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Shade Street

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rascalx
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0 posted 08-17-2001 12:56 AM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

Shade Street


Take a walk with me down Shade Street
where our features blend into nothingness
and all that can be seen is our silhouettes
where the reality of who we are is hidden
and we can act out our fantasies in the dark
no commitments to be had
what you ask for is what you get
We can even hold hands like lovers
and touch each others bodies
as long as we're naked
clothes give away too much but we can touch souls
and if by chance we lose touch then don't worry
there are other silhouettes in the dark
and my shape will always be there to fill in the holes

somebody out there is shining a spotlight
trying to expose us as we're caught in the glare
eyes in the headlights
pinned to the pavement
waiting for the killing shot and we don't even care
Let's flee to the darkness
Let's escape to Shade Street

We're moths drawn to the flame
not knowing that fire burns us
even as it closes the wound
while others race for the light
believing that it may show colors
we run away for fear of being blinded
but maybe one day we'll be afraid of the dark
and I'll light a candle and show you my face

Take a walk with me down Shade Street
you can see all of the people that live there
in dark houses that have no colors
and everything is plain
we're scared of each other and don't know
where to begin
but if we can walk together long enough
then let's not live on Shade Street
maybe we can walk into the light again


© Copyright 2001 Jeff Osborne - All Rights Reserved
Duncan
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1 posted 08-17-2001 01:31 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I got alot of different thoughts from this and I love the title.
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2 posted 08-17-2001 08:37 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

We're moths drawn to the flame
not knowing that fire burns us
even as it closes the wound
while others race for the light
believing that it may show colors
we run away for fear of being blinded
but maybe one day we'll be afraid of the dark
and I'll light a candle and show you my face
really liked these lines...

enjoyed the poem
Sven
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3 posted 08-17-2001 01:11 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I would say that it's time to move away from here. . .

great job. . . I got a lot from this. . . a lot of lost feelings and things that you've been holding on to. . . .well done. . .

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snowpants
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4 posted 08-17-2001 03:58 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

'We're moths drawn to the flame
not knowing that fire burns us
even as it closes the wound
while others race for the light
believing that it may show colors
we run away for fear of being blinded
but maybe one day we'll be afraid of the dark
and I'll light a candle and show you my face'

This is an excellent piece, rascalx...the images are brilliant...great write...

sp  

can I see my world without you in it?
baby, not for a single minute...

Temptress
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5 posted 08-17-2001 07:28 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Oh, Jeff! I love this! I've spent my time on that street it seems.   Veryp well done, sir poet!  
dgvarner
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6 posted 08-17-2001 10:52 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

*shivers*  ....WOW!  deep..i'm really liking this!

i want to sit in a corner of your mind and see the pictures YOU see in this one..

much enjoyed..

hugs, g

~dgvarner/fallen rain~

in front of total strangers will ya kiss me..
flowers for no reason but you miss me..
oh..i wanna be in love.. -etheridge

Tara Simms
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7 posted 08-21-2001 12:06 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Jeff, this is a new, improved version of what you had before.  The changes give this poem more of an 'edge'. I like it!
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8 posted 08-21-2001 11:49 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

This was an excellent poem but you know what I think, take your flashlight and go find her again, too many coincidences my young friend.  

If you have but one true friend when you die you were truly blessed.
   ~* Mysteria *~

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~"but maybe one day we'll be afraid of the dark
and I'll light a candle and show you my face",...I love this especially. How that touches. Enjoyed this. *Peace.

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10 posted 08-18-2005 02:04 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Came back for seconds I loved this part the most, as it is so full of hope.

We're moths drawn to the flame
not knowing that fire burns us
even as it closes the wound
while others race for the light
believing that it may show colors
we run away for fear of being blinded
but maybe one day we'll be afraid of the dark
and I'll light a candle and show you my face
 
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