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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 03-21-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Elemental

crowned
in chains of heather
~shackling~
stone to earth
natureís birth
stone to earth

donned
In wings of leather
~flying~
wind to sky
airy high
wind to sky

dipped
in draughts of ichor
~swimming~
waterís well
oceanís shell
waterís well

scorched
in Furies' flicker
~burning~
fireís flames
naught remains
fireís flames




 "I don't claim to be a wise man, a poet or a saint.
Just another man who's searching for a better way."
Jon Bon Jovi
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poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 03-21-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I love the rhyme scheme you used here...I wish I could write like that.  My poetry always sounds like some kind of darn nursery rhyme!  LOL  ACK
Tis why I've put down the pen, and became merely a reader!  hehe  You have alot of energy and emotion in your words, this rocks!  You're a "creative" writer, that's it!  
Michael
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2 posted 03-21-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Was wondering where you've been hiding.  Now I see you were in shackles all weekend, huh?  Probably not a bad place to be...LOL


I feel the "burning" right now that you speak of, bud. Naught remains, indeed.


michael

Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


3 posted 03-21-2000 10:38 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Mike and Gen - thanks my friends... I know this is a bit different... it's part of what is going to be a lengthy purging. Thanks for putting up with me!
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Chris your versatality amazes me. This is great, I love how you've put this together  
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My oh my...you never cease to amaze me  
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LOL at your "lengthy purging"...Tis good, I am purging right beside you man!  hehe  I have alot of "dusting off" to do myself - whew, what a ride!     You purge well in your writing, I can't do that, and make it look so good.  LOL
Butterflies_dont_cry
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Well worth the wait...ya tease...lol  sorry just had to say it    
I have always thought of purging as getting rid of something you didn't want....If this is your "throw away" pile....wow!!! Amazing as always and as refreshing as an evening breeze.  


 Whatever strength I add to myself becomes my greatest weakness, while whatever weakness I'll consciously endure will be replaced with a strength that is not my own.
G. Finley

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8 posted 03-21-2000 11:28 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

Christopher~
Your surge of purge has a wonderful 'element'to it.
The clarity is evident.
I like it very much.
The format is awesome, my friend.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Corinne
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Superb, Christopher!

Corinne
Nicole
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Hey, there you are!     

Yanno, purging is a good thing...and what you make out of it, is amazing.

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
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How can anyone with such a sweet innocent smile need to purge darkness from your soul? Is that what you're doing? Anyway..no matter what you're doing..now matter why you're doing it...whatever you're doing...keep doing it! I love the way you write...  
Rose Petal
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You sure are cute I must say....intelligent too! wow...what a guy!

Rose
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... and thus begins the cleansing ...

I already told you that I liked this, though I believe it is a bit different now than when I first read it ... at any rate, I thought the repetition of lines was very effective, and the rhyme scheme was clever as well.

Only thing that needled at me was the "draughts of ichor," but I'm sure you have some explanation for that which I am no doubt missing.  That said, this was not too shabby.  

--Me


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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14 posted 03-22-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hmmm, a little of the I Ching, here?  Geomancy?  ('fess up, Christopher!)
 
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