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Weary Humanity

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PoeticKnight
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Once, golden towers guarded the horizon,
Impregnable walls of stone
Ramparts of hope and quiet perfection,
Filled with many golden domes
Through the years, an ageless work of wonder,
Thriving with the flowing of time
From the fertile plain sitting under,
A seed, planted in my mind

But then the winds of apathy blew
With a certain kind of hate,
And all that stood strong, it tried to undo,
While whispering words of fate
Echoes of a long forgotten memory
Shatter the silence at dawn
And all within hearing became weary,
Shrinking from the calling horn

Warning all who would stand and listen
With a rush of sound and force,
The cold wind of reality comes in,
Gripping all who stay the course
So we try to hide in shadows of fear,
As the stone crumbles and falls
Into a mist that clouds that which is near,
‘Til nothing is left of the formidable walls

Into ruin, and tumultuous seas
Alone, I am left behind
To behold a graveyard of memories,
They are pouring from my mind
Out goes the light that will show me the way,
Into darkness once again
So I am left to take hold of the flame,
Seeds of life burning within

All traces have been swallowed in the deep
Hope gives way to apathy,
Pain has a way of lulling me to sleep,
Despair somehow sets me free
Betrayed by what I thought and what it seemed,
The battle siege already begun
When I let reality obscure the dream,
My enemy had already won

From the grave, my ghostly memories cry,
Opening freshly closed wounds in my brain
Screaming, they pluck out my eyes,
Forever they will remain
Rumors of the final soliloquy
Whisper through ruins of rust
Sweet as a dream, it washes over me,
Like all dreams, I turn to dust


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1 posted 02-22-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, JML!  

Denise
PoeticKnight
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2 posted 02-22-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thanks denise!
Meadowmuse
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3 posted 02-22-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Such drama here, JML, and line after line of unique and wonderful imagery. I really enjoyed reading this.

Claire
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4 posted 02-22-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

WOW!!!
JML this is EXCELLENT!!!  so vivid and full of emotional images...very well written...you should post it at Dark Passions...come on over and play sometime
take care, janet marie

 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
your my inspiration, your my fire...
your words fill me with poetic desire.
Every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
Janet Marie
*I miss you baby...
I love you, always.*

PoeticKnight
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5 posted 02-22-2000 11:24 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Cool. Thank you ladies very much for taking time to read this. I am so glad you enjoyed this one.
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