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Once In A Blue Moon

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Christopher
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Once In A Blue Moon




Somewhere is rising, a moon painted blue.

Is
it these tears, which creates such a view?
Rising high above this e'en's torpid pall,
A glimmer of hope- first one since the fall.
Moon, oh silver orb, where is thy white light
Painted in argent to shine through my plight?
Blue hue unrefined, accosting my eyes...
A true travesty when e'en nature cries.
Rising into sky, coloring the earth;
Moon christened Denial, a hopeful rebirth.
Painted ‘cross my face, you promise a chance.
Blue crystalline sphere, you promise romance.
Is it in truth that once in ev'ry lifetime,
Somewhere is true love to fit each paradigm?
Painted midnight, quiet contemplation,
Blue echoing lonesome conversation.
Somewhere my love is awaiting a smile;
Is waiting as I, for someone worthwhile.
A breeze on my face dries tears from my eyes.
Rising from knees, I raise fists to the skies.
"Moon of my pain hear these words from inside,
A man I was, empty, even of pride.
Blue cloaked all the days as I walked in death,
Painted an un-life, stole ev'ry breath
Moon, born in the light of never-can-be,
Is a new man. From the past now, I'm free!"

Rising o'er my path as I smile "adieu,"
Somewhere is rising, a moon painted blue.







[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 04-17-2000).]
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Christopher
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1 posted 04-16-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

BTW-

IT'S HAPPY PEOPLE!!! THERE'S A GOOD ENDING! IT'S NOT DEPRESSING!!!



Cool?



[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 04-16-2000).]
Poet deVine
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2 posted 04-16-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I bow in humble adoration of your work....
Alicat
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3 posted 04-16-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Reads...reads...reads again...then falls over laughing...

Chris...this is wonderful...and I really enjoyed the blending of other colors to aid the acrostic....wow!!!

Alicat the Persnikitty
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4 posted 04-16-2000 11:27 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

What interesting thoughts we have here -- quite unique in your approach.  Not my favorite from a poetic standpoint, but I'll give you an "A" for creativity ...  

--Me


 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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5 posted 04-16-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

A fresh new start...I like!     (uuhhhuu...wow George...loookit all the colors!)  

Keep 'em comin'!
WhtDove
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6 posted 04-16-2000 11:59 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Chris this is sooooooooooo cool!
I love how you did that acrostic! Man, that hard to be hard and take a lot of time. But for some reason you're gonna tell me it didn't right?  

I love it buddy!!!
A Romantic Heart
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7 posted 04-17-2000 01:07 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Well..certainly is once in a blue moon that it is a happy poem(Just kiddding...don't kill me or something) whew ! had to put that there....Loved your creativity!!

Ps glad to see you happy once again!!!!
(jumping for joy)!!!!

 

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8 posted 04-17-2000 01:58 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Glad to see you back among the living, Chris!!G*

You've stolen my breath with this one...well-played emotion, recovery, and a smiley ending...I loved it!!!



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

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9 posted 04-17-2000 02:06 AM       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

Christopher~
This is absolutely breathtaking.
The content is impressive.
The 'poem within' is such a delight.
Of course the color blending is beautiful.
The ending is HAPPY !
And it's about a most wonderful subject
that I love ... that 'Writer's Moon'.
You are precious !
You're the greatest !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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10 posted 04-17-2000 04:13 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Christopher - Quit yelling and leave the people alone!

Sharon - I know.

Ali - Pick yourself up, you're only encouraging him... uhh, me, I mean him, uuhhh... thanks.

Kess - Sigh, nothing satisfies you does it??? hmm, can I win? YES!!!

Nic - WAKE UP!! Have some more coffee! LOL, thanks m'friend!

Becca - Umm, busted... took me about ten minutes... maybe that's why it sounds FORCED, huh KESS??? Ahem, sorry Becca, anyway... thank you!!!

RH - No murder, thank you for the reply... and be careful not to hit your head on the ceiling!

Devina - No, not among the living, but trying to get there... if I could only get this casket open... hmmph...arrgh...

Marge - Uhhh, (lush,) gee, you took me by surprise with that one! I'm honored that it hit such a good spot with you! You've humbled me with your praise!

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11 posted 04-17-2000 05:50 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Christopher,
Somewhere is rising a poet in my heart
Who captured my heartstrings and tore them apart
So lovely his verses, so wondrous the thought
‘Twas surely a song from an angel I caught
But no, this sweet music that I would consume
Was echoing off of a quiet blue moon
A young humble poet created a rhyme
That sounds like an angel song, sung for all time
The stars looking down cannot tell them apart
Somewhere there is rising a poet in my heart

Liz
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12 posted 04-17-2000 07:32 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You shine brightly tonight my friend.  I applaude your effort to bid adieu the past.  I think your rebirth has already taken place.  Wonderful work.


Michael
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Careful not to say too much...just WOW.  Nice....
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14 posted 04-17-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Christopher,
    You have woven a wonderful tapestry with this one.  The colors are not only for the eyes, but for the heart as well.   I love it.

~HAPPY!~

(by the way, I have a crowbar if you still can't get your casket open.  I had trouble with mine not too long ago, too    )



 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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15 posted 04-17-2000 03:33 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Very creative writing, a refreshing change!
Nice work.
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The bluest of moons cannot cast such a glow
as lovely as verse of sweet poet I know.

This is wonderful writing, Chris...splendid presentation.

~ Claire
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Hi, Chris:

     You don't know me but, I must say when I started reading I couldn't stop, you piece
here reminds me of Robert & Elizabeth Browning It's really good, increasingly happy to its sentiment


 Poetry & Frienship,
From: PrincessPoet
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Liz - Sigh. You sure know how to melt a man's heart m'dear! You yourself have a tongue with which to remake worlds. Thank you, thank you.

Mike - Re-birth, perhaps, or merely an interlude... one never knows until the proverbial fat lady, huh?

Gen - Why so quiet? 'Tis quite unlike you!!! SPEAK!!!  

TerryW - Through such a tapestry perhaps, we can follow the events of other's lives and see them in respect to ours, to know that perhaps we're not all that different at heart! Thank you... and yes, if you could just unbolt that last pin there, no, there... yes, that's it!

Danny - Thank you for reading and replying!

Claire - Lass, you also have the gift which leads to the downfall of so many men. You've captured me with this picture of beauty. Thank you friend, for such a lovely response!

Princess Poet - Well then let me welcome you to the land where dreams come true. I'm grateful that you compare me to any poet, much less ones as good as you list. I am humbled.

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19 posted 04-17-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Excellent work here Chris, I wish I could write like this  
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Beautiful  
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Could this be in Seattle WA. I just spent some time there and I found this place, sure enough it was the Blue Moon.
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22 posted 04-18-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Christopher,

This is beautiful, I enjoyed it alot.
Thank you,

Cerenity
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23 posted 04-18-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Cassanova   Email Cassanova   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cassanova

**Thud**

That was me hitting my head with the palm of my hand. This just took me into a dream-like state. Whew, very vivid, raw and powerful my friend!

Jason
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24 posted 04-20-2000 11:33 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

WOW!! A happy ending...I'm impressed.  

Excellent writing as always my friend. This piece struck very close to this girls home. You seem to be able to write my thoughts better then I can. I bow at your feet. *giggle*  
 
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