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JP
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An ache beneath your words
a pain that underlies
the happy face you show
and the cheerful smile lies

You touch our hearts today
you stroke our souls
you wrench our hope away
to thrust upon winter's coals

Flames ensnare your heart
but never leave ash
the smoke of nothingness
the stench of emoliated dreams

Pity you for pity's sake
yet praise you to your face
touch your spirit vicariously
through your tortured scribblings

Bask in the glory of anonymity
cursing yourself all the while
for desiring the fame
that befalls all around you

Cut deep the veins thought
spilling its inky lifeblood  
upon eternity's parchment
and cry havoc in your soul.
© Copyright 2002 JP Burns - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-02-2002 10:47 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Cut deep the veins thought
spilling its inky lifeblood  
upon eternity's parchment
and cry havoc in your soul.



While the whole poem aches, this last verse really speaks to me. Are we spilling our words into the eternity? Or just until the next forum is archived?
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2 posted 07-03-2002 06:52 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Ouch. Enjoyed. Reminds me of something Robert Smith might write an' sing.

These smiling eyes are just a mirror for the sun.
-RHCP

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3 posted 07-03-2002 11:00 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

you always make me type..."hmmmm...."

and then I always think..."Oh, YEAH."

Enjoyed, as always, ya leave me in thought, JP.
JP
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4 posted 07-05-2002 09:17 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I think I am going to put this in the Open Forum.  Take a chance on exposing myself to strangers and not just my friends

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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Let's hope no one thinks this is a double post.....I'm glad to see you venturing out. you know friends are just strangers you haven't met yet....
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6 posted 07-05-2002 11:33 PM       View Profile for S Arthur Grey   Email S Arthur Grey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for S Arthur Grey

Sometimes hard to know who is friend or stranger.  Cry havoc in anyway.

S Arthur

. . . Hills jump with brooks.
trees tumble out of twigs and sticks;
e e cummings

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