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Don't Wake the Day

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Auguste
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0 posted 10-17-2001 04:25 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Don't Wake the Day

by Michael


Oh fiery morning star don’t wake
the day and try erase the night,
for it is darkness where I dwell
and I can see without your light.

My journey is a painful one
and I’d prefer my face not seen.
Hold back the day, that is not come.
My senses are so very keen.

My sun is that of firefly’s glow,
soft starlight sprinkling down on me.
It is the darkness that I know
and where I need to always be.

For in the darkness, peace is born
and hope renewed in cricket song,
the damp of earth and mossy branch.
Oh how I pray this night be long.

I walk on weary legs to find
the solitude that is a friend.
I need the night to gather strength,
take memories, then sew and mend.

And when the day shall come at last,
you’ll find me whole with hope to give,
a gentle hand to reach for yours,
my kindness to forever live.

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-17-2001 04:27 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

Auguste I hope all is well with you...nice poem yuh
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2 posted 10-17-2001 04:28 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

How perfectly beautiful
A pleasure to read
WEll done, my freind
Liz
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Michael, this is so moving. Yes, from the darkness, reach out and know that someone will be there. Very moving, thank you!

-befriend yourself and you will never be alone-
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Sleep on, day, let night dwell still
sleep on, oh playsome light
on my windowsill
rest awhile, leave yet the gray
so my mind might rest
sleep on, oh young day
for night, it treats me best...

Bravo, Michael, I enjoyed this so!
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Well done!! I like this very much. Chris

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*sigh* filled with the tender softness of the night. This poem is wonderful to read leaving behind a gentle whisper that touches the heart.

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Michael,

   You writing is so stunning   You always touch my heart with your words Wonderful write.

I need a darn quote. *chuckles*

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This one keeps me close to my favorite time....nightime, when highway noise doesn't disturb the hoot of the owl or the crunching steps of the moose in the crisp snow under a starlit sky. There is a sense of solitude, sometimes loneliness, but usually thoughts of peace and quietude prevail.
A beautiful poem, with just a slight touch of wistful sadness and longing.
Yes, don't wake the day too soon, for the midnitesun is still roaming around.  

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (edited 10-17-2001).]

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(sad sigh) Such a sad poem of yearning and loneliness! (big hugggsssssss) I too throughout my boyhood have sat alone in despair in solitude, finding my own peace, though I cry wanting a friend to guide me along the way. (sad sigh) May you find peace through the darkness and then jump back in the light when your heart leaps in joy in love! (big hugggsssssss) Wonderful poem, dearest Michael! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!

May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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ahh, this is beautifully done, Micheal. The longing for night to stay with us just a bit longer is sometimes overwhelming.   I adore this.

Sometimes the heart needs the solace of solitude and silence.

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There is a light out there somewhere, and you will find it my friend....have faith and always believe....hugssss


Lauren


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because in spite of everything,
I still believe that
people are really good at heart.
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[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (edited 10-17-2001).]

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Very good! I enjoyed reading this.
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Oh Michael, this is so beautiful....really pulls at my heart....such tender thoughts here......your kindness is overwhelming.... (((hugs))) to you my friend  

"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you
can't utter". ~James Earl Jones

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This is beautiful indeed. Very, very beautiful

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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The healing peace of night.
I really like this one.
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Michael...I really loved this piece.  
Thank you for sharing.  
~hugs, Nancy~


  ~Time has cast a spell on you,
So that you won't ever forget me.~

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17 posted 10-18-2001 05:56 PM       View Profile for walker   Email walker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for walker

Auguste I've had that feeling, sometimes we need to go through darkness to see the day in a new light.It has to happen, is a promise on a new day(as I write this I need to believe that). Thanks for this one.
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18 posted 10-19-2001 12:57 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

There are so many could identify with this heartfelt poem of loneliness and the need to cling to the night for solace.  Just a fantastic piece of writing Michael, I really enjoyed this.

~I always have time to listen to someone talking from their heart~

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Auguste,
Now why did I ever fear the dark?  Wonderful, wonderful.  Simply wonderful.  Thanks.
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I need the night to gather strength,
take memories, then sew and mend.

Michael sweetie, your poem I very much enjoyed reading and I thank you for sharing this with all of us here...

hugs2uAlwaysPoetFriend...
*~coco~*
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Tender and laced with yearning... well done!
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Everyone, thank you so much for your warm words and kindness.  You're the greatest!

Michael

Michael Auguste~
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