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Conquering Heroes

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caroline
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Conquering Heroes

Some carry fear as if
it is a treasure
Locked in close to the
chest as if letting
go of it will stop
our hearts from
beating, pulling our
very lives away
We listen to its voice
telling us

~~No~~

Yet in the echo we hear
a whisper
Our souls are crying
choking back the word

~~Yes~~

In our minds we see
all we have to lose
but draw the curtain
on what is to be gained
Uncertainty rules the
dreams we have
A government without

~~Wings~~

Shadows keep our eyes
trapped in dim light
How small would this
dictator called

~~Fear~~

appear to us after
the revolution
A coup by our own

~~Courage~~

© caroline 1999


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


© Copyright 1999 Caroline - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-19-1999 04:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Now THIS is what I refer to as excellent free verse. Nice work, Caroline (again)
Elizabeth Santos
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caroline,
this is excellent
Good work!
Liz
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Yikes !!  From coffee to coups..   Nicely said..

HUGS

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


Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 12-19-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Caroline,
I agree with all the above, well done.
Denise
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5 posted 12-19-1999 07:39 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Caroline! Excellent, indeed!  

 Denise


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Clapping!  Very good!

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Keep Christ in CHRISTmas

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I REALLY like this work, caroline... Many of us could benefit by its doctrine...
Nice work...
Munda
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8 posted 12-19-1999 09:52 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Oops, you have me lost for words here Caroline.
I more than love this ! : )

Merry Christmas to you !

Munda : )



[This message has been edited by Munda (edited 12-19-1999).]
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9 posted 12-19-1999 10:01 PM       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

Caroline -

The loveliest of thoughts
flowing from your pen,
have reached my heart
and touched my heart,
again
and again
and again.

~*Marge*~


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10 posted 12-19-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

'Tis indeed a well wrought poem my friend.  

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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Martie
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Caroline, I liked this so much!  Excellent thought and writing.
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Caroline This is excellent honey, well done!!


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


Severn
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Going to argue with me now...?  

Lovely as always - and quite powerful too.

K
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Wonderful! I like this!!!  
hoot_owl_rn
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Very good free verse  
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Quite excellent Caroline!   Well done!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


caroline
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17 posted 12-20-1999 05:12 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

My every thanks to all of you who replied to this piece. I was a bit worried about it since it does roam from my usual and I wasn't sure how it might be received. You all inspire me to keep reaching (gotta try and keep up, ya know!) Love every last one of you!

And Severn...Oh aye, girlfriend, I'll still argue it!  

I have six cakes to bake tonight, so I'll be back to read in between mixing and baking! LOL  


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


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If you bake cakes as good as this poem, they'll be 'angel food'!  
samsonheart
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caroline, I cannot add anything new to what's already been said, just let me say that was beautiful and moving and save me a piece of cake.

samsonheart
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20 posted 12-21-1999 12:16 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Dreams, a Government without wings...

Intruiging thoughts - a truly memorable phrase - perhaps one day a famous quote
 
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