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Michael
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0 posted 02-07-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

BEAUTY DEFIED

Tell me you love me, even if it's a lie.
Kiss me just once, before you kiss me good-bye.
Let your eyes peel the layers of my soul.
Touch me once more before emptiness takes toll.
Mi-Lady, my love, by chance or by fate,
By today's goodbye, our tomorrow must wait.
The time that we've shared, a sail on the sea,
Fading into the sun of cherished memory.

A walk on the deck during hurricane winds.
A dance with temptation where Darkness descends.
If angel by day or demon by night,
A life, (without you), stands to lose all light.
From vaunted Lord to lowly clown.
A jester bearing his tarnished crown.
I watch time with you disappear,
Bleeding away slowly in silent fear.

Set still in the window, with the stem broken,
Cries the gift of my love on whispers unspoken.
A flower that died before it came to bloom,
A beauty defied by its death in the womb.
A treasure deeply sought, lost to the eye.
By a glossless stare, by a breathless sigh.
A scream from eternity perched on the sill,
If it don't blossom tonight, surely it never will.

So won't you tell me you love me, even if it's a lie?
Kiss me just once today, for tomorrow I die.


Michael Anderson



 It's the little things you take for granted,
That'll mean the most to you when they're gone.




© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 02-07-2000 08:47 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

Michael-
I'm almost speechless ...
this is so breathtakingly beautiful.
~*Marge*~


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Martie
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2 posted 02-07-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael, this is so emotion packed and heart renching.  You have captured a feeling so well and written so eloquently.  Excellent!
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3 posted 02-07-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I can just picture you out there on the deck in hurricane winds... and not noticing...

AWESOME!!!
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4 posted 02-07-2000 09:05 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This was beautiful!!! We've missed you two, glad you're back...but I'm sure you'd rather be back on that boat huh??? Hope your trip was all that you expected and more!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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5 posted 02-07-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is so powerfully written..the emotions are visible...marvelous poem, Michael.
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6 posted 02-07-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael I don't know whether to clap or cry. This was power packed with emotions! So glad to see you back again!
Welcome Home

 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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7 posted 02-07-2000 10:16 PM       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

Wow....Michael, I think this is perhaps one of the best pieces I've read from you yet. Very full of emotions, very powerful. It speaks clearly to the heart.
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8 posted 02-07-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Exceptional...
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9 posted 02-07-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Micheal,
Welcome back and you made a grand entrance.
Wonderful paint, wonderful thoughts, wonderful poem. Sy
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10 posted 02-07-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is great , So sweet , hope your trip was wonderful  
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11 posted 02-07-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

How powerfully emotional!  I swear my heart did a flip flop from the deepness.  Did Sharon say "AWESOME"?  I second that!
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12 posted 02-07-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Wow, what else is there to day but WOW. The emotion just oozes off this piece. Yet another powerful poem today to make my skin crawl. Might I borrow some of that extra talent you have stored away?  

 I am not a poet, I am merely one who speaks in emotion
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 02-08-2000 03:31 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

True love + a talented poet = an exquisite poem. Very beautiful indeed
Liz
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14 posted 02-08-2000 03:56 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

He's not a talented poet... he's just faking it!!!

Ah Michael m'boy... you came close to creating moisture in these tired blue eyes. A tale so full o' wonderous regale...Sigh. Do you know how to do anything not good?
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This is so sad, Michael.  Welcome back.
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16 posted 02-08-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What a poem to announce your return!  *S* This is magnificent!
Echo Rhayne
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17 posted 02-08-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Michael, WoW, I dont have any words to say!  ok, welcome back, but thats about it, and I already said that to you!  

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

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18 posted 02-08-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Just want to say thank you to everyone.  It sure is good to be back - I have missed you all dearly.

Nan, we noticed a little when we could no longer stand up - but we didn't mind much.

Devina, I wish I never had to leave, truly.

WhtDove, Don't cry, please...

Ruth, that's a HUGE compliment - TY from the depths of my heart.

Sally, I think I missed that flip flop - care to show me again?...LOL


Mistikman, I'm so glad you enjoyed this piece.  You are more then welcome to my talent if you care to take the emotion that lies behind it as well.  Never say I didn't warn you though.

Well, Chris - unfortunately I have done many things in the "not good" department of late.
Now then, your ol' blue eyes might not seem so tired if you slept once in awhile - I thought we discussed that before...

A heartfelt thanks and big HUGS to eveyone else.


Michael
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19 posted 02-08-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

You know, I have the feeling that I should have something profound to say about this beautifully wistful piece of poetry, but all I can seem to do is   ...

Welcome back, Michael -- and there will be another tomorrow.  

--Kess


 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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