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Long Silences

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Michael
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0 posted 11-15-1999 12:37 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

LONG SILENCES


I'm clinging to the words you said,
But, truly, I would be lying
(As I lie here alone in this bed),
If I said I was not dying.

You've promised me a love so true,
In that, I have no doubt.
But another night without word from you
Has left me down, if not out.

Do you know how much how I miss you?
Do you understand this pain?
The sun it shines, the sky is blue,
But all I see is rain.

I wipe the tear from my cheek,
But still feel my heart fall.
I'm trying to be strong, But God, I'm weak,
Are you coming back at all?

The phone rings and emotion soars,
New hope dares to stand true.
Ex's, doctors, solicitors,
Yeah, everyone but you.

These long silences are killing me,
God, I need to hear your voice.
Another night alone in misery,
Do I really have a choice?

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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:


EAP




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 11-15-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Iloveit
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1 posted 11-15-1999 01:08 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

ouch, so beautiful so sad, hang in there fellow poet, I know you hurt 's and hugs
RainbowGirl
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2 posted 11-15-1999 01:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Michael: Hang in there sweetheart and know there are many who feel something close to your pain...

Big hugs sweetheart

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3 posted 11-15-1999 01:31 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

A tribute to what you feel...I miss her too but obviously not nearly in the same way. Godspeed her return and your mutual happiness, my friend.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Tara Simms
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4 posted 11-15-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I understand your pain, Michael. Sometimes I go days without hearing from my love, too.
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 11-15-1999 02:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wish my silences had been but days, not years.When you see her face it will be as though she hadn't been gone at all! Have a patient heart.
Elizabeth
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6 posted 11-15-1999 02:35 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Michael, even sad poems can be beautiful. This one is!

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7 posted 11-15-1999 04:10 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

You always make such sweet music from your misery. Beautifully written Michael.
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8 posted 11-15-1999 05:01 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael - never fear, it won't be long for you now. Have to agree with Marilyn - sweet music indeed.
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9 posted 11-15-1999 05:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Bravo, Michael. Another well done expression of feeling.
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10 posted 11-15-1999 07:57 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

Michael,
I understand exactly where you're coming from on this one. The silence is deafening
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11 posted 11-15-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

I hate the silence, especially the silence in waiting for a call....

Well done, and **hugs** to you...

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12 posted 11-15-1999 08:20 PM       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

Michael, I'm reminded of Rod McKuen's line:
'Come to me in silence'
Your sentiments are haunting.



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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 11-15-1999).]
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13 posted 11-15-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your pain and longing ring loud and clear. Very well written. Hang in there, Michael.

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Denise

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14 posted 11-15-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael I hope she calls soon or your gonna have us all crying again. Hang in there buddy! Wish I could help!
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15 posted 11-16-1999 01:29 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Thank you my friend... you are one of the few who understands.
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16 posted 11-16-1999 11:03 AM       View Profile for JesiKa raBBit   Email JesiKa raBBit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JesiKa raBBit

I like this one, it hit home.
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Your emotions truly played on my heartstrings in this piece Michael.....

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

Martie
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Your poem is full of honest emtion, expressed so well. Time is such a traitor sometimes. It pulls waiting into what seems like infinity and then you wonder, why can't the good times go slow. Hang in there.
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19 posted 11-16-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Full of feelings. Very sad, yet very beautiful.
Michael
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20 posted 11-16-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I wish to say thank you to each and all of you. This show of support is wonderful. I am blessed to have friends such as you all.
Hopefully, Femme will be back in the next few days. I will try not to drown you all in my sorrows till then..hehe.

Thanks again,

michael

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21 posted 11-17-1999 04:10 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

** Sigh ** I just got back home...everyone knew I would be gone quite some time, to sort through my heart....I am here. I just wish someone would believe in me when I'm away.... Beautiful poem, but yes, ouch...as someone else had said.

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

 
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