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When Friendship Dies

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Michael
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0 posted 03-02-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

WHEN FRIENDSHIP DIES


There's a bitterness born when friendship dies,
It hangs heavy in the air.
Perfuming, (with dust of days long past),
A looming of despair.

Memory hangs in closets of gloom,
Stubbornness stains the floor.
As time of change sweeps clean the room
That we once shared before.

Moldering curtains, dark and dampened,
Cry for release of light.
To smell the freshness of sunshine
Opened to the morning, bright.

The seeds of hate disintegrating
Beneath her honest gaze.
Seeing how we've held each other back,
We find our separate ways.

Letting go persistent selfishness,
Where love never played part.
Your friends have called as mine have too,
For answer of the heart.

New life anticipates you and I
Upon paths beyond loss.
For who's to say if Destiny
May hold these paths to cross?

I do not say goodbye to you,
Nor to your memory.
I will hold them as I held you,
In highest reverie.

Yet without clear perspective
We've become nothing mere more
Than beasts striking at each other
In never ending games of war.

So let us flee while we still may,
With our dusty closets of trinket treasures.
Leave me to mine, I leave you to yours
That they may always be our pleasures.

Do not mourn the idea, nor the dream,
For everything you dared once cherish
Remains the same, unmarred by change,
By new light never to perish.

Michael Anderson
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 03-02-2000 07:38 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A relationship may die, but the love never does. It lives forever. This is the underlying theme in all of your work as of late and it is so true... so true.
Another wonderful poem
Liz
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2 posted 03-02-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~michael,

this was so beautiful! you have such a way with words that hits me straight in the heart. i agree with you...sometimes all we have left to hold onto are the memories. If those are taken away...then all is really lost. I wish you continued success through this journey. Always remember you are in many thoughts and prayers. Please take care!

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Nan
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3 posted 03-02-2000 07:41 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

A ray of sunshine's coming from the clouds, my friend..

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I am speachless here Michael
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5 posted 03-02-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Micheal,

It's hard to express how your poem stirred many emotions in me about moving on from someone...Friendships can wane but love and memories can always glow bright as an eternal heart..thanks for touching me again as your poems always do.

 "...no single sound too rude
Upon thy slumber shall intrude,
Our thoughts, our souls- O God above!
In every deed shall mingle, love."
--Edgar Allen Poe (from Serenade)
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I can feel you getting closer to peace with this one Michael...and I'm glad to hear it...no more bitter words, just understanding, realizing, and accepting...this is very well put!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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7 posted 03-02-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"Memory hangs in closets of gloom,
Stubbornness stains the floor.
As time of change sweeps clean the room
That we once shared before.

Moldering curtains, dark and dampened,
Cry for release of light.
To smell the freshness of sunshine
Opened to the morning, bright.

The seeds of hate disintegrating
Beneath her honest gaze.
Seeing how we've held each other back,
We find our separate ways."

this one's imagery is superb and very real...as are the emotions expressed, this is an accurate poetic picture of a marriage/relationship that is in its last moments...or thats what I read into it anyway, either way its perfect. janet marie

 When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger...
And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
Like a fountain from a pool.

Jackson Browne

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8 posted 03-02-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Excellent Michael!
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9 posted 03-02-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Wonderful Michael.  Acceptance is slow, but when it comes it brings peace. *HUGS*

 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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10 posted 03-02-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

A poem with such depth
Words lined with feelings
And a certain sad unter tone
Well done

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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endings and beginnings...impressive how you feel about them. I'm glad I read this.

 ~shadows dance by the light within~


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12 posted 03-02-2000 11:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, as always, Michael.

Denise
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13 posted 03-03-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is Incredible Michael.  (And this time
I took notes...)  [serenity exits,smiling.]
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14 posted 03-03-2000 02:27 AM       View Profile for Cypher   Email Cypher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cypher

Beautiful words, Michael
-Cypher
Michael
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15 posted 03-03-2000 05:28 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Liz, I agree - the love never dies...if it was real...even though the time comes we must say goodbye.

Aimster, no one should ever let any amount of pain overcome the beauty that was originally there lest they be robbing themselves of love's true beauty.

Nan, feel's warmer already...  

Ruth, come on...say something...LOL

Poeminister, thanks for the sincere reply.  Indeed, the memories glow eternal.

devina, I am getting closer...this was a real joy to pen...even through tears.  I felt very releaved, at peace if you will,  upon completing this one.  

Janet, your read into it accurately.  The last line merely means within the light of memory, the beauty never diminishes.

Isis, it surely does.  

serenity - Glad you took notes - there's gonna be a quiz soon!  Be ready.

Thank you everyone for the kind and supportive replies...

Michael

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I'm sorry I missed this one yesterday, Michael, but so glad to have read it today...it speaks clearly and with dignity of a sense of resolution, and reads naturally with your signature poetic grace and styling. Very nicely done.

~ Claire
 
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