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Of Two Lovers

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Michael
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0 posted 03-09-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

OF TWO LOVERS


There's two lovers in my life.
I must admit it's so.
Both wishing to be my wife,
They will not let me go.

I've loved them both so long,
Can't think who I loved first.
I know this must be wrong,
Cause my life has just been cursed.

A dance ‘tween good and evil,
For which I feel no shame.
As spineless as the devil
I'd offer either my name.

By bleeding hearts of passion
They both hold me so true.
In mesmerizing fashion
As all conscience runs askew.

One is always there for me,
The other I've had to chase.
And yet I need the ecstacy
Found in each one's embrace.

Now it's tearing me apart,
Cause I know I have to choose.
How can I answer to my heart,
When by all accounts, I lose.

In thinking, but by feeling,
Look what I've gone and done.
Emotion has me reeling
That the two could ne'er be one.

As one, she gives me strength to cope,
The other quiet company.
Ah, how I wish to give my hand to Hope,
But long to keep with Misery.


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





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-10-2000).]
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Butterflies_dont_cry
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1 posted 03-09-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Heartbreakingly beautiful.  Your poetry takes my breath away Michael.  Thank you for sharing your heart and soul in a way that I've never known before.  
Martie
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Michael, I really liked the idea of this--and so beautifully worded...you have much talent!
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I thought I'd end up seeing names of two women, imagine my surprise to see the two things in your life that drive you most... this is a wonderful poem...I say take the hope..she's a better mate for life!  
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4 posted 03-09-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Oscar Wilde   Email Oscar Wilde   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oscar Wilde

Perhaps these 'ladies' are best left alone. I do not have hope nor do I need more misery. Your writing is excellent.
Marilyn
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Why do men always give their cars and demons women's names or refer to them as her and she? I always wondered this...lol. Nice piece Michael.  
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6 posted 03-09-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie




"I've loved them both so long,
Can't think who I loved first.
I know this must be wrong,
Cause my life has just been cursed.

A dance ‘tween good and evil,
For which I feel no shame.
As spineless as the devil
I'd offer either my name.
------------
As one, she gives me strength to cope,
***The other quiet company.***
Ah, how I wish to give my hand to Hope,
But long to keep with Misery."
----------------


Those who make up the wisdom...
once said "Misery loves company,"...
and I've found this to be true.
Those same wise men also say...
"Hope is just around the corner",
and she's waiting there for you.
Another piece of advice...
that stands the test of time...
3's a crowd ... life's a roll of the dice...
and tonight ... lady luck be thine.
jm

sorry, that one even gives me a headache...lol... forgive me...(i'm sleep deprived)...just wanted to make you smile...
thanks for the smiles you sent me today.
this poem is witty and sweetly sarcastic with a touch of irony...sometimes it seems like fate has it in for us...a sense of poetic humor helps.
take care M, janet marie
devina
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7 posted 03-09-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Geesh Michael, I thought you were telling on yourself for a minute!!LOL...I'd say go with Hope, although Misery does have it's lonely appeal at times!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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8 posted 03-09-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for Compgirl   Email Compgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Compgirl

WOW..what a scare. I thought that I had competition for a moment. This late at night it took me off guard. Then I realized that you must mean more to me than I have been admitting to. I know that you will not walk the beach with any other than me. What was I thinking? See you soon..Nice piece of work here. Love, ME
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9 posted 03-09-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent writing, Michael. Misery is a lousy lover. Those who love it can have no other for it is all-consuming. Avoid her like the plague.
WhtDove
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10 posted 03-09-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Excellence in poetry! I too was thinking along different lines, but knew better!
Balladeer's right buddy, avoid her like the plague!  EXCELLENT, superb, OUTSTANDING!
WhtDove
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11 posted 03-09-2000 11:40 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

oops, didn't think that first one went through.  

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jbowie
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12 posted 03-10-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

nice piece michael. "Have you ever had to make up your mind" this song rattled through as I read you obviously heartfelt and introspective poem.
 
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