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Corinne
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state of confusion


0 posted 03-24-2000 12:20 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

There are more reasons to fail than prevail,
letting go, yielding to recklessness,
it will wreck you, this hopelessness,
that alluring foul addiction,
this dour inner prediction.

Pace and roam airless rooms called home,
the mirror reflects milky eyes,
into the face of suicide,
are you to be a dupe in death,
is this to be your chosen path?

Then, at last, in the most mundane of tasks,
in the face of a stranger perhaps,
something inside finally snaps,
some kind gesture, a knowing gaze,
thoughts that occur do amaze.

You donít have to submit to it,
there is serenity in winning,
maybe a new beginning,
it was always there before you,
outside, the earth waits for you.

Out there, it all surrounds,
the beauty of peace astounds,
nature in its revelry,
evidence of the Deity.

Love.

© C.M. Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


1 posted 03-24-2000 12:29 PM       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

Beautifully written ... and such good advice
I shudder to think of anyone in such a state as to be contemplating suicide

Rex}<{{{{o>
Tess
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2 posted 03-24-2000 12:41 PM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

you capture the hopelessness well...words like milky give that fading away feel too..but then the change and the realization that life still has something to offer

Great poem!

 "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two
bodies."
-Aristotle

Meadowmuse
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3 posted 03-24-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Corinne, you've worked a powerful and uplifting message into this piece... just wonderful.

~ Claire
Parker
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... the old black rum


4 posted 03-24-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, your poetry is so varied, and reaching another gem.

Parker
Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


5 posted 03-24-2000 01:50 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

Corinne~
You put forth such versatility ..
it's a sheer pleasure to read and then
to re-read !  
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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RAM
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6 posted 03-24-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

darkness -- reaching for light
a wonderful weave, Corinne.  Thanks for posting this one.

RAM
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 03-24-2000 03:15 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

and the choice is indeed all ours...we can be miserable, or we can do something and be happy  
Corinne
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state of confusion


8 posted 03-24-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Rex, yes, but it crosses all of minds at some point (or so I've been told), even if only for the briefest moment.

Thank  you, Tess and Meadowmuse, seems I just don't like bad endings, because it occurred to me that this poem could have ended either way.

Marge and Parker, thank you. Trying to stretch a bit, anyway.

and RAM, a special thank you.

Hoot, thank you!

Corinne
Denise
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9 posted 03-24-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful writing, wonderful message, Corinne!

Denise
Corinne
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10 posted 03-25-2000 10:00 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Denise!

Corinne
 
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