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The Imminent Tolling of Distant Bells

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gofor42
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0 posted 01-23-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for gofor42   Email gofor42   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit gofor42's Home Page   View IP for gofor42

When your last bastion of love is gone,
And all that's left is an empty shell
and broken promises,
When you've nowhere else to turn,
But you're afraid to go back to all
the pain,
Death shall steal in on muffled tread,
Sneak the breath from your lungs
in midsentence.
Life shall cease its finite toil,
The struggle over and no clear
victor named,
And at that moment,
That last crystal clear instant,
You shall know for whom the bell tolls.
© Copyright 2000 Chuck Cottrell - All Rights Reserved
Wendy Flora
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1 posted 01-23-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Wendy Flora   Email Wendy Flora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy Flora

Yay!  Highly cool!  I love the idea... especially the death stealing breath in midsentence...   I love it! -wen
Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


2 posted 01-23-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Wow -- what a sobering portrait of despair you have painted here!  It was laced in every word ...

Welcome to Passions, BTW -- look forward to reading more from you!  

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Poet deVine
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3 posted 01-23-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I love your poem, but sir! I LOVE your webpage! Indeed, I shall slap you! Good job! I recommend all the readers take a look at his page...nicely done!!!!

Check YOUR email..  

Welcome to the family!
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 01-23-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I love your poetry and look forward to many more like this one
Liz
Denise
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5 posted 01-23-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions! Excellent poem!

Denise
Wendy Flora
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6 posted 01-24-2000 01:26 AM       View Profile for Wendy Flora   Email Wendy Flora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy Flora

I'm sending this one back to the top... it's SO good!...   -wen
One Who Understands
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7 posted 01-24-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

I think that you will always have the streangth to love.  Emptyness is only a temporary hole waiting to be filled...

wonderful poem
whiskey
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8 posted 01-24-2000 08:37 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 great , I loved it , Welcome to passions  
hoot_owl_rn
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