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Christopher
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0 posted 01-03-2000 03:30 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Into Every Life...


She looks into air, herself falling rain
Dripping coldness past, memories old pain.

Drops fall, the puddling her damp water-life.
Spiraling a mirror, self-lonely strife.

A sigh, one frown, crying soft saddened tears.
Storms of remember - through bleak yesteryear.

Clouds a-whorl, dark sky sheltering fair heart.
But how can she joy, while taking no part?

Cov’ring cold soul, corona of defense.
Defying the stab of her fate’s intents.

“This is madness,” she thinks in plaintive cry.
“I’m here, on the cusp, of lay down and die.

What my destiny, but an empty-off dream?
A plaything with which gods and angels scheme.

Am I doomed then to live, time never-free?
Subsumed wholly ‘neath life’s scattered debris?

Is justice, outside this torrential doubt?
Perhaps more than sorrow, painful fall-out?

Is love, perhaps, just a sliver of sun?
Shining through mists, revealing Avalon?

Personal paradise, which I can own,
Evoking happiness, hither unknown?”


She raises from streets of lonely no more.
Light slicing through darkness, hopes washed ashore.

Her withered gait now straightening with pride.
She glides like an angel ‘cross future’s tide.

Belief in life renewed, no, only found.
Footsteps echoing, a cadence of sound.

Caressing the ground, sing the beat of her heart.
Into the sun seeking love’s brand new start.

© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
whiskey
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1 posted 01-03-2000 03:34 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful , This is a great piece I like it alot , well done  
DreamEvil
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2 posted 01-03-2000 03:42 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Such turns of fate and despair are indeed rare my friend. Did good yet again my friend.

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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"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)

Skyfyre
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3 posted 01-03-2000 03:46 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This leaves me with the impression that I have read a short story that peeks into someone's life.  It is amazing that the entire thing could have happened in the space of an instant.


Well done my friend -- you are not so challenged by structured verse as you might imagine.  

--Kess


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

hoot_owl_rn
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There's always room for a fresh start....lovely  
Michael
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5 posted 01-03-2000 08:05 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wo!  Talk about not getting enough the first time around.  Bartender, I'll have whatever you gave her!  

Definately a quality piece here, Chris.  Me thinks I need a fresh peek into that brain of yours, something's definately churning in there.  Great work.

Michael


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6 posted 01-03-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Christopher,
  Only a woman in love would cry such tears and then "glide like a angel", and she must be someone beautiful to you, for you to have written in such a way about her.
  This is beautiful, as always
  Liz
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7 posted 01-03-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Somehow my dear, this piece speaks very personally to me.  I know you didn't write it for me, but as I read it, I see myself as the character....Tis a remarkable piece!  Passion pours from it - you have seen her through eyes of knowing, and you saw her correctly and beautifully!  Aaahhhh.....


 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!
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8 posted 01-03-2000 12:20 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

The answer is often found within the act of questioning. Really enjoyed this poem.
devina
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9 posted 01-03-2000 02:27 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You write with such passion, Chris, and I must congradulate you on being one of so few men, with the ability to look through a woman's eyes and successfully write about her pain among all else.  Wonderful job- as usual my friend!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Tamera
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10 posted 01-03-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

I agree with Devina Chris..very well done!  
Tamera
jaxjoy
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11 posted 01-03-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for jaxjoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jaxjoy

YOu painted a wonderful picture of encouragement.  Beautiful words and imagery.
Wonderful piece  
Martie
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12 posted 01-03-2000 06:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Just wanted to add my wonderful to the others.  This poem comes from a sensitive heart and I feel the churning of intelect and wisdom along with that empathy. Very well done!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Marilyn
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13 posted 01-03-2000 07:22 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I have to ditto pFF's words with this one Chris. Though I know it is not I you write about, I feel every word you wrote. This could be my life. I am looking for that path to love; I do not believe it is easy nor close but I look all the same.

Your talent shines through this piece my friend. It is very well written and touches the heart.
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14 posted 01-03-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for patchoulipumpkin   Email patchoulipumpkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for patchoulipumpkin

I thought this was phenomenal.  It was nice to read an upturn of the character, in that many poems i read just continue on the downward slope.  Incredible, not to mention, the writing itself, which is amazing.  I hate writing these responses, because most of the ones i write about are so amazing, and well written, and great, that there is nothing i can really say to match their quality, as my own writing isn't quite on the same level.  However, i will do my best and just say it was great.  Thanks.
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15 posted 01-03-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful! Simply wonderful! (submit, submit, submit!)..did you get that subliminal message?  
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16 posted 01-03-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris:  I love

"Is love, perhaps, just a sliver of sun?
Shining through mists, revealing Avalon?"

*sigh*

HUSG



 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Christopher
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Whiskey- Thank you for reading and commenting!  

Scott- Rare indeed as I've yet to see one my friend.

Kess- As you say...  
      And if it appears as a story, then perhaps I did something right eh?

Ruth- ALWAYS! Thanks!  

Mike- (shrug) LOL, peek anytime you want bud, but it's scary in there!

Liz- Your response has touched me, I'm glad I could do the same for you!

Gen- I wrote it for you and for anyone who's ever been "there." Thank you!!!

Meadowmuse- Bingo, exactly and yep, you got it right! Thanks!

Devina- I don't know what to say! That's an incredible compliment, I'm flattered!  

Tamera- Thank you too!

Jaxjoy- Encouragement comes in many forms, find it where you can!

Martie-   I'm blushing... thank you for being so sweet!

Marilyn- Thanks for the ditto's and I am glad I could touch your heart!

Patchouliwhatever...LOL- I have to say that you response lack nothing in the matter of elegance and intent! I feel honored that you would put such effort into letting me know what you thought!

Sharon- (I did, Idid, I did!) Hehe, I KNOW!!!

Cindy- HUSG my friend, thank you for the sigh!  
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18 posted 01-03-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

OOPS! Almost missed this gem. Great writing, Christopher..."shining through the mists, revealing Avalon" That reference I love. Excellent work.
Felix
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20 posted 01-03-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for Felix   Email Felix   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Felix

You speak of my heart yet you do not know me. Amazed by you am I.

 Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of being a king, and then became one?

- Neil Diamond


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21 posted 01-04-2000 06:04 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

What else could I say but beautiful? OK - many things, I concede!

Yes, though, beautiful is a fitting word.

K

 ...I am not a painter, I am a poet... F. O'Hara
Dark Angel
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22 posted 01-04-2000 06:34 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW, Beautiful Christopher!!

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


JennyLee
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23 posted 01-04-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

As always Christopher...nothing holds you back!

Awesome piece my friend.
Thanks for sharing it with me  

Jennifer Lee


 Love is an attempt at penetrating another being,But it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

Echo Rhayne
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24 posted 01-05-2000 11:42 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Christopher, you did an excellent job on this one!!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~
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