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I Only Knew His Name (a school assignment)

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 11-02-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

Over the weekend, a guy I knew as an accquaintance commited suicide. My english teacher wanted us to create a poem about it, using the line "I only knew his name"..this is what I came up with.

I only knew his name,
A whisper within our skies.
Upon angel's wings he came,
And now amongst them he flies.

A quietly lost soul was he,
Not knowing where to turn.
Blinded by pain in teary seas,
For a saving hand he yearned.

Despair's midnight cloak now falls,
A shroud of softly calming black.
We wish to break down eternity's walls,
But no mourning prayer will bring him back.

The winds of forever have swept him away,
To now silently dance among the clouds.
Resting within our hearts his spirit stays,
To even have known his name, we are proud.

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*Krista Knutson*

"To be great is to be misunderstood...." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



[This message has been edited by Alwye (edited 11-02-1999).]
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WhtDove
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1 posted 11-02-1999 10:40 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I thought this came out just wonderful! A+
Ruby dagger
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2 posted 11-02-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Ruby dagger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ruby dagger

Wow, this is such a moving poem, I find it very sad because I only knew his name.

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Luv ya

Kelly

I'm no different than the average girl, my dreams wrap around the world. -Rebecca Lynn Howard
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3 posted 11-02-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

I know many people were touched by the this boy's death. I saw people who only knew his name, my teacher included, cry. It's frightening, but his memory is immortalized beautifuly in this moving piece, excellent job, Krista.

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"Threatened by Shadows at night, and exposed in the light" - Pink Floyd

hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 11-02-1999 10:50 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

Nicely written a good tribute
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5 posted 11-03-1999 01:26 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done!!

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6 posted 04-25-2004 09:48 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

sadly beautiful
 
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