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bsquirrel
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0 posted 05-27-2000 02:58 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

I know you don't like the truth --
it's one of those ugly unpleasantries that collapses facades like so many bricks thrown by a wrecking ball's trajectory.

I never expected an answer, so I was surprised --
yes I will admit I was surprised -- to have you peek your head into the doorway and say hi before you left, dry witticisms peppering you like elephant dung on a painting of the only virgin left in these states.

Mixed signals. I hit the TV and the radio (sometimes they trade voices and swap ideas), but nothing really works, of course. You just have to give in, then.

I still like to think I'm on course, headed for somewhere other than self-destruction, martyrdom or parody. I believe I am on the right path, though my feet are bleeding from the cutting stones on the walk.

You can follow my trail, look at the color and spats of blood for their beauty or their morbidity. You can clutch your idea of god to you like it's the sponge that will wipe us clean -- like you're absolved of all your mistakes just for your double doubting belief.

I will be here, with my own version of faith and the unique friction that causes. These words are gauze and they are a mirror as much as a sword.

You can read into this, or ignore me again. I don't need you, to stand.
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1 posted 05-27-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very good..you give a strong message here. And your poem shows what personal strength can mean.  
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2 posted 05-27-2000 09:41 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"These words are gauze and they are a mirror as much as a sword."

This is soooooo powerful bsquirrel; While you dress your wounds and move forward on your path, I hope they can see their reflection in your message ... you've said it very well!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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3 posted 05-27-2000 08:03 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

PdV and Kit,
Thanks for reading and for replying. Even if no one else sees this, it's nice to know that two understood. So thank you.  

Mike
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4 posted 05-28-2000 02:21 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Now who could ignore you?

Have to admire the resilience that this bespeaks (I could use a bit of that...)

dry witticisms...elephant dung...only virgin left...

Only you could have strung that together...shaking my head in frank admiration...gotta love ya, Mike.  smiles
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5 posted 05-28-2000 01:19 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I know you don't like the truth --
it's one of those ugly unpleasantries that collapses facades like so many bricks thrown by a wrecking ball's trajectory.
I never expected an answer, so I was surprised --
yes I will admit I was surprised -- to have you peek your head into the doorway and say hi before you left, dry witticisms peppering you
---------------
I still like to think I'm on course, headed for somewhere other than self-destruction, martyrdom or parody. I believe I am on the right path, though my feet are bleeding from the cutting stones on the walk.

You can follow my trail, look at the color and spats of blood for their beauty or their morbidity. You can clutch your idea of god to you like it's the sponge that will wipe us clean -- like you're absolved of all your mistakes just for your double doubting belief.

I will be here, with my own version of faith and the unique friction that causes. These words are gauze and they are a mirror as much as a sword.

You can read into this, or ignore me again. I don't need you, to stand.
---------------

this is EXCELLENT BSQ!!!!
(watch out...i feel worshiping comin on)
this is so well written with your wisdom and wit with an edge... and it could only be written by someone who has lived a lot of life...
with hard learned lessons...
once again I say...wise well beyond your few years here my poet friend...
later genius gator
bs/jm
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6 posted 05-28-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Serenity,
All resilience is hard-won, but worth it, in my opinion.   Glad you enjoyed. Oh, and that elephant dung on a painting of the virgin was actually a big deal in the New York art world, so I've read.

JM,
So wait, I'm a squirrel, but I'm a gator? I like it.  

Mike

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7 posted 05-28-2000 04:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ah....thank you for the enlightment---have had "blinders" on...really, now, should go read the news...smiles...
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8 posted 05-30-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

the ending says it all....wow...great stuff b squirel  
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9 posted 05-30-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

interesting, would be curious as to what inspired this.  really shows different set of beliefs/feelings.  powerful in descriptions and usage of language.  in other words, love it.

 P. J. Kotrch
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A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

 
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