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bsquirrel
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0 posted 07-16-2003 03:05 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel


You dared to cling
to a fallible joy.
You were revealed
in deceit and mourning.

When all that mattered
was taken away,
your face torn and grim,
a god's taunts made flesh.

What gave you the bravery
to find a new grace?
What sense of mercy --
uprooting fools' cities.

How did you stare back?
The knowledge to break
contrivance with stone.
How did you stare back?

We are all monsters,
mourning and mourning.
We dare to cling
to fallible joys.

Part of no aegis,
hubris, sins foolish.
We dare to cling
to fallible joys.
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Janet Marie
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1 posted 07-16-2003 05:25 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

       MIKEY!!!!!
          
I missed ya me groovy boyeeeeeee
welcome back!!!


Part of no aegis,
hubris, sins foolish.
We dare to cling
to fallible joys.



love that verse...yer so kewl

"I'm good at two things and this is the other one."

C. Jaks

bsquirrel
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2 posted 07-16-2003 06:16 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I hesitate to say that I'm back, as I still use ASOTS more often. But it's nice to be welcomed, and thank you for reading, Janet.

Mike
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3 posted 07-16-2003 08:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Your unique use of phrases and imagery is definitely missed here my friend. I know you're at the 'other place', but there are a lot of people here who miss you and appreciate your talent.
Dark Angel
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4 posted 07-16-2003 11:42 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I agree with Janet Marie; yer so kewl and so is your poem Mike.

enjoyed it very much and it's wonderful to read you again.

More is good

Maree

fate is not just
whose cooking  smells good
but which way the wind blows

(Ani DiFranco)

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5 posted 07-17-2003 12:04 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

aw...you have been missed.

This was like water after a night of tequila.

(that's a GOOD thing.)

The repetition added the impact, and the way you did it? implied question and thought.



smiling, spotted our squirrel in a tree I did, and oh my heart leapt for joy.

love ya mikie.
littlewing
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6 posted 07-17-2003 12:21 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

. . . and here she is in all her beauty Mikey . . .

xxoo
timothysangel1973
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7 posted 07-17-2003 01:22 AM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

EXQUISITE!!
Local Parasite
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8 posted 07-17-2003 01:28 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

I love your choice of subject.  Medusa is a perfect example, isn't she?  Once beautiful and proud, but transformed by Athena for making whoopie in her temple.  

But she, as you say, found a new pride.  I don't know either, how she could overcome shame and stare back and turn people into stone... but it's truly thought-provoking... we turn our most hated and loathesome elements into objects of pride... we gloat them, we stare back at people and turn them to stone because THAT is our pride, despite our ugliness.

What do you mean by "part of no aegis" though?  I mean, I'm familiar with the fact that Medusa's head was put at the center of the Aegis once she was slain, but how does that apply to people in general?  Maybe I'm not looking deep enough, forgive me if that's so...

You're right.  We dare to cling to fallible joys.  And like Medusa, we're going to lose them, and suffer the consequences.

Oh so nicely done, Mikey... you see?  Nobody can do this but you... and it's so, so nice to have you back.

Parasite

Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
~~~Emily Dickinson

vlraynes
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9 posted 07-17-2003 05:46 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Hey there, Mikey!
So good to see you around here again...you were missed.

And this poem...just WAY cool...I love it!
No one does it quite like you.
Stick around and share some more...will ya?

"So here I am with pockets full of good intentions
But none of them will comfort me tonight..." ~Carpenters

Aenimal
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10 posted 07-17-2003 08:48 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

We are all monsters,
mourning and mourning.
We dare to cling
to fallible joys.

loved this but then it's unfair to pick so few out of the many. stay awhile squirrel dude
Tiersdin
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11 posted 07-18-2003 07:35 PM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

You know I had to comment on this poem, didn't ya?

awesome.

~Tier
wranx
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12 posted 07-20-2003 01:58 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Ha!  Your words, and the ways you string them ARE missed here.

And? It's always nice to see the Tiersdin as well.
brian sites
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13 posted 07-21-2003 12:32 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

hearhear to the poem
and
hearhear to the replies

hope you stay man
 
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