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~ A Story of Love's Power ~

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poetFemmeFatale
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~  A Story of Love's Power  ~




Searching through the many books
lined up there in a row -
Old fairy-tales beneath the dust
some read, but long ago...

I briefly skimmed through many there
alas, I put them down -
Still searching for that special book
I continued with a frown...

'Twas then a book fell to the floor
there at my very feet -
I picked it up,"How odd", I thought
and took it to my seat...

It's cover, oh so handsome -
brownish leather, threads of green...
An intricate design thereon
no finer, had I seen...

I sat back in my chair and slowly
sipped my cup of tea -
This gorgeous book there in my lap
beckoning to me...

It seemed to whisper to my hands
"Open me, my love..."
So I turned the page & slowly read
no clue, the contents of...

'Twas as if I'd stepped into a land
of mysterious allure -
What pulled me in & held me there,
I really wasn't sure...

A voice within the pages sweetly
beckoned me along -
To explore the depths & realms therein,
didn't matter right or wrong...

The story led me through a maze
a labyrinth of soul -
The pages were his heart, and as I read
it made him whole...

To look thereon the pictures, was to
see deep in his eyes -
As my hands caressed the pages turning -
I could hear his sighs...

I wandered through, quite overwhelmed
this land of wondrous power -
Breathlessly in ecstasy
I lost track of the hour...

His voice my guide, his touch my map
I delved into him deep -
This storybook of sweet allure
my reading, made him weep...

I found my way into his soul
'twas then he handed me -
A fragile token of his love
to hold eternally...

I fell asleep there in his arms
our journey just begun -
He kissed my lips & promised me
he'd wake me with the sun.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

I felt the warmth against my face
too soon, the morning came -
I'd slept all night there in that chair
calling out his name...

The book lay open in my lap
the pages were all blank -
Realizing now, 'twas just a dream
my heart & hope, both sank.

But then I noticed in my hand
I held a fragile flower -
The token he had given me
to remind me of love's power...

-  I had forgotten.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

by poetFemmeFatale
May 3, 2000




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netswan
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1 posted 05-04-2000 01:42 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

FemmeFatal this was loving and warm
and read so well ----)

Ah the empty pages that we fill with our
memories -- are incredible, aren't they.

Thanks so much for sharing.

netswan
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2 posted 05-04-2000 01:47 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Gen, oh, Gen,
This is now my favorite of yours. You are a master at these story poems.

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
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 05-04-2000 02:26 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Netswan - - You picked up exactly on why those pages were blank...very good dear!  That was a little twist I threw in without really even knowing it.  LOL  

Jeffrey - - I curtsie to you...   Thank you much!  This "story poetry" is all new to me.  It's a style I've just very recently picked up.  My poetry seems to be far better now - although unfortunately, much lengthier!     I was telling my muse earlier tonight, that when I begin these stories, I only have one thought or idea.  I never know where it's gonna take me, or how it's gonna end.  It's funny, and kind of spooky.....(nervous laugh)  As I begin writing, the story just "happens", and before I know it, I've got another darn LONG story poem!  ROFL  Anyways...I'll hush now.  Thank you kindly for enjoying my tales!  *curtsies*
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4 posted 05-04-2000 02:37 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

poetFemmeFatale, this story was wonderful, you write the best blank page verse of anybody...... your a big dreamer like I.
The lake calls tonight, I've got my own dream so see ya.

..... I keep forgetting to sign my brother off when he uses this website to post his stuff.... and no again I am not an insect.
this is not my alais..........  




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Poet deVine
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5 posted 05-04-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Yes, you are getting better (is that possible?). I enjoyed this poem - the story and the heart behind it. Hang onto your muse if this is the result of having it around!  
Janet Marie
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6 posted 05-04-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

girl...this is excellent...makes me think I need to renew me library card as well  
love the imagery in this...
and as always...your sincere and so well
expressed emotions...
I feel em every time...
your just so darn good at this *smile*
these story poem of yours need to be wrote out in mini book form and illustrated...
*just a thought*  
later gen-gator
jm
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7 posted 05-04-2000 09:49 AM       View Profile for msstt   Email msstt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for msstt

This was lovely.Tricia
Michael
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8 posted 05-04-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well now, I don't know if I should be replying to this one or not...  Kinda touchy when it comes to giving flowers you know?

You poetry continues to grow Gen, and you story weaving is magnificent, though.  Even for someone who doesn't pay attention to flowers...  


Michael
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Very nice poem...I really enjoyed reading it!!  
Corinne
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10 posted 05-04-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Gee, would you consider lending the book out to a few of your "passionate" friends?

Lovely tale you've woven for us, just the kind of dreams I like.

Corinne

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11 posted 05-04-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

Simply captivating! ACT.
Rosebud1229
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12 posted 05-04-2000 10:04 PM       View Profile for Rosebud1229   Email Rosebud1229   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rosebud1229

Loved it, was very easy for the eyes. Each line had you wondering what would come next. Loved the similie of  the book becoming reality.

 
Sven
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13 posted 05-04-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Okay Gen. . . I'm still having a little bit of trouble with you and this whole romantic thing. . . but I'll have less trouble if it keeps being this good!!!

Excellent. . . hold on to that muse!!

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

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Seymour Tabin
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14 posted 05-04-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

PFF,
You can't get much better then this. Excellent writing. *L*
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15 posted 05-05-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

[sigh]  You are God sent I swear!

I really like this new style of poetry you've developed for yourself lately.  Mixing in a fantasy/story with the poem... makes for a VERY captivating read... They're longer, but they're sooooo good it leaves me wanting more! =)

 "Don't let your character get camoflaged with your environment.
Find who you are and let it stay in its true colors." --Rachel Joy Scott




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lorilockheart
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16 posted 05-06-2000 04:53 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

I love the way this poem is written.  Great story.
CocoBaci
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17 posted 05-06-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

sigh ...
This is an absolute jewel of poetry.
CocoBaci
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18 posted 05-06-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for Tuck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tuck

not only does love travel the miles, but often love travels through time and dimensions as well.....love works wonders, doesn't it? wonderful work!
 
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