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Beating Still

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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 12-04-1999 10:44 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Beating Still



teeter
at the cusp
of failed dreams
shattered by fate

witness
the balancing act
between sanity
and true happiness

challenge
my heart beating still
not still beating
pangs of inspiration

impart
the reckless folly
of ageless wisdom
to life-aged youth

cry
at bitter drama
changing the truth
to numbing lies

smile
as the untruths
cooly boil away
into obscurity

laugh
with renewed hope
of untarnished futures
and glittering love

sigh
relieved at the release
of anger
of hatred
of envy
of spite
of the past
that is no more
shall never be again
as is best
for shouldered reminiscence
is a burden too weighty to wear
when ones faces forward
instead of behind

rejoice
for the tunnel ends
with blinding light
that is welcome
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 12-04-1999 10:48 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Thanks for sharing the light. I enjoyed.
WhtDove
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2 posted 12-04-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Christopher I'm glad to see a bit of hope and light has come to you. I hope you're doing alright!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Severn
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3 posted 12-04-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I am impressed.
I really am.
And happy for you.
That light does exist for all of us.
You seem to be on the road to finding it, Chris.
K
Oh - great style - freeverse - a break away from the norm?
DreamEvil
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4 posted 12-04-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This brought me a glimmer of brightness to a dreary evening..

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ
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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)


Marilyn
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5 posted 12-04-1999 10:57 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Bask in the glory of the sun my friend. The warmth is intoxicating.
Severn
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6 posted 12-04-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

One thing more:
Are you SURE you never make tiny little spelling mistakes? Not ever?
- hehe.
poetFemmeFatale
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7 posted 12-04-1999 11:08 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh my heart is happy that you two are still speaking!! This was astounding - REALLY! I too, liked the free verse - - must have learned that from Severn dear....

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- - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do....- - pFF
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8 posted 12-05-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I'm so glad it is. Because I would have to perform CPR..and I don't know how to do that so I'd have to hire the Baywatch babes to do it..so, yes, I'm glad......(great poem by the way..did I forget to mention that? I know!)
Skyfyre
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9 posted 12-05-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I am impressed, and I'll admit a bit surprised at the free verse -- but you did pull it off well, didn't you?

Words to live by, my friend, truly.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Michael
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10 posted 12-05-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Always nice to see the lighter side of you, Chris. That alone, make me smile. Good job.


Michael

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11 posted 12-05-1999 04:19 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

I enjoyed this very much. I'm fond of the style too, but of course, wouldn't I be? *winks* Thanks for sending this my way. I think I needed to read it.

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Don't gain my affections and cover my eyes. In blindness I will only swing harder.
caroline
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12 posted 12-05-1999 03:03 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Gotta say Christopher, I really love this one...more free verse from you please!  
An outstanding piece of poetry.


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

Poet deVine
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13 posted 12-05-1999 03:22 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

And such a cutie!
Severn
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14 posted 12-05-1999 04:11 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Are you sure everyone wouldn't appreciate a rolling eye photo instead...?
RainbowGirl
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15 posted 12-05-1999 04:50 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris: HUSG sweetheart

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

Oscar Wilde
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16 posted 03-31-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

There is a burden I feel the weight of. Would there be anyone to share it?

Your biggest fan,
O.
passing shadows
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17 posted 01-01-2003 04:45 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

what a trip you took me on here!
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