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Michael
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0 posted 04-26-2000 06:41 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

MEMORY


Today a shine, from realms divine
With fire, vigor and truth.
I light the skies, gloss on the eyes
Of dreams held from my youth.

But, lo, in thought, remember not
The man I longed to be.
For in all flared I have but dared
Live life from memory.

Never perished, love so cherished,
I now must break the chain.
If I'm ever to dissever
The passion from the pain.

I must rebuild upon this field
A stairway to my dreams.
Clearing at last the shattered past,
My house of glass it seems.

For every stone, if freely thrown,
Surely hath found its mark.
As once again I long for when
I lived but in the dark.

A shadow's voice, having no choice,
My words penned to the blind.
By gasping breath, awaiting death,
If but for peace of mind.

Reprimanded, cursed and branded,
I gladly bear all shame.
Within this shell of living hell,
‘Ever hand me the blame.

Means to an end, Time calls, my friend,
Alas, to set me free...
Of love held true, of dream of you
Of memory in me.

Michael Anderson


 For all behind was dark and drear,
And all before was night and fear.
How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew.

Lord Byron






[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 04-26-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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1 posted 04-26-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Michael - you write such beautiful
heartfelt poetry. --- This is just
touching  

Thank you,
netswan
Butterflies_dont_cry
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2 posted 04-26-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Michael* Your words are as deep and pure as the heart and soul that it comes from....this is a beautiful piece of work.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Janet Marie
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3 posted 04-26-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I must rebuild upon this field
A stairway to my dreams.
Clearing at last the shattered past,
My house of glass it seems.

For every stone, if freely thrown,
Surely hath found its mark.
As once again I long for when
I lived but in the dark.

A shadow's voice, having no choice,
My words penned to the blind.
By gasping breath, awaiting death,
If but for peace of mind.

Reprimanded, cursed and branded,
I gladly bear all shame.
Within this shell of living hell,
‘Ever hand me the blame.

Means to an end, Time calls, my friend,
Alas, to set me free...
Of love held true, of dream of you
Of memory in me.

----------------------


M,
Im so deeply moved by this poem...
so much pain, still the the light and hope shines thru...
I feel your ache and losses in this.
this is exceptional writing, truly.
heartfelt, take care sweet poetic friend.
jm
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Floating gently on a cloud....


4 posted 04-26-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

The emotion in this I felt so clearly....your words are like the thread of a spider, woven into a fine web of emotion.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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5 posted 04-26-2000 09:23 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,

yes, yes, yes!

A happy ending in sight.

Corinne
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6 posted 04-26-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal,
You get a standing O on this one. Absolutely brilliant piece.

All my love,
Jeffrey
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7 posted 04-26-2000 09:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

If ever there was a poet here that displayed his soul so beautifully, it is you! A marvelous poem sir!  
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8 posted 04-26-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Michael~
I believe you truly do shine my friend and I hope that light never fades as our world would be a sad place without you....
This poem was truly soulful and touching
Tracie



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Anne Rooks



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Sudhir Iyer
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9 posted 04-26-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Great Work, Michael.

This is my first day here at Passions, and I am absolutely loving reading beautiful poems like yours.

Thanks a lot for sharing your feelings,
Sudhir.

Sometime back I had written this -

Memories
~~~~~~~~
Was walking down memory lane,
Was walking on the beach,
Throttling the feelings of pain,
Keeping doubts out of reach.

Had a look at the sands of time
The hours when time itself stood still,
Could hear distant bells chime,
And I was walking while I still stood still!

Felt the heat of the sun beating,
Could sense an awe that the past left,
Saw the sheath of life fleeting,
Glimpses of what was there were best.

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10 posted 04-26-2000 10:11 AM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

An absolutely beautiful, heart felt verse.

 "You never have to worry...Never fear for I am near"
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11 posted 04-26-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael this is so moving! I agree with Sharon here, you display your soul so vividly.

I hope that you can find walls can be torn down, and rebuilt. For the possiblities of life are endless my friend!

Missin ya! Hugs and prayers!!!
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12 posted 04-26-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

A wonderful poem, Micheal. Great job.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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13 posted 04-26-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

None of your words are penned to the blind, Michael. We see and feel every one of them. Excellent writing.

Denise
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14 posted 04-26-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I can read a thread of hope in this piece, Michael, and determination to move forward. Excellent writing....
Michael
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16 posted 04-27-2000 02:23 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

netswan, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Butterflies_dont_cry, your words are very touching...TY.

Janet, I don't feel like much is shining in my life at this point  

Corinne, I sure could use some happiness right about now, got a cup I can borrow?

PdV, as always, you give me too much credit.

tracie, I am humbled by you reply. Thank you my friend.

Sudhir Iyer, thank you for your reply and for your poetry.  Welcome to Passions.

Rebecca, All things are possible through Christ...  that is where I need to rebuild these walls me thinks.     Thank you.

Denise, I know you do...    TY

Balladeer, as always I cling to hope, yes - and when I stop trying to move forward, then indeed, the day will have come for me to stop writing all together.

Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael

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17 posted 04-27-2000 08:37 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

you are simply paused before moving forward, and this is exquisite.

 Kathleen

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18 posted 08-23-2001 08:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Memories are treasures.......
 
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