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Death by Deception

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caroline
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0 posted 11-13-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for caroline


Death by Deception
~~~***~~~

From out of shadow's depth
Into her life he came
bearing falsehoods on his breath
Deception was his name
~~~*~~~
The lies that he created
fell sweetly on her ears
His every word was weighted
to dissipate her fears
~~~*~~~
He spoke of endless adoration
and promised her the moon
Showed her such rare dedication
to her passion he was attuned
~~~*~~~
At first he felt her hesitation
but patience was his skill
Silken lies his main vocation
A sugar-coated poison pill
~~~*~~~
He coaxed her down into the dark
far along betrayal's road
On a liar's journey she embarked
at the invitation he bestowed
~~~*~~~
She wasn't sure where his path led
So he offered her directions
She ignored the voices in her head
And followed her affections
~~~*~~~
No one had ever made her feel
the feelings that he brought
Open for him, her spirit to steal
then devastation he wrought
~~~*~~~
Long she wandered in belief
He'd soon be by her side
But hope was turned to bitter grief
when she realized he had lied
~~~*~~~
There was no way she'd ever find
a way to get back home
Deception smiled at his design
and knew his job was done
~~~*~~~
He left her there in shadow deep
still wearing his welded chains
Each night he visited her in sleep
To remind her of the pain
~~~*~~~
Satisfied that he'd inflicted
all the anguish he could impart
He watched her die, addicted
to the destroyer of her heart
~~~*~~~

© caroline 1999


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

© Copyright 1999 Caroline - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-13-1999 12:38 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Caroline, did I ever tell you how talented you are?! This is absolutely magnificent! And the color is perfect too!

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Denise

Julie
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2 posted 11-13-1999 01:27 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Caroline, sad and lovely poem. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing.
Dark Angel
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3 posted 11-13-1999 05:25 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Caroline, WOW! this is perfect, loved it.

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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4 posted 11-13-1999 05:38 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Caroline my friend, you are a wondrous weaver of words.

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

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5 posted 11-13-1999 06:04 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Caroline, beautifully presented.


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Ohme
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6 posted 11-13-1999 08:23 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Caroline, such deaths never make it to the obituaries but they are just as real.

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I look forward to tomorrow, while looking back on the past. But today is the day I am living. And I expect it to be a great day!
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 11-13-1999 08:31 AM       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

Excellent....we've been missing you around here, thought you went into hiding somewhere. Welcome back

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

caroline
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8 posted 11-13-1999 11:15 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Thanks everyone for your response...it means much to me. I've missed being here with all of you. I'm hopeful that the ink in my pen is not all gone

Hoot~~ thanks, hon...no,not trying to hide, just trying to heal Its working.



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

Toerag
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9 posted 11-13-1999 11:21 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I wonder why the English language is so short on adjectives?....this work deserves so many more than I know of?....Just plain damn good gal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Systematic Decay
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10 posted 11-13-1999 11:24 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

This is really great, Caroline!

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


U K Hero
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11 posted 11-14-1999 11:01 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Wish I could think of something poignant for such a top-notch poem words such as excellent and great are pretty pale same as ‘what flow’ and ‘tremendous style’ followed by words such as encore, encore, so I’ll just say TTTYG.
Pepper
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12 posted 11-14-1999 11:22 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Bravo, my friend....most excellent!!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

RobertB
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13 posted 11-14-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

felt the stab of every stanza

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Severn
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14 posted 11-14-1999 06:20 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow, my goodness - you keep getting better - truly! I think you have a real skill with creating moods, and setting the pace to fit them.
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