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~ Moonlit Altar ~

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poetFemmeFatale
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~  Moonlit Altar  ~


Upon the altar, there she lay
a breathless offering, slow decay
Her heart, nay beating
eyes of tears
She closed her thoughts
& cursed her fears...

Around her, trees stood dark & tall
to witness ghostly, now her fall
Around her hair spilled
like her eyes
Locks of love and
tears of lies...

Nay, she only wanted love -
but she was meant to fly above
In darkened sky
with whippoorwill
and moonlit kisses
born of chill...

Nay, the lords now cursed her breath
and rose to laughter in her death
How she longed to
hold their heart
Alas, her body
torn apart.

Upon the altar, there she lay
She drank of love, and died that day.
Final breath and
none did falter,
Spit upon her
moonlit altar...


July 1999 - May 2000

* So mode it be *

© Copyright 2000 Gennifer David - All Rights Reserved
RSEvans
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1 posted 05-09-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

sad
but beautiful
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 05-09-2000 06:41 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Thank you Robert.  If anyone understands, you do.  I am sad and beautiful, aren't I?     j/k  

 "Laugh and the world laughs with you..." cry, and you're all alone. My version - pFF


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3 posted 05-09-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for Dawn Eclipse   Email Dawn Eclipse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dawn Eclipse

Wow!  That sure was a great poem.     Very sad, but beautiful none the less.  That was by far one of my favorite poems written in a long time.  

 "Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying."
Harry Anderson, "Night Court"

*Cassandra Roseen*
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So sad  
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5 posted 05-10-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Nay, she only wanted love -
but she was meant to fly above
In darkened sky
with whippoorwill
and moonlit kisses
born of chill...
---------------

what a cool verse...
wow- this is a beauty...
very nice my girlie girl.
later gen-gator
jm



 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


Sven
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6 posted 05-10-2000 01:23 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Powerful Gen,
             the sadness just comes from these words. . . the sacrifices that we all make. . .

Excellent. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

wayoutwalt
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7 posted 05-10-2000 01:30 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

im soooo sad and lonely sad and lonely sad and lonely ....wowza is the word for this poem yuh
serenity blaze
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8 posted 05-10-2000 03:51 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ah...we shall have to get together for Solstice...smiles---think I am safely crossed off the sacrificial list...lol...

Great work, here, femme.  Singing me song...
danny
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9 posted 05-10-2000 04:32 AM       View Profile for danny   Email danny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for danny

beautiful and heart rending
First__Knight
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I always seem to find myself looking back upon your work and there I find the finest of writings...and this writing stands as proof that your work is of the highest degree. Well done PFF

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


poetFemmeFatale
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11 posted 05-10-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Dawn Eclipse - - Thank you.  I don't write "dark" poetry often, as I prefer to look to the brighter side of life, but occasionally I do splurge.  When I do, it feels pretty good.  

Ruth - - Even in sadness, one can rejoice.  Always remember that girl.  

Janet - - Probably my favorite stanza too.     So glad you're always here girl!  

Sven - - True.  Sometimes sacrifices are made & we don't understand what for.  I truly believe that someone higher up is there to "move" us when we head in the wrong direction, and sometimes it's a painful "move", but always for the best.

Walt - - hehe  Glad you were "wowzered"....

serenity - - Lucky for you!  LOL  I've been crossed off the sacrificial list and added to a new one instead...   It never ends...

danny - - *curtsies* and a big thank you!

First Knight - - Wow, quite a compliment sir!  I'm quite honored to know you "look me up"....  

Thanks to each and every one!  It's amazing to me how many forks and valleys and hills there are in life, and wow, I'm just about exhausted from the hike!  Which is why I decided to lay down on this here altar....sheesh.  Anyway, thank you all!  


 "Laugh and the world laughs with you..." cry, and you're all alone. My version - pFF


Sven
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12 posted 05-10-2000 04:12 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Ok Gen, time to get up off that altar and see the gifts that you've really got. . . the sacrifices have been made and it's time to move on. . .

You can do it. . . you've already begun. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

RSEvans
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Amen
 
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