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The angel and the serpent

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Patrick B
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0 posted 02-05-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for Patrick B   Email Patrick B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patrick B

In a place twixt dusk and dawn
I met old friends who seemed forlorn

In the shadows of my room
cloaked in evasive semi gloom

they called my name to awake
they had a simple case to make
two figures fixed me with a stare
one was soothing,one a glare
one was an angel who projected wonder
the other a serpent with eyes like thunder

the angel neared and softly spoke
"I'm the love who's heart you broke"
she touched my hand and I felt the pain
that I inflicted in loves good name
the serpent slithered and then she hissed
"I'm the love you never kissed"
then she rose as if to bite
and I remembered my youthful spite

then before my eyes the two converged
and the lover I spurned slowly emerged
in her eyes I saw the grief
the gift I gave of love too brief
she came to me and kissed my lips
I saw her soul as storm tossed ships
In my palm she pressed a ring of gold
in memory of the one I sold
as her tears touched my cheek
her image flickered and faded weak

I surrendered to sleeps sweet caress
it was just a dream,no more nor less
and as morning touched my face
I felt renewed by peaceful grace
a band of gold lay on my quilt
and an angel called to absolve my guilt.



 Patrick B


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Patrick B
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Posts 58
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1 posted 02-05-2000 08:11 PM       View Profile for Patrick B   Email Patrick B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patrick B

Ummm been away for a few months and looking forward to catching up on everyones stuff..not sure if anyone remembers me? (sobs)

 Patrick B


WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
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2 posted 02-05-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Can;t say ya ring a bell, but Welcome back!
I love this poem! Heck of a dream to see what we've done, and how we've touched others.

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
Patrick B
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 58
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3 posted 02-05-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Patrick B   Email Patrick B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patrick B

thanks for the welcome back and the comment  

 hello darkness my old friend

Denise
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4 posted 02-05-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome back, Patrick! I agree with, WhtDove, that was one heck of a dream!

Denise
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Welcome back Patrick, it's been a while  
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