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Walters Unfinished Poem

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Walter Poe
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0 posted 06-20-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Walter Poe   Email Walter Poe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Walter Poe

I have wandered this Earth for millenia
Seeking the son of one
And now I see what no soul means to me
I saw Rome rise and fall
I saw man escape disaster again and again
I beheld the Birth of the demons dream
And the Death of angels over and again
The rise to power
And the fall from grace
watched the wheels turn
As times went by in the eternal game

Sat on the shoulders of the great
Seen the stabbed backs of the bold
And still the world turns
I who have done so much
I who have seen such things
I who have learned nothing
In my quest to stop not growing old
I have seen broken hearts of gold
And beautiful tales left untold
Are these the things in which we enfold
Is love left out in the cold

Look at this Jigsaw that is life
The four pillars forming and reforming.
Always the same always changing
look deep into yourself
the double helix that is you
there resides the true name of God
He that is before everything
He that will exist in the abyss
Man lives in his dreams
And through his dreams he will be freed
These are the truths i have seen

Every place has been my home
yet my imprint I leave in none
To the heavens and hells of men i've been
The darkness and the light are clear
Still the pit of another new year
Shatters the brilliant suns beams
Ah for such things is a world made
For the beautiful song of the dying swan
Or the lonely goodbye lost on a summer breeze
Oh what wonders I have seen
In a world never meant for the likes of me

They gathered to me at Tripoli
As I spoke of majesty undone
they spoke of me at Normandy
long after the last battle was won
Yet the young soon forget
As old they did get with sons of their own
And who would remember me not one
"Not I" they say "Now your gone"
Still the road is my home
As I pass from new into old
As another cycle begins in the world

Who is the man I see as I walk
by the road in a window
seeing as the others see
looking as the others look
Yet in him is the variable
The butterfly the random event
in the patterns on the paper
A single piece of chaos in a chaotic world
different for all his sameness
same for all his differences
Perhaps it is he I seek yet i cannot find

I stare at another moonlit night
At a fog covered bay
Such a beauty to behold
As the sun gently ushers in the day
and a bird of red and gold cuts the sky
and the chorus of the reeds sing sweet lullabies
Not all can be truely lost
even on a one as travelled as I
the air tinted by cherry blossom
I see the beauty in the night
As the kaleidescope of day sweeps across the sky

Alone the Journey through lives
Yet on stormy nights
As the thunder claps
And the lightning brightens burning light
I hear  the footsteps
Of him the one before
Or perhaps it is the other
he that is yet to be me
In all the long days
My mind games it plays
And I await my redemption    


Vanguard of the New Movement

Behind his polished cedar desk,
surrounded by his phones,
Sits Blazer Dyke(The yachting type),
The vanguard of the clones.
The Archetype,
The number one,The vanguard of the clones.

Crossing over busy street,
where noisy traffic drones,
Walks Blazer Dyke (without a bike),
The vanguard of the clones.
The autocrat,
The ectomorph,
The vanguard of the clones.

He strides across the cobbled yard,
Where pawn shops offer loans,
That Blazer Dyke (Whom i dislike),
The vanguard of the clones.
The cannibal,
The parasite,
The vanguard of the clones.

He passes through the wicket gate,
To churhyards full of bones,
That Blazer Dyke (on a midnight hike),
The vanguard of the clones.
The necrophile,
The narcissist,
The coprophage,
The sybarite,
The telepath,
The Anti-Christ,
The vanguard of the clones.

Robert Rankin
(The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag)
© Copyright 2000 Paul Weatherstone - All Rights Reserved
Joel the wolf
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1 posted 06-20-2000 01:20 PM       View Profile for Joel the wolf   Email Joel the wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Joel the wolf's Home Page   View IP for Joel the wolf

What a master piece my friend, I'll have to print this out and go over it again, and again, WoW!!! head swimming.
I really enjoyed the second to the last stanza,

I stare at another moonlit night
At a fog covered bay
Such a beauty to behold
As the sun gently ushers in the day
and a bird of red and gold cuts the sky
and the chorus of the reeds sing sweet lullabies
Not all can be truely lost
even on a one as travelled as I
the air tinted by cherry blossom
I see the beauty in the night
As the kaleidescope of day sweeps across the sky

--------------
Truly inspirational

Joel.



I howl a mournful song, that echos within my chambered heart, for all to read? nay for all to feel.
Janet Marie
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since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


2 posted 06-20-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I have wandered this Earth for millenia
Seeking the son of one
And now I see what no soul means to me
I saw Rome rise and fall
I saw man escape disaster again and again
I beheld the Birth of the demons dream
And the Death of angels over and again
The rise to power
And the fall from grace
watched the wheels turn
As times went by in the eternal game

Sat on the shoulders of the great
Seen the stabbed backs of the bold
And still the world turns
I who have done so much
I who have seen such things
I who have learned nothing
In my quest to stop not growing old
I have seen broken hearts of gold
And beautiful tales left untold
Are these the things in which we enfold
Is love left out in the cold
-------------------
Every place has been my home
yet my imprint I leave in none
To the heavens and hells of men i've been
The darkness and the light are clear
Still the pit of another new year
Shatters the brilliant suns beams
Ah for such things is a world made
For the beautiful song of the dying swan
Or the lonely goodbye lost on a summer breeze
Oh what wonders I have seen
In a world never meant for the likes of me
-------------
I stare at another moonlit night
At a fog covered bay
Such a beauty to behold
As the sun gently ushers in the day
and a bird of red and gold cuts the sky
and the chorus of the reeds sing sweet lullabies
Not all can be truely lost
even on a one as travelled as I
the air tinted by cherry blossom
I see the beauty in the night
As the kaleidescope of day sweeps across the sky

