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A Dream Belied

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0 posted 01-05-2000 10:13 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael


It hurts me just a little always being in the middle
While the answer to the riddle seemingly flies overhead.
Cause the only truth I'm knowing is the Darkness everglowing
Over streaming tears flowing from voiceless eyes of the dead.
Cause when dread, itself, is falling strangely new light comes calling.
Master and slave both crawling, groveling in pits of shame.
As meaningless moderation yields to administration,
While permissive inclination grants resurrection of the name.

From anger grows a plastic smile of deviance strewn from denial,
The gavel raised but who's on trial, why have shackles befallen me.
Can't recall being implicated, if ever at all my case was stated,
Let it be known to the placated, I bear their shroud of misery.
As painted words of glossy white can't blind me from the dagger's plight
Snickers and sneers till Dawn's delight hold my sleep to captive shreds.
But far be it for me to wallow, no, ‘tis not my conscious that's hollow,
And I have no choice but to follow for fear the disease spreads.

Now, the whispers from the dark all seem to bear an angel's mark
While bereft, barren and stark, all look upon me with chagrin.
Saddened sockets in their faces, far off eyes from empty spaces,
See hope placed in me, their stasis, crumbling within.
Sadly, it's my disposition, that has led to this volition,
False belief placed in position of decorated trust.
How can I look upon them now, the Dream belied, and if not, how
Could fractured pride ever allow one to see through this disgust.

Michael Anderson

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

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 01-05-2000).]
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1 posted 01-05-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Sharleen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sharleen

Wow michael,
            That was really Deep,
       Great stuff.

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2 posted 01-05-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You shine, Michael, believe it!  


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3 posted 01-06-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Great words, excellent and difficult rhyme scheme, crystal clear meaning, well deserved....this poem has it all. Excellent work. I love it!
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4 posted 01-06-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

at the risk of sounding unintellegent and a product of my generation...... cool =)
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5 posted 01-06-2000 08:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm with our third Musketeer, Balladeer, heer... Have faith, my friend.... Have faith...
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6 posted 01-06-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Applauding, applauding...Bravo!

Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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7 posted 01-06-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I tell you what my dear, when your soul rains, it pours....What a tremendous poem!  I'm not sure how you do it, but I hope you'll rub off on me someday - - your talent is packed full of emotion and it drenches me like a rainstorm at times babe.  I love how you use it in times like these.....Bravo!

 ** 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 01-06-2000 10:22 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wonderful work!  I think I'll even have to join my fellow generation Xer, Kevin, in saying "cool!"  

 *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 01-06-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

I will also say "cool" Michael. Very deep. I always enjoy your work. Thank you again for sharing.

 B Gravitt

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10 posted 01-07-2000 09:05 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, Your writing is amazing to say the least. You capture the essense of every word you write.
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