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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 01-14-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Drug Free?


Pillage the night
with echoes of lonely.

Draw the shades...

Enclose your mind...
And refute the happiness
-of life.

And join,
join-
with the
careless/crowded
inconstant/clouded
cacophony-
of complacence.

Join-
with they
with those who walk
stride this time
in the manner of one,
-who’s already dead.

Allow yourself,
-forget your dreams-

Allow yourself,
-deny your heart-

Allow yourself,
-betray your hopes-

Allow yourself,
to play
in the symphony...

Of failure.
© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Rus Bowden
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1 posted 01-14-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Christopher,

I love your use of language, the care you take for the readers attention, and inventiveness.  The message so clear.  Good poem!

Rus
Michael
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2 posted 01-14-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

An awesome voyage into the depths of your mind, Chris.  Once again, you have done me proud.  Welcome back.

Michael
Bbuzz
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Washinton State


3 posted 01-14-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

Christopher, WOW! What an invitation! Your way with words is.............................................. so to the point and you make it unthinkable to stop reading. You are very talented!
Bbuzz
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4 posted 01-14-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

May I copy it and send it to a friend with a drug problem?
Balladeer
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5 posted 01-14-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very well stated, Christopher. Welcome back
Nan
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6 posted 01-14-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Christopher - You sound like you need a hug....*HUGS*.....
Eloise
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7 posted 01-14-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Excellent poem Chris.  
WhtDove
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8 posted 01-14-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'm so glad to see you back. You've been missed around here!  And what an entrance buddy!  Excellent!

 <*\\\><
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


Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


9 posted 01-15-2000 03:46 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Rus- Welcome to Passions and thank you for your kind reply!

Michael- Good to be back, was beginning to suffer withdrawls!

Bbuzz- Thank you and of course, it is meant to be shared!

Bal- Thank you kind sir!

Nan- Thank you ma'am, and HUGS are returned!

Eloise-  

Becca- Thank you, I aim to please, (or at least not hit the seat!)

poetry_kills
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10 posted 01-15-2000 03:53 AM       View Profile for poetry_kills   Email poetry_kills   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit poetry_kills's Home Page   View IP for poetry_kills

i love this poem... i honestly dont know what else to say except that i genuinely like it... now if only they could get more poets like you in the "modern poetry" section of my American Lit book i could do my homework without falling asleep!

with admiration and awe,

 **jerome the boy whose brain got left out in the rain and nobody bothered to dry it off when they put it back in
stephen j
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11 posted 01-15-2000 03:56 AM       View Profile for stephen j   Email stephen j   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for stephen j

this is a great poem and it really hits home.
keep up the good work!!!!!


         stephen
Nicole
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12 posted 01-15-2000 04:17 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Ah, my friend...your words ring true, and poignantly so.



 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
merely_a_jester
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since 01-14-2000
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Arkansas... that's all you get


13 posted 01-15-2000 04:21 AM       View Profile for merely_a_jester   Email merely_a_jester   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merely_a_jester

beautiful
truely inspiring and it feels just so

merely_a_jester
devina
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since 10-28-1999
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14 posted 01-15-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is a good message you send out Chris, I hope everyone that needs this message sees it.  By the way- glad to see you back hun, I have to admit that I missed you! Now- WHERE'S my email- I think it's your turn !

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 01-15-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Jerome, you're not the only one who has trouble with that! I loved that remark, But he's right, Christopher your work is very readable and very beautiful always.
This is excellent!
Liz
whiskey
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16 posted 01-15-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is wonderful , so well written to draw the reader in , well done  
Nate Dogg
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17 posted 01-15-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

I love your poem because it speaks the flat truth. Great work!

 Nathan
mama duck
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18 posted 01-15-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for mama duck   Email mama duck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mama duck

Very good poem. I particularly liked the line "in the manner of one already dead" . Amazing how may of these walking suicides there are. And drugs and alcohol are not responsible for them all. Thank you for you fine work. Chris
poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 01-15-2000 04:37 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Hey boy!  You've outdone yourself here, you come back with a bang!!  I like that - - um....I was just wondering where that cute little pic of you went....does it have anything to do with the problems you were having with your computer?  Michael said something about that....(you could use that polaroid your neighbors were gonna take)  ROFL  Never mind...I don't think the forums are ready for that.       Glad to see you back sir.

 ** 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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