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Michael
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0 posted 02-29-2000 10:38 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

MIRROR MIRROR


Mirror mirror on the wall
I look but see no face at all.
So the question before me now
Is no longer who - but how?

No vision of the man once there,
Lost to invisible despair.
My song sung to a soundless chime,
My soul forever froze in time.

I reach for what I cannot see,
The severed hopes of Destiny.
By softest touch shattering glass,
Only remnants remain, alas.

Mirror mirror now I see
A hundred fold fragments of me.
Slivers of emotion tucked away,
Oh, which one will I be today?

Why must I view them one by one,
Never again in unison?
Why can't I hold them all the same
To bring reason upon this name.

Between the cracks, I see the eyes
Of a mirror that never lies.
The shattered visage it releases,
Holding me, a man in pieces.

Michael Anderson


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





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-29-2000).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-29-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Michael....another one? How do you do this? I don't know anyone who can write so beautifully and so frequently as you! You amaze me!
Mistikman
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2 posted 02-29-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Oooooh, goosebumps. This is excellent, as always Michael. I bow to your superior talent.
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3 posted 02-29-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Michael, another wonderful poem. I hope you strength can pull towards happier thoughts.

Parker
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4 posted 02-29-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

If only we could all express our pain so eloquently.  Beautiful, Michael.
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5 posted 02-29-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I was hooked from the first two lines -- wonderful work, Michael, as usual.  It is gratifying to see you channeling your emotions positively, however dark they may be.  The road will become brighter soon, but until then, I will be enjoying your heartfelt poetry.

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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6 posted 02-29-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I, too, have found a great release from pain (although of a different kind) in writing. It does help. So keep writing! This is exquisite!

Denise
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Are you writing in your sleep?  Another astounding poem!  You shall see yourself whole soon, it will heal and mend.  
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8 posted 02-29-2000 11:44 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~

I look at the man
and I see ...
a mirrored whole-image
looking back at me.

Through fragments of pain,
a man who's whole.
No slivers of silver
shatter his soul.

Through the looking glass
the image of the man,
Seeing himself
as whole again.

*Michael - through the pain
you've reached new heights in
your writing. Ain't that a
hell-of-a-note ... to have to hurt
that bad ... to write this good!
*HUGS* hon.
Love ya' ~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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"Mirror mirror now I see
A hundred fold fragments of me.
Slivers of emotion tucked away,
Oh, which one will I be today?

Why must I view them one by one,
Never again in unison?
Why can't I hold them all the same
To bring reason upon this name."
----------------

With in the mirror lies the image of a gifted man ...
his own reflection ... he does not accept or understand.
To his true beauty and self worth, he is blind to recognize,
I wish that he could see himself ... thru ALL of our awe filled eyes.
janet marie

M, this one breaks my heart...
take care, jm

 You're going to hear my voice in the morning calling your name
And know my love and my desperation were one and the same...
Baby it's alright...
Take this pain and all this sadness
It's alright
Take this rain
You're going to be free...
Jackson Browne
*I love you baby*


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Your words match mine
each yearn a hunger pang--
listening to the waves--
the song the sirens sang...

If I could build a bridge,
then you know I would...
I would bring you comfort
if i thought I could.
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Michael, this is fabulous writing, but your looking in the wrong mirror. This is the mirror of your past, the mirror of your future holds the complete man you are, it reflects the soul that wants to please, it reflects an inner glow from the highest power. The mirror of your past will always hold pieces of your soul, but the mirror of your future holds your life.
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12 posted 03-01-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Michael, Excellent!!! beautifully expressed!!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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13 posted 03-01-2000 07:06 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow - heart breaking stuff.

That last verse - phew.

well done.
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 03-01-2000 09:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sorrow evolves into wonderful poetry. I have marvelled at your verses. This one is exceptional
Liz
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Michael ... Your a very gifted writer ... I do my best not to comment in peoples sorrow ... the wrong answer is too easily said or misunderstood ... Just wanted you to know that I've been down the dismal road you trek ... all the 'what ifs and maybes' that echoed round my head ... still surface occasionally to haunt me
One thing I learned through it all is that the future cannot fit in our mold ... until we give it our attention and trim its' edges

Rex}<{{{{o>
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16 posted 03-01-2000 10:33 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I know I've used the expression "I'm shattered"... but you've described those slivers that no longer fit together with piercing accuracy. Another beautiful one,  Michael!
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Michael....this is a wonderful poem, but again, so very sad  
Perhaps I see something different than you?
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Although the broken reflection you see-
  Your worth lies soley on dignity-
  Keep your heart close in mind-
Lie back and await Fate's design!!

I believe I've been knocked me back to this same place many times Michael...keep your spirits up dear!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Michael
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PdV, Now that's funny - I used to scratch my head and wonder how you could write so much when we first met on that other site...Me thinks you may have rubbed off on me.

Mistikman - Stand up already, I'm not worthy.

Haleyja, I do also, in time perhaps.

Kess, I find your poetry equally gratifying, TY

Denise, my pen seems glued to my hand of late...I'll keep writing, it is my only release right now.

WhtDove, Eating, Sleeping, Working....always writing.

Marge, that is a hell of a note, ain't it?  Hell of a reply too - Sincerest thanks.

Janet, your words alone are a source of healing for me.  

serenity - comfort comes in many different ways...you have already brought me as much as is possible at this point.  

Gloria - truly, I needed to hear those words today.  Thank you for the reassurance, and the confidence you have in me.

Rex, very wise words...where's them shears at anyway?

Ruth, many seem to have a different perception than I...I just can't see it.

devina, I will do all in my power to keep my spirits up - but remember, Fate is a four letter word...

Thank you all for your kind replies.


Michael


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wow, I know just what you mean, it is my release also...only thing that keeps me sane...sigh... you wrote this so well I could  picture you, I could picture me...great writing Michael....sighs and hugs
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Michael~ your words are always so beautiful. I really enjoy your writting. You have such a sweet heart. -SEA
 
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