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Sword of Damocles

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 11-28-1999 12:03 AM       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

The past
hangs over me
like the Sword of Damocles
save
that it is
my sanity
dangling by the thread
fate casts about me
a deepening pall
insidious
in its conquering of others

History reaches
to embrace the Now
with former truths
now falsehoods
poisoning
the Future's
promise
with cries
of redemption's failure
that take no heed
of the Now's
manifest
truth

Oblivion seems
the sweetest release
from voices
echoing out
of forgiven past,
whispers
trailing promises back
from an unformed future
either
is less cause for hope
than regret

Seeds self-planted
need nourishment
no more
for doubt's
entangling vine
chokes mystery from life
leading me onward
to the glorious
state of being
Superfluous
in life,
I fear


©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)


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Denise
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1 posted 11-28-1999 12:27 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent piece here, Dream. Very powerful. I enjoyed the read.

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Denise

Severn
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2 posted 11-28-1999 06:10 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Glorious state? Are you sure?
Hey - I know life holds many more mysteries for you dear Dream. But yes, the past can be a heavy cloud. Oh, and I must reiterate: your freeverse is admirable.
caroline
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3 posted 11-28-1999 08:22 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

You do freeverse extremely well, my friend.
May your clouds move swiftly.

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It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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