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Beyond My Time

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Michael
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0 posted 02-26-2001 02:38 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

BEYOND MY TIME

Was I born beyond my time?
I often wonder, if in rhyme.
To see the works of Poe and Frost
Knowing, today, the art is lost.

I look unto the winter sky
And heave a melancholy sigh.
Oh, what would Byron charge this to?
But shallow minds, I must construe.

John Keats, be damned, the thrill is gone
When none might know the liaison
Wherein the heart and mind immerse
To bring to life the joy of verse.

And, oh, the revelry of grief
That binds my hand gives no relief,
In view today's unbidden cold.
Ah, how cheaply the pen is sold!

But I, though starved, will not affirm
The price given, come Death or worm.
‘Tis my predicament of choice,
At least in this, I can rejoice.


Michael Anderson


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


EAP




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-26-2001).]
© Copyright 2001 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 02-26-2001 02:43 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You, and me, both....

thank you for this, Michael...
Skyfyre
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2 posted 02-26-2001 09:14 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

What poet has not wondered the same..?

Interesting tidbit, oh He-Who-Manages-To-Write-Even-With-Writer's-Block, sir!

Linda
Kit McCallum
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3 posted 02-26-2001 09:21 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Beautifully crafted Michael ... such a wonderful flow your words weave ... always so lyrically penned, just lovely!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Irish Rose
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4 posted 02-26-2001 09:25 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Bravo. You are a poet. Nothing more needs to be said.

You make me proud.

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

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5 posted 02-26-2001 10:05 PM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Michael-
I like your expression with this piece...well written.

Poeminister



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Red-uni
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6 posted 02-27-2001 12:00 AM       View Profile for Red-uni   Email Red-uni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Red-uni's Home Page   View IP for Red-uni

I am new to passions. I really enjoyed your poem, and know I will enjoy others written by your. Good writing.
Red
Poet deVine
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7 posted 02-27-2001 12:08 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I think one word sums this up:


poetry


Pure and true. Try as I might, I could never write as you do...magnificent again sir.  
Michael
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8 posted 02-27-2001 03:51 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Sunshine, you are so very welcome.

Linda, I still feel the writer's block upon me - but it feels good to squeak out even a little jaunt such as this for now.

Kit, so glad you enjoyed.

Kathleen, that's all I ever wanted to be... Thank you.

Poeminister, I thought you might appreciate this...

Red-uni, thank you. I have not had the chance to read anything by you as of yet, but I will certainly look for some of your work. Welcome to Passions, btw.

Sharon, you and Ron are the two biggest reasons why I ever continued writing. And though I don't see my writing growing in any measure, that you still enjoy my work so much means the world to me. Thank you.

And thank you all for the kind replies.


Michael
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9 posted 02-28-2001 10:48 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wherein the heart and mind immerse
To bring to life the joy of verse.

You may be beyond critique, Michael, in your poetic perfection. *S* But every time needs a poet who does this as well as you do. I like this very much!
Aimster
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10 posted 02-28-2001 01:23 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Michael-

once again you grace the pages
of this forum and once again bring
a smile to me. let me reassure you
kind poet...you sir have an amazing
talent! wonderful writing from your
pen...and the message here is both
powerful and true! i think all poets
wonder this from time to time..though
most just can't put it into words
as well as you

wonderful as always.
take care
amy

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart & can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

ebonygirl
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11 posted 10-02-2011 04:03 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

Michael,
That's what I'm talking about! You wield your words like a sword of long time past.
Loved your poem,
ms. E
 
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