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Hall of mirrors

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Peter J Marcroft
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0 posted 04-15-2003 09:23 AM       View Profile for Peter J Marcroft   Email Peter J Marcroft   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Peter J Marcroft


Fragile glass, silver light, noises low,
The path of paradoxes before me,
Visions of the self is what is on show,
As I walk into eternity

I am here, I am there, I walk everywhere,
Seeing myself and other self reflected back,
I walked too far, now lost in the lair
Of creatures of myself, ready to attack.

I bow to the gladiator and pray before my god,
I scream at the father and run from the cop,
Down the silvery labyrinth, I plod,
Desperate to reach the enlightened top

Of the reality that is mine, yet nausea fills me,
My mind spins into a flash of memories,
The body of the gladiator, mind of the flea,
Form into my new and old destinies

My body rebels and I fall down,
My last sight is the keeper as he begins to talk,
“You have travelled far, but now you’ll drown,
For the bodies of others selves you should not stalk.

There is nothing I can do for you, you stared
Into the eyes of the mirror and what they hide,
Now they are you, you are them, one body shared,
And the multiplicity of pain is your bride.”

I scream and attempt to flee, but the memories remain,
This is my fate, sealed alone,
My skill pales and blood starts to rain,
As the name of my body is cast in stone…
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passing shadows
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1 posted 04-15-2003 02:39 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

scary...
serenity blaze
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2 posted 04-15-2003 05:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oooh...I DO like this! very gothic quality to it, and yep, I've got to vote for this'n...it just FLOWED to tell the story.

wonderful!
Peter J Marcroft
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since 02-02-2003
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3 posted 04-15-2003 05:57 PM       View Profile for Peter J Marcroft   Email Peter J Marcroft   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Peter J Marcroft

Thanks alot for the feedback people
Justbleu
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4 posted 04-28-2003 11:22 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Wow this one is intense but oooooh did I like.....
Very cool!!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

SPIRIT
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5 posted 04-29-2003 03:58 PM       View Profile for SPIRIT   Email SPIRIT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SPIRIT

I enjoyed and voted.
Irie
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6 posted 04-30-2003 03:38 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Well this certainly packs a punch.
The contradiction of ones self .... battling the "others" .... anxiety!!!
~*sigh*~
OK, I can quit holding my breath now!
I enjoyed the pictures you etched, from beginning to end.
You've got my vote  




~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

[This message has been edited by Irie (04-30-2003 03:40 PM).]

 
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