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The Confines of the Mind

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Rod
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0 posted 12-27-1999 05:08 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod




             The Confines of the Mind

What predatory forces find
The fissured confines of the mind !
Where gnarled hobgoblinís sharpened pick
With sins long past, does conscience prick.

In inglenooks with balustrades
Where ghosts sip tainted lemonades;
With poisoned darts they irk and needle,
Spook and startle, twist and wheedle.

Oh! How those visions, dark and ghoulish
Haunt the wakes of actions foolish.
Wherein black spectres of regret
In wraith-like form, their vengeance get.

They feed on notions of the lustful
Drink betrayalís wine distrustful,
Yet unassuaged, their appetites
Will prey in dark, tormenting nights.

For none escape their gruesome hand;
Realityís no perfect land.
Its battleground, in truth must lie
In human mind..... not earth or sky.

How certain he must end in tears
Who takes no counsel of the years;
Nor heeds the words of sages past
Who fathomed how manís die was cast.

So bitter come the tempterís thanks
For those who dwell within his ranks
In selfish quest, for their tomorrow
Comes in darkness....... draped with sorrow.

©1999 Rod Walford


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Nan
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1 posted 12-27-1999 06:48 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Rod
This is exceptionally well written, as all of your work is... I particularly like the stanza  
quote:

How certain he must end in tears
Who takes no counsel of the years;
Nor heeds the words of sages past
Who fathomed how manís die was cast.



Nice job, my friend...

If you'd like it moved to OP#5, email me..
Nancy



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 12-27-1999).]
Dr.Moose1
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2 posted 12-27-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

A masterful piece , exceptionally well written.
Coegwyr
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Superb writing Rod, I have been impressed by your talent since you started posting, the way you use words and make the lines flow so easily makes each poem a joy to read. This has to be my favorite so far, although the quality in all your poems makes it very hard to choose.

Well done.

( OK I admit it ĎSTORMí is my favorite, Iím a sucker for a shaggy dog tale )
Denise
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This is fantastic, Rod! Wonderful! Keep 'em comin'!

 Denise


Severn
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Keep 'em coming indeed!

sandgrain
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Oh, how I love your subject matter as well as your most talented writing!  You certainly have a great way with well chosen words.  Thanks  
John Foulstone
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Always a real treat to read something with
such meticulous attention to structure, and
the rhymes are excellent.
passing shadows
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awesome piece!
Artic Wind
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Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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