all be invited to our someday ! (He brought it up first !) hehe The whole thing is described in the Prose forum, if you care to attend now....(smiling big) I had a dream of our wedding night, and wrote it down...Thank you Michael for sharing this beautiful, and heartfelt poem with us.....I need to cry now....again. You are simply the best....

~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

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11 posted 10-26-1999 10:42 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Like the acrostic. Love the poem. Very well done.
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12 posted 10-26-1999 11:27 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You know if they hadn't mentioned the acrostic I would have missed it. I'm so bad at that. Michael this was stunning! It's so tugging and heartfelt. Those words really don't describe it.
Gennifer your really blessed! I'll have to go read that now.
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13 posted 10-26-1999 11:36 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

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14 posted 10-26-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Michael. And a fantastic acrostic too!

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