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Incidental Lovers

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brian madden
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ireland


0 posted 05-23-2000 01:39 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for brian madden

Lovers embrace in the shadows
under the arched avenue of stripped trees.
Bodies shield their partners barely
in view against the head lights of passing traffic.
However not as noble protectors,
rather with the selfish hold of ownership.
These are not the children of romanticism
sharing a love so intense as to defy death,
they are the parasites feeding greedily
on warm flesh, never aware as sweethearts.

Through the shadows they waltz
leading their partners as discardable sluts.
Their thoughts never touched the virtues of the heart,
kisses cold and empty, their love breathes
only as a commodity. Fading from view,
as they journey into the dark crevasses
of territory conquered by countless previous pillages.
In the morning light they shall disband
in to momentary isolation only to haunt the night
again in search of casual fun and incidental lovers,
while I race my way home into the arms of solitude,
to chase away the sorrow dreaming
of the experiences they have so cheaply spent.




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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky

"You have your very own number
They dress your cage in its nature
Once you roared now you just grunt lame
Pace around pathetic pound games

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

They drag sticks along your walls
Harvest your ovaries dead mothers crawl
Here comes warden, Christ, temple, elder
Environment not yours you see through it all

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

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Angelwings
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1 posted 05-23-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

This poem touched me deeply. Sometimes people write poetry that is special to them and it ends up touching everyone else maybe differently.  Thank you for posting this poem.  It truly was touching.
Janet Marie
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2 posted 05-23-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Bodies shield their partners barely
in view against the head lights of passing traffic.
However not as noble protectors,
rather with the selfish hold of ownership.
These are not the children of romanticism
sharing a love so intense as to defy death,
they are the parasites feeding greedily
on warm flesh, never aware as sweethearts.
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In the morning light they shall disband
in to momentary isolation only to haunt the night
again in search of casual fun and incidental lovers,
while I race my way home into the arms of solitude,
to chase away the sorrow dreaming
of the experiences they have so cheaply spent.
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very cool poem brian...
excellent imagery
chilling truths...
pain born of desire or desperation
a need of which to feed.
provocotive thoughts,
written with your usual intelligence and grace.
later prophet of poetry
jm



 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


Cerenity
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since 02-16-2000
Posts 2712
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3 posted 05-24-2000 08:47 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

WOW Brian,

A must read for my two teenage girls!!!  You have much wisdom for your little time spent on this planet!! very powerful enjoyed the read.

Love,  Cerenity
SpitFire
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since 04-19-2000
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4 posted 05-24-2000 01:14 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Brian,...I am amazed at your observations and your talent at writing about them.  You my friend are a wise and kind heart.  This post is thought provoking and touching right down to the part where~ I race my way home into the arms of solitude,to chase away the sorrow dreaming of the experiences they have so cheaply spent.  Well done. *Peace.
RAM
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5 posted 05-24-2000 03:12 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

wisdom, for sure.   nicely penned, brian.

the more I read, the more I felt that the title, Incidental Lovers, is one of those oxymorons.  Ya know?   Like cruel kindness or cold fusion.
jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 6413
Texas . . .


6 posted 05-24-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Enjoyed that Brian. Read it a couple times in fact. Am sure I'll do so again.

Thanks for posting it.


jwesley
Cyndey
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since 05-18-2000
Posts 84
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7 posted 05-24-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Cyndey   Email Cyndey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Cyndey's Home Page   View IP for Cyndey

Great poem Brian!
how easy it is to relate with and see the underlining truths we all seek not to notice...
Very thought provoking!
Cyndey
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
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8 posted 05-24-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Now, Brian, how did this one get away
from me!

Great observation of life, Brian.
The emptied shadows of lust, or in some
cases of one that is so sure the other
is their true love and is only there
for a space of time and entertainment.

Very well written. I enjoyed reading this.
Excellent lessons in life to be learned in
this.

~netswan
brian madden
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ireland


9 posted 05-25-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Thanks to everyone for their comments, I am glad everyone enjoyed this poem. When I posted it I wasn't sure how people would react to the poem. Thanks again.  

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


Balladeer
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10 posted 05-25-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is excellent writing, Brian. You created a very vivid portrayal here of another side of actions and emotion.
 
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