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Michael
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0 posted 03-19-2000 02:49 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE BOX


Tightly sealed, cleverly wafted,
Sinister - So aptly crated
If but by dream or stolen prayer.
Accursed box, Beautiful bearer!
If but a tear upon the eye
Of Mankind, the first ever cried.
For fire harnessed, the destiny
Now paid of all by foul decree!

Appeal, allure, Grace confesses
A God-like trace in the tresses
Of hair, silk spun, of soft white skin.
Temptation's lips in shine of sin
That awes the essence of the soul,
That suffers man loss of control...
As she opens her box, there frees
Calamity and winged disease.

Flying forth all havoc wreaking,
Pleasure lost on eyes yet seeking
Passion's promise, drawn through pain,
Eternity given disdain!
The fire without, burning within,
Insatiability from sin!
By need never to be fulfilled,
Come the curse accepted, full willed.

A glimpse of hope so bleakly shone
Forever, faced no more alone.
Enough to whet the lips of dream
In forfeit of all self-esteem.
Enough to dissuade history
In chase of charm and mystery.
All death unfurled by aurora,
Let the world embrace Pandora!

Michael Anderson



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-20-2000).]
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Balladeer
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1 posted 03-19-2000 03:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

YOU GO, MICHAEL!

Perfect words and perfect pace. There are so many Pandoras and they have so many boxes! What's a guy to do?  
Mistikman
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2 posted 03-19-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

That hope can be hard to find in the midst of such chaos, but it is there. Great poem Michael.
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A box of excellent poetry was opened here, Michael ....
I love this stunning piece ...
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 03-19-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Micheal,
I can only agree with Balladeer. But I can say your writing has reached a new level.
Wonderful piece. Sy
Marilyn
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5 posted 03-19-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow Michael. Excellent style and the pace to this was stunning. Once again a masterpiece.  
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6 posted 03-19-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Magnificient! I read this one first to myself then (as no one is home) I read it aloud! It was wonderful! Such feeling here!  
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Appeal, allure, Grace confesses
A God-like trace in the tresses
Of hair, silk spun, of soft white skin.
Temptation's lips that shine of sin
That awes the essence of the soul,
That suffers man loss of control...
As she opens her box, there frees
Calamity and winged disease.
-------------------

so, are you tired yet...(smile) you should be...the talent labored in this must have been exhausting...ahh, but this is M, ...never mind...its second skin for you.
*bowing before the master*...
always in awe, janet marie

 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


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8 posted 03-19-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I must pause all my applause long enough to simply say
Pandora's cunning here is stunning written in a perfect way!
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 03-19-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Can I get away with echoing all of the above....of course you can Rainbow.  

Superb Michael, absolutely superb!

HUSG
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10 posted 03-19-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Oh I liked this...Life is like opening a Pandoras box...I checked out your home page and signed the guest book....I hope it left my remarks!

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

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I was gonna say something bout Pandoras Box, but you said it already!  All packaged neatly in a poem Michael! BRAVO!
Nan
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12 posted 03-19-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Pandora is definitely on the loose now... Looks like you've let her out, Michael.. .. and done it in style, I might add..
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13 posted 03-19-2000 07:34 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Michael~
This is as perfect as I've seen from you.
Much freeing of feelings.
You have embraced Pandora.

If Pandora could bring these feelings to light ...
may she continue in her flight.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 03-19-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

YOU WOW ME!
Liz
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15 posted 03-19-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You have stunned me speechless with this one.
apllauding and typing, applauding and...
devina
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16 posted 03-19-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

"Enough to whet the lips of dream"...
This is stunning Michael...I can tell you've did some deep pondering with this one! Glad to hear it!!!!


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

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I cannot select a single line, even a stanza, as my favorite in this striking piece of poetry, Michael, and I know it's not just my fever keeping me from it...this is beautiful through and through.

~ Claire
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18 posted 03-20-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Beautiful............I won't attempt to say more as it would never capture what your work causes me to feel.  
Michael
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Balladeer, gotta love those boxes though, they all carry that little glimpse of hope ya know?

Mistikman, Indeed... and it's amazing how much havoc a man will willingly endure to catch that glimpse of hope at the bottom of the box, too.

Janet, I'm just plain exhausted truth be told... But never get tired of writing though.

suthern, love the little internal rhyme there!  Thank you much.

A Romantic Heart, *sigh* the guestbook didn't take the signing for some reason.  I would be more than honored if you would care to try once more.

Nan, Yep - Pandora's free so I best be hinding...LOL  Wonder if I can fit in that box she dropped?

devina, Much pondering going on here of late, me thinks.

Claire, words like that from you mean so much to me.  I'm sorry to hear you're running a fever.  I hope all gets better soon.  You know it's Pandora's fault though, right?

Butterflies_dont_cry, I am glad my poetry moves you in this way.


Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael



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