How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #17 Archive
 This is My Last Poem
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

This is My Last Poem

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


0 posted 12-24-2001 12:21 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

This is My Last Poem

by Michael


This poem may be the last I write,
convinced each day there'll be no more,
but then my hand stirs in the night
and out again, the words will pour.

I do not understand the need,
the urge that seems to drive me so,
each day one poem and sometimes three.
The stack of them does ever grow.

I tell myself the words are gone,
my days of writing now are done.
Each day I know I will not write
and then another poem's begun.

I let you peer within my heart
and show you things that I'm proud of.
I sometimes share a memory.
I very often speak of love.

This is the last poem I will write.
I'm sure of it, I know it is,
about as sure the morning sun
will not place on the day a kiss.

Come still the hand that it not write.
Remove the pen and change the mood,
but if you do I know I'll starve,
for words, I hunger, so like food.

This is my last post at Passions.  I'm leaving for awhile.  I'm not sure if I'll be coming back.  

Merry Christmas to everyone and may God richly bless you.  

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
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


1 posted 12-24-2001 12:26 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael, I hope your hand is never stilled.Your poetry is beautiful, and I enjoy it very much. I hope you don't leave. Think about it ok? (((hugs))) me
Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 04-06-2000
Posts 10553


2 posted 12-24-2001 12:27 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Merry Christmas, Michael and I understand this.  It drains a person, it's drained me, but it's been ME draining myself if that makes any sense.  Writing can be theraputic but it can also feed into whatever else is going on in our lives that is causing pain.
Have peace and should you return, return because you want to and it makes you happy, and for no other reason!

Kathleen (Kay)
"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass, and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


3 posted 12-24-2001 12:28 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

This is the last poem I will write.
I'm sure of it, I know it is,
about as sure the morning sun
will not place on the day a kiss.

Come still the hand that it not write.
Remove the pen and change the mood,
but if you do I know I'll starve,
for words, I hunger, so like food.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Michael...Please don't go!  You may take a short holiday break if need be, but, we all love you here and wish you to stay.  You would be sadly missed if you were to leave.
Stay safe and warm my friend.
*Happy Holidays*
In Love, Light and Peace, Nancy.

*~ Wishing you all a magical Christmas ~*

kaile
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-06-2000
Posts 5323
singapore


4 posted 12-24-2001 12:50 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Michael,

i think Irish Rose said it best...
i understand where you are coming from and took a break from passions before...just be sure to return when you feel you are up to it...

HUGS and good wishes for the holiday season...
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


5 posted 12-24-2001 12:52 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

We shall see you in the New Year, of this, I am sure.  And if not? Our archives are blessed with your work.  Merry Christmas, Auguste...

Still the hand which holds the pen,
may for now, just be,
however sound the mind might work
as it pens its poetry;
waiver not within its stead
for all the world to see
Harsher might this world be, should we
be lost of poetry.
Mistletoe Angel
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Empyrean
since 12-17-2000
Posts 34089
City of Roses


6 posted 12-24-2001 01:00 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(big hugggsssssss) Oh Michael, it will sadden me to see you go, I hope this isn't really your last, for we all love you so very much and are always here for you when you need us! (sad sigh) I hope to see you in the New Year, dearest friend, may your heart continue to quill sheer beauty like you always have! Have the happiest holidays, sweet friend! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!


May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
rosepetals25
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Elite
since 05-31-2000
Posts 3404
PA


7 posted 12-24-2001 01:13 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

Michael,

         You know I would hate to see you leave. I love your poetry and would hate to see it stop appearing on these blue pages.  I have learned from you... and I hope you stay.  If not, you will be missed here. Don't forget to send me your poetry... I don't wanna miss any of it.  Big hugs to you dear, Happy Holidays.

Hugs,
Tara

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

Krawdad
Member Elite
since 01-03-2001
Posts 2627


8 posted 12-24-2001 01:20 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

Your last line says it all.
Hope you do keep writing, where ever you may be.
Nothing on this earth stands still . . .we are all moving.
Best of luck, poet.
  

"As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motions of your mind, lose it."     Wendell Berry

Madame Chipmunk
Member Rara Avis
since 12-05-2001
Posts 8552
Michigan


9 posted 12-24-2001 01:23 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Please don't go, Michael....
I think sometimes when we post our poetry here and we don't know how much we touch others by doing so.

