How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #4 Archive
 Lullaby of Love
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Lullaby of Love

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


0 posted 12-23-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

Desire long unmet has birthed despair
Sobriety's a flaming burning hell
Love's gentle flowing stream for him's not there
Intoxicated's where he'd rather dwell.

Rejection's sharpest knife is smoothed somewhat
A soothing balm he finds within kind drink
Acceptance sought so long's embraced him not
Brew's refuge harbors him - too numb to think.

Youth's tender heart was broken long ago
A mount of expectation buried him
A hand of rescue for him did not show
To pull him from that avalanche so grim.

O, perfect Father, from Your throne above
Sing to this babe Your lullaby of love.




 Denise


© Copyright 1999 Denise - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


1 posted 12-23-1999 10:09 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

Denise, WOW!  How poignant.
You are such an inspiration.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com


Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


2 posted 12-23-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Astounding verse, Denise
And wonders never cease
Liz
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


3 posted 12-23-1999 11:19 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Drinking to relieve what bothers us and dull the pain is not a good way to go!  Been through that!  Denise if you would email me about this k?  Cause when we sober up, it's all still there!  Love ya!

 <*\\\><
Jesus is the reason for the season
Keep Christ in CHRISTmas

Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


4 posted 12-23-1999 11:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Marge, Elizabeth and Rebecca for your read and comments! Thanks so much for your concern, Rebecca, but this is not about me...inspired by a letter I received yesterday about somebody! Thanks though for your concern!  

 Denise


sandgrain
Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


5 posted 12-23-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

A great writing...so true, so sad, and so beautiful to end it with a prayer.
Sally S.
Senior Member
since 06-07-99
Posts 887
Ohio


6 posted 12-24-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Pretty powerful, Denise. I truly admire your work.  Brilliant.  
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


7 posted 12-24-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Another example of your excellent writing abilities, Denise
Nate Dogg
Senior Member
since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


8 posted 12-24-1999 09:20 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Yes indeed, your poem is a sweet lullaby and so are you. Merry Christmas to you and keep writing beautiful poems for us.  May God bless you!

 Nathan
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


9 posted 12-24-1999 09:55 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

You are the queen of sonnets my friend  
Beri
Member
since 11-25-1999
Posts 156


10 posted 12-24-1999 11:48 AM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

Denise this is beautiful ... I am speechless...okay, well almost, because I am almost truly never speechless.     It does remind me though of some friends that have fought this battle.  Thanx for the great read!

 If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, its meant to be...

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


11 posted 12-24-1999 12:17 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful Denise! I have a friend that is described within this poem! Thank you.
RobertB
Senior Member
since 09-26-1999
Posts 1121
Champaign, IL


12 posted 12-24-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

good one Denise....sad to hear of someone drinking themselves to an early grave.

Robert
samsonheart
Member
since 12-20-1999
Posts 72
Missouri rez.


13 posted 12-25-1999 01:31 AM       View Profile for samsonheart   Email samsonheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for samsonheart

dsnyder, wow.  i can't explain how much that poem touched my heart. a very powerful message and one that rings true too close to home.

samsonheart
Kevin Taylor
Member
since 12-23-1999
Posts 192
near Vancouver, BC, Canada


14 posted 12-25-1999 01:36 AM       View Profile for Kevin Taylor   Email Kevin Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kevin Taylor's Home Page   View IP for Kevin Taylor

Very nice...
It is a sonnet. A lullaby too. But a sonnet straight through.


 Kevin
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


15 posted 12-25-1999 12:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you all so much for reading and commenting. Yes, it is sad when people drown themselves in drink to ease the pain of life. Definitely not the way to go. I pray the perfect love of the heavenly Father will replace the imperfect love of his earthly father. When that realization dawns then healing can come. Thanks again everyone for your wonderful comments!  

 Denise


Pepper
Member Elite
since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
16 posted 12-25-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Poigniant and beautifully written piece Denise.....

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


Master
Senior Member
since 08-18-99
Posts 1880
Boston, MA


17 posted 12-25-1999 01:02 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

This is amazing Denise! Keep it up! Happy Holidays!
Elizabeth
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-07-99
Posts 7296
America the beautiful


18 posted 12-25-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Oh, Denise, I truly hope that he hears the lullaby before it is too late...thank you so much for posting and sharing this with us...it has touched me so much. God Bless you, and EVERYONE who suffers like this.

Love,
Elizabeth

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


19 posted 12-25-1999 02:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Elizabeth. My prayers are with them too. Thank you too, Pepper and Master!
Your reading and commenting is always appreciated!


 Denise


skyshine
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 02-07-2002
Posts 3337
Beneath the northern stars


20 posted 09-19-2004 09:45 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Too many people need to hear this, and won't listen, but we can still hope and pray.

~sky

So you go and make it happen
Do your best, just keep on laughing
It's all on you, there's always a brand new day. -Avril Lavigne

skyshine
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 02-07-2002
Posts 3337
Beneath the northern stars


21 posted 09-19-2004 09:45 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Forgot to add to library.

~sky

So you go and make it happen
Do your best, just keep on laughing
It's all on you, there's always a brand new day. -Avril Lavigne

 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #4 >> Lullaby of Love Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors