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The Blue Ocean

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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 06-23-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

The Blue Ocean

If you squeeze a heart so lonely
will it bleed its sad red song
does it sing a sorrowful melody
with the oceans gentle throng

I've boarded a ship of destiny
black waters of ruffled silk
the captain of numbing misery
to steer her through the murk

A light that never rises
on horizons of distant dreams
and a hope that lays more quiet
then my pillow beneath the sea

Lost in the shadowy places
my moon with its icy beam
sliver of silver memories
it stabs my restless dreams

I lean on the keel of searching
for a glimmer that she may be there
down through this tunnel of wishes
on a ship in the tar of despair…

When the sun ever touches this darkness
I wonder if I will be there
the cold and the deep I hear calling
for a rest and escape from the tears

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
or is torment the wind of emotion
for the souls, in the ships
On the Blue Ocean.

James Parker Haley  Feb 19, 2000

© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 06-23-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

p-man...this is EXCELLENT...
I am so taken by this poem's
emotions and the depth of their
expression...
a different side to your poetry that
we dont often see..but a side which
exsists in us all. You know by my poems of late...I love this one and relate.
I love the imagery and metaphors
of the sea and being on a ship.
this poem shows your versatility
as a poet as well.
later-deep-poet-gator
jm

ps..hey babe..wheres that sonnet  
Martie
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2 posted 06-23-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Parker--I love the feel of this--wonderful, wonderful work!
A Romantic Heart
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3 posted 06-23-2000 06:33 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Excellant!!!I just love the Ocean..ocean of love.
Marina
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4 posted 06-23-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is one of those that i know you put alot of work into.  The results are very plain to see.  It is definitly one of your best.  It should most certainly be included in the book!


Marina




It is blessing to have wings for your words, and passion to flow from pen.

Marina Crossley

Marge Tindal
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5 posted 06-23-2000 10:19 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Parker~
I do enjoy this one from you.

'black waters of ruffled silk'

Wow !  What wonderful imagery !
~*Marge*~




~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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serenity blaze
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6 posted 06-23-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

All this and a cowboy to boot...sigh...

maybe you should run for president...
Parker
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7 posted 06-24-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Janet, thank you ..... the sonnet is in the sonnet shop getting some fine tuning.  

Martie, thank you very much.

ARH, thank you, come for a swim...

Marina, thank you.

Marge, thank you.

serenity, thank you I'd take the cowboy hat off for the lady, but then I wouldn't be wearing anything...lol

Parker

X Angel
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8 posted 06-24-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Parker...
Wow...all I can say is if you dive in those waters...there may just be a mermaid there waiting...so be careful.
This was a great poem all in all, and I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

You have quite a talent!
~Heather
PS LOVED the black silk ruffle line! wowsers! great descriptions!
Parker
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9 posted 06-25-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

X Angel, thank you so much, so are you a mermaid...

Parker
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10 posted 06-29-2000 05:55 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

When I got to the end of this poem and had that Wow feeling, I knew it deserved a chance in Voices, excellent job.
tracie66
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11 posted 06-29-2000 06:14 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Parker~
What a beautiful piece this is to read...lovely
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Cerenity
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12 posted 07-10-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Haleyja,

WOW this is wonderful, so VERY much enjoyed.

Love, Cerenity
Poet deVine
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13 posted 07-10-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow! The imagery is wonderful here! I really loved this.  
AVANTI
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14 posted 07-10-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

very well written...
This is so beautiful...very well captured.
i liked it!

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

WhtDove
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15 posted 07-11-2000 09:18 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I agree, the imagery is excellent! Worded just right, you've one outstanding piece of work here! This was an awesome read  
Corazon
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16 posted 07-11-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

yep will agree, this is stunning  
Sudhir Iyer
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17 posted 07-11-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Tell me what I missed...
Yeah! reading Parker's lovely poems... this one is brilliant, truly majestic...

glad to have found this one...

regards,
sudhir

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee,
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne
Severn
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18 posted 07-11-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WOW!!!!!

This is superb - carried me away...

excellent and voted for

K
Denise
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19 posted 07-11-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful writing, Parker!

Denise
jamesjiao
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James.. It's a poem with so much depths, I especially like the metaphor u used

tunnel of wishes...

wow, I should certain adopt your style into my poems, it's just so effectively.. beside that, I love the feeling of the poem as well... and into the book you shall go..

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


Parker
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21 posted 07-23-2000 01:58 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Lost Dreamer, thank you very much for that.

tracie66, thank you.  

Cerenity, wow thank you for reading.  

Poet deVine, coming from you i'm honoured.  

AVANTI, thank you very much.  

WhtDove, your way too kind, thank you.  

Corazon, no as stunning as the sexy Corazon.  

Sudhir Iyer, well I'm glad you liked, thank you.  

Severn, thank you.  

Denise, thank you for responding.

jamesjiao, i'm not sure if I have a particular style but thank you for that.

Parker

X Angel
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22 posted 07-23-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

LOL Parker, I do fancy myself a reincarnated mermaid yes. And in my past life I drowned sailors.
*smirk*
(well mermaid is better than being reincarnated from a squirrel or something!!)
~H
Parker
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23 posted 07-23-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well X, I'll try not to sail past your port, unless you have you land legs on.  

Parker
ethome
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24 posted 07-23-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

That really is the blues for sure! On The Blue ocean of despair with you as the captain filled with such lonliness and pain wishing you could reach the horizon of relief.

You got my vote for sure.
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