"I let you peer within my heart
and show you things that I'm proud of.
I sometimes share a memory.
I very often speak of love."

I may not have ever told you so, but in the short time I have been here, your words have touched me a lot and I have also learned from your beautiful work.

I hope that you are not leaving us forever and that I will see you posting here again soon.
Please have a happy holiday.
I will miss you

copyright2001 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Tracey
Member Elite
since 08-29-2001
Posts 3003
where insanity meets breeding


10 posted 12-24-2001 01:41 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

What do you mean your last poem here?? I certainly hope not, your words are a treasure to read, and I know many of us would miss them if you didn't post them here. I do hope this is just coming from a bad day, and that you'll reconsider my friend.

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

Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


11 posted 12-24-2001 01:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael--You have touched many people with your poetry, my friend, as you can see from all the comments above.  I am one of them!  Hugs!
Midnitesun
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 05-18-2001
Posts 29020
Gaia


12 posted 12-24-2001 04:13 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Are those paintbrushes calling out your name? After you've had a short break, please visit with us again. We can all understand the need for a vacation, even from something or someone you love dearly. Your muse will still be there, waiting for you when you are refreshed. Hugs, and hope you and your family have a peaceful loving holiday.
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


13 posted 12-25-2001 04:49 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Michael
The pen will never stop
When your desk gets piled with wonderful poetry, please come back and share them with us. You will be greatly missed, my friend.
Hope to see you again
Your friend in poetry
Liz
Kethry
Member Rara Avis
since 07-29-2000
Posts 9235
Victoria Australia


14 posted 12-25-2001 06:42 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Michael,
go if you must, come back if you can
we know and trust you'll return a different man.
Keth

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


Charisma
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 09-30-2000
Posts 6029
lost in blue pages


15 posted 12-25-2001 07:41 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

I truly hope that this isn't your last poem. I do understand that you need a break, and I hope that you will return to passions. I will miss you and your poetry, even that I don't always reply, 'cause there are so much to read and my time is limited. Take care and wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear

((hugs))
Charisma

~*Theresia~*  

Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


16 posted 12-25-2001 11:31 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Everyone,

Your kindness and support mean a great deal to me.  I will be leaving, but should be back posting again on January 10th.  I have a lot going on between now and then and need to get some things taken care of.  A very happy Christmas to you all.  My gift to myself is to take a walk on the beach today and collect Christmas shells.   Yeah, you guessed it, the shells that only wash up on Christmas day.   *hugs* and thank you much!    

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.  

catalinamoon
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 06-03-2000
Posts 9897
The Shores of Alone


17 posted 12-25-2001 09:42 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Michael, I just stopped in for a small poetry fix, and I see these words from you. I was relieved to see your note that you will be back in a few weeks. Sheesh, don't scare me like that.
Hope your beach walk was nice. And your whole Christmas day.
Sandra
EagleOne
Member Elite
since 03-07-2000
Posts 2858
Between a laugh and a tear...


18 posted 12-25-2001 11:17 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

You sir are a Poet , and cannot help but write. I hope to see your words grace these pages again, take care!


Greeneyes
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Patricius
since 09-09-2000
Posts 10848
In Your Poetic Mind


19 posted 12-25-2001 11:19 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Hey you,

NO LAST POEMS

...it's not allowed....besides I think you would miss this place far too much...I know how you feel though, soooo much life and never enough time....awww I ramble but you know where I am going with this....HURRY back, I just got settled....Merry Christmas friend....   save some shells for me...*L*

Lauren~


Tomorrow's another day
and I'm thirsty any way
so bring on the rain


[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (12-25-2001 11:21 PM).]

ecrivan
Member Elite
since 12-10-2001
Posts 3983
my own state


20 posted 12-25-2001 11:34 PM       View Profile for ecrivan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ecrivan's Home Page   View IP for ecrivan

there you go not being able to express yourself in written words is like starving from hunger, mind you early poems were orated
and passed down, weren't they?So I'm sure your hand will stir as will your mind and tongue. Keep well.

Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


21 posted 12-26-2001 02:35 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Thank you, everyone.   See ya in a few

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.  

passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


22 posted 05-04-2004 12:50 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you will always be here Micheal
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


23 posted 05-06-2004 04:13 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


24 posted 05-18-2004 01:39 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Auguste, this is so warm and full of life...James
Auguste will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #17 >> This is My Last Poem Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors