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Labyrinth of Emotion

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 05-04-2003 08:39 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

Labyrinth of Emotion


Emotions fade from inside out,
Choked low beyond the fear and doubt;
Too harsh to tread the distant past,
Where mem’ries linger, long since cast.

Without release, without relent,
This seething brew of sentiment,
Takes hold the inner core of wait,
Beneath the host who guides their fate.

What once was dear, no longer dwells,
Within the vacant heart that swells;
A home to harbor misery,
In testament, for none to see.

Though long abandoned, still they rise,
Bereft of tears in hardened eyes;
The years have faded, truth be known,
Though anguish lurks through ashes blown.

Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.

Alone, alone ... they wither deep,
In silent quell of mem’ries keep;
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.


/Kit McCallum

© Copyright 2003 Kit McCallum - All Rights Reserved
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 05-04-2003 08:41 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

So wonderful to see you grab a moment of write for yourself, and then share it with the rest of us.  Thank you for this treasure, Kit...layers and layers of wisdom and thought...
Nan
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2 posted 05-04-2003 08:43 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We've all been there, haven't we?  Emotions are such a driving force in our lives - and you express them better than just about anyone I know...

Kit - It's so wonderful to see you post (I should take the hint)... I really enjoyed this one - Did I mention that??...
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3 posted 05-04-2003 08:46 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Nice to read you again Kit.  A beautiful write!

Maree
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4 posted 05-04-2003 08:48 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Kit,
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.
Now your talking my language, LOL
You are a delight and even more so
your write.
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5 posted 05-04-2003 09:09 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

So good to see your pearls of wisdom here this morn Kit.
You have left many thoughts for us to ponder today.
This is a gem!
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

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

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6 posted 05-04-2003 09:53 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

The years have faded, truth be known,
Though anguish lurks through ashes blown.

===========================

Well that couplet is cooler than a mere moth has words for
HEY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bout time you got that beautiful smiling face of yours in here.
As always your gift of cadence sates my craving for rhymes divine.
Happy 3 year Pips anniversary me groovy gator gal
You will always be one of me fave girlies.

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Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart
****************************************
They all need to visit in this home, then they won't be so sad, or at least not alone.

CONGRATULATIONS, KIT! three years. Thank you for this gem, and for all the gems you gift us Pipsters.
(or should I say pipsqueeks?)
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Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.

There are several forms of escaping, and this is the one I always use - Hiding... Thanks for sharing this, Kit!

_,,,^.^,,,_
Florence

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It makes no difference what you write about Kit, it's always a treat.
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There is so much depth of 'need' in this poem..it's something different from you..I really enjoyed reading this side of you. You write emotions with such feeling.
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11 posted 05-04-2003 06:16 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Kit: I almost never come to Open Forum, but I'm so glad I got to read this wonderful poem.  Also came to congratulate you on marking your third year with Passions. I can see I need to check in here more often!

Best wishes
Betty Lou

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around the labyrinth they go, in perfect rhythm, though mournful, so, well done, Kit, absolutely well done!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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'Though long abandoned, still they rise,
Bereft of tears in hardened eyes;
The years have faded, truth be known,
Though anguish lurks through ashes blown.

Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.

Alone, alone ... they wither deep,
In silent quell of mem’ries keep;
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.'

Enjoyed much Kit.  Congratulations on your anniversary!  
Jason Lyle
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This a awesome, wish you would post more, I love your writes.
Jason
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15 posted 05-04-2003 08:52 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Kit, it's so good to see you posting again.  As always you take a topic and run with it.  This is beyond excellent writing and of course am saving it in my libary   Welcome home kit!

Take care,
Melissa~

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

Martie
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Kit...you are such a special lady, and person exceptional...it is always a pleasure to be able to read your poems of depth and beauty.  
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wow....i don't know what else to say
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very well done Kit........made me think of a current situation in my life.  And yes........i am stuck in the wonder of why.
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I don't know how you can write so well with such feeling and emotion and reality...
but I'm sure glad you do!!!
Out of words, this is great

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

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Though long abandoned, still they rise,
Bereft of tears in hardened eyes;
The years have faded, truth be known,
Though anguish lurks through ashes blown.

Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.

Alone, alone ... they wither deep,
In silent quell of mem’ries keep;
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.



Kit, do you know just how real this is
right now?  Thank you for sharing this
wonderful write.

Hugs,
Ethel

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Kit, I know this labyrinth ever too well, sweet friend, that place where there is no safe place to put my hands and I am wandering aimlessly toward a horizon I'm unfamiliar with! (sigh) This is heartfelt, sweet friend, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Kit, 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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22 posted 05-05-2003 04:07 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.
Just how true and wise is this - for it is there they swell.
Alone, alone ... they wither deep,
In silent quell of mem’ries keep;
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.
And round and round they will go until the heart overtakes the mind

Oh Kit, you are so wise, and parts of this I unfortunately related to so much for they linger on and catch my breath at times.  

Is it ever good to read your work again, and this is so different for you, but most enjoyable.

                 

Rick
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Dear Kit, lovely to be seeing some of your work again, I enjoyed this, we so often question why, it seems to invoke a challenge to our hearts to write of pain, even to this I don't know why, when saddened there appears to be a seed that blooms and hightens the will to share what we feel.
Thanks for sharing these thoughts, I feel them often, so often write.

Sincerely
Rick
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24 posted 05-05-2003 01:11 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Without release, without relent,
This seething brew of sentiment,
Takes hold the inner core of wait,
Beneath the host who guides their fate.

Maybe that's why many of us write... the pen is our safety valve... and we can spew feelings onto paper we couldn't acknowledge to another person for fear of judgment.

This speaks on so many levels... and every one reaches the heart. *S* Wonderful write!
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