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Yesterday's Angel

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Michael
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0 posted 02-24-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

YESTERDAY'S ANGEL


The last box packed, set by the door.
With a sigh, key thrown to the floor.
I'll take one last look then I'm gone.
That never again here I'm drawn.

"Close your eyes and see me fly
To you in dream, sweet lullaby."

Why do these words still sing to me,
Of Yesterday's sweet memory.

"Hand picked by God & sent to you
I am the one - you know it's true..."

Such soft words echoed in heart,
Dare I believe, even in part?

"Look no further, weary man
Stop and rest - it's in His plan"

Upon the wall in deepest blue,
Yesterday's Angel holds me true.

"You have journeyed many years
Cried your share of guilt and tears..."

Would seem I've many more to go,
Nothing's left here for me, I know.

"I see all that's in you soul
I am here to mend you whole"

I'll hold your promise as a token,
Though some hearts are meant to be broken.

"Look no further, cry no more
I am who you're looking for..."

I hear your words but cannot see
You standing anywhere near me.

"See me come to you in white
Walk with me all through the night"

‘Tis true by night we dance in dream,
But by day die in voiceless scream.

"I stir your passion deep inside
Give in to me - you need not hide."

Alas, there nothing left within,
Somehow all died, in giving in.

"Open up and feel no shame
Our love is pure, a burning flame"

Whereby a touch forsakes the name,
Till all that's left is tears and blame.

"Look no further, see me now
To you mi-Lord, I humbly bow..."

I am not worthy, see me not,
Tomorrow's dream holds me forgot.

"I am your lady - ecstacy
I hold you close - confide in me"

Release from me thy lure of lust,
By what bonds dare you hold my trust?

"Your soul is mingled now with mine
Inseparable through all space and time"

A wounded soul that never flies
Nor dreams by silenced lullabies.

"Look no further - God sent me
To set your captive spirit free..."

Of all the words you've given me,
The truest of all these must be.

Good-bye dearest angel of blue.
I will look no further for you.
An oak frame left upon the wall,
I turn from face, from words, from all.

On my way out, locking the door
Of memories I'll hold no more.
If Yesterday's angelic host
Or Tomorrow's forgotten ghost.

Michael Anderson


'Tis true, Love lasts forever,
Only her memory slips away.







[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-24-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 02-24-2000 02:05 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

(Applauding loudly!) Wow Michael, this is absolutely breathtaking and beautifully written.  
serenity blaze
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2 posted 02-24-2000 02:40 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Serenity is blushing once again...I feel like
a voyeur after reading this.  so intimate and
painful...you transform your own pain into beauty for others...Incredible Michael.
Mistikman
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3 posted 02-24-2000 03:29 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

I hung on every word Michael, this is exceptional.

I'll hold your promise as a token,
Though some hearts are meant to be broken.

Alas, I seem to have one of those defective hearts too   Feel better Michael, if not for yourself, for everyone here in the forums.
Gadget28
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4 posted 02-24-2000 03:37 AM       View Profile for Gadget28   Email Gadget28   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gadget28

This poem was absolutely breath taking! I loved it! I congratulate you!
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 02-24-2000 03:54 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

Michael~
Beautifully done.
The release is coming
and cannot be easy, my friend.

One memory at a time.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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WhtDove
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6 posted 02-24-2000 08:16 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael your work as of late is just outstanding! Say goodbye to old, hello to new. All need a fresh start, this one's for you!

Hearts are not meant to be broken. Remember He came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly!  

Outstanding work Michael, outstanding!

 <*\\\><

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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7 posted 02-24-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

maybe i shouldnt reply to these all i can say is sniff and very good poem yuh leaves muh heart heavy
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8 posted 02-24-2000 09:30 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Michael

WOW! I felt this poem with my very core. Absolutely breathtaking! I have read a few pieces of your work, but this so far is my favorite! I wish you nothing but much love and happiness, as you continue through your journey of life...

*Cheers* to moving onward and upward! Great poem!

~Amy~
    

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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9 posted 02-24-2000 09:41 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I agree with everyone comments here so far on this one. Everyline is this leads on to the next, holding my short attention span. Out of much pain, comes much beauty.
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10 posted 02-24-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael~ this is wonderful. I look forward to reading your poetry,because I know it will touch my heart!   -SEA
Janet Marie
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11 posted 02-24-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Michael,
what can I say, that I haven't said before... this poem is absolute brillance...and its emotions effect me deeply as do so many of yours...you have a beautiful soul and an amazing gift...thank you for sharing it with us. take care, janet marie

 ...there are places inside all our souls...
that have never been touched...
there are places inside our hearts...
that need to be loved this much...
Janet Marie

*I miss you baby...
I love you, always.*

hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 02-24-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

One word... BREATHTAKING
devina
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13 posted 02-24-2000 01:29 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I know where this one's coming from Michael...with the angel and all...

This is hard I know..*sending many hugs you're way*- closing that door is always hard!!

May peace find you m'friend!!


 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
JamesMichael
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14 posted 02-24-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I love this poem Michael.  Excellent writing. James
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 02-24-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

An echoing dialogue, very sad and very beautiful
Liz
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ditto to all above..
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17 posted 02-24-2000 03:48 PM       View Profile for jeremyc   Email jeremyc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jeremyc

i quit...i'll never be able to write poetry like that...it's just amazing...good job..some day i hope i'm as good as you  )
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18 posted 02-24-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Kid Pedestal   Email Kid Pedestal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kid Pedestal's Home Page   View IP for Kid Pedestal

Emotional to the heart, to say the least.  Each word struck a chord in my mind that will last for some time.  Thank you for writing that.

Kid Pedestal
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19 posted 02-24-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Michael, this was sooo beautiful hon.  All life's memories with time become easier to bear, and will always remain special.
This was a magical description of saying goodbye to an old home and old memories.
Good luck with the move!!  

 May the world hug you today,
With it's warmth and love.
I pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart,
That tell you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world,
Wishing you well and
wishing you love......
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


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20 posted 02-24-2000 10:02 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

When you close that door Michael. . . make sure that you open another one. . .

Or you will never see what lies outside. . .

---------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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21 posted 02-24-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

There is no other word......WOW!

Denise
Michael
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serenity, now I'm blushing...you meant to do that, huh?

Mistikman, I'm feeling pretty good considering everything that's happened recently...still have lots to look forward to this life...I won't waste my time sulking.

Marge, every day gets a little easier from here.

Rebecca, yep, a fresh start in many ways for me.  Love the new surroundings, and always helps to be around friends you can trust.

Amy, glad this poem moved you so much.  I haven't had a chance to read anything of yours yet - I will look just as soon as I post this reply.  Welcome to Passions, btw.

Janet Marie,  I'm so glad my poetry reaches you the way it does.  It's nice to know some people out there really understand what's behind your writing.  I love your signature, btw.

devina, I know you do...a special thnx for you and ((hugs)) right back.

jeremyc, ah heck - you already are!

Isis, ain't it amazing how Time seems to slow down when you're suffering but speeds along when things are going great?  I just hate that.

Sven, I don't see much out there for me that's really gonna make a difference.  Too many doors and I'm fresh out of keys.

Thanks, everyone, for the kind replies.


Michael


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23 posted 11-08-2000 10:18 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

just came back to add this very special poem to my private library...
it is a keepsake poem for sure.
jm


There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~

 
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