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The Blue Ocean

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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 02-19-2000 12:54 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

The Blue Ocean
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If you squeeze a heart so lonely
will it bleed its sad red song
does it sing a sorrowful melody
with the oceans gentle throng

I've boarded a ship of destiny
black waters of ruffled silk
the captain of numbing misery
to steer her through the murk

A light that never rises
on horizons of distant dreams
and a hope that lays more quiet
then my pillow beneath the sea

Lost in the shadowy places
my moon with its icy beam
sliver of silver memories
it stabs my restless dreams

I lean on the keel of searching
for a glimmer that she may be there
down through this tunnel of wishes
on a ship in the tar of despair…

When the sun ever touches this darkness
I wonder if I will be there
the cold and the deep I hear calling
for a rest and escape from the tears

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
or is torment the wind of emotion
for the souls, in the ships
On the Blue Ocean.

James Parker Haley  Feb 19, 2000
(Note: Not my state of mind)





[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-20-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 02-19-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Parker, whether or not this is your state of mind, it is exquisite sir!  I love the ocean, and you have used many lines here to describe her beauty...her mystique...her magic.  This is probably one of your better pieces in my opinion.  I loved it truly!  I love where you went with this too...it is hauntingly blue, as are you!     Thank you SO much for sharing......aahhh....WIth this, I go to bed. **curtsies
Corinne
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2 posted 02-19-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Oh, Parker,


this is your best work so far, sweet poet.


corinne
devina
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3 posted 02-19-2000 02:40 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Oh, James...I feel your heart in every line of this, whether you're thinking this way or not...only a sweetheart could create the mood of this poem!!!   XXOO~D

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Parker
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4 posted 02-19-2000 11:43 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, devina, Gen,

Thank you for your kind words. So, your all saying you'd rather I write these blue depressing poems, instead of the romantic mushy stuff I always write.  

Oh heart, Oh heart
could you but bleed,
the misery,
of this stranded lovers soul...  

Parker
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Actually James, I was saying that I love to read poetry that has both heart an soul...and you've got this totally covered sir!!!! (meaning I enjoy it any way you give it! )

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Parker
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devina, thank you and I will endevor to give it anyway you may enjoy it.  

Parker
Brent Hotchkin
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7 posted 02-19-2000 05:14 PM       View Profile for Brent Hotchkin   Email Brent Hotchkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brent Hotchkin

Awesome! I can't belive how good all of you are. Yea it's me the new guy. James Parker is one of the many names I must commit to memory. For an awesome peot is he. I cant say if this is one of your best or not. I can say this is one of the best I have ever read. It is in line with alot of your friends who replied.   Brent
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8 posted 02-19-2000 05:23 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

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9 posted 02-19-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"black waters of ruffled silk"

Parker, surely we know the same sea. This is a consumately beautiful piece of poetry.
Parker
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10 posted 02-20-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Brent, Thank you for the kind words.

Marina, thank you too.

Meadowmuse, I bow to your compliments, thank you.


Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-20-2000).]
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Parker...this is absolutely wonderful...and if your state of mind created this lovely piece, I'd say it wasn't a bad state to be in  
"If you squeeze a heart so lonely
will it bleed its sad red song"
Excellent lines  
Martie
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12 posted 02-20-2000 10:39 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is a wonderful piece of poetry James.  I have read it again and again.  Bravo!
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 02-20-2000 10:51 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

              
IN AWE
Simply in awe
I love your "sliver of silver memories" and the whole poem for that matter,
This one goes to the publisher!
Liz
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Hoot, thank your very much, I put that comment in the end, cause I didn't want anybody to think I was in some super depressed state ready to drown myself. Everybody here is so caring and kind with their words.

Martie, thank you for that.

Liz, those are very kind words, from a poet such as you, thank you.

Parker
Corinne
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You are the sand man, Parker!

Corinne

p.s. you dance well, too!
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16 posted 02-21-2000 02:22 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Ilike this a lot!!!!!good poem.
Corazon
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exquisite is the word....whew the emotions...the images...wow....and lol...I can say with authority..cause this is my state of mind *s*
mystery
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This is a very nice poem, It touched me deeply
I like how you compared your thoughts of her to things of the sea, very creative.
Parker
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19 posted 02-21-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Sweet Corinne, then I will whisper you to sleep...... and dance in your dreams (thats a scary thought, the dancing part)

vandana, I thank you alot.

Corazon, thank you for the kind words, and I trully hope you get out of that state of mind.

mystery, thank you, I hope you enjoy your stay at passions, and show alot more of your poems off.

Parker
Parker
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20 posted 03-19-2000 05:07 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well I thought I'd send this back up to the top, because my mood is just a little blue.
Marge Tindal
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21 posted 03-19-2000 05:55 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

Parker~
Poetry at it's finest.
Replete with images of the longings
of the heart of man.

'I lean on the keel of searching
for a glimmer that she may be there'

Park, this is simply a fine piece of poetry that glimpses inside the heart of searchers.
Great job.
Kicks blue !
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Butterflies_dont_cry
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22 posted 03-19-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Parker,
You have an amazing way with words.  
Every line was acute and to the heart.
RainbowGirl
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23 posted 03-19-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Haleyja: Why you feeling blue sweetheart?  Hope some HUGS will help a little..

 I love the way I look in your eyes, I'm just me tho'...
We are all works in progress, no?

dhuron
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24 posted 03-19-2000 07:11 AM       View Profile for dhuron   Email dhuron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit dhuron's Home Page   View IP for dhuron

Wonderful.

I love the ocean and the feelings within...
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