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Holding On

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Michael
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0 posted 02-22-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

HOLDING ON


Why must one question where I'm going?
Or question where I'm coming from?
If destination I'm not knowing,
To darkened past must I succumb?

What truths I hold deep to my heart,
Why must others yet misperceive?
Who dares to think in whole, in part,
That love in me I misconcieve?

Who challenges the wall of virtue
I bold upon stake my belief?
Who dares deface me as untrue
To be the cause of my own grief.

Shall I lay back to drown on sorrow,
That love may meet heroic death.
Or stand firm to save our tomorrow,
From deception upon thy breath?

That I may look for brighter skies
With the storm ‘er encircling me.
For who there has heard my stifling cries?
Who there has helped to set me free?

Certainly not you who lay in judgement
After the fact, dealing your blow.
Don't question my love, my testament,
To hold on, sometimes you must let go.

Michael Anderson




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-22-2000).]
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Beki
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1 posted 02-22-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Very touching Michael, and I love the last stanza!
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2 posted 02-22-2000 06:18 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Michael- your last line says it all m'friend!!! And as always your talent shines through your pain...showing a whole new understanding on your part!!! Just remember sweetie, that things always happen for a reason...and I hope your doing well!!! You are and always will be in my prayers!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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3 posted 02-22-2000 06:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A man of very strong principles is evident in this poem, not to mention his talent.
Well written, Michael
Liz
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4 posted 02-22-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

The last line of this speaks my own heart. We have all at one time known pain, to let go is to truely know love. The question I have is how do we accompish that? For in letting go of the dreams we also to let go of the pain.
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5 posted 02-22-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"What truths I hold deep in my heart,
Why must others yet misperceive.
Who dares think in whole or in part,
That love in me I misconcieve?"

*********
Certainly not you who lay in judgement
After the fact, dealing your blow.
Don't question my love, my testament,
To hold on, sometimes you must let go.

poetic perfection...this is one of my most favs of yours.
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.*

Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 02-22-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael, A poem only your talent could put to word. Excellent.
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7 posted 02-22-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael~ this is great! Your writting is amazing, the depth you show,the feelings you convey. Really, I wish I could write half as good as you do. -SEA
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8 posted 02-22-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

All I can say is fantastic writing, expression, and form.  The strength of your conviction really comes through. Our personal taste and feelings cannot be guessed by another.
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9 posted 02-22-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for Shelley   Email Shelley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shelley

Shall I lay back to drown on sorrow,
That love may meet heroic death.
Or stand firm to save our tomorrow,
From deception upon thy breath?

     ********************

If I had to pick a fav. part it would be that. It's kind of like "to be or not to be"

Excellent job!
WhtDove
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10 posted 02-22-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

WOW! The last line really packs it home. You've two outstanding poems today! Way to go.  Not that all of yours aren't outstanding though      

Your talent always shines, through happiness, sadness, or whatever it may be. Excellent!


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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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11 posted 02-22-2000 11:02 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~
Hold on to your talent ..
it shines !

'For who there has heard my stifling cries?
Who there has helped to set me free?'

You already know the answer, Michael.
God and your friends have heard.
God has set you free.
Your friends have joined you in love
and comfort.

Wonderful, just wonderful.
~*Marge*~



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12 posted 02-22-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,

I'm not going to say that I see you are healing, I'm not going to say it's wonderful to see you coming 'round, I'm not going to say that there's a lightening in your words,
but I am going to say, hurray!

Corinne
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13 posted 02-23-2000 01:16 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh my, oh my...poignant, intense, and so, so,
sad...
Michael
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14 posted 02-23-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Devina, Yeah - things do surely happen for a reason.  To call this a learning experiance would be a dire understatement.  Just glad there's an element of forgiveness in the air finally.  Just glad to be able to smile...

Marilyn, you are wise beyond my understanding.  Still, I feel in letting go of dreams we give birth to hope.  If I know anything, I know nothing is etched in stone on either side of this slate.  I won't try to guess at what the future holds - but I do know it holds nothing for those dwelling in the past.

a sandgrain, you read the messagfe loud and clear.  No, they cannot.

Marge, Yes, I know the answer.  I can't thank God or Passions enough for the strength and hope they have given me.

Everyone else who replied, my sincerest thanks.


Michael
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"To hold on you must let go"....smiles, now you got the idea my friend. You are going to be just fine  
Severn
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16 posted 02-23-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael - excellent words, with strength, and courage I think - it is hard to learn from our experiences yet learn we must.

  K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 02-23-2000).]
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17 posted 02-23-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Michael, my thoughts are with you, beautiful poem.
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18 posted 02-24-2000 10:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fabulous poem, Michael!  

Denise
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19 posted 02-24-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

michael, I have not been with you guys long, but I feel that this poem has more depth in meaning and shows your ability as a writer more than any single poem I have yet to see posted. Good god you have some strong lined and conveyed emotion/frustration. Sorry that I have not an adequate description of how good I think this is.

 A real man
kisses his children goodnight
 
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