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Michael
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0 posted 05-05-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE MOMENT

I walk the endless night,
Await the ageless dawn.
Dreaming in timeless flight
Of memory never spawn.

Of love in sweet caress,
Holding an angel's smile.
Painted in lavishness,
Soft white walking the aisle.

But a glimpsed perfection
Leaves me now lost in awe,
Outshines the reflection
In all I never saw.

How the moment lingers,
A tender agony.
Chance stripped from dead fingers,
A man I'll never be.

While nobody understands
This dream I can't let go.
A curse upon my hands
That no-one else could know.

This lifeless hope I cling to,
This carnage of the past.
One mere moment with you,
Forever in dream cast.

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 05-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Temptress
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1 posted 05-05-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Beautiful work, Micheal. Just how did this get passed up anyway?  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
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2 posted 05-05-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

err..   Micheal..Sorry..I can see this was just posted and not passed up. LOL! I'm traveling between two browser screens, and I thought I was in the Corner Pub.  Over there, I'm a couple of pages over.  Apologies again.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
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3 posted 05-05-2000 03:51 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

'Twould I but fulfill
your every dream come true,
ne'er a better shadow
would I walk in with you.

Michael, Michael, it's time to wake up and come out to play with Sunshine...
X Angel
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4 posted 05-05-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

So so so sweet. We all deserve to love like this. Beautiful poetry as usual my dear friend.
~H

[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 05-05-2000).]
Janet Marie
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5 posted 05-05-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I walk the endless night,
Await the ageless dawn.
Dreaming in timeless flight
Of memory never spawn.
-------------
How the moment lingers,
A tender agony.
Chance stripped from dead fingers,
A man I'll never be.

While nobody understands
This dream I can't let go.
A curse upon my hands
That no-one else could know.

This lifeless hope I cling to,
This carnage of the past.
One mere moment with you,
Forever in dream cast.
----------------

M,
I have read this like 5 times and still cant breathe...
this is astonishingly beautiful.
God, I love the way you write...
so very few can ever touch this level
of emotion and honesty.
If one must indeed bleed...
then one should do it with such grace.
take care sweet poet,
jm
Michael
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6 posted 05-06-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Temptress, 'tis quite alright - I'm glad you chose not to pass it up either way.  Good to see you hanging around again.  

Sunshine,    you always make life much warmer for me...TY

X-Angel, well we all may deserve it - but seldom ever are...    'tis always nice to dream though...

Janet, me thinks you give me way too much credit...

Thank you all for the kind replies,

Michael

devina
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7 posted 05-06-2000 01:38 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

THIS was definantly worth reading my dear...    (two times..lol) I can always relate to your more than subtle wishing...keep that star close Michael..she'll pay off soon!!!

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

tracie66
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8 posted 05-06-2000 05:10 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Michael~
This so beautiful and inspiring   i'm sending it back to the top where it belongs.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


PoohBear24
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9 posted 05-06-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for PoohBear24   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoohBear24

This is beautiful.  I love every word of it!


 Finish your beer--There are sober people in China!
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10 posted 05-06-2000 05:16 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

made me cry when I thought the well had run dry...Incredible Michael...
Sudhir Iyer
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11 posted 05-06-2000 05:18 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Soul-Stirring work again Michael...

You never stop amazing me with your words, and the way you put it across...

Regards,
Sudhir

 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Kit McCallum
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12 posted 05-06-2000 08:46 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

You're writings are truly enchanting Michael ... your talent for words and flow are inspiring. Beautiful.

/Kit
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13 posted 05-06-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

This one hit the mark Michael. Well done.

As you know I can't reply without a few words of wisdom (be they good or bad...lol).
Holding on to what fills us, inspires us and completes us is not a bad thing. What we need to lat go of is the greif, pain and self condemation when things go wrong. Touch the sweetnes that was brought to you. Touch the completeness; leave the rest where it belongs.  

As I said whether my words be inane or if they bare some truth; they are what I live by.  


 When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shodows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face...

William Butler Yeats
ESP
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14 posted 05-06-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Beautiful lines of a fragile hope....never give up on it, dreams come true!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Michael
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15 posted 05-06-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Devina, never lettin' that star out of sight dear  ...

Tracie, appreciate the boost...LOL  

PoohBear24, so glad you enjoyed.

serenity - The well is never reallydry, me thinks  

Sudhir Iyer, I am so glad my poetry reaches you on that level.

Kit, quite a compliment there... My sincerest thanks to you.

Marilyn, your words have truth in them I know.  Sometimes it's easier said than done though... I try though  

Lizzie, Hope is pretty fragile, isn't it...  mayhap I should hold a little tighter.  


Thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael

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16 posted 05-06-2000 07:24 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

You walk the endless night,
Where shadows fondly call
With promises so bright
Of peace, to mask the fall ...

The haunting dream endures;
Refusing, still, to die,
Pretense of hope obscures,
Deceives your cynic's eye.

Heed not the song of shades,
But guard thee well thy heart --
What God has fragile made,
Let no Love put apart!

Inspiring, Michael ... I have been here.  Thank you.

--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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Lone Wolf
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17 posted 05-06-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Michael,
This is sweet!!!  I know how you feel and I would do the same if I could.  Great writing!!  


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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18 posted 05-06-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Absolute finesse in poetry
This reading has indeed capitvated me
CocoBaci
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19 posted 05-06-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Beautiful and breathtaking poem!!  I loved it!

~Kellsue


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
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20 posted 05-06-2000 11:05 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"How the moment lingers,
A tender agony."

Beautiful writing, Michael...

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau
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21 posted 05-07-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

this line ate me alive...

"Chance stripped from dead fingers"

... you are a fine poet, my friend...
Michael
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22 posted 05-07-2000 04:48 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Kess, "Heed not the song of shades" - my God do I need to set them ghosts to rest... But oh how they howl and refuse to go away at times... Guess I should just call ghostbusters...LOL  TY for the beautiful poetic reply, dear.  

Lone wolf, I am so glad you enjoyed this.

Coco & Kellsue, I am pleased to meet both of you.  Welcome to Passions.  I am so glad you both liked this poem so much... I will look for some of your works soon.  

Claire, any compliment from you is a high compliment, indeed. TY

pandora, of all the people in this forum, I think you above all would know exactly what I meant in that line.  Peace to you.  


Thank you all for the gracious comments.


Michael

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23 posted 05-07-2000 05:12 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Stark, strong verses, caught me up in tight-throated sorrow - like much of your work does, of late.  Very touching and much too real!
Nan
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24 posted 05-07-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Everything happens for a reason, they say... and you've been touched... You're a wonderful person, my friend - You deserve to be happy.. and you shall be..
 
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