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Michael
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0 posted 05-03-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

POETRY


It's the sectional disclosure
Of censored neuropathy
It's the inverted genius
That always seems to toy with me.

It's the chandeliers of doom,
I see swinging overhead.
It's the mystic adoration
Come by the voice of the dead.

It's passion from the kiss of Night.
It's the bond felt by a brother.
It's the emptiness knowing you're
The Insignificant Other.

It's the clinical depression,
It's a window to the dark.
A Shakespearean impression
That has yet to meet the mark.

It's a whisper on the starlight
It's hope cast the oubliette.
It's the longing in the silence
Of unwritten minuet.

A dream dance with emotion,
It's a smile across the eyes.
The only truth I've ever held
In this world full of lies.

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 05-03-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
warmhrt
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1 posted 05-03-2000 10:37 AM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

Micheal,

Again, I know just how you feel...you write it so eloquently. We can't let go of our trust, though, and become bitter cynics. It's better to look for the good in others than to suspect the worst.
Great poem, Micheal.

Kris

 the poet's pen...gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
Janet Marie
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2 posted 05-03-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

It's a dream dance with emotion
It's a smile across the eyes.
It's the only truth I've ever held
In this world full of lies.
------------------


why am I smiling from ear to ear after reading this poem  
man, I love this one..*smile*
perfect M, just perfect.

Its the gift that you were given...
one you so unselfishly share.
Its the emotion you evoke inside our hearts...
making us reach deep to the place we not dare.

Its the magic you create...
with every perfect rhyme and verse.
It is your wings to fly...
your freedom from fate's curse.

Poetry is your angel...
her words so sweetly inspire.
as long as you write...
I know you feel hope's desire.

You will never be...
an insignificant other.
You are a friend to all here...
our favorite poetic brother.

Never doubt you've made an impression...
trust me...you've made your mark,
You are the crowned poet prince...
ruler and majesty of the poetic dark.

jm
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3 posted 05-03-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~michael

i am not as eloquent writer as JM..but i will try lol. This was fabulous hon. You write with such an intensity that amazes me again and again. And you do make each of us reach into our own souls to pull out our poetic best! I agree with Jan...you will never be an Insignifcant other...how can you be, when u mean so much to all of us! take care

Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 05-03-2000 11:18 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

It's the might of a pen,
add a bit of fun, intended pun,
one never knows when,
words that flow, hurt without a gun.

It's a personal delight,
to see through the light,
with oneself does one fight,
gripping the pen with one's might.

It's a passionate arousal,
at the reader's disposal,
a writer's unsaid proposal,
and a challenged disciple....

.....

Michael,
the theme and the expressions are great as ever from you. Thanks for igniting my passion for verse....

Regards,
Sudhir a.k.a. ski (a crazy monster)

 Take each day as it comes,
Consider each day as a flight,
Try hard to succeed and fly,
Surely then you will reach some height.

But if by some chance you don’t,
Remember that tomorrow will always come.
Learn this well and learn this hard
That today’s efforts will pay for tomorrow’s fun.

A Crazy Monster, a.k.a Ski

Sunshine
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5 posted 05-03-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Michael, you so easily bring tears to my eyes with the emotion you portray...
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6 posted 05-03-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal,
You've done it again. Smiling very wide. This is stunning. You are truly something special....exactly what I haven't a clue...lol
No seriously, I love this piece.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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7 posted 05-03-2000 01:14 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

Ka-bam that was hard hitting thanx
Martie
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8 posted 05-03-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael, so much passion in your words always.  Very well done!!
Mistikman
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Geeze, couldnt have said it better myself, in fact, I doubt I could have even come close to saying it this well. Excellent work Michael, and very well stated.
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well, I just echoed mistikman on another poem, he is gonna think I am following him, but yep, couldn't have written this half as well....great writing  
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11 posted 05-03-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I understand. It is what sometimes is the only reason to get out of bed....  
Skyfyre
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12 posted 05-03-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Some excellent thoughts, here -- and ones that hold much of truth ...

Could use some work on the meter (sorry, but it IS rhymed and structured) -- problem is I like most of the lines where the meter stumbles, so I have no helpful suggestions to offer (not that I even know you would want any -- LOL)     Leave it to me to nitpick where I have nothing to suggest ... hehehe  

You are very talented, Michael -- I wish I had half the inspiration you do!

--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

Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 05-03-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

"It's the longing in the silence
Of unwritten minuet"

Michael,
All I have to say is that you are an amazing poet.
This poem is so wonderful and eloquent. I can only dream of writing something this beautiful
Great work!
Proud to know ya!
Liz
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it's beautiful.

and it's the pen that stops the pendulum for another chance....at life....
this was a masterpiece.

 Kathleen
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Kit McCallum
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I love your poetic style Michael ... such passion amongst the pain. What a wonderful and flowing poem!

/Kit
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A dream dance with emotion,
It's a smile across the eyes.
The only truth I've ever held
In this world full of lies

Isn't that the truth, though?  I've found poetry (I'll expand here and say my writing) to be my only constant sometimes...my only truth..

There are tons of lines I adore.."It's the longing in the silence, Of unwritten minuet" Particularly struck me.  Being of a musical nature and all.  

Lovely, Michael
Michael
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warmhrt, it may be just a bit too late for me, I'm afraid.     I'll try to remember to look for the good though, even still.

Janet, I'm glad I managed to make you smile instead of cry for a change.  Thanky you for the dear poem, too.  

Amy, I'm glad I can influence you in a positive manner.  You all mean the world to me too ya know?

Sudhir Iyer, Ty so much for the poetic reply.  The truest of all compliments for a poet me thinks.  

Sunshine, I hope they're happy tears...  

Jeffrey, if you ever figure it out - let me know would ya?  Cause I haven't a clue either...  

Walt, I'll slap you around anytime old friend...  Right now it's your turn to wham me tough...  

Martie, I'm so glad you enjoyed...

Mistik, you underestimate yourself...

Corazon, TY... Glad you enjoyed, also.

PdV, I do my best writing while in bed...LOL  Guess I learned that trick from all those stays in the hospital...

Kess, well, I didn't do much here but release some emotion - you caught me sluffing again...LOL  But hey, if I tried to do everything perfect - what a boring life that would be - don't ya think?    Seriously though, I don't mind it when you nitpick at all... you of all people have that right for your poetry is of the highest calibur - and I surely respect that.

Elizabeth, your poetry has moved me to tears many times... don't sell yourself short.  You have a gift.

Irish Rose, I wish I could stop that pendulum sometimes... just to try to catch up to the emotion sometimes...LOL

Kit, TY - and I'm glad to see your making your way around the forums so well.  I will be looking for more of your work as well.

Nicole, Indeed, poetry is the only thing I've ever "known" would always be there for me.  In a way, it is my reality as the rest of the world is so often unattainible to me.


Thank you all for your kind replies.


Michael


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18 posted 05-04-2000 07:56 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

This is so well said. A classic as far as I'm concerned. Peace to you. ACT.
 
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