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Michael
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0 posted 11-10-1999 04:20 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

COMPROMISE

Winding roads, seemingly never-ending
Lead through the pain but not toward mending.
Questions unanswered otherwise-
Yield in the maze of compromise.

Hardened hearts and calloused fingertips.
Sarcastic laughs and Freudian slips.
Gesture of a jester, crown of the clowned,
Ashes to ashes, love seemed so renowned.

Dust blinds the eyes, winds howl at the ears.
And still you press on, driven by your fears.
Even daring to laugh at obvious self-distress,
When the only alternative is loneliness.

A kiss on the cheek, the turning of a head.
The coldness of a stranger sharing your bed.
Close your eyes and lie awake through the lies,
Knowing tomorrow another piece of you dies.

Grind away the hours, nurture the needs.
Walk past the flowers to search and sulk in the weeds.
If you ever realize life, itself, is the four leaf clover,
I only pray your life isn't already over.

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Michael Anderson

And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy,
But dreams - of those who dream as I,
Aspiringly, are damned, and die:


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© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-10-1999 04:22 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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2 posted 11-10-1999 05:11 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I am enjoying the philosophical bent of your recent work as it echoes my own sentiments my friend.

Very well done, but you knew that before you penned it.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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3 posted 11-10-1999 09:18 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

When we compromise our true selves, we become mouthpieces of someone else.
I loved this
~X~

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
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4 posted 11-10-1999 09:41 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Michael!
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5 posted 11-10-1999 10:18 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Michael: I guess that's why we get up each day, you just never know what's round the corner..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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Nicely written Michael

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
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7 posted 11-10-1999 01:48 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

I like this michael, sigh...it sure says a lot and you say it well
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8 posted 11-10-1999 01:51 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Loved this one Michael

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
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9 posted 11-10-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Brilliant, Michael.
Martie
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Very well done Michael.
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11 posted 11-10-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Michael...your words so profound...love to read your work.
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Another excellent piece, Michael. Very good!

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Denise

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I can always count on you for some real introspection, my friend...
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Very nice work Michael... Nicely written and a great message too

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Life is what you make of it... Not what you let it be
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Wow! I love it!!!!!!!!!!
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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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No surprise here. That was soooo good! What a message. I think I'm going to read it again!


 
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