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Of what I bear and host

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 01-14-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

     Of what I bear and host

When deep in slumber in my chair,
Living phantoms, visit me there.
They race across my visions plain,
Like cattle through a field of grain.

They trample me to blades of grief.
They rob me of my sleeps relief.
They shred my thoughts of honest mourn,
Gracing times of once and gone.

Bovine ferocity, they run in line,
Ravage the peace that I would mine.
Raising dust like deeds recast,
As if, they could retrieve the past.

Nor can I stop their repertory,
Their flamboyant, oratory.
Each phantom spits coercing doubt,
In balls of fire flaring out.

I damn the ghosts their blatancy,
Their malicious effigy,
I tire of the gruesome jest
And tire of their loathsome quest.

What's gone is gone can't be redone.  
I can't undo what I have done.

© Copyright 2000 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-15-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
It's hard to fathom your unrest
Your visions nightmarish, at best
Can't believe that you'd beget
Any deed to your regret
As for the poem, it's classic you
Well written, wonderful and true.
As always, great poetry
Liz
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2 posted 01-15-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nice read, Sy
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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3 posted 01-15-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This stops me cold in my tracks.  Oh, man.  And the ending lines: "What's gone is gone can't be redone.   I can't undo what I have done." So true, so heartrendingly true.  Chilling.  Excellent.  Thank you.



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Meadowmuse
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4 posted 01-15-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse


And you say you had this dream in your chair? Might consider toning down the spicy foods, Sy.  

Excellent poem, by the way...
"Raising dust like deeds recast"...I love this line!

Dear LadyClaire



~ViXeN~
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5 posted 01-15-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

wow this is really good. =-)
i really especially liked the last two lines.
makes ya really think back....
excellent!
HelmutB
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6 posted 01-15-2000 09:01 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

To add a comment line or two
Would be like "Bringing the Owl to Athen"
Or "Gold to the Swiss". (hope I remember histroy right   )
There is a lot said already.
Well written and the end...well yes speechless here.


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

whiskey
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7 posted 01-15-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Sy, This is yet another great poem, Well done thanks for the read  
Nan
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8 posted 01-15-2000 11:05 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sy - You make me smile ..... you truly do..
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 01-15-2000 06:06 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Liz,
I think it has something to do with the years
of 42 to 45. Love ya Sy.
Balladeer,
Thank you friend.
Rosemary,
Glowing words, thank you so much.
Meadow,
Very nice coment, thank you.
Vixen,
Thank you for the excellent.
Helmut,
glad you enjoyed it, thanks.
Wiskey,
Glad you enjoyed the read, thank you.
Nan,
Thank you for the kiss it was delicious. *L* Sy
Marge Tindal
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10 posted 01-15-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Seymour-
I want you to know that I always read
what you write ...
just sometimes I'm not sure of how to
reply to something that troubles you so.

This is one of those times.

Love, we all have demons that confront us
from time to time ... I send you a hug
to pull around you at times that you
are troubled.

My love to you ...
for all you've gone through.
You have to be an okay kinda guy ...
when the atrocities stay to haunt you
for so long.  
I'm sorry for your pain, my friend.
Love ~Marge~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Denise
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11 posted 01-15-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I feel your pain, Seymour.  
Wonderful poem, as usual!!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~



[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 01-16-2000).]
Rus Bowden
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12 posted 01-15-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Sy,

Such a picture!  A gruesome haunting stampede of fire while in your chair and such simple words in your final couplet.  My my.

Rus
 
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