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Auguste
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By the sea


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Embrace by a Shadow


Wrapped arms around me,
her embrace,
fit loosely,
like coat, several sizes too large.  

Squatting down, I slipped from her caress
of lying smiles,
straying eyes,
restless loins.

Those nights bled tears
more dreaded than the ones of now,
for now, tears are of relief,
though shame of self,
too easily deceived.

Condoms in the nightstand,
hints,
yet ones I wouldn’t face,
‘till two shadows on bedroom window
spoke truth I had shunned.

Now late at night when sleep
refuses,
I walk the house alone,
no longer embraced by a shadow.

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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very good poem

Cold hands means a warm heart

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WOW Michael...this is very powerful!
Left me speechles...fantastic write!
~Caring Hugs~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

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Michael

You have written some painful images, so well.  Heart hugs!
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Interesting how we think and write about shadows, from welcome to wanton.
And somehow find the dark side in them, at night.
Curious.
Enjoyed your poem.

"Grab a pen, grab some paper, do yourself a little favor."    e

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Michael, my heart goes out to you, sweet friend, this is a very sad and haunting poem and my thoughts go out to you! (sigh) We are all here for you, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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This one has sharp edges on it, Michael...
So beautifully expressed.
~ lots of hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

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I enjoyed this read - Bravo! Roniece
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the loner_23,
thank you for reading and the nice words.

Nancy,
You're much too kind, but I LOVE it anyway! LOL!  Thank you and *hugs*

Martie,
Thank you!  It's always so good to see your name on one of my poems. *hugs*

Krawdad,
Interesting response.  Thank you!

Noah,
This happened so many years ago that it's now almost a blur.  Well, not really, but wish it was.  Thank you, my friend.

Lyra,
Yeah, sharp edges, but deservedly so, I'm afraid.  Thank you, Lyra, so nice to see you here.

Roniece,
Thanks for the "Bravo" and for reading.

Thanks everyone
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