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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 01-04-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

This was written about a few friends of mine, actually, who have drown in their own sorrows and in turn left the people who loved them most.  Although they've returned to us, I know that many people do not.  I guess this is a lot like me too.


A fragile waterlily
Drifts in poison waters
An anguished deluge
Crumbling lustrous petals
The pain consuming
Like golden fire.

I see it in your eyes
The embers dying down
Silenced
By a seducing storm
Of thunderous grief.

If only I could banish
The pain that plagues you
Like a ravenous disease
I'd give my soul
To make yours whole.

But I cannot revive
A spirit killed
I can only make faded wishes
And ask the jaws of night
To return you to me.

Return, my crippled friend
Upon your sooted wings
Know yourself again
And in turn
Remember what we were.


 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


© Copyright 2000 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-04-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Beautifully written piece, Krista, much enjoyed.  Something we've all gone through, it's wonderful we're still together.

 In flames I shall not be consumed, but reborn. -- Abrahm Simons


Alwye
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2 posted 01-04-2000 11:11 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Thank you, my friend.  We have indeed made it through a lot, and are still friends.  Hopefully it'll stay that way.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


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3 posted 01-04-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

I have friends like this and I guess I was one of them too... Tremendous read.....Thank you bojopy

 


hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-05-2000 12:12 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

WOw, this is beautiful  
Severn
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5 posted 01-05-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well constructed - and full of sincerity Alwye: I'm impressed.

K

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
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6 posted 01-05-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

What a beautiful way to ask for someone to return to the way you knew them  

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


Denise
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7 posted 01-05-2000 11:07 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so beautiful, Krista, but then, everything you write I find beautiful!  

 Denise

Alwye
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Thank you all so much for your kindness.  I do believe that I should show this to a friend of mine that I may indeed lose..thanks again!  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


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9 posted 01-05-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Excellent Krista. I can relate well.

Jenny Lee


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


Meadowmuse
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10 posted 01-06-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Such colorful language use! A very vivid and descriptive depiction. I like this!

Dear LadyClaire

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