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0 posted 12-27-2002 12:18 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LoveBug

Ye now are sorrowful
I mourn the dead
Always mourning the dead
I bow before the hardened ground
I shed a tear, and then another
For those who can’t
And those who won’t
Shed a tear for me

But ye shall again behold me
And your heart shall be joyful

I open my eyes and look to the sky
The darkened tone turn lighter
Oh, so slightly lighter
Shadows of a dawn to come
But to come in a far distant day

And your joy no man taketh from you
Hope? No… no… that died
I mourn for hope as well

Look upon me
I venture a glance

Ye know that for a little time
Labor and sorrow were mine

Yes, yes
Many mourned as I do
I’m not the first to suffer loss
Even the Greatest wept…

But at the last I have found comfort
I dry my eyes
I make myself stand
I mourn no more over dusty graves
Over images and models of lost things

Ye shall again behold me
For the true things shall rise
Not today, but someday
I shall hold them again
They shall be mine
I shall be theirs
Shall behold me
And I shall see them again
Shall behold me


** Italics from Brahms "German Requiem" which is, in turn, from the King James Version of the Bible.


Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.--Jesus Christ

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1 posted 12-29-2002 01:56 AM       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

You know I envy your ability to take the inspiration from music and pen it... I have tried and just can't do it quite like you can.  You wove your natural talent into the Brahms piece beautifully, and I admire your ability to do that.

I love how you take a situation of great weakness and turn it into a message of renewed hope.  What a powerful piece, Erica.  You should freestyle more often.

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Thankee much for the reply! Music and poetry aren't much seperated in my mind... although one is, to me, superior than the other

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.--Jesus Christ

 
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