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The Phantom of Romance

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Wolfgang
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0 posted 06-27-99 11:31 AM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

Beware the phantom of romance
She strikes without a warning glance
She's always near but never seen
The fleeting shadow of a dream
Cares not of years, of young or old
Eraptures all within her fold
A heart of stone, a heart of gold.

She brings you joy then brings you pain
Never pretentious, never vain
She clutches you in talons sharp
Slashes your soul and breaks your heart
Invites you to the lovers dance
Then unsuspecting takes her stance
Beware the phantom of romance.

(This is a repost)
© Copyright 1999 Wolfgang Blazejewski - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 06-27-99 08:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yep - this is a repost too.... Hmm.. Same line - musta been a challenge, eh?
Any one else have theirs??? deVine??
Isn't this fun??

Pantoum of Romance

Beveiled, thou Phantom of Romance ~
Ensconced behind a cryptic door.
Might thresholds cross by happenstance,
Entrancing hearts forever more?

Unshackle now that cryptic door
Thence leave behind life's remnant scar.
Unfettered lives forever more,
Enchanting.muse sung from afar.

No longer wield life's garish scar -
Embrace free spirit - ne'er eschew
Those songs of romance once afar -
Enravish reverie anew.

Life's bygone languish now eschew.
Embrace embroiling senses of
Awakened reverie anew.
Entreat now hearts imbued in love.

Arousing senses bested of
Once covetous feigned sanctity
Entreat hearts e'er imbued in love
And cherish regaled ecstasy.

Entrust in realms of sanctity
Stars crossed are not mere happenstance
Enclave love's arcane ecstasy
Unshrouded, Phantom of Romance.



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[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-27-99).]
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2 posted 06-27-99 08:51 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wolf... this is my kind of poetry. I love everything about it. Thanks for giving me a chance to see it.

Nan, you're no slouch, either!
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3 posted 06-28-99 11:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Not a challenge..a reply:

Phantom of Romance


Words whispered softly in your ear
reveal his way with loverís chants.
His touch is often fleeting as
he leads you in his dance.

Youíve given up your other lovers
for the chance to be with him,
you focused all upon this man
who sings a lustful hymn.

In the middle of the night
his caresses, with you heíll share;
but in the middle of the day
he claims to be elsewhere.

When the sun sets and evening comes
this lover appears to you.
Is he the fulfillment
or, is he, the death of you?

When the sun rises and morning comes
you greet the day alone.
He has left sometime ago
with a note beside the phone.

Twelve hours is a long time
to await your lovers glance
and now you wonder if heís real
or a phantom of romance.


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4 posted 02-02-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Bringing this to the top..in honor of Wolfgang..one of Nan's great 'finds'.... she has a way of casting out a poetic net and getting some keepers! This is one.. and Wolfgang is feeling poorly, so please let him know he's thought of!...  

Besides, this is a good poem!
Nan
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5 posted 02-02-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh - We kicked butt on this challenge, didn't we??????   
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 02-02-2000 11:28 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

TOE !

TOE ! ...... NAN SAID THE 'BUTT' WORD !
TOE ! ......... GET THE ERASER !
TOE ! NAN SAID BUTT !
TOE ! COME ON, BUDDY !
NAN SAID THE 'BUTT' WORD !



'scuse me, Wolf ..
I just got carried away.
Your poem MUST be something real
special ...
Nan said the 'butt' word !
Yes, she did !
~*Marge*~


TOE !


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Denise
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7 posted 02-02-2000 11:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful poetry! Simply beautiful!

Denise
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8 posted 02-02-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Get better, Wolf!!! You are missed.  
Justbleu
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9 posted 02-03-2000 02:03 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I do agree...beware the phantom she... I have been in her clutches... I have seen!!  I loved this Wolfgang!!

Take Care
Bridgette



 Creation of woman from the rib of Man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved."
Ain' Miss Behavin'
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10 posted 02-03-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for Ain' Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ain' Miss Behavin'

...Butt I know Nan quite intimately - and I'm quite sure there was nothing derogatory behind that back-sided comment....   
JamesMichael
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11 posted 02-03-2000 09:19 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"Slashes your soul and breaks your heart" I sincerely hope not.  Really good writing.  James
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Oh yes....I do remember this one  
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13 posted 08-23-2005 12:48 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Just great poetry - really loved this.
 
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