How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #6 Archive
 Pondering
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Pondering

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


0 posted 03-09-2000 06:30 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

PONDERING


Wonder can she see through my pain
The tender side of me.
Forever bourne, my ball and chain
Beneath Love's fallacy.
The need to hold her if one night,
Knowing the love is true.
To meet her soul in timeless flight
That never bids adieu.

Wonder can she see through my fear
Courage shielded within.
A dream so clear if through a tear
I hold through thick and thin.
By calloused heart, by wounded soul,
The man I am to be;
If alone, or if by her made whole,
In reach of Destiny.

Wonder can she see through my haste
The patience I impart.
To wait on love so finely laced,
Embraced about my heart.
As I stand ever in her awe,
While time passes on by...
To hold love perhaps without flaw,
One day before I die.

For I know only with patience
Will trust ‘er hold us true.
Or by courage will we dispense
The past to love anew.
Yet I can't help this longing to
Hold her now! - tenderly.
Wonder if somehow she's feels it too,
That this was meant to be.

Michael Anderson



 For all behind was dark and drear,
And all before was night and fear.
How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew.

Lord Byron


© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
Member Elite
since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
Ontario, Canada


1 posted 03-09-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wonderful work again Michael. Impatience is the route to disaster when it comes to a broken heart. You have wise words here even when the want to hold is so intense. Enjoyed this much.  
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


2 posted 03-09-2000 08:04 AM       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~
How gently you tiptoe through
your want and need ...
'Yet I can't help this longing to
Hold her now! - tenderly.'

Beautiful.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


3 posted 03-09-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You are able to write the very essence of a soul's feelings...marvelous work, Michael.
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


4 posted 03-09-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael~ man you stir up my heart! Destiny is a funny thing, just when you feel like there is no"true love" for you, up pops the love of your life, wondering what took you so long! I am horribly impatient so telling you to be patient is out of the question.I have been there and I'm wishing her to you,fast!  -SEA
poetFemmeFatale
Member Elite
since 07-25-99
Posts 2961
Arkansas


5 posted 03-09-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I say from the warmest part of my heart, please take things slow with this lady.  You know what can happen when things go too fast.  I know you and I have both learned a painful lesson.  One that neither of us wish to go through again.  We both knew we should go slow, and we didn't.  Now we've fallen, and can't undo the past.  It's okay to fall if you learn something from it I believe.  Please take some time to heal, so that you can give a new relationship your all.  It won't be fair to her otherwise.  I do wish you the best, even after all that's happened.  You deserve to be happy, and I know there's someone out there who can do just that for you!  Don't get in a hurry...get to KNOW her. I hope you don't mind me commenting...this was a beautiful poem, as always.  Your pen ISN'T broken!     Whew!
Corinne
Member Ascendant
since 10-28-1999
Posts 5247
state of confusion


6 posted 03-09-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,

a soul like yours was never meant to be alone.

Corinne
Compgirl
Member
since 02-19-2000
Posts 88
USA


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

I can say that trust has been our key. Yes, I do feel the same indeed. The hurt from before was because there was no love there to indore. Love does not hurt and it is the most precious gift. GOD says so!! So, move on and love every minuite of it. Sometimes one shouldn't look back. The devil wants to seek our weaknesses and tear us down. Don't let that happen to you.
Love, ME
A Romantic Heart
Member Ascendant
since 09-03-99
Posts 5497
Forever In Your Heart


8 posted 03-09-2000 02:35 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

This is Wonderful, beautiful, I see the sun coming up through the darkness in your poetry, nice to feel it shinning again!

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


9 posted 03-09-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You know, the beauty of this poem speaks for itself. What struck me most, though, and please forgive me for this observation, is the repeating of, "Wonder can she..." It brought to my mind the heart and innocence of a small, vulnerable boy inside the man who writes these words, and throughout the reading, I found myself wondering, "How can she not?"

This is that pure form of poetry...the kind that makes your breath still and your eyes brim to overflowing.

~ Claire
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


10 posted 03-09-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

A dream so clear if through a tear
I hold through thick and thin.
By calloused heart, by wounded soul,
**The man I am to be;
If alone, or if by her made whole,
In reach of Destiny.**
--------
As I stand ever in her awe,
While time passes on by...
**To hold love perhaps without flaw,
One day before I die.**
-------
Wonder if somehow she's feels it too,
That this was meant to be.
--------

Unconditional love and acceptance...
these gifts you will receive,
Love will find its way to you...
if only you will just believe.
jm

beautiful poem M, your tenderness and gentle ways shine thru in the emotions.
take care, janet marie




 you're really alone at last...
you're bored and fading fast,
if it's true you'll fall from the past
all you'll have to do is ask
you'll feel but never be
you want and always need
price you pay for wanting to see
will you have all you've ever dreamed...
robin wilson

devina
Member Elite
since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


11 posted 03-09-2000 11:39 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Just pondering huh??? Hope you find your answer soon m'dear, for spring is in the air!!! Beautiful poem as always!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


12 posted 03-10-2000 03:09 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Marilyn, impatience is the route to disaster...don't have to say that twice.

Marge, if I've learned anything at all - "fools rush in"  I will probably be tiptoing the rest of my life...LOL

PdV - quite a compliment...TY much.

SEA, thank you so much but really, there is no hurry for me....I think I need much healing before I could be good for anybody at this juncture.

Gen, "ISN'T" it though?

Corrinne, some wise person once said "He who stands strongest - stands alone." (   to Gen). I don't think they called him wise for nothing.

Compgirl, Love is God's gift.  One must accept it from Him first if he is to ever fully understand it.  Only when he fully understands it, will it ever be his to truly give it.  I must work on my walk with Christ before I will ever utter that word again.

A Romantic Heart - well I haven't seen a Sunny Day for almost a month now, literally.  But the stars were shining tonight, I am ever in anticipation of a warm tomorrow.

Claire, the repeated "wonder" was very much intentional.  It is meant to reveal the very much unspoken longing to be everything Love perhaps accounts for - behind the vulnerability you speak of.  You have left me breathless and teary eyed many times...glad I could return you the favor on this one.      

Janet, as I stated earlier, I will allow God to grant me love in His timing.  He is the only avenue where I will persue it at this time.

devina - pondering profusely would better describe it me thinks...LOL  The answer will come with time, of that I am sure.      


Thank you all for the replies,

Michael




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-10-2000).]
Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


13 posted 03-10-2000 04:01 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael - we all honestly ask these questions because we all have self doubt. I think this a great piece of work, very searching, and I hope you're doing ok.

Hugs

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #6 >> Pondering Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors