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bsquirrel
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0 posted 10-29-2003 01:54 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

You leave me no words,
no means to respond --
dry, heaving syllables
lay on my lips.
The fire's soft spread,
a slow, heady burn,
crumbles turned phrases
to fall fast as stones.

You leave me flat, parched --
no metaphors found --
can't seem to stop
or start a new sentence.
Comma-wings flutter
in webs of clear sight.
Unused, insightless,
caught in your know.

Arms out, you speak,
sparking the sky
and flowing new embers
across fields of smoke.
Coughing and choking
on sudden, swift change,
I know you mean love
when you say nothing.

Ashes of snow
wetting the road.
We'll drive down the distance
and bear down the mountain.
Wherever we end up,
trees cracking softly.
Our subtle-filled silence
will write shelves to full.

Nightly beside you,
I'll remove a volume,
turn to the first page,
blank as the others.
To signify our breaths.
Listen ... my hand
carving smooth pictures
in words now returned.
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Janet Marie
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1 posted 10-29-2003 08:23 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

only you could write this brilliantly about not being able to write. ( my moody muse should be so kind)
this is such a very cool poem Mike...love the personifis and analogies to writing.

You're the color of the sky reflected in each store-front window pane ...
You're the whispering and the sighing of my tires in the rain.

J. Browne

Tiersdin
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2 posted 10-30-2003 11:56 AM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

Enjoyed reading the words that could not be written.

*smiles*
~Tier
Sunshine
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3 posted 10-30-2003 11:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Ok then, don't write again,
soon.

Yum.
bsquirrel
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4 posted 10-30-2003 12:16 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, everyone.
ZeraStarloft
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5 posted 10-30-2003 02:30 PM       View Profile for ZeraStarloft   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ZeraStarloft

I've read and reread and rereread this one, Mike... and I can't think of a darn thing to say..  except that you seem to have read my mind.

Well done, Mr. Squirrel.
Allysa
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6 posted 10-30-2003 02:34 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

*scratches head*  what?  

I'm on a computer at school and I didn't bother to look at the user name (im so used to seeing my name) and I didn't notice that it wasn't my name.. lol.. weird.  Alison must've been in the computer lab today..

Anyway.. yeah.  

[This message has been edited by Allysa (10-30-2003 02:34 PM).]

Wind
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7 posted 10-30-2003 03:45 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

I'm still gonna sulk

I still like it but must be careful not to confuse myself or others.

get well soon. or else?

nah...ok whatever.
Temptress
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8 posted 10-30-2003 07:56 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Lovely work, squirrel guy! I certainly do miss it around here, and I miss being able to read your words.

I think I need to frame this or something...geesh...

I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!

Poet deVine
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9 posted 11-03-2003 06:48 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I wish I could be at a loss for words so eloquently has you.
bsquirrel
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10 posted 11-03-2003 12:35 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thank you, friends and fellow readers. And Sharon -- THANK YOU for getting my picture working up there.
Tequilia_Sunrise
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11 posted 07-08-2004 12:06 AM       View Profile for Tequilia_Sunrise   Email Tequilia_Sunrise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tequilia_Sunrise

lovely
Midnitesun
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12 posted 08-20-2005 10:07 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

missing the chatter of you
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13 posted 08-21-2005 03:16 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You sure got lost for words well here, and by the way, how's about a new poem?  Missing your work in here.


"Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero" ~ Horace
"Live Like You Were Dying" ~ Tim McGraw

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14 posted 10-02-2006 01:01 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Sometimes I have to go to a bookstore, to find my own words. Nothing is magic all the time, but at times the very atmosphere of the place, so filled with words.....it's as if my own were hiding there.

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