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Tonight

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 03-09-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

Just another ordinary fog
Orange skies at night
From the flames as they rise,
Such a strange and eerie glow
Begging me to follow
Driving for miles,
Lost in silent, nostalgic thought
Just driving, and knowing naught
But what the wind will allow
Saving me somehow

Still, the fiery glow
And it feels good to be alive
On my own, breathing in the night
Passing through my old hometown
My head spinning round and round
Been such a long time
Since I touched the heart of life
Or even lived my life
Chasing those far off dreams
Gone forever it seems

Iíve forgotten how it feels
To enjoy fresh air again
Just driving nowhere
Not knowing where I am led
Not caring, just living instead

This is a night Iíll remember
How the air felt so good tonight
And everything seemed to fit just right
This all feels like the perfect night
Just because I feel alive
Tonight


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poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 03-09-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Said it once, and I'll say it again.  You amaze me at how you write exactly what I've felt/experienced before...I do believe you are ME in a man's body! ROFL at the idea, I know!  When I start to go crazy, nothing does me more good, than to just get outside somehow, out of the house, and just breathe in the air around me....deep and crisp.  It does something to help clear my sanity, what's left of it.  LOL  Driving with the window down, hair blowing, does it for me...especially when the air is cool....glad I'm not the only one.  FABULOUS read.
PoeticKnight
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2 posted 03-09-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thanks Fatal Femme, that is the best thing in life(just about), fresh air and a little solitude.
I hope I am really me in my body though...it would just be weird otherwise LOL
Janet Marie
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3 posted 03-09-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Been such a long time
Since I touched the heart of life
Or even lived my life
Chasing those far off dreams
Gone forever it seems
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Jer, I LOVE that verse...
and the imagery and feeling this poem gives off...I love driving in fall on country roads looking at the horses in the fields...and at night when the walls close in...to just go around the block a few times with the CD player blasting, just to clear my head...MB20 of course..(smile)
still stalking you, jm
ps, i'm glad your in your own body too..LOL

 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

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4 posted 03-09-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

This is so peaceful, so calming. As it happens, driving is one of my favorite ways to unwind, too. And, naturally, the music depends on the mood. Right now I believe I've got Buffett's "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time" in the CD player and Peter Murphy's "Cascade" in the tape player.

Lovely poem, JML...

~ Claire
Corinne
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5 posted 03-09-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne


How do we get like this, I wonder?  Life just piles on until we don't see it's beauty.

But this poem is an excellent reminder to do just that.

Corinne
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