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POW Dreams

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Willem
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since 11-18-1999
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Inverness, FL, USA


0 posted 12-01-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Willem

P.O.W.'S

So, what if yesterday
our world was full of joy, but
tomorrow looms like
this prison wall,
repulsive, hostile,
cold and grey...

Oh, please you guys, remember that
today is now, and now's the time
to pray that prison wall into oblivion
by humbly asking God to help us see
a radiant silver screen, reflecting
the many colors that we knew so well:

The tender lavenders of dawn,
the warm embrace of noonday golds,
the sunset scarlets of low clouds on fire,
the deep and restful midnight blues
by which to sleep away our darkest hours,
assured those colors will survive the night.

For when God said "Let there be light!",
He blessed us with a boundless wealth of colors, which
we may no longer see, but still can dream about,
though only if we will believe that
His rainbows are still there, because
He keeps repainting them,
forever...

by Willem van Voorthuysen

P.S.: I hope my readers will recognize that
"rainbows" here are not only those beautiful
real ones in the sky, but also a metaphor for
"memories of happier times with our beloved
ones". Too far-fetched? Maybe...




[This message has been edited by Willem (edited 12-02-1999).]
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Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-02-1999 05:50 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This poem threw icy shivers across my skin, so touching and so beautiful.
Elizabeth
Denise
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2 posted 12-02-1999 07:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done. Very touching.
hoot_owl_rn
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Excellent!!
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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4 posted 12-02-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Not far-fetched at all, or at least not in my spectral colours..

Superb thoughts!

HUGS

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
 
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