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serenity blaze
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0 posted 11-06-2002 05:14 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze


I died a lonely death last night.

A dog ran off and dug her grave.

Every time I shut my eyes--

I die the lonely death again...


Rub my head and burn my lungs

and peel this skin from me.

For what--for what?

For what--is this?

To live alone and die the same...
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1 posted 11-06-2002 12:51 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

*Definite* e-mail comin'!
serenity blaze
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2 posted 11-06-2002 12:53 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sigh...why don't I just hammer charred splints beneath my fingernails, eh?

geez...

(sigh..frigging typos)

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3 posted 11-06-2002 05:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

...but what would the Saints do without ya?
serenity blaze
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4 posted 11-06-2002 05:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smiling...um, they might have to learn to screw up a good thing all by themselves <--sarcasm

Hugs for the smile Michael.

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5 posted 11-07-2002 05:07 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

reading this makes me want to fly over and give you a hug in person. This one crawls deep, hugs and take care, ok

I used to make phantoms I could later chase images of all that could be desired then I got tired of counting all of these blessings"h.devoto magazine

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6 posted 11-18-2002 12:59 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

It's not all about self-satisfaction, Serenity.  Just because your life doesn't seem to be working for you, doesn't mean your life isn't working for the rest of us.  There's a lot of "for whats?" that come up when people have their head in their hands.  I dunno, I always thought it was kinda foolish to sit around moping because what we have at the moment doesn't seem worthwhile to us.  

"To live alone and die the same."  I admit I can relate to this idea, as it's bothered me in past mopings of my own... that we are restricted to ourselves, no matter how many relationships we can run through, no matter how married we are, we're still alone in the most inner sense.  That we can only exist as ourselves isolates us, for the most part, from any hope of relations with others... all we have is words, which can connect our thoughts, but not our actual beings...  

Still, as a poet, I'm sure you can appreciate the power of words.  I maintain that it is impossible to ever truly understand another person, and therefore, there's no hope of defeating the inner aloneness (unless you're a spiritual kind of person and believe you have an inner relationship with a divine force?  I've never really asked you about your spiritual side, so I don't know where you stand on that).  Still, we can try and try as hard as possible to communicate our feelings, our being, to others... and maybe these fleshy relationships that we can have with one another can evolve.  Maybe there is a way to truly get inside of someone else's head, understand them, be with them?  I'm not sure.

As for me, I'm pretty sure I'll die alone... 'cause I doubt my death will cause anyone else to drop dead at the same time.  I mean, excluding a plane crash or something, I guess we'll all die alone...

Just keep writing poetry, don't ask "for what?", because you do plenty... even just in a place like Passions, you play an important role.  We all have one thing in common, and that's the fact that we're alive... we ask questions like this... and we exist only as ourselves.  

But yourself, Serenity, shapes other selves... you may be alone, but that doesn't mean you don't affect others who are alone, just like you.  And we're all just as alone.  Why expect anything more?

OK, I think I'm getting a little off topic, haha... this entire reply is the ejaculate of a brain pushed to its limits by a 3-hour sleep and a 50-minute environmental biology lecture.  I guess what I'm trying to say though, is just enjoy life, do whatever you can to reach others, and don't think that just because you're alone, you're alone in being alone...

Heh, yeah... but love the poem, naturally Serenity... you always make me think about things when I read your poetry (usually "what the hell is she talking about?").  

Now be a good little loner and smile a little, would ya?  

Parasite

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
~Aldous Huxley

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7 posted 11-18-2002 07:45 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

brian? (I refuse to call you bm) laughing, just tempted? hmmm...I live within stumbling distance of Murphy's brewhouse (his name is brian too, btw) so if I'm not temptation enough, perhap 58 specialty beers on tap'll do it for ya...lots of darts and pool tables, and the kitchens is pretty good too.
Now come gimme that hug, YOU! (thanks me friend!)

and...LP...such attention from you is indeed flattering--didn't we "duet" before?
I seem to recall it was a lovely experience--
and thank you for these wonderfully sweet replies--I'm around--I tend to stick to yahoo these days tho, so? soliwitch@yahoo...I don't "chat" as often, but I'd love to hear from you! Hugs you. and a blushing thanks.
 
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