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Michael
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0 posted 05-25-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

SHE SLEEPS


She sleeps, an angel in my eyes
Fallen to me from foreign skies.
What whispered Fate has offered this,
As star-crossed dreams await first kiss?

All emotion welling within,
A longing to touch tender skin.
Eyes in dreaming yet hold me still,
As passion cries to have its will.

Dare I touch these silken tresses?
Dare I chance her sweet caresses?
Kiss these lips wet with a pleasure
Taken beyond means of measure.

To a realm passion discovers
By the dawn, once friends, now lovers...
Cherished in a moment fleeting
Of love felt in eyes first meeting.


Have I not set her above me?
Why can't I just let her love me?
Why does doubt yet run through my head,
Seeing this angel in my bed?

For yet I wait, all thought turning
From this feeling within, burning...
To notions, seemingly colder,
God, how could I even hold her?

With a promise yet unspoken
In healing of hearts once broken?
By chance, faltered, catered the vision
Given unto indecision?

Is this "love" not set before me?
Why must Darkness yet implore me?
By all bearing my heart yet keeps.
Dream I, awake, while heaven sleeps.

Michael Anderson
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-25-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

beautiful images, I love the subtle conflict in the verses. a fantastic poem.

For yet I wait, all thought turning
From this feeling within, burning...
To notions, seemingly colder,
God, how could I even hold her?

With a promise yet unspoken
In healing of hearts once broken?
By chance, faltered, catered the vision
Given unto indecision?

Is this "love" not set before me?
Why must Darkness yet implore me?
By all bearing my heart yet keeps.
Dream I, awake, while heaven sleeps.



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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


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2 posted 05-25-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This poem intrigues me Sir Michael, as you seem to be warring with yourself upon things that only Fate may design...think on that one for a bit, will ya??   Very emotional...I take my leave...

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

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3 posted 05-25-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"Have I not set her above me?
Why can't I just let her love me?
Why does doubt yet run thru my head,
seeing this angel in my bed?"
Exquisite images...the finest I have read.
I have thought these same thoughts recently..except she wasn't in my bed.  James
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4 posted 05-25-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Michael, I absolutely adore this poem, it reminds me of something....
  
~H

[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 05-25-2000).]
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5 posted 05-25-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Dare I touch these silken tresses?
Dare I chance her sweet caresses?
Kiss these lips wet with a pleasure
Taken beyond means of measure.

To a realm passion discovers
By the dawn, once friends, now lovers...
Cherished in a moment fleeting
Of love felt in eyes first meeting.


Have I not set her above me?
Why can't I just let her love me?
Why does doubt yet run through my head,
Seeing this angel in my bed?

For yet I wait, all thought turning
From this feeling within, burning...
To notions, seemingly colder,
God, how could I even hold her?

With a promise yet unspoken
In healing of hearts once broken?
By chance, faltered, catered the vision
Given unto indecision?

Is this "love" not set before me?
Why must Darkness yet implore me?
By all bearing my heart yet keeps.
Dream I, awake, while heaven sleeps.
----------------

me thinks you think too much ...
me thinks you are long overdue ...
me thinks you need to let your heart lead...
and stop expecting your self to fail ...
me thinks you need to have the faith she must have in you if she is there with you...
me thinks you need to put down the doubt and the pen and KISS THE GIRL!!!!!! *smile*
me thinks me talks too much too  

give your self a break M,
no one else is going to it you dont.
I hope you take this reply the way it is intended...
you know all I want is for you to be happy.
love and respect,
jm
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6 posted 05-25-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Lovely, Michael, full of dreams, shy steps in a new direction.

Last line was killer, btw.

Corinne
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7 posted 05-25-2000 10:00 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Great work, Michael.  Could that be a sunbeam piercing the Darkness?  I think it is...  Looking forward to more like this.


LW


 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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8 posted 05-25-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

It seems that you've been laying awake at night and
doing some serious thinking
while confusion is whirling about. Your heart and
mind are fighting with each other but you must
let one of them win or you'll be forever tormented.
This was beautifully writen Michael, and once again,
I hope I have not misinterpreted this as I seem
to do so often.  


 ~Sheri
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9 posted 05-25-2000 10:35 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Tis' ever so sweet, an angel writing  about an angel...my  favorite lines...ALL OF  THEM!!
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10 posted 05-25-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Micheal, thank you for sharing yet another gem of a poem.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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11 posted 05-25-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Exquisite in its ponderous torment--I know you hear this often, but first time I've said it---you've outdone yourself...and that,if you happen to be incredible, Michael, is not so easy to do...

This one I print for my special book---a delight to read over and over....thanks.
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12 posted 05-25-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

It certainly is wonderful to come back and see another of your great poems at the top where I can see it.   Beautiful conflict isn't it?  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


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13 posted 05-26-2000 06:36 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"Dare I touch these silken tresses?
Dare I chance her sweet caresses?
Kiss these lips wet with a pleasure.
Taken beyond means of measure."
So much beauty in these lines.
So much content...so much desire.
Myself...I could not resist..I would partake.    James
Kit McCallum
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14 posted 05-26-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Incredible writing Michael ... I do hope you'll allow yourself the "pleasure" ... the recipient of your romantic heart would be a fortunate woman indeed!  Exquisite work ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Wow...this was certainly amazing work. Very beautiful and loving...take your chances  

Salma

 "Not all the answers lie within your realm or mine, they lie within the borders."
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16 posted 05-27-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

this really gets my heart pumping, I'd like to read more from you in this style, it's wonderful, romantic with a touch of sadness but beautiful

 Kathleen
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17 posted 05-27-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

WOW!!!


Dear Michael,
Such beautiful words and SOOOO much talent! She is one lucky woman!

WOW! WOW! WOW!


~blessings~
Lori  
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Michael~
She Sleeps is such a passionate and longing poem, just beautiful. You have expressed your feelings well.
Looks like love and happiness has found you.
Tracie~


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


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19 posted 05-27-2000 10:19 PM       View Profile for Witch's Brat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Witch's Brat

I've known these conflicts well.

WB
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20 posted 05-27-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

Wow! Micheal that was so romantic and beautiful. Sometimes when we let ourselves think too much, life passes us by and at times we regret that we never took that chance.  Take your chance Micheal.  

Kat
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21 posted 05-27-2000 10:40 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal,

TAKE THE CHANCE


 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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22 posted 05-27-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

very intellectual, romantic, schematic, and brilliantly written...your understanding of the English language and poetic verse is amazing
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23 posted 05-29-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

In dawning bed the angel dreaming --
(In truth less perfect than in seeming)--
What peace might silent watcher seek
Where lashes rest on slumb'ring cheek?

'Neath tranquil lids, a stormy vision
That roils with doubt -- with indecision --
Should throat be bared with whispers spoken,
Then wake to find illusions broken?

A gentle touch -- a call to waking --
Is this sweet promise worth the taking?
'Twixt earthen eyes the answer calling:
"The chance to fly is worth the falling ..."



Dismal expectations, indeed.  There is something to be said for setting your feet on the ground so that your eyes may ever be turned to the Sky ...

--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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24 posted 05-30-2000 07:55 PM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

wanted to send this to the top again.. I really enjoy it..(keep coming back to read it)  
Ummm is there a "Michael" fan club???
~Lori~
 
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