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Michael
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0 posted 01-20-2001 10:13 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

BOOGEYMAN


It's but, in grim reality,
The man that I could never be
Who steps forth from the pages lost
That none but I should know the cost...

...Of endless nights, yet filled with pain.
...Of daily deeds, yet spilled in vain
Attempts to reconcile a dream
I once held proud, with self-esteem.

Tormented eyes before the dawn
That see, full-well, the best is gone,
With all inside bereft of hope,
Another bloodshot day to cope...

Now stares me in the face and grins
And dares me not recall my sins
Before the throne of all above,
Or all in life I once dared love.

As the echoes of laughter fade
In the face of Promises made,
I stand, a faceless man, and weep
For all that I could never keep.


Michael Anderson



But dreams of those who dream as I,
Aspiringly, are damned and die.


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1 posted 01-20-2001 10:40 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

May we, every poet lay those dreams before the throne with eyes that are free of tears and faces that shine in the sun from everlasting to everlasting.  Hope is the last thing to die and with it the last expression of life in the breath - of the poet.  Without the true face of our words, we are already wearing masks.  This brought out a lot of emotion in myself and I'm sure it will in others. Good to read something from you again!

Kathleen


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2 posted 01-20-2001 10:48 AM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Wonderful write Mike. Well captured.
Rich
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3 posted 01-20-2001 10:50 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Without question, in my opinion, you are the best.....I am so glad to see you here. I wish I had one-tenth of your talent!!!!
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4 posted 01-20-2001 10:52 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mike,
That write is about as good as it gets. Wonderful stuff.
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5 posted 01-20-2001 11:38 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"...Of endless nights, yet filled with pain.
...Of daily deeds, yet spilled in vain
Attempts to reconcile a dream
I once held proud, with self-esteem."

The depths I gleen inwardly through your words, scares me sometimes Michael ... I don't believe anyone could write these emotions more powerfully, an excellent piece!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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6 posted 01-20-2001 12:20 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Lovely, Michael, very fine!

We cannot keep, we just cannot, for we are so weak and imperfect...yet in our weakness we are made strong.

Our weakness is why He had to come and our weakness is why we turn and seek Him.

Wonderful piece, Michael!

Virginia
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7 posted 01-20-2001 08:11 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Michael,
you captured perfectly endless night and terrors within.
write on
Kethry


Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life. Patty Hansen.


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8 posted 01-20-2001 10:41 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael~ I am printing this for my husband......he'd love this   Excellent write   -SEA
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It's but, in grim reality,
The man that I could never be
Who steps forth from the pages lost
That none but I should know the cost...

...Of endless nights, yet filled with pain.
...Of daily deeds, yet spilled in vain
Attempts to reconcile a dream
I once held proud, with self-esteem.

Tormented eyes before the dawn
That see, full-well, the best is gone,
=====================

Now stares me in the face and grins
And dares me not recall my sins
========================
As the echoes of laughter fade
In the face of Promises made,
I stand, a faceless man, and weep
For all that I could never keep.
================

*whispering thank you in your direction*  

mind if I disagree with that "albeit" ...
all I know is your cadence, meter and rhyme is ever divine M.
and yes its so great to see your name here, for whatever time a busy life allows these days.
as always your words and emotions reach out and touch deep ...
and Im ever grateful to get to read them.
say hello to the poetess in the house  
take care dear poet of exception
jm




When to the sessions of sweet silent thought,
I summon up remembrance of things past ...
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought.
~Shakespeare~
Michael
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10 posted 01-21-2001 11:47 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Katheen, there was alot beneath the surface of this one - glad to have evoked such emotion from you.  

Rich, glad you enjoyed.

PdV, so glad to see you toooooooo...  

Sy, glad you liked - your writings always seem to inspire something in me you know...

Kit, I agree, you read into me like no other - that in itself is probably a pretty scary thing.  Glad you still choose to read me at all seeing all you see...  

Virginia, Indeed, the source of most people's pain is trying to hang on to things they MUST learn to let go - that is the Boogeyman I am speaking of here.

Kethry, well I've had more than my share of practice in the sleepless night dept to qualify I might think.  Kinda glad you can relate - but then I truly wish no one could for the most part - not exactly an enviable postion to share...  

SEA, I hope he enjoys it - let me know...

Janet, you must be my most loyal reader I think.  Glad to see you too - you're one of the reasons I always return.     Linda sys hi back, btw.


Thank you all for your kind replies...

Michael


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11 posted 01-25-2001 03:23 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Always great to see you posting, Michael... it's a guarantee of excellence... and this is no exception!! *S*
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12 posted 01-25-2001 10:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

How did I miss this one Michael...

Our demons all different and somehow the same....thoughtful read and a wonderful write!
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13 posted 01-25-2001 11:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Very powerful write, Michael...that's all I can say.
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14 posted 01-26-2001 03:30 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Grief and sadness captured in a poet's bottle, Michael.

Peace.

Corinne
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My Passionate pal.. For someone who writes of the "dark"... You're also wonderfully optimistic.. That'd make you one of the most catharctic writers I know... and certainly one of the best... (HUGS)..
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Well that was sheer perfection!  Thank you.
 
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