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Michael
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0 posted 03-31-2000 03:43 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

LISTEN


Listen, listen, someone singing,
I hear the voices through the trees.
Words far beyond me, sweetly bringing
Joy to heart and heart to ease.

Listen calmly, someone's weeping,
I hear echoes of rolling tears.
Red-rimmed eyes honing the seeping,
Precious, liquid remembered years.

Listen intently, is that laughter,
Or the eldritch shriek agony esteems?
It's so hard to tell just what you're after
When emotions make it to extremes!

Listen anxiously, sirens are screaming,
Piercing the silence of midnight's sleep.
In shades of black, thoughtless dreaming,
Consciousness fades, raw emotions creep.

Listen tearfully, someone's dying.
Hear the body give way to the soul?
By the brushing wings of angels flying,
With a soft chime, distant bells toll.

Listen, wait a minute, now it's gone.
For a moment sweet music touched my ears.
A splendid, melodious liaison,
Revealing my deepest God-given fears.

Listen quietly, can you hear it?
Silence, oh, what a wonderful sound.
Serenity, why would you fear it?
Born of death, Life's spirit thrives unbound.

Listen, in peace, to the wind whispered verse.
Glide with the voices through the trees.
To a place where anger and pain disperse,
Ride away on the slow-moving breeze.

Michael Anderson



 For all behind was dark and drear,
And all before was night and fear.
How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew.

Lord Byron






[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-31-2000).]
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1 posted 03-31-2000 04:10 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Michael, I was just about to close, but then
this incredible breeze wafted through my open window...

Lovely food for dreams...thanks to you, again as always...and a sleepy serenity smiles...
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Listen, in peace, to the wind whispered verse.
Glide with the voices through the trees.
To a place where anger and pain disperse,
Ride away on the slow-moving breeze

You've filled my heart with peace and hope with your words.  There's none that write like you Michael....I'm once again amazed by the beauty in which you write with.
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3 posted 03-31-2000 06:16 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is a truly incredible piece of poetry. You write such amazing poems!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie  

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4 posted 03-31-2000 07:20 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

Michael~
Thank you for this beautiful poem.
I can tell you that it touched my heart
with a special remembrance of my
dear mother on this morning.

'Listen tearfully, someone's dying.
Hear the body give way to the soul?
By the brushing wings of angels flying,
With a soft chime, distant bells toll.'

~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 03-31-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ah...a wonderful message in your incredible poem..you manage to put so much depth in your work, I'm amazed again!  
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Beautiful, Michael.  And just imagine what we are missing when we don't.

Corinne
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Michael,
I've been listening, and your poetry is singing in this verse.

Wonderful poem.

Parker
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8 posted 03-31-2000 10:58 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Singing indeed, this has the quality and feel of a lullaby my friend.  Quite lilting and soft, how lovely!     

 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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Oh...how beautiful  
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10 posted 03-31-2000 01:10 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

nice one Michael.  I especically like the "precious liquid" image and the last stanza.

Another sense that, when used to its fullest, can bring us peace.  If we but learn to listen, to see - the most wonderful lessons are all around us, aren't they?

Thanks,
Rick  
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11 posted 03-31-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

To listen is to hear the breath of all life.

Your poem is full of wonder, Michael...I can easily hear its beauty.

~ Claire
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12 posted 03-31-2000 02:07 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm glad I stopped to listen here. *S* This is wonderful!
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13 posted 03-31-2000 02:15 PM       View Profile for Dolphins3   Email Dolphins3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dolphins3

Great poem Michael.
I've been gone for awhile. But I'm glad this is the first poem I read when I came back. Thanks for sharing.
Michael
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Serenity, Always happy when I can make you smile.  I hope you had wonderful dreams.

Butterflies_dont_cry, I'm glad you found the peace and hope in this message. Was hoping this poem wouldn't be misinterpreted.  

Lizzie, Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.

Marge, Likewise, I was reflecting on my father when I wrote this.  

Corinne, much is missed when we don't "slow down to smell the roses" - so to speak.  

Satiate, are you saying my poem put you to sleep?...  

Rick, Indeed, it's amazing what one can discover just by listening.  If I had to choose, I honestly would give up my sight before my hearing...

Claire, And that breath is all around us... I'm glad you hear it too.

Dolphins3, welcome back...  I'm so glad you enjoyed.


Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael

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15 posted 03-31-2000 07:47 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Dear Michael - I love your poetry, this is indeed a wonderfully written piece. I very much enjoyed reading it - and I do so love to listen    thank you       Roniece
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16 posted 03-31-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Michael,This a lovely poem.I like it a lot!!!!!
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17 posted 04-06-2000 12:20 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Take me away, I'm ready for a place like this...

Listen, in peace, to the wind whispered verse.
Glide with the voices through the trees.
To a place where anger and pain disperse,
Ride away on the slow-moving breeze.

Just wonderful Michael!


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18 posted 04-06-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Michael, you're like a one-man hit parade. Dick Clark could do a special on you. The hits just keep right on coming....and all top quality. May your hand never lose it's speed or agility.
Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 04-06-2000 05:03 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

An amazing piece of poetry. You do make us hear and feel all those quiet sounds.
Where did you buy your poetry machine? I'd like to get one of those
Liz
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Soft and sweet ... a truly beautiful piece, Michael .....

 "Shoot for the moon.Even if you miss,you'll land among the stars."
_Les Brown_
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21 posted 04-06-2000 06:09 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

One from the master~
This is truly masterful~


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks

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22 posted 04-06-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

  
quote:
Listen tearfully, someone's dying.
Hear the body give way to the soul?
By the brushing wings of angels flying,
With a soft chime, distant bells toll.

Listen, wait a minute, now it's gone.
For a moment sweet music touched my ears.
A splendid, melodious liaison,
Revealing my deepest God-given fears.

Listen quietly, can you hear it?
Silence, oh, what a wonderful sound.
Serenity, why would you fear it?
Born of death, Life's spirit thrives unbound.



These words - your own... are perhaps appropriate for you to revisit today, my dear friend... God Bless you and your family...





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 04-06-2000).]
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"Listen tearfully, someone's dying.
Hear the body give way to the soul?
By the brushing wings of angels flying,
With a soft chime, distant bells toll."

Apparently this portion of your well-written poem was a hit to most who've read it - it struck me as the centerpiece of your work, and it calmed any fears I might ever have about leaving this good earth to go to a better place.  Well, well done, dear sir.

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24 posted 04-06-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for amber   Email amber   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amber

This was as peaceful as they come babe...Wish I could be there for you right now, know that you're in my heart and my thoughts at this moment!!! BIG HUGS!!!!!!

 Only after trying so hard to let go, did i realize how much i wanted to hold you forever> Amber and Ellis forever and always


 
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