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A repost. Cos Karliea asked nicely

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brian madden
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0 posted 08-21-2002 02:45 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for brian madden

Hi all, they released me from college, no wiser than when I first entered. My muse is in rehab spouting jibberish I am writing down everything she says and soon enough I'll have a full poem. Until then here's an oldie I really like, because Karliea asked so nice.

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A sleeper's prayer


Under transgressing embers
lacklustre twilight
smothered every surface
of the trinkets
on the dresser she tended
her long winter tresses
unravelling
the harlots and hair chains
cluttered with men and misery,
equal burdens of barren spring.

The wick froze
in an exhausted sigh,
she lifted her head drowning
the analgesic fairytale with water.
"Let Jesus walk over me. Amen"
Dismorpheous eye lids,
thickening murmurs,
Happy endings are only for lovers.
No reprise for a broken heart,

In the sea void of dreams,
somewhere between reflection
and infliction, he rose to brush
the sorrow from her eyes.
"Never give in for tomorrow
I promise you a smile."
This stranger she knew,
An awkward lover caught
in reason,
it never kissed
quiet like their affection.

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1 posted 08-21-2002 02:47 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Jeez, no wonder you're having a writer's block! Those are hard words to come about again, ever.

Awesome poem, brian.
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"Never give in for tomorrow
I promise you a smile."

~*~

I shall remember to ask of you more often...
ethome
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3 posted 08-21-2002 02:56 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Whew! No wonder she asked...great write!

How have you been haven't seen your name around here for a long time.....It was a pleasure to read this!
Eric
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4 posted 08-21-2002 04:13 PM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

I'll try to sound as sincere as possible, touching poem..amazing how you can string certain words together to create a sweet poem..

Kristen
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5 posted 08-21-2002 04:16 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

And I am so pleased Karilea asked for this repost!
What amazing talent poet sir!
Dang!  I love this!
~Hugs~

~ Time has cast a spell on you
  So you won't ever forget me ~

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"Never give in for tomorrow
I promise you a smile."


I am pleased that Karilea asked for the repost.  This is truly good stuff.  It is good to see you here again.  

somebody tell me, please help me....
understand.......(as sung by Trace Adkins)

{on the wings of words are spirits fly...and our souls are free~me

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7 posted 08-21-2002 07:39 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

This is superb!  And thanks to Karilea for asking so nicely.
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Brian

You know I think you're poetry is awesome...so are you!
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(sigh) Oh Brian, I'm so happy you re-posted this and Karilea wished for it to be shared again, this is excellent, I'm sorry you are having writers block but just follow your heart and as always you will write beautiful poems I'll be happy to read! (sigh) This is excellent, sweet friend, I love it, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Brian, 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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It's been a long time brian.....I miss you and your poetry!!  
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And if I may, I would ask again,
come back soon,
and pleasure us with more?

Karilea

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