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Auguste
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Firefly Stars


Enameled eyes
return gaze from mirror,
staring back,
expressionless.

A smaller world than before,
my heaven is now that of fireflies,
not stars.
Both breath and step,
forever shortened.

Hidden away,
only the tides know me intimately
and only seabirds
record my voyage.

You would kiss me,
if you could,
wouldn't you?

Yes,

you would kiss me.

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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revealing...and well painted...
a very well done piece....
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..."My heaven is now that of fireflies, not stars."    So poetically poignant!

The stars may be out of reach, but the fireflies are not----they can light up your world.

Linda
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Lovely Michael. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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(smiles) Awwwwwww, this is sooooooo beautiful, sweet friend, I love it, and I know she would love to kiss you again and again with the stars you bring her, God Bless You, 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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So very very beautiful my friend.
I so much enjoy the way you write.
~Hugs~

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

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Oh Michael, there's so much here...the sad realization and wishfulness is well expressed with equally great imagery and theme.  Your pen is gifted, indeed     You said it of my poem, I'll say it of yours..this is hauntingly beautiful~

Take care,
Melissa~


"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~


[This message has been edited by Honeybee (09-04-2002 07:55 PM).]

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Michael

Poignant...the size of what you see...as far as breath, as clear as see.  

Yes, I would kiss you for this, and because you are you.  
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Our dear painter-poet...
you are a true artist,
and a master of the heart...
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I'll just echo Linda's reply. Very well done, Michael.

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Cpat, I much appreciate your compliments.  Thank you!

Linda, thank you.  Yes, the fireflies are my stars.

Chris, I'm glad you liked this.  Thank you for reading.

Noah, your comments are always so kind and sincere.  Thank you, my friend.

Nancy, I also very much enjoy your own poetic gifts.  Thank you. *hugs*

Melissa, if words could be art, yours certainly are. Thank you, my friend, sincerely. *hugs*

Martie, thank you for the kiss, dear friend, and for reading. *hugs*

Karilea, you're very kind and your words are very much appreciated.  Thank you!

Elizabeth, thanks a lot for the 'well done'. *hugs*

Thank you, all!

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

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