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The Walk

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Michael
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0 posted 04-08-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE WALK


Who walks this land ‘neath cherished beam
Of moonlight drawn the soul?
To hold the hand of perished dream
Upon this murky knoll.
To live by shred of distant hope,
Yet lost the common eye.
By word unsaid sightlessly scope
The morrow's tearless cry.

When home is right but you turn left
To face the desert sun.
Forsake the fight ever bereft
Of what can't be undone.
What is this call you hear, alone,
That guides you further on?
All judgement fallen from the throne
Of life become a pawn.

With stars yet so far out of reach
Do you just close your eyes?
Chariot low, can nothing breech
This yearning of the skies?
Do you fly now above us all,
Or has the passion bled?
By the gravity of this pall
To which we lay our dead?

With eyes on fire, startling in close,
What warmth remains tonight?
By endless pyre, by wilting rose
Must we carry your plight?
Question the weakness or the strength
Of wounds you would not bear?
Or dare to speak ever at length
Of what we could not share...

Light a candle?  Drink another,
In name of gasping breath?
Lift the handle for my brother
Who still can't grasp this death?
Am I to say to your own son
That life was just so tough...
We couldn't pay comparison
Love ‘er to be enough?

I dare not try to understand
This principality...
Life taken by such willing hand
Reigns the nightmare to me.
By vision frayed what eyes agleam,
Yet walk this murky knoll?
All hope displayed in dare or deem,
That God may rest this soul...

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


© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-08-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for Panthers Chrysalis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Panthers Chrysalis

Remarkable work! Splendid thoughts, and intricate weavings!  
Janet Marie
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2 posted 04-08-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

When home is right but you turn left
To face the desert sun.
Forsake the fight ever bereft
Of what can't be undone.
What is this call you hear, alone,
That guides you further on?
All judgement fallen from the throne
Of life become a pawn.
---------------------
With eyes on fire, startling in close,
What warmth remains tonight?
By endless pyre, by wilting rose
Must we carry your plight?
***Question the weakness or the strength
Of wounds you would not bear?
Or dare to speak ever at length
Of what we could not share***...

Light a candle?  Drink another,
In name of gasping breath?
Lift the handle for my brother
Who still can't grasp this death?
Am I to say to your own son
That life was just so tough...
We couldn't pay comparison
Love ‘er to be enough?
--------------------
damn M, this is SO amazing...SO graceful to read in its dark cryptic beauty...the rhyme is of perfection...
reading this is equal to walking thru your soul. exceptional, truly
take care, 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



[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 04-08-2000).]
Denise
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3 posted 04-09-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It's something that can never be fully understood by the ones left behind. Such a tragedy. You have expressed your heartache well, Michael.

Denise
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God shall rest his soul,
For your heart wills it so-

Do not forsake, nor debate-
The wound's not yours to cleanse,
Just cherish past, now create-
Another soul passed to Fate...

Keep your spirits high darlin, and know that my hand silently holds yours right now...wish it could be more...

*lovin hugs*
~D




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

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5 posted 04-09-2000 02:11 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-michael

this is so heartbreaking to read. but like with all of your work so deep and true of your soul. u never cease to amaze me with your powerfully intense work! beautifully done my friend with only a talent that u possess!

AMY  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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6 posted 04-09-2000 02:34 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

2 WORDS MY FRIEND----TRULY AMAZING!
Nicole
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7 posted 04-09-2000 02:54 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

There is nothing that can be said, Sweet.  Only, hold your head high and be strong...let those that love you be your strength.

I am here
Michael
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8 posted 04-09-2000 12:04 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Panther's Chrysalis, this was an intricate walk indeed.  Thanks for reading.

Janet, wasn't exactly my soul I was walking through here. but nonetheless, I'm glad you enjoyed.

Denise, you speak wise words.  There is much her I will never understand, I fear.

devina, I feel your hand on mine right now, love.     I know you are with me in every way possible.  I could ask nothing more.

Amy, one heck of a comlliment there, sincerest thanks to you.

Jeffrey, Good to meet you last night and this morning.  Glad you enjoyed.

Satiate, I am, I have, and I will     I know you are here for me always... thank for letting me lean a little.


Thank you each and all for your kind replies.


Michael

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9 posted 04-09-2000 12:14 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I felt a peace from the verses, and I believe this is a poem that is truly
time honored. It is a treasure.


 Kathleen

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10 posted 04-09-2000 12:28 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael, this is so sad. God rest his soul indeed. I'm here if ya need me, you know that! God bless you buddy!
Corinne
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11 posted 04-09-2000 12:32 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

gives quite a pause for thought, Michael.

Corinne
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12 posted 04-09-2000 04:29 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, Your writing truly is amazing no matter who or what you write of, your a master of verse my friend.  
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13 posted 04-09-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Geeze Michael, I dont know what to say.... This is superb, and I am sorry that this happened...
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Michael...so well written, yet so sad. Know my thoughts are with you and yours at this time.
hugs  
Torrie
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15 posted 04-09-2000 07:08 PM       View Profile for Torrie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Torrie

Wow.  There is no other word I can think of to describe the mastery of this poem.
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16 posted 04-09-2000 07:15 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

You know I usually see a poem that is that long and I justy skip to the next one.  I guess I have a short attention span.  but this one captured my thoughts right to the end.

Very nice.

 "We always said it would be good to go away, someday,
but if there's nothing there to make things change,
if it's the same to you I'll just hang."
--Matchbox20 (Hang)
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17 posted 04-09-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hope that all is well with you...this was beautiful, but painful...don't make me worry again...
Janet Marie
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18 posted 04-09-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

sorry M, gotta protest that reply(smile)
EVERYONE of your poems is a walk thru your soul and heart and mind and ...
well, you get my drift  
that IS your GIFT...
poetic mirrors of the soul...you do write!
take care, jm

 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
janet marie

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19 posted 04-09-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This is what I miss about this place when I am not around.

You have never disappointed me, Michael.  Your verse is unfailingly epic.

--Kess


 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

Michael
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20 posted 04-10-2000 03:28 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Irish Rose, thank you - you compliment moves me deeply.

Rebecca, Ty for your unconditional friendship.  It means the world to me.

Corinne, as was intended  

Mistikman, 'tis nothing you need to be sorry of, my friend.  

Ruth,  ((HUGS)) right back to you and thank you.

serenity, please don't worry.  I am as well as can be expected I assure you.  

Janet Marie, touche'.

Kess, a simple ditto would not do justice to what you add to this place.  Know you are very missed when you are not around.  I am glad to see you here this night.


Everyone, thank you for the kind replies.

Michael
 
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