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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 12-09-1999 12:05 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

How hath the raven spurned her sable gown,
And shed the rightful plumage of her kind,
To seek a flock of happier reknown,
That please the eye, but suffocate the mind?

How wilt the hawk, with lethal talon bare,
And razor beak of predatory grace
Renounce his kill for less appealing fare,
That he may show the world a gentle face?

How shalt the owl, aloft on silent wings,
Who breathes his haunting call beneath the moon,
Embrace the day, and warble brighter things,
That none may be displease'd by his tune?

Make no pretense, but hold thy head with pride
That Nature's careful hand be not denied


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




[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 12-09-1999).]
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1 posted 12-09-1999 12:21 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is excellent, Skyfyre. Simply wonderful! I enjoyed this very much!  

 Denise


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Purgatorial Incarceration


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Beautiful my friend.
Pride, glory, strength and beauty...
Severn
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Simply breathtaking - like flight.
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