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The Power

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Poet deVine
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0 posted 11-07-1999 11:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine


I have the power within my grasp
To cause hardened men to weep
I have the power with just one word
To put a wakeful child to sleep

With that power you can learn
To treat each other with honesty
To speak to one another
With candor and sincerity

Life and love and death and birth
Are foreshadowed with this pen
To tell a tale of warís great woes
As a lesson to angry young men

Listen carefully to the plea I send
Heed now, the wisdom I impart
A lesson, my friends on war you see
It wonít have to end if it does not start.

Take time to listen to your fellow man
With your heart not just your ears
And you will live in peaceful times
Knowing nothing of hatredís fears

But the power is only transient
And fades with the turn of a page
Its name is reminiscent of
An older, gentler age

I am Poet, writer of verse
Troubadour of each lifeís quest
I live upon this earthly plain
Seeking solutions for each test

I ask not for your words of praise
Nor need your affirmation
I only seek to share the power
Of a poetís contemplation.

© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-07-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

PdV, you may not want praise, but with this piece you are certainly going to get it! This is absolutely marvelous! Absolutely marvelous!

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Denise

DreamEvil
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2 posted 11-07-1999 11:30 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Lady deVine, this is truly a wondrous piece with an excellent message.

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

Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 11-07-1999 11:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Poet deVine,
Good message, good poem, well done.
Mike
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4 posted 11-07-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

A post from one of my favorite poets. As if I needed to be reminded why she is one of my favorites. Enjoyed.
Balladeer
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5 posted 11-08-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Talk about coming back in great style. Excellent, deVine one.

I'm not sure about that line of causing weeping men to harden but the, huh, whassat?, oh........um, disregard.

Powerful poem, Sharon.
Sally S.
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6 posted 11-08-1999 12:05 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Welcome back, Ms deVine! You've been busy! This is a great piece of work.
Christopher
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7 posted 11-08-1999 03:35 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

It seems that your muse has returned, stronger than ever! I am happy for you almost as much as I am for me, in that I get to read it!
suthern
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8 posted 11-08-1999 07:03 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Powerful poem, PDV... wise words and very well done!
Toerag
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9 posted 11-08-1999 07:12 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Very well done Ms. deVine.....and I don't think even you could make Balldeer's "weeping" thinggie harden......
Nan
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10 posted 11-08-1999 07:21 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well, I certainly can't impart any wiser words than Toerag just did - or that devinely wise poet who gave you the "inspiration" to write this so late at night... so how about a simple AWESOME!!
Poet deVine
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11 posted 11-08-1999 09:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you all for your kind words. I've been in a slump for a few weeks and this is one of my first attempts to regain my muse! There are several poems brewing in my mind (and if you know me you would be frightened of that! )
Watcher666
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12 posted 11-08-1999 10:54 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Absolutely fabulous!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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