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#6 - The temptation of Desolation.

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Enola
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0 posted 03-17-2000 08:58 AM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Enola


#6 - The Temptation of Desolation.

Yet another day alone.
The glass that seemed so full,
Is now as empty as the soul which once filled it.
The pain which seeps in to replace this void,
Is it real?
The underlying truth,
The taunting of this trivial joy that keeps me alive?
All material thoughts wither,
Flaccid.
Barely a fraction of their past.
My love, I ask you,
If you were here (or even walked this Earth),
Would there even be a question,
As to what the truth would be?
I know I can’t deny the future,
It is the only way forward.
But this seems to be the way back so often,
That I find the path of destruction,
Too tempting, too comforting.
If you were only here,
This path,
It wouldn’t exist?


 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
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mete out
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1 posted 03-17-2000 10:11 AM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

***Enola,
How do you do it?
Everytime I read one of your poems I am knockedbover by your talent.
Your work is fantsastic...so full of intelligence and depth.
As long as you are still submitting on here I will always be reading.  


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.
Enola
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2 posted 03-17-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enola

Thank you a thousand times!

 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
infinat3 sadn3ss
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3 posted 03-21-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for infinat3 sadn3ss   Email infinat3 sadn3ss   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for infinat3 sadn3ss

obliterating . you have left me stunned and overjoyed . so many meanings , so much truth . love forever
Enola
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4 posted 03-22-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enola

I'm glad you enjoyed it.  When are you going to put another one of your poems on?

 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
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A stunning piece of work and the last lines sum it up grandly  
Janet Marie
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6 posted 03-22-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Yet another day alone.
The glass that seemed so full,
Is now as empty as the soul which once filled it.
The pain which seeps in to replace this void,

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But this seems to be the way back so often,
That I find the path of destruction,
Too tempting, too comforting.
If you were only here,
This path,
It wouldn’t exist?
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enola, this is exceptional...truly..its emotions haunt me...I so relate to these words...it does seem to me sometimes it is sweeter to enjoy misery's company than to move on...
thank you for you kind words to my poem
today...and for the opportunity it brought for me to see this excellent work...I am grateful not to have missed it.
take care


 and you can say baby...
baby can I hold you tonight
maybe if told you the right words...
at the right time,
you'd be mine...
baby can I hold you tonight...
tracy chapman


angelswing
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7 posted 03-24-2000 04:57 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

'The force is what binds us and calls us and makes us whole . But beware the darkside, it is the easy road, but in the end it only leads to evil and destruction, The force will be with you - always .'- (Master Yoda) . Remember these wise words from a great master and the paths become more defined and it is a matter of sticking with it . Nice poem, i liked it loads, I'm having difficulty keeping up with your poetry, you always seem to have a new and equaly as good poem up every time I look .
L.Of.L. Tom .
  


 With poetry as your weapon - express your iner feelings so all may carry your sorrow, united as one .
Enola
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8 posted 03-24-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enola

Wow, I never expected replies like this.  
Janet Marie - thank you, although I am equally in awe at your work!


 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
David2
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9 posted 03-24-2000 09:12 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

This was very moving, your pain was very evident. I loved this but I do hope this isn't a real pain or if it is that you have found a way to deal with it. Thank you for a wonderful piece.
        David2
Enola
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10 posted 03-24-2000 09:26 AM       View Profile for Enola   Email Enola   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enola

David - Most of the time I can cope with it, but sometimes it's too difficult.  Ignoring the problem just makes it worse, but I can't see what else to do - there's no point in giving up on life completely.  The support I get here is amazing and I really value it.   Thanks for your reply.  I'm you enjoyed the poem, I felt pretty satisfied with it myself once I'd finished it.

 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
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