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Michael
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0 posted 04-12-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

WANDERER


I wander through the mist and haze
As Midnight dawns my darkest daze.
Sure to fail, sure to fall,
Both palms open I offer all.

As silence stills the voice within,
As every hope becomes my sin,
I lay my head upon the stone
Of this, my last night all alone.

Watching the stars, all heaven bleeds
Soft winds whispering to my needs,
As all in life ever held true
Slowly separates me from you.

Over the windswept mountain tops,
A sweet spring rain that never stops,
A lost soul nevermore to roam,
Cry me no tears, tonight I'm home.

Michael R. Anderson


For Amburs C. Belflower
1/26/37 - 4/05/2000
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-12-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

AWESOME read Micheal as always
You have a talent like no other
Wish I could see the world through your minds eye if only for a moment

Great tribute

Jeffrey
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An unbelievable tribute with style and honor.


 Kathleen

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3 posted 04-12-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Sigh, I hope I am wrong thinking this is about suicide, but if I am not, i offer my most sincere condolances. I lost my grandmother 4 years ago about 1 week from now, and it still hurts... I am sorry if your friend indeed took this way out, it doesnt end the pain, it merely shifts it to others   Excellent poem though...
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5 posted 04-12-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

I haven't been around long but you're already one of my favs... poems like this are why.  Thanks for sharing

 "The storm rises up when the shadows descend
every beat of my heart every day without end
I will stand like a rock I will bend till I break
till theres no more to give if thats what it takes
I will risk everything I will fight I will bleed
I will lay down my life if thats what you need
every second I live thats the promise I make"

I have no idea who wrote this... tell me if you know. =)


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6 posted 04-12-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WhiteNite,
You should check out Micheals homepage.
You will not be disappointed.

Jeffrey
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7 posted 04-12-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Michael, this is astonishing in its beauty--but coming from you--not surprising that it's perfect...Know that my heart is with you on this--you have humbled me once again m'friend.
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8 posted 04-12-2000 09:56 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, I don't know what to say, your writing is excellent as always which makes this all the more sad. Your amazing to be able to write and make someone feel they are right there experiencing the situation.
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absolutely stunning, Michael!

Corinne
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10 posted 04-12-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful tribute to your step father Michael. I think he is indeed, home.
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11 posted 04-12-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Class tribute, Michael.
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12 posted 04-12-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Watching the stars, all heaven bleeds
Soft winds whispering to my needs,
As all in life ever held true
Slowly separates me from you.

Over the windswept mountain tops,
A sweet spring rain that never stops,
A lost soul nevermore to roam,
Cry me no tears, tonight I'm home.

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

perfect M,
your in my thoughts and prayers,
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


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13 posted 04-13-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Michael, so stirring, so beautiful. "

You are in my prayers and will remain so."

~ Claire
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14 posted 04-13-2000 02:25 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You've shown everyone your beauty, yet again, with this one babe...

You've brought grace to his memory with your lovely lines...hang in there love, know I'm beside you the whole way!!!

*lovin hugs*


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

Michael
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Jeffrey, LOL - I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Glad you like the webpage too - I will be updating it this month - I will surely let you know when that is completed.

Mistikman, unfortunately, it was a suicide.  It was my stepfather.  Some things I will never understand here, I only know he is no longer in pain and I have to believe he is where he wanted to be.  

WhiteNite, your words humble me, sincerest thanks.

serenity, Thank you so much.  I could ask no more of you.

L.D., that is quite a compliment.  That is all I strive for in my poetry is a chance for you to see through my eyes, or feel what I feel.  Thank you so much.

PdV, Indeed.

Balladeer, Thank you sir.

Thank you for for you comments and for your prayers.


Michael


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16 posted 04-13-2000 02:30 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Devina, you snook in on me there, hun.  I am hanging in.  Things are getting a little easier now.  Thank you for being there for me when I needed you.     

Michael
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I can still feel this one as it applies to my dad.  It's been 18 months since he passed away and soooooo much has happened.  I'm sure that Gen knows whereof i speak.  This is a loving tribute, Michael and thank you for sharing it with me.
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18 posted 04-13-2000 09:22 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

In sadness you write such words of beauty. They reach out and touch souls. He is in a better place, with no more pain, though it may be the only comforting thought.

Michael you have such talent to do justice to anything you put your mind to.
God bless ya bud!
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AMEN....
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Michael, I don't know how this one got by me, but I want to say how beautiful this is...having spoke with this man, my heart aches, as he seemed to be such a warm man.  Who would have thought....?  
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I just read this again and saw something I needed to see...giving with open palms....and I thought about myself 2 weeks ago, and then I read the rest of your testimony.
God bless you


 Kathleen

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I just read this again and saw
something I needed to see...giving with
open palms....and I thought about
myself 2 weeks ago, and then I read the
rest of your testimony.
God bless you


 Kathleen

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23 posted 04-14-2000 05:00 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Robert, I am only sorry you can relate so well to this pain.  Thank you so much for yur words - I'm glad to see your name showing up here again.

Rebecca, My stepfather was in a great deal of physical pain as well as mental anguish.  That one comfort is a great comfort to know he is in no more pain.  Thank you.

Gen, Ty so much.

Kathleen, There was much beneath that one line.  May God bless you too.


Thank you all for the kind replies.

Michael

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24 posted 04-14-2000 05:08 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Michael this was lovely and very sad.
I had a friend once who took her own life.
So many times, I thought, why didn't I see
the signs, how could I have helped? I was
so pathetically young and so was she -- and over the years, I wrote a poem to assuage my heart, to tell the world a woeful tale, or just to get it out in the open. I don't know.

Your poem is touching and well written.


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This holds a special place for me. Friend are forever that truely be.
 
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