Alone the Journey through lives
Yet on stormy nights
As the thunder claps
And the lightning brightens burning light
I hear  the footsteps
Of him the one before
Or perhaps it is the other
he that is yet to be me
In all the long days
My mind games it plays
And I await my redemption    
---------------

this masterpiece is your redemption...
my god this is breathtaking and amazing
walter...
Im almost at a loss for words...(almost)*smile* ...
the imagery is astonishing
the creativity and grace are perfection
and the depth from which it is written is
brilliant.

there are so many lines that I am drawn to in this I could stay here all day and worship  

>>Every place has been my home
yet my imprint I leave in none
--------------------
Oh what wonders I have seen
In a world never meant for the likes of me<<<


as you know me too well...i wont let these two go unspoken...

everywhere you leave a poem...
your imprint is left behind...
your words of grace to be your
eternal epitaph...
and this world is a brighter place for
the "likes" of you ...
as is my day.

miles to go before you sleep my poet friend ...
thus the reason this is "unfinished"
take care gifted poet
jm


[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 06-20-2000).]
Justbleu
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3 posted 06-20-2000 04:21 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I'm not quite sure what to say but, it's great!!  A wonderful and powerful piece!! Nice work!!  Hope to read more such as this!!
Bridgette  


"Creation of woman from the rib of Man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side
brian madden
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4 posted 06-21-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Look at this Jigsaw that is life
The four pillars forming and reforming.
Always the same always changing
look deep into yourself
the double helix that is you
there resides the true name of God
He that is before everything
He that will exist in the abyss
Man lives in his dreams
And through his dreams he will be freed
These are the truths i have seen

wow Walt an epic poem and your epic is bigger than mine lol. ok enough of the jealously.  must say I really enjoyed this poem. wonderful images, powerful. well written. If this poem continues as it is it going it will make paradise lost -by John Milton seem like a nursery rhyme


A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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All I can say is WOW! I have to read this again, to make an intelligent comment. Just incredible.
Hardrock
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since 02-14-2000
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6 posted 06-21-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Hardrock   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Hardrock

Walter....lost myself in your poem....it speaks to me....and I find solace in your words...a truly excellent piece of work.  Hope you enjoyed writing it as much as I did reading it.  Thanks....Hardrock
Poet deVine
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7 posted 06-21-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Walter! Excellent poem sir!
Janet Marie
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8 posted 06-22-2000 10:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I'm back...did ya miss me  
just came back to add this to my personal library collection...
one of the cool new features of the new software Ron updated the site with...
now we can store all our fav poems and poets in a special place...
and this one is indeed special,
as is the poet who wrote it *smile*
later-walter-gator,
jm
JamesMichael
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9 posted 06-22-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I really enjoyed reading this and I don't know exactly why...perhaps because it is excellent.   James
Janet Marie
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10 posted 06-27-2000 09:19 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

where is my poet of ~darkness shining~...
I miss his beautiful poetry...
take care gentle poet,
jm

baby dont you work so hard
for this prize you've found,
it will all be gone-when you turn around,
cause nothing lasts forever anyway.
Rick Roberts
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11 posted 08-06-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for shadow of poetry   Email shadow of poetry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shadow of poetry

this poem is excellent
superb imagery
just an awesome read
peace & poetry

[This message has been edited by shadow of poetry (edited 08-06-2000).]
Janet Marie
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Janet Marie
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Janet Marie
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14 posted 08-31-2001 07:02 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie



And still I wonder where you've gone
I look to see if I can find you shining amoungst the stars
Are you sleeping in those shadows to which you were drawn
I wonder (and pray) that the night ever healed your scars
~~~~~~~~~~




"Though my soul may sit in darkness,
It will arise in perfect light.
For I have loved the stars much too fondly ...
To be fearful of the night".

(author unknown)






"Failure is not in the falling down ...
it is in the not getting back up"



[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 08-31-2001).]

Janet Marie
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15 posted 09-28-2001 04:50 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie



~*~

Little girl was down by the waterside
The sun so hot and the roses so red where she lie
As little boys sit and watch as she twirls all around
Sunny smiles not a raincloud could bring that girl down
But now....

What's behind those big brown eyes
Do you dream at night
Without your lullaby

Little boy sits alone as he sings in the dark
Wondering if his own dreams had pulled them apart
He sings a song of tomorrow he never can see
Mostly sings of a lost little girl's memory
And Now...

As his dreams go flashing by
He begins to hear
A lonely lullaby

Well now
We used to sing
And we used to cry
Through everything
In our children's lullaby


Little boy prays to God to answer his song
To hold her hand when everyone else's are gone
Time goes by and the wounds slowly turn into scars
So he makes his final wish on the midnight stars


Little girl won't you hear my cry
Won't you come back home
To your lover's lullaby

Little girl down by the waterside
Goodbye

~*~
Vertical Horizon




Well tomorrow holds only mystery
And who's to say what might be
But in you I found a love so strong
The sun and the moon looked on in jealousy

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 09-28-2001).]

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