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0 posted 09-15-2003 05:56 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

Where were you
when love changed to need?
Tell me, please,
the exact location
you were standing in --
perhaps in the shadow of a statue,
or in the throes of a good read.

I just want to know, from your lips,
what exactly occurred
that changed love to need.
What made companionship
into a championship?
What turned the satisfaction
of shared moments
into fingered pearls,
a chain of grommets?

Oh, I've already written
for years
about those sails
dipping to taste the waves.
But I don't think I ever made
the ghostly vastness of
dripping, drowned canvas
apparent before today.

That trail of water
from swimming in, snared,
after them -- then
turned to rain.
What turned love to need?
Sun in the mirror
to a ghost in the pane.
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1 posted 09-15-2003 07:24 PM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

gawd......

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

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2 posted 09-15-2003 08:03 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

What turned the satisfaction
of shared moments
into fingered pearls,
a chain of grommets?

Oh, I've already written
for years
about those sails
dipping to taste the waves.
But I don't think I ever made
the ghostly vastness of
dripping, drowned canvas
apparent before today.

=========================

I felt the warm tingles down my arms and across my shoulders when I read this..
poetic tingles....the true measure of an awesome poem and poet.

"If you hear teardrops falling like rain on the rooftops ...
know what you're listening to ... is me missing you."

JH

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3 posted 09-16-2003 01:19 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

gemjop
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4 posted 09-16-2003 05:43 PM       View Profile for gemjop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemjop

wo.

in awe (again)

just know, i really am in a daze after reading this.

you've reminded me about something. thanks.

Instant karma's gonna get you.

bsquirrel
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5 posted 09-18-2003 01:35 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thank you, gem.
Tiersdin
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6 posted 09-18-2003 02:48 PM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

Mikey, you're poetry rocks!


~Tier
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7 posted 09-18-2003 09:07 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Jesus Mikey . . .
Mann Ohhhh this hit home
oh man here:

Sun in the mirror
to a ghost in the pane.

awesome lines . . .
xxoo
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8 posted 09-19-2003 12:47 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thank you both.
 
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