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Auguste
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Pause and Listen

by

Michael Auguste


Please pause and listen as I speak
That I might share a word or two
Allow a glimpse into myself
To share something you never knew

You know not me but only part
Of this whole person I allow
For you to see and then I close
This door again yet for awhile

This poet that you have come to know
These rhymes and words I chance to lay
Of love and such eternal woe
And dreams I chased along the way

Are puzzle pieces, one by one
A picture will they make when whole
A few more in this poem I'll give
And someday all to give my goal

Of brothers eight and sisters four
Right in the middle was I born
Into a home that was so poor
There was no breakfast in the morn

Of hand-me-downs and worn out shoes
And all the floors I had to sleep
If now a childhood could I choose
I know that still this one I'd keep

Age nine I was hit by a car
And there I was so close to death
My mother near all through the night
She prayed for my continued breath

Soft eyes of brown and same of hair
A vigil in the night she kept
This angel that was always there
That held my hand and softly wept

The next day woke I in such pain
My mother's joy filled my ears
Though badly broken it appeared
That fate was robbed, I'd live for years

And now I close the door once more
New pieces now have you to try
The childhood that I spent was poor
Sometimes this giving makes me sigh

A little more you know of me
Of things that seldom reach the light
This poet from many words you know
His food the stars, his air the night




Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"
© Copyright 2000 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
Eloise
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1 posted 09-15-2000 01:31 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

This is wonderful and written
from your heart.  I'm glad I
got to know you a little better.
Our childhood memories are such
a treasure.
CocoBaci
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2 posted 09-15-2000 01:37 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

hi Auguste,

O my, I am so impressed by this one...

The flow of expression carried thru rhyme straight from your heart...

Thank you for once again sharing


[This message has been edited by CocoBaci (edited 09-15-2000).]
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3 posted 09-15-2000 01:41 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I did, ya know...'pause and listen'...and, this was like a journey that read itself to me...thank you,it was, if you'll pardon the expression, SERENE....smiles.
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Michael....
           I'm glad you gave me this opportunity to get to know the real you a little better! This was what I like to read, about the man behind the words....talk to you soon.   And this is also a great piece!


Today is a gift....
That is why they call it
'the Present'!


Beth
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5 posted 09-15-2000 02:00 AM       View Profile for Beth   Email Beth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beth


~This was wonderfully written.
It takes courage to step out and show pieces of ourselves but you did it exceptioanlly well. This was a sad but powerfull tale!~


~Cherie~
Mark Bohannan
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6 posted 09-15-2000 04:26 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Michael-Wonderful write and I paused and I listened and I thank you for letting us know a little more of you.  It may only be a tidbit or two but your sharing it fills a sky in smiles.  Great read.
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7 posted 09-15-2000 04:40 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Wow - what an insight into the way you work, I am glad you know what your life has been about, I can't say I could look back at mine and see it with any clarity . Nice job matey .
L.of.L. Tom .


Don't try, do or do not, there is no try .
- Master Yoda -
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8 posted 09-15-2000 04:57 AM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Thanks for another glimpse of you, Michael. Each look builds up the picture I have of you in my head. Beautifully written.
Love,
Dee
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9 posted 09-15-2000 05:32 AM       View Profile for English Rose   Email English Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for English Rose

Really nice read Michael.....very insightful
Paula Finn
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10 posted 09-15-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

There are worse ways of being poor than to have no money...it sounds to me like you were rich beyond compare with a mother who loved you and brothers and sisters to share things with. Loved this Michael
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11 posted 09-15-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Rosebud1229   Email Rosebud1229   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rosebud1229

I paused and listened, I'm glad I did for I found a hidden treasure in this poem, YOU! Though you may have not had much as a kid you had the greatest gift of all LOVE, It's spoken of so well here, thanks for sharing.
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Eloise,
Thank you for the nice response and taking time to read this one

Coco,
Thanks for the "impressed"...that made me feel good

Sunny,
I'm glad you like hearing about the man behind the words...thank you and thank you also for visiting my poetry site and the nice comments you left in my guest book

serenity,
Thanks for coming by and the sweet words

Beth,
Thank you the "powerful"

Mark,
Thank you...it's always an honor to have you comment on one of my poems

angelswing,
I'm glad you liked it and thanks

Dee,
Yes, and I'm sure you'll see many more my dear one...Thank you, Dee

Debbie,
Hi!  Good to see you here...how's the eye today?

Paula,
Yes, there was not shortage of love in my childhood, only money...I feel very fortunate.  Thank you

Rosebud,
What a sweet thing to say...thank you
X Angel
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13 posted 09-15-2000 06:56 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

this was an intersting way to let people get to know you. Very cool.
~Heather
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