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Christopher
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0 posted 02-13-2000 01:36 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Breathe

    ~echoes~
       ~echoes~
          ~echoes~

     of timeless captivity
   chained,
  in tendrils;

     painted orbs of green and blue

  tongues sweetened
      platinum smoothe

    declaiming:
            daily dreams
    divulging:
            doubts dramatic

  trust
   given-taken
    o'er rims
     moistened
  from lips sipping
    in the corner
      of a parlor
        in an unseen
          village
            town
           nestled in the
               center
                of our
                  virtual
                    café
      


Hope the dream.
Wish the future.
Live the now.






[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 02-13-2000).]
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WhtDove
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1 posted 02-13-2000 01:43 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Christopher this amazes me. I love that last part!
trust
   given-taken
    o'er rims
     moistened
  from lips sipping
    in the corner
      of a parlor
        in an unseen
          village
            town
           nestled in the
               center
                of our
                  virtual
                    cafe
      
Awesome my friend!



 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
serenity blaze
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2 posted 02-13-2000 01:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

A study of meditation, Christopher!  You simply amaze me with your ability to go so deep without drowning...I wish I could down-
load your brain...Awe-inspiring, both simple and complex...What are you doing later?
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What a presentation  
Christopher
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4 posted 02-13-2000 02:30 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Becca - Thank you, kinda just "fell out!" LOL

Serenity - Methinks you give me a tad more credit than I deserve!  
Believe me, a trip into my head would leave you terrified!  

Ruth - Thanks, miss you my friend!
Christopher
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oops

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serenity blaze
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6 posted 02-13-2000 02:39 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nope. No. Nay. I meant every word.
Christopher
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I warned you.... LOL... Anyone is free to e-mail me at anytime! I won't promise a speedy return, but you can try! Either click on my name in the Prose or English Workshop sections, or click on the following: chrisgw@hotmail.com   






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serenity blaze
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Ooooohhhh!  Now you have made serenity squeal
with delight!  You are indeed a talented man.
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It only took me a full hour of staring at the screen to reply.. that's pretty good for me, I swear!  

Oh, the poem?  I have to agree with Hoot and add that the presentation is very unique and seems so very interesting and fun to read!  

Great poem Christopher!  


 A writer's soul is on paper etched.

In flames I shall not be consumed, but reborn. --
Abrahm Simons


Christopher
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Thank you Abe... It means more knowing you travel here seldomly!



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Nan
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This is a virtual cafe, isn't it?
You do it proud, my friend...
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What am I going to do with you? Sigh! This is wonderful, Chris. The poem, the feelings, the presentation.....a complete package. I shake my head in wonder at your talent.  
Marilyn
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Ummmm....What can I say about this piece. It is almost sensual in it's reading. I love the image of the lips moistening the cup. Someday I will be able to write a free form verse like this (I hope..lol). Great job my friend.  
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14 posted 02-13-2000 12:24 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

Christopher-
What mesmerizing thoughts
portrayed with allure.
You are an extrememly talented man.
The virtual cafe of your mind
would be a fine place to share a
cup of Latte.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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15 posted 02-13-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Chris, this is great. The words lead you on, giving pause at just the right time.  

 I am not a poet, I am merely one who speaks in emotion

Tara Simms
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Christopher, amazing!  Your recent work has taken a turn towards the ethereal.  Absolutely divine!  Not only do the words just fall off the tongue, but with your formatting they fall off the page as well.  A visual masterpiece.  I love the echoes.  It shows the power of a single sound, breath, spoken word.  I love this!

 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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Nan- It is and thank you!


Sharon- Geesh! Stop it already... I KNOW!!!


Marilyn- With your talent, you'll probably do it better!

Marge- You too! You're making me *blush* again! But thank you! All are welcome in this virtual café, so  pull up a seat and have a cup!


Mistikman- Thank you, I'm glad it flowed of your lips!


Tara- You too!!! Geesh!   Thank you for the support! I'll pay you later! (wink-wink)
devina
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This was virtually delicious Chris...
Your presentation was great...I bow to you poet!!!!hehe


 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
HelmutB
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This must have slipped by me
Such an effort in words and style
Well done there Sir.


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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This is very nice indeed, I echo all the above!  Er...I noticed you said something just "fell out" ??  ROFL  I have that problem too sometimes!  hehe  I do plan on digging up some of your other works I've missed while away.  There's always a nice little surprise hidden in them I don't want to miss.  Show yourself more often, would ya?      T-girl

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JamesMichael
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Christopher this is so smooth and enjoyable to read.  James
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I really enjoyed this Chris, great and different imagery.  Bravo my friend  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)


Michael
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Come while away with me in idle languishing,
indefinate clarity, and perpetual nothingness which is the Virtual Cafe.  Dang Chris, where is Rod Serling at - he should personally introduce you poems you know.

"tongues sweetened
      platinum smoothe"

What a line.  Well done, my friend, as always.

michael
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24 posted 02-14-2000 12:56 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

What a convincing picture you have painted here!  I am seeing a cafe all in chrome and neon -- LOL -- but that could just be the room spinning on me again.  Excellent work in any case, and I thought the changing colours was well done too and added much.

--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

 
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