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Poetic Nemesis

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Michael
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0 posted 04-10-2000 10:19 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

POETIC NEMESIS


I am Poetic Nemesis,
Master of Ceremony.
Walking along the precipice
Of self sought Sanctimony.

I bide the waves of swirling winds,
I find no cause appeasing.
Beside the graves of would be friends
There is but pause, no pleasing.

Just another Mundane Monday,
They're all the same anymore!
I close my eyes to find my way
By wings of Darkness I soar...

What is this flippancy unfurled,
Is Fate, yet out of season?
True, I could be King of the World
But I just have no reason.

Lo, Principality's Nightmare,
What's left but Chaotic Fame?
With not a hope there left to share,
Leave to me all tears and blame!

I'll bear proudly each wasted call,
I'll spurn each outstretched hand.
Dare lay your wishes at my wall,
They'll burn by my demand.

Why must you try to ease this curse?
When my home is but my hell!!!
Just leave me to the fangs of verse
That suck life through this shell...

I'll never be this man you see,
No, my love bears no witness.
I'm but the Scourge destined to be
Your Poetic Nemesis.

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 04-10-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-10-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Oh, to have  such talent.
Any publisher would be out of his mind to pass you up my friend.
Your work is truly awe inspiring.

A fan forever,
Jeffrey
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2 posted 04-10-2000 11:37 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 sounds like someone who's lost all hope  
It feels like nothings left, but there really is so much.
You're loved by many!
big HUGS to you my friend! You will be in prayers Michael!
May your days shine brighter soon!

 <*\\\><

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!


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3 posted 04-10-2000 11:45 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 posted 04-10-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, Michael!

Denise
Christopher
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5 posted 04-11-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Talk about an ego!!!

Geesh Mike, were we having a rough day???

LOL, in all seriousness bro, as Sharon so aptly stated... BRILLIANT! You've punched clean through the wall on tis one and followed through with a knock-out!

Ka-bam!
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6 posted 04-11-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I'll bear proudly each wasted call,
I'll spurn each outstretched hand.
Dare lay your wishes at my wall,
They'll burn by my demand.

Why must you try to ease this curse?
When my home is but my hell!!!
Just leave me to the fangs of verse
That suck life through this shell...

I'll never be this man you see,
No, my love bears no witness.
I'm but the Scourge destined to be
Your Poetic Nemesis.

-----------------

M,
this poem makes my heart ache...but tonight--
I truly am begining to understand...thank you for the clarity...
some things we just have to do on our own ... in our own time.
Poetic Nemesis...maybe...Poetic Prophet...definatly. (smile)
take care
jm

 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Severn
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7 posted 04-11-2000 07:49 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael - this is so excellent!

Powerful too....

Well done!

That last verse - haunting...

K
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8 posted 04-11-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Exquisite!  
Michael
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9 posted 04-12-2000 05:01 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Jeffrey, still working on the publishing thing...  Who knows - maybe soon.

Rebecca, thanks for the ((HUGS))...and I never lose all hope - just have to vent the frustration sometimes.  Thanks for being so unconditional in your friendship.

Chris - I sure would have talked EGO if I knew you coming out to play tonight.  You being the EGO king and all...LOL  Yeah bud, I was having a seriously rough day but I feel much better now.  Sorry about the hole in your wall - hope you still love me...

Janet, indeed, there is much I "have" to face on my own if I am to face it at all.  I probably could never explain it in terms most could understand, but I do acknowlede and appreciate those who respect this part of me.  


Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael

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10 posted 04-12-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,

your words burn like a challenge
to all who dare read them,
and as with every poem you write
this one sparkles like a gem.

Dwelling on the darkside
it matters not,
we love you even more
and all that rot!

But seriously, Michael
this is part of your allure,
each time we read your work
we cry out more, more more!

Cor
Nan
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11 posted 04-12-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

How do you do this soooooo consistently??...
Marilyn
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12 posted 04-12-2000 08:05 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ka-Pow is right. Awesome! I hate to admit that I have been in this place far more often then I would like. I will just sit here in the darkness with you Michael. Sometimes just company is all we need, no words, no fixing, just company.  
hoot_owl_rn
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13 posted 04-12-2000 10:41 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

Geesh...Master of ceremonies and I am only a mere moderator  
Nice poem Michael  
 
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