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Auguste
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0 posted 01-23-2003 05:08 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste




Frail is the evening of frigid shadows
and chimney smoke,
obscuring mocking stars.
They laugh.  
Theyíve always laughed,
but I cannotÖ

not always.

Dormant is the artist, no beauty-strokes of brush.
Dormant is the winter,
a portrait of death.
The artistís hand is stilled,
or is it killed,
only to be resurrected in the Spring?

Perhaps never.

I cannot scream and bleed upon the page
to vent  my rage,
for itís contained.
No inspectors or sanctions.
Itís my personal weapon of mass destruction.
We all have one,
so it would seem.

I keep mine hidden.

Iím a man who wonít step on an ant
and detest that part of me at times.
I wish I had a zipper
so I could unzip and step out of self.
Then  I would be freeÖ

of me,

at least for a little while,
only to return
and probe my thoughts once more.
For now,
they are at

war.
© Copyright 2003 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-23-2003 05:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael--To unzip and step out of self would be a relief at times for me also...but it would be too difficult to step back in.  This poem's emotional impact is felt, my friend.     
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2 posted 01-23-2003 05:31 PM       View Profile for Salty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salty

OH man!!! have I been there before...inside myself...fighting every issue.  

YOu said it all perfectly


~Salty

In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
--Deepak Chop

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3 posted 01-23-2003 06:11 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael,
free verse is lookin REAL good on you!
wow mister, awesome
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4 posted 01-23-2003 06:21 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(sigh) Oh Michael, this is lovely, sweet friend, I agree that we should all do this every once in a while, though it would be so uncomfortable to get back in and all the while it seems as long as you can find a refuge within this realm that is more worth your while! (big hugggsssssss) This is wonderful, 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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5 posted 01-23-2003 06:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"I wish I had a zipper
so I could unzip and step out of self.
Then  I would be freeÖ

of me,"

oh how I understand...I've been running from me my entire life...

this is a beauty Michael.

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6 posted 01-23-2003 07:31 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

I cannot scream and bleed upon the page
to vent  my rage,
for itís contained.

Michael my friend, How well I can relate to this. Well done. Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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7 posted 01-23-2003 08:14 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Excellent write m'friend!
I know this feeling all too well I'm afraid.
Hope you are well...and smiling.
~Hugs~

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

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8 posted 01-23-2003 08:43 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Extremely vivid emotions here.  Always well written. Was thinking that my weakest feeling moments, brought the hero out of me...I think it must be meant that way.
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Michael,

Very powerful. And, yes, you do write free verse very well. Can't remember any others.

Enjoyed, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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I cannot scream and bleed upon the page
to vent  my rage,
for itís contained.
No inspectors or sanctions.
Itís my personal weapon of mass destruction.
We all have one,
so it would seem.

I keep mine hidden.

What a great verse that is!

There is something to be said for picking
our battles....and fighting the good fight.

Enjoyed this Auguste~


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11 posted 01-25-2003 01:09 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Michael, I wasn't on here much for a few days because of the very reason you spoke of in this poem. Sometimes no matter how hard I try, I go into myself, and that's when I get so depressed. Gary has been a life-saver to me where this is concerned. He knows me so well that he seems to be able to see inside my mind. Sometimes I get a little bit aggravated because he can do this. Most of the time, though, I'm so grateful to him because if it wasn't for him I wouldn't face up to me, at times. Well, didn't mean to write all that or to reveal that part of myself, but I guess I just did, didn't I?
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I always love to read your poetry, dear friend. I have a lot of it in my library and this is where this one's going, too.
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BTW, I really do miss you whenever I don't see you here on these pages of blue. You're one of my favorite writers, kind sir.....

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~  
                  

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12 posted 01-25-2003 09:19 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We'd all love to have one of those zippers, methinks - What a great concept - Well said, Sir Auguste...
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very painful, I feel it
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14 posted 01-26-2003 05:23 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

~I wish I had a zipper
so I could unzip and step out of self.
Then  I would be freeÖ

of me,~

oh how I hear you, think many are related by your words here.

((hugs))
Charisma
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15 posted 01-26-2003 06:31 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Martie,
Thank you, dear one, your thoughts on my work always mean so much to me.

Salty,
Thank you much!  I really appreciate you reading.

Susan,
You're so sweet, thank you, Susan!

Noah,
Your replies also always so thoughtful and kind.  Thank you, my friend.

Karen,
Thank you!  Yeah, it would seem that I've also done some of that running.  It's nice to see you here.

Chris,
Thank you so much, my friend.

Nancy,
Yes, I'm doing very well, thank you.  I hope you are also.

ThisDiamond,
I do believe also that in our weakest moment it is when we grow much needed strength.  Thank you!

Pat,
It's not often that I write free verse so there's not much to look for. LOL!  Thanks!

BluesSerenade,
Thank you...and I appreciate you picking out that particular verse, it's my favorite.

Ethel,
Hi there!  I had no idea you liked my poetry that much, but it DOES make me feel good knowing so, thank you!  Gary sounds like a great guy, by the way!

Nan,
Yeah, sometimes it would be good if we could just step outside ourselves for a short while to find some peace.  Thanks Nan!

Dixie,
If you felt it, then I must've expressed it well.  Thank you, my friend.

Charisma,
Thanks a bunch and great to see you on another rotation in Deputy Mod.  Hugs

Everyone, thank you!  I do so appreciate you reading.
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16 posted 01-27-2003 05:54 AM       View Profile for Sandpiper   Email Sandpiper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sandpiper

Your thoughts are heard, well done!!!

"And it was at that age...Poetry arrived in search of me...And something started in my soul."
Pablo Neruda

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