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Entrapment

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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


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Entrapment


Hopelessely bound
        unfettered
      by the chains of love's grip
    -greatest gift,
     fate's cruelest curse.

Wherefore do I weep
   at knowing the joy,
              the warmth,
   at feeling the peace,
              the fire.

Wherefore do I weep
    unable to complete ,
           to be,
   unknown the kiss,
           the flames.

Wherefore do I weep
    at loving not living
       seeing not touching
    breathing not sharing
      holding not loving?

All,
     because I, The Fool,
                    am no more?

© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-04-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

HOW do you do it? This is magnificent! Submit, submit, submit! Do you hear me!?  
WhtDove
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2 posted 02-04-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

WOW WOW WOW!!!  I agree with Sharon! Submit, but I won't repeat like she did! hehe...  
Marilyn
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3 posted 02-04-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Chris you know how I like to talk, well this left me speachless. You, my firend, have talent that is boundless.
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4 posted 02-04-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I agree that it's an excellent poem but I'm not going to command you to submit, like these ladies are doing  
Skyfyre
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5 posted 02-05-2000 12:19 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Have I told you lately that I love your free verse?  Yes, I do believe I have ...  

I am ashamed to admit, however, that the last stanza threw me off.  I was following you (I think) until then -- but where did the "Fool" thing come from...?    

--Me


 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



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 02-05-2000).]
Red
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Wow.... I never know what to say in these replies, there are just so many talented writers her, I just love reading everything.... and you Christopher are an amazing writer!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 02-05-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is poetry at its best, and who else could have written it - no one.
Congratulations on this fine work
Liz
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Amazing work, Christopher.  I'm getting a strong Tarot influence in it.  Your reference to The Fool (a card in the Major Arcana), the symbolism of being bound (8 of Swords), "greatest gift, fate's cruelest curse" brings to mind The Devil card (in the Rider Waite deck, depicting two nude lovers literally chained to each other, standing before The Devil himself) and "at loving not living/seeing not touching/breathing not sharing/holding not loving" seems to reflect the 7 of Cups, showing visions of great things beyond our reach.  Am I just coloring it with my latest interest? Or was this intentional?


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


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9 posted 02-05-2000 02:20 AM       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

Christopher-
I like this very much.
You do marvelous 'things' with your words.

It reminded me of a piece of your
artwork that you entitled 'A Single Tear'.
That is a favorite of mine.

~*Marge*~



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OOOOOHHHH!!!  So talented, so deep, smart, funny and good-looking too!  What's a poor poetess to do?  It borders on cruelty...


I, too, picked up on Tarot allusions--'fess up, Christopher!   MORE, MORE, MORE!!!
Meadowmuse
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I enjoyed the sound of this piece, the repeating "wherefores," the continuous questioning element, the fluid phrasing, the title.
As for the "fool"...
The fool spends the morning asking questions.

The wise one spends the morning finding answers.

I'm glad I saw this tonight.

Claire
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I loved your style with this one Chris...and may all your dreams come true!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
hoot_owl_rn
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WOW!!!!
Christopher
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14 posted 02-06-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Sharon- I did I did I did, thank you, I know!

Becca- Ditto the above!  

Marilyn- Boundless, no. I would say rather that I am just a man with soem words

Balladeer- Thank you sir, I was beginning to feel like I was back in the Navy!!!

Kess- Yes you have, but you can keep on telling me!!!

Red- I've read some of your work too, and I say you aren't behind at all!

Liz- A higher compliment would be hard to find! Thank you kind lady!

Tara- Thank you for your interpretation. (blush) but in reality, this spilled forth in a matter of less than five minutes. It wasn't something I brought, but rather that came from that place which all writers aspire!

Marge- Geesh! Will you stop it! My facial muscles are beginning to get sore from all the smiles you've given me!!!  

Serenity- Be serene, that's what you can do! Actually, you've managed to come close to making me embarassed! Thank you for the praise though I'm not so sure about your accusatins!  

Claire- A wise statement. Perhaps this fool should become a wise man!  

Devina- If all my dreams were to come true, then what would I have to dream about?

Ruth- THANKS!!!  
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15 posted 02-07-2000 01:57 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Ohh... I like, I like, I like.
Also, Tara's interpretation of it was very interesting.
 
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