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Maddy vanD
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since 09-06-2003
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Newfoundland, Canada


0 posted 09-10-2003 09:18 AM       View Profile for Maddy vanD   Email Maddy vanD   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Maddy vanD

HAUNTED

All my life I've been haunted
By the ghosts of someone else's past
And all I've ever wanted
Is to walk barefoot in the grass

Can't you hear the voices screaming
late at night, with the stars all aglow
Please don't wake me if I'm dreaming
I want to be free, I want to let go

Cut these strings that bind me
to this life full of pain
Let me drift where none can find me
Somewhere beyond the rain

By the light of day, I am crying
It ain't right, so I'm told
They say I really should be trying
but the summer sun is so cold

Your tender words are like
pouring gasoline on a fire
They bring me no relief,
they only inflame my desire

And the heart that I gave so freely
has come apart at the seams
And the need to feel something
drives us on to new extremes

So in the twilight's last gleaming
I sold my soul for whiskey and gold
And the illusion of true love
from a boy just 16 years old
© Copyright 2003 Maddy vanD - All Rights Reserved
ShannonMarie
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since 09-09-2003
Posts 57
in a state of being


1 posted 09-10-2003 10:29 PM       View Profile for ShannonMarie   Email ShannonMarie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShannonMarie

no improvment needed,  I liked it very much, it really speaks to me.
Endlessecho
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since 09-05-2003
Posts 402
I live within myself


2 posted 09-11-2003 12:57 PM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Endlessecho

"All my life I've been haunted
By the ghosts of someone else's past"

I love those lines.  What a completely fitting description; I couldn't have said it better myself.  

How do we break away from paying for their mistakes?

Wonderful read!
littlewing
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since 03-02-2003
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3 posted 09-12-2003 02:01 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Maddy - fine writing here, you caught me on the first stanza:

All my life I've been haunted
By the ghosts of someone else's past
And all I've ever wanted
Is to walk barefoot in the grass

me too . . .
xxoo
  
eor
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since 09-26-2002
Posts 968
blues & greys


4 posted 09-13-2003 08:05 PM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor

enjoyed this thanks for sharing

"There never was a genius without a tincture of madness."

junemac
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since 04-24-2003
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5 posted 09-14-2003 05:02 PM       View Profile for junemac   Email junemac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit junemac's Home Page   View IP for junemac

this is really good. well thought out with some clever lines. good subject too.

june x
mysticpoe
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6 posted 09-14-2003 09:48 PM       View Profile for mysticpoe   Email mysticpoe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mysticpoe

Your thoughts were conveyed very nicely.

mysticpoe

If nothing is something
then everything is
our thoughts and feelings
and all that exists.

Maddy vanD
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since 09-06-2003
Posts 101
Newfoundland, Canada


7 posted 09-17-2003 10:34 PM       View Profile for Maddy vanD   Email Maddy vanD   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Maddy vanD

thanks all for the time to read and comment.
I agree those opening lines are some of my best,,,i was sorta afraid i couldn't follow them up, but it seems you think i did, so i ain't gonna argue with you. I wrote this while in the hospital this summer, I was in a somewhat doped up state, so I was free-associating a bit, but all in all i think it turned out pretty good.

Maddy
Poetry is not pretty....poetry is real

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