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Bird on the Wing

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PoeticKnight
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since 01-20-2000
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New Orleans, LA


0 posted 03-02-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

She chooses her words carefully now
Her life, discontent
Wondering where it all slipped away,
Where it all went
She fashions for herself a cage, gilded
And tells herself secret lies
Wrapping them around her to please the mind,
As long as it gets her by
She pretends the present is the past
For her present is a mess
At night she lays her down to sleep,
But her eyes look to the west
She imagines a better man for herself
The love with the lust
In hands that can never feel again,
The gold gathers dust
She waits for something, but canít describe
Just a yearning within
And every time she speaks of happiness,
From her lips, shedding skin
She wishes she was somewhere other than
In her ornamental cage, gilded
Yet knows who captured and perched her there,
Her own actions built it
She wishes not to break the cage, but fly unfettered
And everyone listen as she sings
So as to lift her up into the wind to soar,
As a bird on the wing


(New one)


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hoot_owl_rn
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Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 03-02-2000 01:20 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

APPLAUDING!!!!
Absolutely amazing...this bird really likes this one  
Janet Marie
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since 01-22-2000
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2 posted 03-02-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

And tells herself secret lies
Wrapping them around her to please the mind,
As long as it gets her by
She pretends the present is the past
For her present is a mess
------
She waits for something, but canít describe
Just a yearning within
And every time she speaks of happiness,
From her lips, shedding skin
She wishes she was somewhere other than
In her ornamental cage, gilded
Yet knows who captured and perched her there,
Her own actions built it"...


well, I related WAY WAY TOO much to this one...have you been peeking  
this is excellent and I  very much like the style of the "new ones"...I think, based on a previous conversation, I might guess where this one comes from...
still stalking you..jm

 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

Honeybee
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since 12-26-1999
Posts 5512
Ontario, CANADA


3 posted 03-02-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee



Wow, this is a tragic and beautiful poem.  Did you wirte this for me I wonder?
I related to this poem, to every line, it was almost haunting to read.  Your words makes this poem soar. Applause!
I definately look forward to more poetry by you.

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
PoeticKnight
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4 posted 03-02-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thank you Hoot, Janet, Honeybee.
I think I struck a chord unwittingly...
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