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A Lesson In Despair

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 11-25-1999 10:32 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

As above
so below
inky blackness
meets ebon night
an orb formed
of primordial dark
briny deep
cold and lonely
filled
by cast-off sorrows
boundless sky
empty with despair
Upon this ocean
of loneliness
I float
crucified
by misunderstanding
I reach
with futility
to the joyous lights
in the heavens
knowing
I should be there
but know not how
to aspire
to such heights

Loneliness rocks me
with gentle misery
inducing
both stupor and vacant stare
from the depths
a desperate hand clutches
for anything to hold
my own discerning need
refuses to release
one who must win free
eyes of love
lock and hold my own
hypnotizing my mind
with a rush
of belonging

Stygian seas
lap at us
endless night
presses down
glacial souls
give no further chill
joined hearts pour warmth
in the circle of our being
as one turning
to those far away lights
with need

Despair
isn't so lonely
anymore


©1999 DreamEvil

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)


© Copyright 1999 DreamEvil - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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1 posted 11-25-1999 11:08 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

Dream....one word is all I can say...WOW!!!!
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


2 posted 11-26-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I like your way with words. Free verse is YOU, Scott.
Christopher
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since 08-02-99
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Purgatorial Incarceration


3 posted 11-26-1999 03:55 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I have to echo the "WOW"
I also agree with you. Despair is better served when you can commiserate with those of like mind and experience. It helps provide new views and calms the deepening of despair that loneliness brings.
Awesome brother!
DreamEvil
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4 posted 11-26-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

It must be the title.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
-------------------------------------------------------
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)


Denise
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5 posted 11-26-1999 10:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Or perhaps it could be the poem! Very well done Dream. You certainly captured the essence of despair. You are a talented writer.

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Denise

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6 posted 11-28-1999 10:08 PM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

Well done....
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