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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 12-22-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

It can be hard sometimes, to see the things we have to be thankful for in our lives. And I have found that many of those lie here, in a non-physical place that exists in a digital world of wires and electrons. Here, I have found what life is about... friendship. What more could one ask for than to have friends such as I have found here, at Passions?
So this is my humble tribute to those who have offered to me the hand of friendship and asked nothing in return. There are many others I would wish to write about, but I am afraid that for this, I lack the words.
Thank you Michael, Kamla, Kess, Scott, Gennifer, Sharon, Ruth, Cindy, Marilyn, Becca, Lucie, Amy, Nicole, Jennifer, and all the others whose words will always be with me! Thank you my friends!

Chris


For Friendship


Portrait of freedom,
prison unchained.
Allow this heart.
-soar high-
Fetters begone.
Bitter scars borne,
(not in stoic silence,)
shall someday fade...
-fly far away-
For in friendship found,
though far or near,
is as precious
as water
to a soul
subsumed in drought.


Avian form, her heart.
Symbol of sight
of wisdom
of style.
And styled same as I.
Broken heart unmended
searching surcease,
in echoes of "life,"
rhythms of rhyme
and joy proposed,
though not received.
She: a freely giver,
sends a smile
in daily quips
of hope, humor and love.


Self-styled angel,
enigma wrought
in mystery's burden
-a weighty one to bear-
No price to pay
for friendship's boon
is granted to all.
Free.
Untainted.
Ever charmed to charm
with heart untouched,
yet always touching mine.


Here, sunlight shines
in bantered tease.
Admixed-
with jaunting names
-and queries of concern-
(another silent smile)
Taken the troll,
as analogy more...
-unicorn-
Sight of future promise
granted to patient hearts.
-She full of love-
still able to care from far
the pain of another,
I.


The evil gathers nigh,
dream only in waking walk.
Incarnation.
-Solidity and support-
Unbalanced he in joy,
in sorrow.
Not pictured, felt.
Unseen pillar of strength
and hope,
empathy begotten,
(no price to pay again,)
upon this teetering mind
-of little faith-


Then she the strong,
(not completely closed,)
to understand surprising.
Fend with words sparred,
from silver tongue.
A wondered jest,
intentioned request...
distract my weighted mind.
To ponder past,
portend the future...
possibilities portrayed.
-Perhaps unknown-
the help she brings.
So publically announced;
my thanks,
my smile.


Butterfly abloom,
glistening morning dew...
in hours of no sun.
Blue in flight.
Blue in heart,
fragile wings a-flutter.
Trapped only
by the weight,
of worlds tenfold.
Grace and grief,
vision never pale...
-nor all-seeing abroad-
Rather,
centered somewhere,
balanced-
between hope,
doubt,
and doubt.


And the last,
in irony of life
dost darkness thrive.
To aid, to shine,
true friendship found.
Brotherhood renewed
from lives lived in the past.
To cheer, to share
to love to mourn.
In bitter grief
or silent joy,
-every feeling known-
If ever there were,
-two of I-
then he,
the other I'd be.
For he has shown
that life goes on...
That in the end,
despair,
need not be:
never-ending.


© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 12-22-1999 05:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

The best gift you could have given me this year is the gift of your friendship. I am the one who is blessed to know you! Thank you for the smiles and the tears..may you find what you're seeking!  
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 12-22-1999 05:05 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Christopher....I know which one is mine....
Thank you so much - this is beautiful - - I can see you put many thoughts into this.  I know all who see it will be so honored, as I am.  I hope your holidays are as bright as possible, keep smiling, and remember you always have friends here!!  We're only a dialtone away....Merry Christmas!  


 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF


Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


3 posted 12-22-1999 05:29 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

  Christopher, I am speechless -- and you know what a rare occasion that is!  I will always feel honored to be included among those you call your friends.

Thank you for this priceless gift.  

--Kess


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

Severn
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4 posted 12-22-1999 05:33 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Truly the most beautiful poem I have lately seen from you - it shows the lifting of your heart.

As mysterious as it is graceful - your hallmark.

Glad you've still got it!

(And you know I want the line by line thing!!!!)

Thankyou for this.
Kamla  
DreamEvil
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5 posted 12-22-1999 05:41 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Thank you my friend for including me in such tribute. I can but wonder why, though I will not question it.  

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

RainbowGirl
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6 posted 12-22-1999 05:46 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

One humble Rainbow here sweetheart...and the pleasure is all mine, you're a wonderful man!

HUSG

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


Nicole
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7 posted 12-22-1999 05:49 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

    
What a wonderful person you truly are.  Thank you for being you Christopher.

 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
Michael
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8 posted 12-22-1999 05:56 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I am deeply touched by your words, Christopher.  Your heart pours forth in this work, I am honored, thank you.

Michael
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
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9 posted 12-22-1999 06:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Christopher,
This is poetry at its best!
It was a pleasure to read.
Liz
Marilyn
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10 posted 12-22-1999 08:00 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I am humbled and truely blest to be amoung those you call friend. Thankyou so much for these heart felt words Chris. You have come to be a dear friend to me as well. I hope you holidays are filled with joy and laughter. Draw near to those who treasure you. Merry Christmas my friend.

XOXOXO
Isis
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11 posted 12-22-1999 11:47 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Merry Christmas Christopher, may the day be merry and bright for you and your loved ones  

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Martie
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12 posted 12-23-1999 01:11 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was a truly fantastic poem Christopher.  
Marge Tindal
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13 posted 12-23-1999 01:44 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

Christopher -
You did a beautiful thing
for beautiful friends.
Through your eyes I recognized
each of them.
Quite a gift ...
and your talent shines.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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WhtDove
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14 posted 12-23-1999 01:58 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Aww Christopher how touching! Thank you buddy!  I really appreciate this. I'm blessed to have you as a friend and those I've found in Passions also! You are in my thoughts! I hope your holidays will be a happy one!!!!!! ~hugs~
Christopher
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15 posted 12-23-1999 05:38 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

My friends, the thanks belongs to all of you.
Each of you in their own way has been there for me when I needed you. For this, my eternal graditude and friendship in return!
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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16 posted 12-23-1999 12:21 PM       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

Wow Christopher...I am truly honored. Thank you oh so much for the wonderful Christmas gift
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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17 posted 12-23-1999 02:18 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Such a beautiful tribute to your friends Christopher.....Loved the read
And Happy Holidays to you and yours....

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


LngJhnAg
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18 posted 12-23-1999 02:25 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Do you know what really amazes me, Christopher?  I remember a time when you were ready to quit.  This latest work is far from being your swan song, my friend.  Very nicely put together.
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