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Glitter And Dust (For Christopher)

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Michael
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0 posted 03-17-2000 04:43 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

GLITTER AND DUST


As perfection lies its own fault,
Who then shall guard the Welkin vault?
What treasure awaits gleaming eyes?
What pleasure there baits dreaming sighs?
What measure of Fate's scheming lies
Now brings us to our knees?

For Love must die that Hope may live,
But Love must live that one forgive.
And so the vicious circle springs
To rides pernicious demon wings
On superstitious golden rings
That chain us like disease.

For Time's mystical enigma
Flutters in heart with Hope's stigma...
To tip the tide, to break the will,
To rip the pride, to shake the ill,
To slip, to slide, to wake the still
That none escape her call.

For few see the glitter in dust.
Yet fewer still own eyes of trust,
Nor should forfend fascination,
Nor would extend explanation,
Nor could suspend animation,
To keep them from the fall.

That Love is dead, Hope may yet live
forever!

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 03-17-2000).]
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Nan
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1 posted 03-17-2000 07:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"Hope may yet live forever"... Without hope, what have we got, my friend..

I like it..
Cerenity
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2 posted 03-17-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Micheal,

You see glitter in the dust very well, Your poems express it all of the time, its amazing the power of hope.

Cerenity
devina
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3 posted 03-17-2000 12:18 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is better than good my sweet...hope Chris reads into this well...you've treaded on some sacred ground with this one!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

Butterflies_dont_cry
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4 posted 03-17-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

This is superb Michael!! Given from one true of heart to another...nothing can be more beautiful than that.

 Butterflies don't cry
Are they more blessed than I?
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5 posted 03-17-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

serenity applauds quietly, acknowledging that
she doesn't have a clue as to just what the
hell is going on...(but she knows what she likes...)
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6 posted 03-17-2000 08:38 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Wow!...Michael...

"Yet fewer still own eyes of trust"

I hope, I always see through eyes of trust, no matter what happens, I owe it to myself to give everyone an equal chance...

What a line!..

HUSG

 I love the way I look in your eyes, I'm just me tho'...
We are all works in progress, no?

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7 posted 03-17-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I really love this Michael, superb writing as always though. Bravo!!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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8 posted 03-17-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hope is the thing that keeps us going! Beautiful poem, Michael!

Denise
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9 posted 03-17-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Needless to say, I loved the entire thing... we still walk the same path my friend... ironically enough, we wander the same forks when the road changes as well.

The third stanza kicks some serious booty here. I loved the internal rhyme scheme which led to a quickened pace that matched my feelings through the read!

Kickin ass my friend!
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10 posted 03-17-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well - like this!

Now you see Michael - I just can't do this kind of thing...

Wunnerful stuff.

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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11 posted 03-18-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

For Love must die that Hope may live,
But Love must live that one forgive.
And so the vicious circle springs
To rides pernicious demon wings
On superstitious golden rings
That chain us like disease.
----------------
For few see the glitter in dust.
Yet fewer still own eyes of trust,
Nor should forfend fascination,
Nor would extend explanation,
Nor could suspend animation,
To keep them from the fall.
----------------

I dont know which i'm more in awe of...
the meaning of this poem(as my small minds translates it) ...OR the awesome way it reads with the pace of the rhyme and the excellent choice of poetice words..
another lesson in poetic perfection M, you are the master...(smile)
jm
Michael
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12 posted 03-20-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Nan, without Hope - we are dead already!!!

Cerenity, hope is very powerful...I am glad you see it evident in my work.

devina, yeah, this one can get a little ticklish if one chooses to let it.    

Butterflies_dont_cry, Truth in emotion is the very essance of poetry.  You're right, nothing could be more beautiful.

serenity, ROFL, glad you liked even if it flew kind of high for you.    

Rainbow Girl, Ah, those eyes are an asset, indeed - but I'd bet they seem to collect a lot of dust at times... don't they?  

Chris - We are definately cut from the same mold me thinks.  I don't know where this road we're on is taking us but I walk it proud knowing you are there with me.


Thank you all for your kind replies.


Michael



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