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bsquirrel
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0 posted 01-29-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

Here's something I just spoke from my head into a recorder, edited down for what it's worth (not much).

Mike

-waking-
Sometimes you stare in silence.
Sometimes you can't even look at the mirror.
Sometimes you don't want to turn around
Because you don't want to look at your shadow.
Sometimes when you drop marbles on the floor
You pretend they look like gems.
Sometimes you eat crayons
Just to color your words.

Don't call me a genius,
Especially if you mean it.
Don't call me a prophet.
I'll tell you to stop it.
Don't call me a saint.
There's plenty I'll still taint.
And you can call me a writer but
Don't hold up your lighter.

Don't mistake me as an entity.
Don't take away my humanity.
Don't think of me as faceless identity.
Because I have plenty more to see,
Plenty more to be.

The spotlight's glare does not burn.
The feedback from the microphone does not sting
Or sing.
The cord does not throw long shadows on the face of the crowd.

In our suffering, in our joys,
In our buffer zone of toys,
Is something best shared quietly,
Not overloaded loud.
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tori
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1 posted 01-29-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Well I think its worth MUCH.. very well done kept me thinking!!

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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bsquirrel
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2 posted 05-22-2002 07:22 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks. Ah still dislike it! Maybe a sign of a good writer is he doesn't like much of his own work? I sure hope so. lol

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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3 posted 01-01-2003 04:52 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I know someone like this
bsquirrel
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4 posted 01-02-2003 10:50 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Wow, you're REALLY digging back here, PS. I can't advise it.
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5 posted 01-03-2003 05:30 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

oh come'on...I love the old ones...I run out of the new stuff to read and still have time...lots to catch up on...

yours have always been among my favorite
bsquirrel
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6 posted 01-03-2003 11:47 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Well, thanks for saying that, PS. I just can't divorce these writings from the bitterness I had back then, so it's hard to come back and look.
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7 posted 01-03-2003 10:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I love this, and Mike? we are both such different people now...give yourself a break too, k?

love you my friend!
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8 posted 01-09-2003 12:25 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks for the perspective, Sen. :hug:
TexUS
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9 posted 08-10-2004 07:42 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

Hey-that was pretty cool!  

Really loved this line:

"Sometimes you eat crayons
Just to color your words."

Good stuff!
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10 posted 01-24-2006 11:54 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Times and moods sure change don't they?  I am missing your work Mike - get back in here will ya?
 
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