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The Years Passed in Haste

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Auguste
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The Years Passed in Haste

by Michael


At writing desk, he strokes his beard
and ponders at the gray he sees.
Thoughts cascade as he sits and thinks,
time passed in haste, but passed with ease.

Stars tumbled in eternity,
as each year died, he forged ahead.
An artist with a brush in hand,
a poet with the words he said.

The man of whom I speak, is me.
You keep your youth, Iíll keep my age.
The first poem that I ever wrote,
was written to relieve my rage.

As each year passed, I sought to shape
myself into a better man.
Sometimes I failed along the way,
but knew that I must keep the plan.

The rage is gone forevermore,
No pretense, I am who you see.
Each day I still work on this plan.
One day youíll see a better me.

That stars can weep, I know itís true,
because I have bathed in their tears
and cleansed myself of bitterness.
A kinder man shaped by these years.

But still, I have so many faults.
Iíll do whatever that I can.
Perhaps one day be satisfied
believe that Iím a decent man.

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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Indeed you are a decent man and much much more Michael.  Deep insight felt in your words today.  *s*

On the wings of words our spirits fly....and our souls are free.
~Me~

(I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance~Garth)

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Michael, I know just how you feel, for I started writing because of the exact same reason. I was depressed all my early life, and I started writing to reach out to others and share my tears with all, and to try and make the better part of me come to life. (sigh) You have become the loving man one could ever dream of being, sweet friend, and we all love you so very much! (big hugggsssss) Never change who you are, for you are special and a delight to us all! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (12-19-2001 03:38 PM).]

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Michael,

     I like this.. you write so well. And you are most definately a decent man.. kind and caring.

Hugs,
Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
†††† - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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I like this poem because it speaks of how we can become better people, it's a lifetime goal. Great poem.
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Michael

"That stars can weep, I know itís true,
because I have bathed in their tears
and cleansed myself of bitterness.
A kinder man shaped by these years."

Looking inward for the teacher...a good thing, I think...you are a kind and dear friend.  Hugs!

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Michael, I really enjoyed this one.
You have a kind and loving soul!
~Hugs, Nancy~

*~ Wishing you all a magical Christmas ~*

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"That stars can weep, I know itís true,
because I have bathed in their tears
and cleansed myself of bitterness.
A kinder man shaped by these years."


I like this part best, and dear friend of mine, you are a wonderful man. (((hugs)))
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Auguste - a most remarkable writing. I kept coming back to this one, and read it over, and over. I do not know you, but you are a decent man, in my eyes...

BC
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Michael, I like this, the pondering over ones growth and maturity, and seeing it as a good thing. And the decent part..I think you surpassed it some time ago.
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What a wonderfully touching write!  It's a great thing when we can appreciate and embrace what we have become yet continually strive for improvement.  I loved this piece!!
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Gentle Spirit,
You're very sweet and I thank you much.

Noah,
I think you've succeeded well, Noah.  You are a very good man and I thank you for your kindness.

Tara,
Hey, still working on it.   Thank you, my friend and (((hugs)))

walker,
Yes, it truly is, but a goal that is worth achieving.  I thank you much.  It's always such a pleasure seeing one of your posts on my poems.

Martie,
As are you, my friend.  *hugs*

Hi Nancy,
I'm still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.   Thank you and *hugs* back

Susan,
Dear friend of mine, you are a wonderful lady and a most cherished gift.   Thank you (((hugs)))

Bill,
That you read this poem over and over is a true compliment and I do try to be a decent man, just as so many here do also.  Thank you, sir.

Sandra,
You are a sweetheart and a dear friend.   It is good to shape ourselves, be accepting of our age and flaws, but always on a journey to improve ourselves.  You're a good lady. *hugs*

Tennessee Angel,
I've found that if you embrace life, it will embrace you in return.  Thank you for taking the time to read and I'm smiling knowing that you enjoyed this.

Everyone,
Thank you, sincerely.

Michael

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