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Skyfyre
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0 posted 04-16-2000 12:26 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

The body tires, but mind will know no ease,
And thoughts bemoan their flesh captivity,
  Like symptoms of intransigent disease,
   They rage, defiant, in the core of me.
    Unyielding blaze within this mortal frame,
     Volcanic, it demands a swift release --
      Else risk the mount devoured by the flame --
      Insomnia, the price to pay for peace.
     In versed assault, the questions siege my brain,
    While I, with half-formed words, prepare defense,
   And yearn in faith to simply go insane,
  To thus retreat from musing’s exigence.
Yet, when the flag is claimed in victory,
The wounds of war are bled in poetry.



 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

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1 posted 04-16-2000 12:50 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, extremely painful and powerful, Skyfyre. You have stunning talent and it definitely shows here.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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2 posted 04-16-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW!! Very stunning.
What talent you have.

Jeffrey
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3 posted 04-16-2000 08:37 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

this is PERFECTION.
this just drips with your emotions.
very good word choices, well written, as always.
very.
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


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4 posted 04-16-2000 09:03 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
Good thoughts, good words, good poem.
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Marvelous!! I liked this a lot.....
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Another WOW ....
This is awesome writing, Skyfyre

 "This is where you will win the battle .... in the playhouse of your mind."
Maxwell Maltz
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Excellent Kess!!

"the mind will know no ease. . . "
"the wounds of war are bled in poetry"

Makes me think of Wilfred Owen, a British poet who was killed in WWI, and whose words bemoaning war were used by the English composer Benjamin Britten in his "War Requiem". . . he told of the horrors of war on the battlefield, you tell us of the horrors of war (the war in ourselves) in the mind. . .

Superb!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Exceptionally written and expressed.  
Denise
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Wonderful sonnet, Kess!

Denise
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I've honestly never been a fan of "form" poetry, Kess, but let me just say you do it with style.  In a war of jagged words, indeed, the wounds run deep.  Excellence prevails once again.

Michael
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