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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 03-23-2000 02:19 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Jaded

Get thee awake, oh Dreamer!
No more thy visions seek;
Lay down thy mystic mirror,
For all it holds is bleak.

Be still, thou tireless Seeker!
Forsake thy fruitless quest;
Live not thy days beholden
To Wisdom's cold behest.

Trust not, devoted Lover!
But make thy heart of stone;
Invite within no other,
For refuge stands alone.

Put down thy pen, oh Poet!
Abandon now thy verse;
Waste not thy precious phrases
To gild the Maker's curse.

Cast off thy faith, Believer!
Heed not divine command;
Relinquish not thy spirit
To grasp of unseen hand.

Be thou content, oh Cynic!
Unconquered thou wilt be
Whilst all about lie vanquished
By Life's inconstancy.


 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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devina
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1 posted 03-23-2000 02:26 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You're on quite a roll this eve Kess...
did I mention that this is more than good!!!??

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

Michael
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2 posted 03-23-2000 02:27 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Michael steps back slow and quiet....  Yikes!!!  You go Kess...tell it like it is.


Michael
David2
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3 posted 03-23-2000 02:30 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

My, this is very pessimistic, but very well written. I enjoyed it greatly.
        David2
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


4 posted 03-23-2000 02:44 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

You are an amazing writer ...
If we locked you in a room full of puppies
could you add another verse to this

Rex}<{{{{o>
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


5 posted 03-23-2000 04:09 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Reading this, I felt like I should be trying to weave and dodge. This slams out there with a powerful, acidic punch!
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 03-23-2000 05:08 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I love your writing, Kess
Perfection is your hallmark
This is superb
Liz
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7 posted 03-23-2000 07:45 AM       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

Kess~
Your writing is the personification
of intrigue.
You always cause me to take another read.
I like for a poem to do that.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Nan
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8 posted 03-23-2000 08:04 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

OK, OK, OK... I can buy most of it... but not the "Put down thy pen, oh Poet" part... You'd best not do that, my friend...
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