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A Good Friday

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brian madden
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               1

Awaiting destinies dealt hand,
He asks, "must I be held as a martyr,
is there not way other than sacrifice?
I am a preacher (pacifist)
not
(Padrig Pearse) the revolutionary terrorist?"    

"Self preservation scars me as
the nails soon will. Damn this faith
I am not the prototype of a rock star
going down in a blaze, (a Kamikaze Christ),
to fortify salvation for the agnostic souls".


               2

Even in cowardice I can't help but be
envious of this immortal who welcomes death.
By his Turin I nestled whispering
Counsel and condolence; for what
It is worth, (these words make revelation.)

So we bleed, as all brave men must
to prove their worth, my bleeding is
weak lust  (vacant trespasses) conceited.
Your agony flowers with devoted purpose
Embrace this conquest, rise above us (pigs in dust).


               3

This Last Supper of fish,
a final kiss from Judas.
It was a simple act made more
humbling by roman humiliation.  
Friday is a good day… on which to live or die.


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" Lord, stay with me
  Don't go down
  I will never be free
If I am not free now."

Nick Cave - No more shall we part.  

There's a feeling of contentment Now that you are here I feel satisfied I belong
inside Your velvet heaven" Depeche mode

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Brian!  Welcome home!  It is now indeed a Very Good Friday!  It's been way too long!
Brad Majors
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2 posted 04-13-2001 03:22 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

Awsome job Brian. I love this kind of poetry. You made us stop and think and for that I am greateful. Keep your pen flowing!!
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I'm speechless as well as breathless with this write, Brian,  Good to see you

Kathleen Blake

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

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superb Brian. . . nice to see you again. . .

excellent words. . . reminding and making us think

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Honeybee
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Brian, as usual, your words blow me away!  Awesome work cutie patootie   hehehe I remembered, did you?!

And Welcome Back!!!!!  We've all missed our philosophical Irish Lad  

Take care,
Melissa~
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Even in cowardice I can't help but be
envious of this immortal who welcomes death.
By his Turin I nestled whispering
Counsel and condolence; for what
It is worth, (these words make revelation.)
====================
HEY YOU!!!!      
WAY COOL to see you here Bri-babes!!
and as always when I read your work...
the term "wise beyond your years" comes to mind.
very cool write Bri ...
Happy Easter my poetic prophet pal
later-gator
eve  

Every moment of every day
youre still with me in every way
Every poem and song...every rhyme and verse
youre still here...like a beautiful curse

brian madden
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karliea, every day we can smile is a good day.   than you for your rays of sun shine.

Brad, thank you.

Kathleen, blushing here. You are far too kind.

Sven, thanks i ind it always helps to use the grey matter and poetry and be a good brain work out for both the writer and the reader. Thanks for reading and commenting

Melissa, thanks... LOL at the ccutie patootie maybe that should be my pen name from now on. and of course I remember, how could I forget.  

Jan, as always your words are full of kindness and so generous. THanks.  
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firstly sorry for the late thank you response College has a habit of getting in the way.  

"across the unfair divide
where black will never meet white
so read my token lips
like they never exist"

nicky wire

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Retrospect has made me appreciate you.

I hope you be well, where ever you might be.

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