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Michael
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0 posted 02-17-2000 03:49 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

BEHIND THE MASQUES


Of Comedy, of Tragedy,
Who smiles that I am crying?
Who unravels life's mystery
Upon this day of dying?
Forsworn to love by blinded Fate,
Who there would take my hand?
If all but love seems to me hate,
Who dare would understand?

Chalking up to experience,
Ever christened belief.
Walking the preeminence
That brought me to such grief.
Dare I take a stand on virtue?
Virtue, if mine alone.
Once again I'd find I've hurt you,
My sin ‘er to atone.

Yet Time still flies by weary eyes
With wings none else can see.
As Death, gawking, stalking, walking
Now comes ‘tween you and me.
A weighted soul, a once read scroll,
Now tossed unto my end.
I blow a kiss from the abyss
To my one, my only friend.

The only arms to cradle me,
A child of thirty-two.
The only eyes to see in me
The man no one else knew.
The only reason hope ‘er stood
Within this shadowed life.
By lover's verse, misunderstood,
Or by dream alone called wife.

The only heart opened to me
I never found untrue.
The only to offer dreams for me
Wrapped in soft shades of blue.
A hand I'll hold through eternity,
Be it falling or flying.
Of Comedy, of Tragedy,
Who lives that I am dying?

Michael Anderson


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








[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-17-2000).]
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wayoutwalt
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1 posted 02-17-2000 03:57 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

oman i had my reservations bout reading this cuz lately michael yuh been soooo sad but this was real good and i could once relate hope soon it becomes a could for you and not a can (did that make since)
Wizzard
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2 posted 02-17-2000 03:59 AM       View Profile for Wizzard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wizzard

Very powerful yet sad poem Michael.
I can see that your still having some hard time`s.
I wish there were someway for me to ease the pain that your feeling but we both know that only time and support can do that.
Keep your head up Michael,Thing`s will get better soon
Thank`s for sharing.

 Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
And the begining of a new one.

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3 posted 02-17-2000 07:50 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Very well written Michael. I love reading your work. You have so much talent but most of the time I do not know what to say.  
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Exceptional! This is truly one of your best, my friend.
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Michael, somehow right now the song "Blowing in the wind" is playing in my head after reading this, boy I almost feel crazy never has that happened to me before. You've sparked a new element in me with your poetry.

What I really need to say is, my prayers are with you, and in time the answers will grace your wonderful being with happiness.
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6 posted 02-17-2000 08:30 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Amazed at how these words flow
from within you, Michael.
For some time now, I've admired your writing,
and it never falters.
You are able to express so elloquently and perfectly
emotions which run through your veins,
regardless of their placement on the "happy-meter".
Excellent poem.
You make beautiful of the most aching pains.
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You do bring beauty to the most painful passages, Michael. This poem is full of both beauty and pain and the mixture is intoxicating. I so enjoy your work.

Claire
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Excellent writing, Michael. Sad yet beautiful. My prayers, too, are with you.

Denise
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Very nice poem Micheal, very nice.
Beautiful and a little sad at the same time.

Thanks for a great read.

Chris


 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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It is said that these are the times when we learn by leaps and bounds and the rest of the time, we never the ground.


Keep pouring it out, Michael, this is how we do it.

Corinne
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NOOOOOOOO!  No more MAAAAAAASQUES!  

Sorry, this begged a release of some tension ... just my pitiful attempt at cheering you.

Michael, I realize that there is only one person who can change the way you are feeling right now -- so I won't even try.  But please do remember that you have a multitude of shoulders to cry on, and that we all enjoy your poetry immensely be it cheery or otherwise ... hugs and strength to you.    

--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



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 02-17-2000).]
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Kess is right Micheal...we are all shoulders to cry on here...so I'm glad to see that you're letting it out so beautifully through your poetry!!! Keep your head up and your heart intact m'friend!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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Michael this is stunning! You've left me quite speechless with your words!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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Michael, Michael, Michael.  My heart aches at the line "Who lives that I am dying?". I'm sending hugs to you!
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Michael~ I've never known a man who could make heartache and sadness so beautiful, until you. I'm so glad you share these poems.I can't wait to read the happier ones that will follow when your heart is healed. -SEA
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Michael...your words speak of your pain....we all wear masks from time to time to get us by our worst times. But please don't loose the special person that is you in that disguise somewhere. Brilliant, but of so sad is this poem  
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Walt, thanks for reading, and of course it made no sense whatsoever...LOL

Wizzard, not to worry - there's only one direction to look to from here.

Gloria, I'm glad my poetry moves something within you...I feel as if I'm "blowing in the wind" right now - I think I missed my destination.

January Flowers, that's quite a compliment you've paid me.  My sincerest thanks.  And I think someone stole my happy meter - got one I can borrow?

Corinne, it's funny we learn by necessity instead of desire after a certain age.  Rarely do we like the instructor either.

Kess,  thanks for the ((HUG)) - I needed one.
And you got a smile out of me with your reply, too.  

Devina, I can think of no better shoulder to cry on than yours.  But you'd get sick of all my blabbering and whining real quick...LOL

SEA, I can't wait till I am writing about something happier.  Hopefully soon.

Ruth, I have too many friends me thinks that would not allow the real me hide too long, anywhere.  Thank you for your genuine concern.


Everyone else, thank you for your kind replies.     You all mean the world to me.


Michael


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I have to agree with many of the above...so much beauty and so much pain.  There is always hope even if it is far away.  James
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Whenever I read one of your sad serenades, I'm reminded of a comment once made by a very special mutual friend of yours and mine - something about how you always manage to write a bit of hope into the saddest of your poetry... You do that, my friend... The better I get to know you, the more I see it - both in your poetry, and in your heart...
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