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No Greater Love

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 02-01-2000 12:19 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

No Greater Love

A woman's heart believes in fairy tales
It matters not how cynical she grows
For part of her is still the dreamy maid
Who doesn't "hope" that love exists: she knows.

That trusting child who practices her smile,
Imagining how perfect it will be
When first she looks into her Prince's eyes,
And finds those eyes are all that she can see

When time suspends, and then the music plays,
A melody that's heard by only two;
And eyes that cannot bear to look away,
As though they never held another view.

Her fingers' curves were made to fit his hand,
And when he brushes them with gentle lips,
The tingle of his touch becomes a flame
That starts along her trembling fingertips

And travels up her arm into her breast
Wherein it burns with such delicious heat
That she cannot but shine beneath his gaze,
The two are one the circle made complete.

Adrift upon the air, the mystery
Which hangs upon the treasure of a kiss
When first she tastes the sweetness of his lips
No moment could be more divine than this ...

She drowns in him, a willing suicide,
Surrendering herself to his caress
He sweeps her in his arms, and they away,
To live their lives of perfect happiness.

But then the coarse reality intrudes,
Revealing imperfections to the eye,
And floods the dream with ugly truths, to prove
That "happy ever after" is a lie.

For shining eyes will have their shadow, too,
And perfect lips are sometimes known to frown;
The selfsame hands that formed the warm embrace
Can also serve to beat your spirit down;

And things are said in anger, and in pain,
And truth can be a rare commodity
Until it seems that what was once a dream
Has turned into a daily agony.

In tears, the loving girl is locked away,
And heartless stone erected in her place
For none can harm the thing they cannot see
Behind the cynic's mask that hides her face.

So she endures, untouched by anything,
Existing, though she dare not try to live;
While in her heart, the lonely maid despairs:
Still wanting love, with so much left to give ...
                                      
Until the day when one, with loving hands,
Unlocks the cage that holds that gentle dove
When wounded heart can find the faith to trust,
In all the world, there is no greater love.



 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

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tulip
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1 posted 02-01-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for tulip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tulip

Skyfyre,
This was beautiful.  I know the feelings all too well.
mariee66
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2 posted 02-01-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Here are some pieces of one of my fav poems~

Think it matches what you are saying in your nicely written poem~

"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul"
"After a while you learn that sunshine burns if you get too much"
"And you learn that you really can endure... You really are strong, and you really do have worth."  Veronica Shoffstall

Hope you liked those~
Marie~  
Meadowmuse
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3 posted 02-01-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Skye, your poetic perception and verbal acuity slay me. Excellent work, sensitive and tender message. Really, really well designed.

Claire
Denise
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4 posted 02-01-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW!! You've done it again, Kess!! Another masterpiece!!! WELL DONE!!  

Denise
Me2
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5 posted 02-01-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for Me2   Email Me2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Me2

All I can say ... is that I can see a romantic, medieval screenplay in the making.  And an academy award winner to boot!

Beautiful ...

Paul
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


6 posted 02-01-2000 01:09 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well done in form here my friend, a fairy tale indeed!  
Skyfyre
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7 posted 02-01-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

tulip:  thank you.  

Mariee: I loved them all, thanks much!  

Claire, Denise:  You are too kind to me ... and Claire, I do so wish you'd call me Kess!  

Me2:  What a sweet compliment!  

Christopher:  LOL -- not quite up to par, but thanks anyway.  

--Kess
tori
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8 posted 02-01-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Sky this one needs to go back to the top.. here she... going... going gone...lol
Again I love it... wonderful piece my friend

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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Mike
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9 posted 02-01-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

you never cease to amaze with your talent.
~ViXeN~
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10 posted 02-02-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

wow.. im speechless....

also jealous of your talent.. *smile*
great job! really impressed!
White Wolf
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11 posted 02-02-2000 03:50 AM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

Great poem.  I love it.  One of the best I have read.  One thing though, I feel as you have decribed in your poem.  Does that make me wierd, being a male in all?

 "Life's greatest mystery isn't the meaning of life. To love and be loved is the meaning of life. Now how to attain those is the greatest mystery of all."

Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 02-02-2000 05:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

many women who read this will think you have somehow read their heart's diary. Very will writen.
Liz
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