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beggar's speech

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 09-06-2003 02:25 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

Enter I
the sacrifice
feet first in the metal mouth
blind
behind
a shroud denied
mechanics
of the teeth that see...

rear view mirror
cautioning
objects that appear too close
tap you on the shoulder
smile
granting you
the groin-knee'd greet.

Life behind the fold of blind--
I see color in the cloud--
suggesting pinks
of blues turned green
lions are mere mockery
Daniel was my brother once--
where is he? oh where
I see

There! The sun!
(shining on me?)
Nothing
no thing
harms me now--
I have angels in this dream.

Gavel
sounds the judge
in seek--
smack
decision
of jury
Foreman I pray
grant reprieve
tell me...
"What be done with me?"

Shall my wishes all be grant,
death I welcomed willingly--
begging now that I retract
and write a better end.

Bargaining.

A beggar's speech.

convict
crying "parity"
Ignore the distances
I see--
the spaces walled humanity--
the jury did not look at me--

I knew and etched the lines in stone.

A lifetime played
upon the stage
as I waited for review...

knowing,
opening--we closed.


[This message has been edited by serenity blaze (09-06-2003 02:44 AM).]

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Kethry
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1 posted 09-06-2003 02:27 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

fascinating images.
Kethry

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


Kaoru
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2 posted 09-06-2003 02:29 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

I'm in awe...major awe..
Susan Caldwell
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3 posted 09-06-2003 09:55 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Oh yes....loved this

I adore you!

Susan
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 09-06-2003 10:15 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

serenity,
Got a little lost with the force. LOL

[This message has been edited by Seymour Tabin (09-06-2003 12:18 PM).]

littlewing
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ahh far from a beggars speech, My Lady K
this is eternal beauty in itself:

There! The sun!
(shining on me?)
Nothing
no thing
harms me now--
I have angels in this dream.

yes and may they always bless you
*smile*
xxoo
Janet Marie
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6 posted 09-06-2003 11:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

*shaking me mothy head at you*

what you do with metaphors is mind boggeling...just in the first two verses of this alone had me going..then you play your theme of intend out to the aching end with the mastery of cryptic, haunting Poe story telling.

(you rock and it rolls me)

When was the last time you felt this high,
you are the best I've ever felt.
Its so wrong not to be with you
Its getting harder to stay away.

SH

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7 posted 09-06-2003 11:07 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Oh Karen, I was going to quote some of these wonderful
lines of yours, but found I'd be quoting the whole poem.
I'm keeping this to read over and over, SereneOne.  
Hugs  
Ethel
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I'm in awe of you.The way you use metaphors and the way you write with so much conviction is truly amazing to see.
Crystal
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Jeeez Karen...Wow!

You're amazing totally amazing.

it's a "keeper"

and miss ya.

M

fate is not just
whose cooking  smells good
but which way the wind blows

(Ani DiFranco)

Sunshine
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First you take me here,
then you turn the corner
and disappear
appearing behind
in taking me there...

I think we need
to duet...
serenity blaze
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11 posted 09-07-2003 09:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks all, for being ever generous and so patient with me.

Thanks for reading--I hope to be reading more of YOU all soon--thank you.
Janet Marie
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12 posted 06-13-2004 02:25 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Doing the birthday bump from me library of rhyme divine Sen keepers.
Its your day..the forums shall be your marquee
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13 posted 04-06-2006 12:31 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

How I missed this ditty I have no idea, but yup, you sort of make one's jaw drop open sometimes, and this was one of them.  No point in picking out a line, as they were all meant to be together
 
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