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Acrostically Balanced

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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 12-14-1999 02:41 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Balance



So pale are my dreams, an illusion of light.
P erforming charades and answering with fright.
E mbalming my hopes in beakers of stone,
A djourning my mind to perils unknown.
K arma still unfound, where is thy threefold?
T here is no balance with empty arms cold.
O vertures of promises ever vain.
M idnight rises o'er soul slickened with pain.
E vening tide washes ashore, nightmares fade.
O ceans of sleep dance in silent parade.
F orgotten are hurts, forgotten are lies.
B orn are fantasies where broken hearts fly.
A ided by angels, love plays ‘neath the sun.
L iving reality, life can't become.
A voiding the truth which sleeping belies.
N ight comes to a close, dawn breaks in my eyes.
C ome winter morn, give release from the past.
E ase this deep scar, give me balance at last.



[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 12-14-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-14-1999 03:14 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Christopher,
So glad I was up at 3:00 A.M to find this!
Wonderful poem!
Liz
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2 posted 12-14-1999 03:44 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Bored were we my friend?

These philosophical moments of yours are enlightening indeed.

 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)

Rod
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3 posted 12-14-1999 04:50 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

This is REALLY good! I enjoyed it very much.
You have enormous talent, my friend!
Well done!
Rod
Poet deVine
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4 posted 12-14-1999 06:26 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You never cease to amaze me! Excellent poem sir!  
Dark Angel
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5 posted 12-14-1999 06:30 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Christopher, this is terrific. I love Acrostics!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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6 posted 12-14-1999 07:14 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Good
One
Obviously
Done

Perfectly
Outstanding
Emitting
Much

~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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7 posted 12-14-1999 07:23 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Christopher - This is a great piece of work.... I enjoyed it immensely...

Do ya think that Marge dreams in rhyme???  
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8 posted 12-14-1999 08:56 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

Wonderful words
Offerings of your heart
Done up in rhyme
Emitting a spark
Read here at Passions
Filling my mind
Undying wisdom
Lasting through time


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 12-14-1999).]
Christopher
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9 posted 12-14-1999 03:47 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

S'been a while since I've had more than a few moments to respond to the amazing relpies you people bestow on me, so I'm gonna take a few seconds, (how does one really do that?) and say thanks!

msslinky- That is a marvellous compliment... I would say my talent lies in the art of BS'ing!   (ask anyone who knows me!)

Liz- You should be in bed! But thanks for taking the time to make me blush!  

Scott- as always bud, on the $$  
(Skyfyre asked me when I was going to write something, so while I was talking to her I penned this little ditty! Sort of a roundabout challenge!)

Rod- Thanks that's really another high compliment!

Devine- And I hope to never cease!

DA- Thank you, I love 'em too! They're so much fun to do and to read!

Marge- Good job yourself there!

Nan- Thanks...umm no spelling errers?  

Ruth- Aww, did you have to show me up??? LOL, good one friend!
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 12-14-1999 03:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Chris,
Enjoyed the read, nice work.
caroline
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11 posted 12-14-1999 04:15 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Wow Chris...another great one. A "little ditty", huh? Your "ditties" make my stuff look like so much fluff!  



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


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12 posted 12-14-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Chris - a poem akin to awakely sleeping I see.
And it seems you do not wish to wake. Or is that you are awake -and cannot find the sleep?

Excellent writing, O God of Acrostics (don't let that go to your head...!)  

  K

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 12-14-1999).]
Michael
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13 posted 12-14-1999 05:04 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, great piece, Christopher.  Man, you really inspire me when you go off like this acrostically.  I may just have to respond with one of my own...Fair Warning

Michael
Marilyn
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14 posted 12-14-1999 05:47 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Chris...what can I say? This was very well done and very deep. Thankyou for showing me the way to this piece. I wish I could pen such pieces in such short time. You  are extremely talented my friend.  
RainbowGirl
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15 posted 12-14-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris: Rich with feeling, as always..

Husg sweetheart

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


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16 posted 12-14-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wonderful acrostic Chris! I hope it all balances out for ya soon!  ~HUGS~
poetFemmeFatale
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17 posted 12-14-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Talk about philosophical indeed !  Whew....let me say just a simple "I'm very impressed"....Your head is big enough without me adding to it!  Loved the little "color" thingy you did, BTW!     Really made it look snazzy.....
Denise
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18 posted 12-14-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A wonderful acrostic and a wonderful poem, too! WOW!  

 Denise


Nicole
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19 posted 12-15-1999 12:13 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

What can I say, that has not already been said?

I felt this one...excellent work, as always.

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
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20 posted 12-15-1999 02:48 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Challenge, however implied, well met, my friend.

An impressive piece of work -- and to think you held a conversation with me while it was written.  I feel honored and maybe a little bit awed (but don't let it go to your head, got it??)  

--Kess



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


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21 posted 12-15-1999 03:29 PM       View Profile for Dolphins3   Email Dolphins3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dolphins3

Christopher, Great job! I really enjoyed it.
Dr.Moose1
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22 posted 12-15-1999 04:55 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

We could use a little of that "balance " at the "stute" ( where it seems most of us aren't).Great piece , and do stop in some time.
Doc.
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23 posted 12-15-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

~~~~sneaks up....very, v e r y  quietly~~~~ shhhhhhh!!  The last time I replied to Christopher, he challenged me!!!  So just tell him for me that I think this is wonderful...well written and I think he has enormous talent for the acrostics!  shhhhhhhh!!!~~~~~tip toes away ~~~~
Trips over deVine's stack of poetry, slides into Balladeer's musical equipment. BANG!! AHHHHH!!  
Um...nice work there, Chris.  
ouch~~~limps away~~~  
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24 posted 04-01-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

Balance? I seem to have lost mine. You are so talented!


Your biggest fan,

O.
 
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