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Silence

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Mike
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0 posted 01-30-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

In a cold and shallow grave, lays low my fettered soul,
Echoes of a distant past, doth Thanatos extol,
Above the sword of Damocles, hangs by a tattered thread,
Dereft of faith in man and god, I seek the living dead.

Departed paths of vulgar sin, I walk in trackless stead,
In the canyons of mine fears, I shrink in vengeful dread,
Seeking solace deep within, chasms of impertinence,
In my lone and stricken soul, lays dim and dark existence.

Begone ye screams of silence, harbingers of pain,
Cloaked in isolation, you mock in harsh disdain,
My soul is torn asunder, I curse you God of Hell,
As you pierced my trouble soul, what horrors I befell.

You spoke of quiet solitude, to tempt me to your lair,
Then lanced me in my troubled heart, to depths of dark despair,
Nemesis, I beg of thee, rise up in righteous ire,
Protect from Tisiphone, from Hell's eternal fire.

With all my voice I scream to you, protect me from the night,
Alas, in forlorn desperation, I journey to the light,
Banished to mind's coventry, I heed the demon's call,
Beckoned by the silent screams, I enter Dante's Hall.

Drawn into the vortex, I hope and pray to find,
Total absolution, illusions of the mind?
Drowning in disharmony, upon a tranquil sea,
Adrift upon the River Styx, am blind but yet I see.

Bowing to Mephistopheles, as Faust I sell my soul,
Unto the Fallen Angels, at last I cede control,
On bended knee I enter, the world of waking dreams,
Final absolution, farewell to silent screams.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 01-30-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 01-30-2000 02:22 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mike, you have written an inferno here.  Your poetry is superb and your intellect captivating.  How do you write like that?

My meager homespun heart
sees a vision of despair.
Lost this soul of art
to a fire burning Lair?
Meadowmuse
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2 posted 01-30-2000 02:51 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike, so passionately written. Beautiful, dark, intriguing.

Claire
Denise
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3 posted 01-30-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Mike! Truly captivating read!!

Denise
Chris Goodman
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4 posted 01-30-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for Chris Goodman   Email Chris Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chris Goodman

Mike, fine effort (lol)!  You are a wonderful poet.  Thanks for sharing.  I wish I was a poet, but I am nothing more than a writer that wants to be a poet.

Sincerely,
Chris Goodman
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 01-30-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Mike
This is an astounding piece of poetry that I missed, and Chris, I know how you feel, when I read something like this , I feel like a poet who has a long way to go to become a poet
Liz
Gene
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6 posted 01-30-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

I really enjoyed this one. Excellent.

~Gene
Mike
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7 posted 01-30-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for your very gracious comments.  I have been working on this for a long time... reworking and adding...
nice to see the effort was worth the time.
The Haunted Poet
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8 posted 01-31-2000 12:47 AM       View Profile for The Haunted Poet   Email The Haunted Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Haunted Poet

Well Mike I congratulate you on this poem. However I must bring up something.

Begone ye screams of silence, harbingers of pain,
Cloaked in isolation, you mock in harsh disdain,
My soul is torn asunder, I curse you God of Hell,
As you pierced my trouble soul, what horrors I befell.

You spoke of quiet solitude, to tempt me to your lair,
Then lanced me in my troubled heart, to depths of dark despair,
Nemesis, I beg of thee, rise up in righteous ire,
Protect from Tisiphone, from Hell's eternal fire.

With all my voice I scream to you, protect me from the night,
Alas, in forlorn desperation, I journey to the light,
Banished to mind's coventry, I heed the demon's call,
Beckoned by the silent screams, I enter Dante's Hall.

I'm afraid to say that I think you have stolen this part from an aurthor named Tim. I am not accusing you of anything it's just that I've read the poem with those passages in it by Tim in Open Poetry #1 I do beleive. Good Poem though!
One Who Understands
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9 posted 01-31-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Well, you certainly did a wonderful job with this poem
Tim
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10 posted 01-31-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

I truly appreciate the concern Haunted Poet.
I sometimes forget that some are not aware that I used to submit under this name.  But Mike really isnt that bad of guy (most times).
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 01-31-2000 09:49 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

*laughing* How dare you steal lines from yourself   Wonderful poem
Mike
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12 posted 01-31-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Sheesh... where's a prosecutor when you need one?  I never did trust that Tim guy anyway...
Thanks Hoot...  *smile*
Marilyn
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13 posted 01-31-2000 01:50 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Tim/Mike...Mike/Tim....*spinning in circles*...lol Who ever you may be this is excellent and definately worth the effort you put into it. Hmmm...you know..I have heard tell of a great  prosecutor  on this board but he is difficult to get to know. (no e-mail addy posted you know...lol) If you are in need of his services I am sure we can contact him some how!  

I am in awe of your talent Mike. This is wonderful!!
Mike
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14 posted 02-01-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

I heard tell of a prosecutor whose daughter once in Sunday school proudly announced to the class that her father was a persecutor...
Denise
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15 posted 02-01-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Kids are precious, aren't they Mike?! hehehe


Denise
 
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