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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


0 posted 04-02-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

My Friend


my friend,
    you see-
   I must release,
              release the love,
          which is no more
                         no more
                           the pain
                          of letting go
                              letting go
                                the hate which
                                     binds us
                                     binds us now
                                        where once we,
                                                            we,
                                                      were held tight
                                                               held tight
                                                             in the embrace
                                                                   of love
                                                                      and friendship,
                                                                             friendship...
                                                                                 my friend,
                                                                                     you see-
                                                                                   I must release,
                                                                                           you.


.


 "I don't claim to be a wise man, a poet or a saint.
Just another man who's searching for a better way.
But my heart beats loud as thunder for the things that I believe.
Sometimes I want to run for cover, sometimes I want to scream."
Jon Bon Jovi
© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth
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America the beautiful


1 posted 04-02-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Sometimes letting go is the only way to go...

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


2 posted 04-02-2000 10:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Um. Sweetie, I know I pulled an April Fools joke on you, I hope this isn't about me! It's wonderful by the way!  
Meadowmuse
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3 posted 04-02-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

This is both visually and emotionally stirring, Chris...so nice...so sad.

~ Claire
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4 posted 04-02-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Christopher**
The depth that you write with is wondrous.  The pain of letting go often surmounts the pain of hanging on.  You captured that well.   Your writing is a gift of which I am a blessed recipient...Thank you.  **Angel Wing Hugs** for they ask nothing in return.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


5 posted 04-02-2000 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~
Sometimes you astonish me with
your work ... this is one of those times.
The feelings are powerful and the format
is so appealing.
Hugs to you.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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WhtDove
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6 posted 04-03-2000 01:05 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Another beaut' Chris!
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7 posted 04-03-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

excellent poem...I loved the format..wonderful writing.

 
Alwye
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In the space between moments


8 posted 04-03-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

So feathery and gentle...also very sad.  Truly lovely work, Chris.

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
Nan
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9 posted 04-03-2000 07:55 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Once released, friendships that are true might just flourish even more... Nice job, Christopher..
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10 posted 04-03-2000 11:10 AM       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

Letting go is never easy  
poetFemmeFatale
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11 posted 04-03-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This gave me a feeling of "holding my breath" while I read it - it's like it was spoken with someone's last breath, you know?  When one decides to let go, it's usually such an emotional event, that those last words are almost whispered through tears...this portrayed that beautifully.  I see you writing this with your head bowed in exhaustion from it all.  Hang in there...keep purging.     
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12 posted 04-03-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-chris

i am honored, for this is the first piece of you work i have read. this was really powerful and captured so many emotions. letting go of a friend is hard enough. but letting go of a friend and love at the same time is even harder. however, you seem to possess quite a deal of strength in your character. sometimes the only thing left to do is to let someone go. and in return you may be suprised at what occurs because of that. take care.

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Michael
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13 posted 04-03-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Perhaps I should have been listening to Motley Crue's "You're all I need" when I read this.  Release can mean many things you know....LOL  Just kidding bud, there is a time for all things... release being one of them.  Far better than clinging to a bitterness that once tasted oh so sweet.  You done good on this one...  as usual, our emotions seem to run parallel.


Michael
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14 posted 04-03-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

~Christopher
    The way you put
           this together
                is just superb
                              


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


15 posted 04-09-2000 01:47 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I don't think I'll comment on the emotional content of this one, my friend, as I feel that all that needed to be said has been said in previous replies.  I will say, however, that this was very well structured for the effect that (I think) you intended -- linking the lines with common words worked very well here.

Hugs anyway.  

--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

EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


16 posted 04-10-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Your work is a pleasure to behold, you capture the feeling so very well. So very difficult and painful to let go sometimes.
Marilyn
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17 posted 04-11-2000 04:12 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow Chris. I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. Heavy, deep, awe inspiring.
BAM! Excellent.  
 
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