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Damn there back

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 11-09-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

"Damn, They're back."

Spirits that sweep across my sleep
Ensnare my mind to mal de mer.
Stampede across my passions deep.
The damning phantoms riding there.

Rob my rest like a common thief
And will not spare me quiet time.
They trample me with hooves of grief,
Misguided times of former crime.

Demented faces in moonlight,
Igniting the fires of unrest
They keep me in a sweaty fright,
The ugly sight of ghosts at crest.

Each phantom a fiery story,
Spouting the flame that dragons blow.
I stay in a purgatory,
Waiting the flames of hell below.

I damn the ghosts' their nagging cries,
All that is done in life lies done.
Where are the ghosts of their demise
And the phantoms that they have won?

I ask you demons, spare this host
And leave my mind a dreamless wend.
And I will face you ghost to ghost,
When comes my true demise and end.

Hell is hell and I know it well,
But once is all should toll its bell.

[This message has been edited by Seymour Tabin (edited 11-12-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-09-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Hauntingly well done, Sy! You keep getting better each time I read you.
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2 posted 11-09-1999 11:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well, I guess you know what I'm going to say?
Hey you ghosties, stop bothering Seymour! Go pick on some mean bad guy, will ya?! hehehe

Most excellent!

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Denise

Michael
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3 posted 11-10-1999 03:58 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Yeah, well I guess they're everywhere, Sy. They just won't leave me alone either. Good poem on an all too familiar subject for me.


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4 posted 11-10-1999 04:01 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Sleep?? I think I remember that! Excellent verse!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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5 posted 11-10-1999 09:07 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, Good! I know the spirits, but haven't frequented the hellish part - yet.
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6 posted 11-10-1999 09:58 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Seymour: You been peeking in my dreams again?..

HUGS

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Martie
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7 posted 11-10-1999 03:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I agree with Denise, those demons should leave you alone, but then you wouldn't have written such a great poem, or would you?

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 11-10-1999).]
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8 posted 11-10-1999 04:00 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

A host for demons? I loved this poem, though I feel a bit of troubled soul in these words...

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Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 11-10-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sally,
Thanks for the hauntingly well done.
Denise,
Thank you for the most.
Michael,
Would you like to trade a few demons?
Watcher,
Thank you for the excellent.
Sunshine,
I hope you never do.
RG,
Enjoyed the hugs.
Martie,
Next time I'll write about my day demons.
RSEvans,
Aren't we all troubled?
Nan
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10 posted 11-11-1999 07:51 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

One more *Sigh*..... Love yer stuff, Sy..
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 11-11-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan,
More truth lay in our dream then would seem.
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12 posted 11-12-1999 01:16 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Been hitting the spirits a little heavily lately, Sy? Hasn't affected your writing. Good poem.
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 11-12-1999 06:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Loved this poem. Sometimes just a word mispoken can create a little phantom. Elizabeth
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Well done indeed...Thanks...
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15 posted 11-12-1999 08:34 AM       View Profile for Kenneth Ray Taylor   Email Kenneth Ray Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kenneth Ray Taylor

Haunting, expressive. You must sleep on a water bed. Grammar check, title should be "Damn, They're Back."
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 11-12-1999 11:50 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Well a little spirits never hurt anyone, thanks.
Elizabeth,
Thank you for the read and comment.
Moon,
I thank you too.
Kenneth,
Made the correction, thanks a bunch.
caroline
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17 posted 11-13-1999 01:17 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Another great one, Sey, and one I can relate to all too well. Those same horses stampede my dreams regularly lately.

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Seymour Tabin
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18 posted 11-13-1999 09:01 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Caroline,
Thank you for the responce and yes they do get around.
 
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