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Auguste
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The Forgotten Poet

by Michael


I walk toward a solemn stone
where birds have left their gifts behind.
Forgotten weeds wrap o’er his name.
Forgotten also, is his mind.

Beneath an oak of Spanish moss,
lies one that shared his life through rhyme.
The dust now gathers on his words.
He never fit within his time.

He could’ve had a monument,
but chose to have a simple grave.
He was a man that always dreamed,
to his emotions, was a slave.

His life cut short, but still he filled,
each day  with more than most will know.
So sensitive, his spirit was.
I watched it blossom, felt it grow.

I held his hand that fearful night.
A poem he penned, to be his last.
He signed his name, gave it to me.
Since then, so many years have passed.

The years have passed, but grief lives on.
In words, the man he was will thrive.
I’ll dust them off and then I’ll read.
Through words, he’ll always be alive.

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 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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(big hugggsssss) So emotionally powerful, sweet friend, this is so sad but beautiful! Poets words will never die, and his heart will always sing with these words he writes of love and wisdom! (sigh) We all love you so much, sweet friend, God Bless You! 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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Michael,
Very moving tribute. A simple stone for a man of words.
Not many have spoken words so profound,
That they'd carve them in stone when they are laid down.

Roger

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just out of reach


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How lovely - this poet penned his last poem for you....what a blessing. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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Michael - After some of the poems I've written, I've often wondered if they'd be my last, too.  Great write.  There's a lot of loss in this poem of yours, and the loss touches some wistful thoughts and regrets of my own.
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Beautiful thoughts here, Michael.  A heartfelt tribute to your friend.

copyright2001 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Michael,
this is now a favorite of mine, of yours (((hugs)))

with all that you are...
with all that you know...
love......

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Michael,

  You have such a way with words This is wonderful like all your others It was enjoyed.

Hugs,
Tara

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     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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Michael, I now believe this is my favourite of yours.  Sooo very well penned and expressed.  Hugs, Nancy.

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

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This is an incredible tribute.  I'm sure he would be pleased.  Wonderful write!!!
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Michael--To be remembered by a friend like you, I'm sure is precious to his spirit.  Wonderful poem!
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Michael, I like this lots. Very touching and well done.
Sandra
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Michael,
absolutely beautiful.

Kethry

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


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Michael~

You brought this too much life....beautiful...and softly spoken...

Lauren~

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

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Never forgotten is the poet that touches your heart....
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Auguste, this is beautiful and of course, brings to mind the poets we have known here, thanking the Wiz for the archives, where we might still read their thoughts...

bless you for this...
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He will forever live on in the poems he penned for you keep his memory alive every time you read them and think of him. What a heartfelt tribute to a poet who touched your life. BRAVO!!!**big hugs**

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

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I, for one, am glad you are still sharing your words with us here.  They would be sorely missed.

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

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