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To Feel Alive

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 04-06-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

Strip away the dirt from me
That always holds me down
Wash me clean completely
Let the ashes fall to the ground
Give comfort from your arms
Shelter from the cold wind blowing
With unbound hope and whispered charms
Renew blood that had stopped flowing
Better to feel pain from stricken heart
Than to laugh instead of cry
Better to let things run their course
Than to feel dead instead of alive

One touch is all that is needed
Upon the heart, death defeated

© Copyright 2000 J.M. Landry - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-06-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Give comfort from your arms
Shelter from the cold wind blowing
With unbound hope and whispered charms
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One touch is all that is needed
Upon the heart, death defeated

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*sigh*
perfect poem jer, rich in your constant
depth of emotions.
yes, a touch from anothers heart...is all thats needed to find comfort and shelter.
stalking you always,
your jm



 The stars shine so bright, now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face,
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close.
Now I will reach for the stars...
Because Oh my love, that's where you are...
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea...
vertical horizon

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2 posted 04-06-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I liked this very much, JML. The last two lines said so much.

Elizabeth


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

Butterflies_dont_cry
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JML*
Breathtaking...you have done an excellent job on this...desire..hope...need it's all there and more. Straight from your heart to the page...thank you so much for sharing this.


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

Sven
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4 posted 04-06-2000 11:45 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Once again, JML, our lives are parallel. . . tell me what you're doing and maybe we'll compare notes. ..

Excellent poem, my friend. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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5 posted 04-11-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Covered in dirt and ashes, 'eh?  Sounds like we've fallen through the same chimney pipe...(sigh)  I think my pipe is longer than yours though.  LOL  Very nice poem sir, as always.  After you're all cleaned up, care to hose me down too? LOL  
PoeticKnight
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Click***....there goes the sound of the hose connecting...preparing to turn the valve, slow at first, then to wide open.
Water, water everywhere...*L*
Meadowmuse
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7 posted 04-11-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I love your "Renew blood that had stopped flowing" line. This piece shows a beautiful vulnerability, you know. You've slipped the words together just so.

Thank you for the gifting.

~ Claire
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