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By The Mountain

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jbowie
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BANGOR (that OR) ME


0 posted 02-24-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

Where the sky meets the age grayed mountains
there is a line of sight that transcends all thought
by pure beauty can we be rendered speechless
and feel that which has been created before us

To test our boundaries, ascend these slopes
only there can our true selves be found, with the
pretense cast aside, a chance to face a task which
is ours alone, a victory found only within ourselves

Testing our resolve, the dark forces gather
seen as rumbling clouds far across the meadow
known to us is the danger of ascending, yet unknown
is what we will receive once completed in our task

There are many places to start, especially given the
width and breadth of the human heart, and to attain
love through the paiin of failure, is the sweetest of rewards, that one could ever hope to achieve


 A real man
kisses his children goodnight
© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 02-25-2000 12:05 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful! Well done!

Denise
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This is uplifting! Just what we need around here.  Woohoo....Great poem!
Michael
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3 posted 02-25-2000 04:53 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This is breathtaking.  Fabulous works...you really blew me away with this one.

love your signature, too.

Michael
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4 posted 02-25-2000 06:24 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

JBowie~
Nicely done .. contemplative.
~*Marge*~



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5 posted 02-25-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I'm so glad I saw this...what a neat piece of work you've got here, from the creative  phrasings to the subtle internal rhyme...you've expressed the recognition of Wisdom in its natural elemental succession. Wonderful work, to be sure.

 
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