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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 12-10-1999 01:52 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Some Advice

Life of dreams denied
Shattered though retried


From carelessness
Found hopelessness
Painful path to trod

When faithfulness
Brings emptiness
Turn your back on God


For faith is where
When love is gone
Does the journey end

This life to dare
In power song
Write it out to mend


To pen a rhyme
Teach dark decline
Eek it out in ink
To heal takes time
This time sublime
Speak before you think


Old thoughts to purge
When past does surge
Only face the fore

On peace converge
‘Gainst deadly scourge
What was there before


When this does occur
Can you then endure

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely excercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
-C.S. Lewis

© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
myslinky
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1 posted 12-10-1999 02:04 AM       View Profile for myslinky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for myslinky

What an exquisite poem!
My favorite line is "think before you speak"
I canīt remember how many problems I could have avoided if I just gave my words some thought.
I loved it.
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 12-10-1999 02:13 AM       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

Very deep my friend.
Skyfyre
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3 posted 12-10-1999 02:13 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"When faithfulness brings loneliness ... can you then endure?"

Those three lines sum it all up for me -- why cling to what is right when it only ends the same way as wrong, which is so much easier?


Excellent thoughts here.  Keep exploring this -- "eke it out in ink," as you say.  Things will get better, I promise!  

--Kess


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


Michael
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4 posted 12-10-1999 03:35 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Your pen "eeked out" a load tonight.  Gracious work, my friend.  Hope you're feeling better soon...or maybe not - I love your dark poetry, ya know?

Michael
Severn
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5 posted 12-10-1999 04:21 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Dark.
So dark.

Safe there sometimes.

Excellent verse.

Eek!  
Betty Gravitt
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6 posted 12-10-1999 09:06 AM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

When faithfulness brings loneliness... can you then endure? If we but knew the answer to this one Christoher life would be simpler. Or maybe that should have read this way, maybe life would be simpler. I love it.  

 B Gravitt


Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 12-10-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Excellent, my friend
Liz
Nan
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8 posted 12-10-1999 06:30 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Endure you shall.... Nice job, Christopher....
WhtDove
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9 posted 12-14-1999 10:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Chris I hope you haven't turned your back on God. You will endure this, one day it will get better!  Lot of thought you've put here, and I'm glad you did! Loved it!

 <*\\\><
Jesus is the reason for the season

Marilyn
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10 posted 12-14-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow Chris...this really packs a punch. Great work my friend.
Oscar Wilde
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11 posted 03-29-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

"When this does occur
Can you then endure"

Your words give me hope. I can endure. Thank you for the inspiration.
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