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One Night

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Michael
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0 posted 12-31-1999 06:26 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

ONE NIGHT

I hear the howl, the winds of hate,
The night calling through bitter frost.
A searing scowl of christened fate,
A light falling beyond love lost.
The echo rings, a trumpet blast!
The darkness shines, the dead stand tall.
Memory sings the moment past,
Silence defines the loss of all.

For deafened ears may heed the call
But blinded eyes may never see.
The price in years behind a wall
Of selfless cries to misery.
True pain, inflicted, holds her charm,
But grown men crawl on bloodied knees.
The feigned, addicted, see no harm,
Sacrifice all in need to please.

Thus Time recounts tainted vision,
Near sighted hopes on stars far flung.
Shame mounts the steed of indecision
Fear's plight on slopes of sorrows, wrung.
The castles fall by blood red sky
The victims flail in the melee.
One by one all will hone the cry,
By gust and gale, forsake the day.

Riches plundered, vows forgotten,
Dreams laid to death, we mourn no more.
Truth, encumbered, misbegotten,
In gasping breath evens the score.
A lifelong act, poured into passion,
Dares call upon priceless delight.
Ignoring fact, in some sweet fashion,
‘Twill all be gone, in but one night.


Michael Anderson


 It's the little things you take for granted,
That'll mean the most to you when they're gone.




© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
wayoutwalt
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1 posted 12-31-1999 06:29 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

tiz the end near michael? very nice poem as usual!
Nan
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2 posted 12-31-1999 06:48 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You put lots of thought into this one, Michael - I like it.... Nice job - of course..
Denise
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3 posted 12-31-1999 08:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Magnificent!  

 Denise

Martie
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4 posted 12-31-1999 08:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!
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Very well written Michael
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6 posted 01-01-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

Well, we woke up this morning and this isn't Heaven we are in so guess the rapture hasn't taken place as yet.  I really didn't expect it would with so many people expecting it.  I still want to take a cruise but if we get a chance to fly instead, I'm gone.  Great poem Michael.  Happy New Year to you  and little Mikey.  Tell him I want to read another one of his poems.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
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7 posted 01-01-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Michael, this is magnificently wonderful!!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Michael
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8 posted 01-01-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thank you all for your kind replies.  Certainly, a lot was behind this one.

MaeDavid, well, I must admit I'd have been surprised myself had the rapture taken place last night, too.  Looking very forward to the cruise, also.  I'm working on Mikey, his attention seems to be soley wrapped up on a computer game right now, though....LOL
Too much like his Daddy, I fear, can't handle two projects at once.


Michael
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Very impressive.  
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Wonderful Michael!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


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Michael - most powerful words there!

Wonderful.

K

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12 posted 01-02-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Appears that someone was thinking!
Didn't I tell you that was bad for your health Mike?
(But produces wonderful verse!)
 
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