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If My Pen Were Magic

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Michael
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0 posted 02-25-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

IF MY PEN WERE MAGIC

I was once told my pen must be magic,
I assure you those words were wrong.
For life today wouldn't seem so tragic
If I could change it with a song.

The first word I'd write would be Peace,
That brotherly love be felt by all.
All violence in the world would cease,
As would fear in soft footfall.

Hope would be the very next word,
That all may hold a dream.
One they could follow, self-assured,
Ambitious eyes agleam.

I'd probably write Faith after that,
The evidence of things not seen.
That none might question where we're at
All truths holding serene.

The last thing I would write about
Would probably be Love .
Not the kind you fall in or out,
The kind you'll only find above.

That all may know "magic" within,
That all may laugh and smile.
That the world stand in unison
Every life seen as worthwhile.

But words are mere words, I'm just a man,
My pen will soon run dry.
But to know Peace, Hope, Faith, Love - His plan
There lies a magic that'll never die.

Michael Anderson
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1 posted 02-25-2000 07:01 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

Amen, Michael~
I feel that these are 'magic' words
of truth that fell from your pen.
Mere man ... with visions to share.
Thank you, Michael.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 02-25-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Michael

I felt this poem with my whole heart. You have surely left an impact one me. This poem was written with such elegance and poetic justice! Thank you for sharing!! You truly are a kind soul who has a lot to offer the world.

Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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3 posted 02-25-2000 07:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael, you have written eloquently of something true and beautiful.  
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4 posted 02-25-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Michael,

darlin'...your pen IS magic...it makes smiles and tears appear everytime it touches down...
this one is perfect and shows your heart...and poetic wisdom...it is SO beautiful and joins "Yesterdays Angel" on my cherished list.
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.*

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5 posted 02-25-2000 07:32 PM       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

Michael....what can I say except that I wish your pen were magic...if it were, the world would truly be a better place  
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6 posted 02-25-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Michael, believe me, your pen is magic, you write with such sincerity. This is a beautiful magical poem.

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
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7 posted 02-25-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Micheal, this leaves me without words....this is too beautiful, too magical for words  
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8 posted 02-25-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Michael I do hope your pen is magic, for it should never run dry.... Tracie
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Just this, thank you.  Incredible Michael.
I'm printing this one for my 'special book.'
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10 posted 02-25-2000 08:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beautiful thoughts and wonderful poem
Liz
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11 posted 02-25-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Words that the majority hold to I think - funny how we all seem to want these, yet the world is in such strife.

Great poem.

K

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life enriches writing'
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12 posted 02-25-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You speak nothing short of the truth with this one Michael...but I still think your pen is magic!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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13 posted 02-25-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A pen is a pen. Michael. The magic is in the hand that holds it.....and your hand is full of it.....magic.
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14 posted 02-25-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Michael - With this gift you have, I know your pen will never run dry....What a beautifully written piece of poetry...thank you so much for sharing it.
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15 posted 02-25-2000 10:32 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Magic comes from within, and takes many forms. This poem casts an enchanting conjuration, Michael!  
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16 posted 02-25-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!
This is an excellent example of
"Power in Poetry".
I love the message here, in it's
seperation from the tedious happenings
in our day to day life.
"PEACE" overall,
"HOPE" overall,
"FAITH" overall and mostly,
"LOVE" of that whom is always above us.
B E A U T I F U L!

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17 posted 02-25-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well I had this thought, and I see, medowmuse said it for me.
Alright well I tried to add to that with a short poem, but it's not coming.

It is what's from within Michael. A gift given you from above. A gift that you share so much with others. Laughter, tears, joy and pain. Thank God for the talent, and the "magic" within!  
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18 posted 02-26-2000 04:42 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Just wish to thank you all - you have made this a magical place for me.  The wealth of friendship I see here is amazing.  May God bless each and every one of you.


Michael

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-26-2000).]
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19 posted 02-26-2000 05:26 AM       View Profile for christies heart   Email christies heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for christies heart

Every work I read of yours is more wonderful! You are so talanted and this work speaks to that fact and to the struggle in the frustration about all those things that we can not change!
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IF! IF! You have the most magical pen I've eve seen....you know, if it is magical, could I borrow it? I'd like to write like Mike!  
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21 posted 02-26-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Much enjoyed
Michael
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22 posted 02-26-2000 10:21 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

LOL...PdV  The last time I loaned my pen out it took 6 months to get it back - then it came back broken!  Or was that my heart?  you know I have a hard time separating the two....


Thanx U K and christies heart.


Michael

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AMEN!!! This is beautiful, Michael and has such an uplifting message!!  

Denise
 
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