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Michael
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0 posted 03-06-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

EAVESDROPPING

I saw them today,
they were talking.
Though I never heard a word,
I didn't have to.
Love was evident,
glowing.

I couldn't see her face,
I couldn't see his...
but I could feel it,
flowing from them.
So sweet,
so erotic.

Both of them so
completely enraptured,
they never even noticed
I was there.
But I was there,
alone.

Merely names on the screen,
I could feel the miles
separating them.
I knew their pain
only too well.
Their longing,
their need.

This much I could feel.
Love bridging
two separate worlds,
two separate fates
become one.

And yet,
This much,
I have never felt
in truth,
nor will I
ever.

Michael Anderson




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Maya the Brokenhearted
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1 posted 03-06-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for Maya the Brokenhearted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Maya the Brokenhearted

Wonderful, heartbreaking, bittersweet, agonising, terrific...
I give this a two thumbs and two big toes UP!
*wink*
love ya

 Shall we live to breathe again? Or simply just exsist in this limbo we dare to call life!
~Maya 2/20/00
devina
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2 posted 03-06-2000 04:41 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I can only count the times that I've been there Michael, just watching two people in love and knowing it...for once...I wish it were me...*sigh* Big hugs hun!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
sonjes
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3 posted 03-06-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for sonjes   Email sonjes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sonjes

So sad, so full of emotion...expect nothing less.  Love will always find the way.  That sounds so cliche.  I can't believe I wrote that...Oh well, wonderful poem, Michael.

  Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.
-Enigma
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4 posted 03-06-2000 04:43 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

The future an amazing place
can take you from one sphere
to another within just a blink.
The wandering take step by step
never feeling the presense close,
when it's really there knocking
softly waiting for you to hear.

It's silence debilitating to self
seems the world has left them alone
within the matter of seconds
the future can come and go
like a leaf blowing in the wind
where it stops nobody knows
unless they take the time to watch.
Local Rebel
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5 posted 03-06-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

All the world loves lovers... eh?? or not??

hmmmmm...... where do we come up with phrases like that anyway???
Martie
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6 posted 03-06-2000 04:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am an evesdropper too,  and know the story that writes itself in my mind ...love, dissapointment, fear, they are all there to see, but they really come from within.  Wonderful poem Michael!
Marilyn
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7 posted 03-06-2000 04:51 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

beautifully painful Michael. I too know this feeling all to well. Someday that will be me, I believe that with all of my being. It will be there for you my friend. When the time is right.  
Janet Marie
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8 posted 03-06-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"Merely names on the screen,
I could feel the miles
separating them.
I knew their pain
only too well.
Their longing,
their need.

This much I could feel.
Love bridging
two separate worlds,
two separate fates
become one."

god how I relate to this one...

...we are separated only by the miles...there is no distance between us...
jm


 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
janet marie

Denise
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9 posted 03-06-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great writing, Michael. But never say never.

Denise
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10 posted 03-06-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Amazingly perceptive, dear poet. Wonderful.

~ Claire
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11 posted 03-06-2000 11:18 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~
This poem exudes your longing.
Trite to say ... it will come ...
so I'm trite ! But I'm also right !  
Sweetheart, I'm gonna save this one
for you to read through a smile
down the road !
The ever-optomistic ~*Marge*~



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12 posted 03-06-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

A beautiful poem, I felt that you captured the moment perfectly.
Michael
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13 posted 03-07-2000 05:19 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Maya, I am so glad you liked the poem.  I had quite the inspiration on this one.  But you better watch them toes...  

devina, it's like watching a rose petal fall to the ground in a silent, slow motion.  I join you in your *sigh*

sonjes, LOL at the cliche...sincerely hope it's true though.

Gloria, thank you for the beautiful poem.  Indeed, I know I should be "watching" a little closer right about now.

L.R. - I don't know whare you came up with that one...there's probably a (don't really want to admit it) truth underneath it though.

Martie, you are right - they all come from within.  This whole poem was merely emotion drawn from within me at seeing two names on my ICQ list.  I never saw the faces - or even knew what they were talking about.  For that matter, I never knew they were talking at all.  But my heart knew, I could just feel it.

Marilyn, you have already been here for me as much as I can allow anyone at this point.  I can't say thank you enough.

Janet Marie, You are right, miles separate the physical forms. Even still, the emotional separation I feel from the world seems greater than anything you could ever label by distance.  I hope that doesn't sound arrogant of me.  I know that you probably understand me better than most people here, but it's just simple fact - and one I only bring pain to myself and others in trying to deny.

Denise, never have - never will...LOL

Marge, you are quite optimistic there, do please save this.  I'll hold you to it.

Butterflies_dont_cry, welcome to Passions.  I have not read anything by you as of yet but I will certainly look.  I must say, though, your screen name is beautifully poetic in itself.


Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-07-2000).]
tracie66
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14 posted 03-07-2000 06:23 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Michael god you know how to write, I loved this and I am envious of your talent  

 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
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15 posted 03-07-2000 10:19 AM       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...I've been there before and know how it feels to be on the outside looking in so to speak. Things will get better, just keep believing that
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16 posted 03-07-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael,
The pain has sharpened your esthetic blade and you have carved out a beautiful poem.
Your Friend,
Sy
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17 posted 03-07-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Oh, Michael,

many things are unknown to us
but I see love in your future, my friend.

The kind of love you long for.

Corinne
Janet Marie
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18 posted 03-07-2000 08:09 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

M, you dont ever sound arrogant...only honest of your emotions.
I understand both what your saying and feeling...I just wish I knew how to change it...you deserve better...we ALL do...
some times "things" are taken away from us before we ever had a chance to learn from them...
once again, your words move me.
janet marie

 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
janet marie

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19 posted 03-07-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Micheal there is someone for everyone.  Your turn will come.

Marina
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20 posted 03-07-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Michael, I must agree with Local Rebel, the whole world loves lovers..... We love to watch the event unfold, maybe just to capture some of the essense or the energy. Just like you did here, romance voyourism.
Great job.

Parker
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Michael,
Isn`t that what all of us are doing?
I mean any time that we look into the heart of another,weather it be through listening or reading,we`re still eavesdropping....RIGHT?
Thank you for the read Michael.
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22 posted 05-22-2001 11:19 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~

quote:
Marge, you are quite optimistic there, do please save this.  I'll hold you to it.


I LOVE it when I'm right !
See reply #11 if you have any questions !
Happy Anniversary, you two !
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~



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                               noles1@totcon.com             

Kit McCallum
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23 posted 05-23-2001 02:15 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I followed Marge's link over here Michael, and this is so priceless. Both threads are so special when read apart, but when read in combination ... they tell an amazing and inspirational story. Congratulations again to you both.  

And "Mystical Marge" ... you're a treasure.

Best wishes,
/Kit
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24 posted 11-11-2001 02:07 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Michael, what a delight4me to come across this treasure2nite...
I very very very very much enjoyed reading this exquisite poem you wrote...
*~coco~*
 
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