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Mike
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0 posted 05-26-2001 11:50 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

What is a poem?
...one might ask,
The answer not,
...a simple task,
Writing words,
...that sound the same,
Is it but,
...a writing game?
Penning thoughts,
...of life sublime,
Within the frame,
...of metered rhyme,
Or is it more,
...a subtle art,
To bare one's soul,
...express one's heart,
To laugh, to cry,
...to live and die,
To tell the world,
...the reasons why,
T'was once written,
..."shall never see,"
And with this thought,
...one must agree,
A poem is,
...but written word,
Of what will be,
...what has occured,
A snapshot of,
...our mortal soul,
The beauty of,
...what makes us whole,
A baby born,
...a mother dies,
Small children laugh,
...a father cries,
What is a poem?
...'tis spring's first rose,
A summer breeze,
...'tis heart's disclose,
Pen and paper,
...meld as one,
As poet's work,
...is never done.


What music this that stirs within mine soul,
With thoughts sublime, from gods on clouds above?
A tender word, that doth on heart inscroll,
Brings forth sweet memories of life and love,
As nightingale, on wing in evening sings,
Soft melodies, that touch mine soul within,
And free the heart, to fly on feathered wings,
To rise above, to calm our daily din,
A soothing balm, one's pain in comfort frees,
Love's madrigal, flows forth from goddess lips,
As gentle wind, upon life's satin seas,
Doth fill with grace, the sails of passion ships,
What creature this? What magic to hold dear?
'Tis sonnet's voice, that in mine heart doth hear.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 05-26-2001).]

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Cerenity
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1 posted 05-26-2001 12:04 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Mike,

You are so amazing, I just love your work, this is so wonderful, a keeper.

Love, Cerenity

"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)


VAS
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2 posted 05-26-2001 12:07 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Mike, this is beautiful.  I must have a copy of it, OKAY???  It is filled with beautifully depicted truths.
Watersign6
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3 posted 05-26-2001 12:14 PM       View Profile for Watersign6   Email Watersign6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watersign6's Home Page   View IP for Watersign6

hey Mike i am gonna have to go find more of your poems,this one is excellent! i love it
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4 posted 05-26-2001 01:11 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike~
These are two beautifully crafted pieces ~

'A poem is,
...but written word,
Of what will be,
...what has occured,
A snapshot of,
...our mortal soul,
The beauty of,
...what makes us whole'


And in the penning ... we are made whole !
I adore that thought.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Martie
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5 posted 05-26-2001 06:25 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mike--You say so much with your title..and each poem so uniquely different, so beauifully done, and so true.
Death
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6 posted 05-26-2001 06:37 PM       View Profile for Death   Email Death   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Death

Ihave a friend who says poetry has even more defintions than poets. Something about most writers of verse rely on a multitude of defintions.
Having whatched the many-faceted lives of humans, I cannot but agree, poetry seems an absolute only in its subjectivity.
JamesMichael
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7 posted 05-26-2001 06:45 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Enjoyed this Mike...James
Titia Geertman
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8 posted 05-26-2001 07:00 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

If you put these words in prose, they wouln't have the same impact as they do in poetry. Simple words and yet so special.
Loved it.

Titia
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9 posted 05-26-2001 08:27 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

A snapshot of,
                   ...our mortal soul,"


this sums it up best
serenity blaze
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10 posted 05-26-2001 09:50 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Studying you again...loved the set-up before the sonnet Mike...as always perfect meter and the phrasing is extraordinary...Mind if I shelve this in my library?   Hope not!
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11 posted 05-26-2001 10:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Exactly right.  
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12 posted 05-27-2001 09:17 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Truly amazing...you never fail to hit the mark with your writing....and this snapshot of your soul is perfect!  
Sunshine
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13 posted 05-27-2001 09:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


...a subtle art, indeed...
of reaching out to entwine, just
as you have done...
passing shadows
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14 posted 05-21-2004 01:08 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

thought-provoking
 
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