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The White Tower

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PoeticKnight
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Across a desert
I see a white tower
Rising up to Heaven
Against a cobalt sky
My eyes turned red
From tears of gratitude
And the wind began to howl
Furiously around me
As I knelt at the sight
So many miles
So many years away
Finally I see my destination
Treasure of which I sought
Relic of ancient time
Could it finally be true?
Just as I raise my hands
To the sky in thanks
A cloud passes over the white tower
A chill crosses my heart
With desperate fear
I run towards the sight
Limbs shaking every step
‘til I drop from exhaustion
Face down in sand
Mind a waste, unable to move
Gradually falling into nightmarish sleep
And when I wake I see
Nothing


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Janet Marie
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As I knelt at the sight
So many miles
So many years away
Finally I see my destination
Treasure of which I sought
Relic of ancient time
Could it finally be true?
Just as I raise my hands
To the sky in thanks
A cloud passes over the white tower
A chill crosses my heart
With desperate fear
I run towards the sight
Limbs shaking every step
‘til I drop from exhaustion
Face down in sand
Mind a waste, unable to move


this ones imagery is perfect,
as are the emotions...desperation in the sand...I like it  
your devoted stalker,
jm



 Now for me some words come easy
But I know that they don't mean that much
Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
You never knew what I loved in you
I don't know what you loved in me
Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be
jackson browne


JamesMichael
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I love this...very stirring.   James
Denise
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3 posted 03-13-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, JML! Great imagery!

Denise
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