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When Egypt Was Ours

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MARK V SHELDON
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0 posted 06-23-2001 01:08 AM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Close your eyes for a moment, and recall this story told...
As the sound of my voice triggers ancient visions to unfold:


Was it yesterday,
Together we lay,
On the sand banks of the Nile?
Or have thousands of years conspired to pass us by in the meanwhile?

Remember how our favorite palm
Would shade us from the sun?
And how the Ibis Song would calm
Your worries to be none?

We'd eat the dates our palm provided
While watching the boats come in
Knowing our rules were always abided
By our loyal people and kin...

You would place my sandals next to yours and press my tired feet
The softness of your graceful hands, like pillows, smooth and sweet...

The rings of lapis and gold that you wore
Hypnotized me, as they had before
When they gleamed like the fire I first saw in your eyes...
Of your passion and love for me that never dies...
And I, in turn, would run my fingers through your onyx hair,
As I'd watch your eyes roll back in bliss, this moment ours to share...

Remember the smiles we drew
From all the people we knew
As together, through our kingdom we strolled?
And the peace that we shared
With our people, who cared
For each other, for us, and for our land of old?

The temples were ours to give thanks for our love
And the timeless pyramids that towered above...
Could not compare in strength or in height
To the passion we shared at each other's sight...

The flowing white robe you would wear just for me...
Which hinted of the treasures inside...
The alibaster vase I had made for you to keep
The coconut oil we would use in the night...

I can still feel the beating of your heart against mine
And the golden ankh I gave you, around your neck did shine...
The zephyr through our window made all of our candles flicker
As the glowing gems beneath your robe seemingly got thicker...

The whispers of your breathing, like the gentle evening air...
Were rhythmically exuding through your supple lips so fair...
Your body told of secrets you had gotten from the Sphynx...
To sensually share with me through your laughter, smiles and winks...
Remember how I held you, like a goddess over me?
You always said it made you feel so full of life and free...

Our silhouettes would dance with all the figures on the walls
As the moon outside,
In kind, replied
To all the jackals' calls
And in that moment we knew neither Anubus nor Ra
Could ever hope to separate us or the love they saw...

The hieroglyphs paid homage to us all throughout the land,
For everyone knew we were timeless... as infinite as the sand...
There were statues of us all around, to remind our people of
The virtues that we stood for:  generosity and love...


Can you recall these stories I tell?
The ones that I remember so well?
Perhaps within you, lying dormant, some tales of your own?
That I too will remember once the images are shown?

For how can we forget that which to memory's not tied...
Or that which yearns to be released from the confines of inside?
So, share with me the visions you have seen within your heart,
For even timeless beings sometimes need a place to start...


(Copyright 1997 by:  MARK V SHELDON)


"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

[This message has been edited by MARK V SHELDON (edited 06-23-2001).]

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1 posted 06-23-2001 01:55 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

remembering past lives......very nicely done. I like this very much  
Janet Marie
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2 posted 06-23-2001 02:13 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

The whispers of your breathing, like the gentle evening air...
Were rhythmically exuding through your supple lips so fair...
Your body told of secrets you had gotten from the Sphynx...
To sensually share with me through your laughter, smiles and winks...
Remember how I held you, like a goddess over me?
You always said it made you feel so full of life and free...
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this is very very cool...

unique and creative, the whole premise of this...
the inspire and conception...
love the imagery and the romance of it...
Well done poet sir
jm

I'm going crazy, I'm losing sleep.
I'm in too far, I'm in way too deep over you.
You'll always be the one.
You were the first, you'll be the last.

JamesMichael
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3 posted 06-23-2001 03:27 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very nice Mark...James
MARK V SHELDON
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4 posted 06-23-2001 08:55 AM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thank you, friends, for your positive responses.  I "channeled" this one day, putting myself in the mindset of "remembering", once more choosing a topic (Egypt), and running away with the imagery and inspirations...  It became so vivid that it really started to feel like a potential past-life...  Who knows...?

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

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5 posted 06-23-2001 09:34 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Mark you certainly have the ability to transport me to another time and place. Very special work.
Sandra
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6 posted 06-23-2001 09:39 AM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thank you, Sandra.  I'm glad you could join me.

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

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7 posted 06-23-2001 09:40 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Very good....makes me recall one that I wrote some time back....

it's nice to know I am not alone in recollect...

well done Sir.  I shall look forward to reading many more works done by your pen...and your muse....

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 06-23-2001).]

MARK V SHELDON
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8 posted 06-23-2001 09:46 AM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thank you Sunshine for your nice words.  I look forward to sharing many more works as well...

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

Zinsser
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9 posted 06-23-2001 11:08 AM       View Profile for Zinsser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Zinsser

As Always
An Absolute Pleasure
Your the one who is
refreshing... "Mental Mint"
Thanks
Connie
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10 posted 06-23-2001 11:15 AM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

I enjoyed this very much, superb imagery and atmosphere bringing a sense of reality to History. Thanks for posting.

Regards,
Olias.
MARK V SHELDON
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11 posted 06-23-2001 11:53 AM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

You are very kind, Connie.  (I like that alias--"Mental Mint").  "Miles to go, before I sleep" in terms of works to post here, so keep your eyes open...

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

MARK V SHELDON
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12 posted 06-23-2001 12:12 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thank you Olias.  When inspiration flows -- grab a pen...

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

Earl Brinkman
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13 posted 04-30-2010 08:38 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

These are real words of love.  Thanks for sharing.
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14 posted 04-30-2010 05:35 PM       View Profile for whisperingwalt   Email whisperingwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for whisperingwalt

Great imagery...it transported my imagination to another time and place...enjoyed the journey.
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