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A Northern Town

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Michael G
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since 06-25-2000
Posts 567
Huntsville, Alabama


0 posted 10-19-2003 11:32 PM       View Profile for Michael G   Email Michael G   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Michael G's Home Page   View IP for Michael G

It is a drive that should have been
done long ago, one that was meant
to be, a far winding way north
along a path of wasted asphalt.
A drive I take to find myself
amongst the grey parchment of this
earth, bound only by my failings
to truely understand what I've become.
A man alone, without substance
for my heart that beats the ticks
of the roadway, longing to understand
why it is you cannot see me.
Have the clouds become thick with
envy, for my cause is unkown, and I
have yet to truely breathe a
free breath of air not stained.
It is a mistake we make, to
think we can live through the
graces of others, only to find them
slightly tarnished, and so it goes.
It is a mistake we make, to fall
upon our swords, as though the act
can justify how we have become
indulgent in our atrocities.
We are nothing if not human, fragile
in our fears, strong in our convictions,
longing to be loved yet not
smotherd so we can be free.
A freedom we cling to like our
skin, protecting yet still fragile
enough to allow us to bleed, allow
us to feel the sting of pain.
I wind north to a town I have known
in my heart and my soul, only to
realize I have forgotten myself
in the vastness of the ride.
That what I can contact and hope for
is nothing, because the heart I
have known is now gone, forever
left with out a forwarding address.
The views have changed, and with it
the reason I have come, for that reason
is a cleansing of sorts, a renewal of
my memories to be stored away.
Now is the time to be me, that which
I have always known I could become,
and leave nothing bitter behind
but the sweat thoughts of a lasting kiss.
© Copyright 2003 Michael G - All Rights Reserved
the_loner_23
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since 06-08-2002
Posts 5670
Jacksonville, Florida, USA


1 posted 10-19-2003 11:41 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

This was beautifully written

Cold hands means a warm heart

Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
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Listening to every heart


2 posted 10-20-2003 10:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I wind north to a town I have known
in my heart and my soul, only to
realize I have forgotten myself
in the vastness of the ride.

~*~

You remind me that life
isn't really all about us...
but we remain a terribly
intricate part
of the equation.

Well done.  Welcome home.
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 10-20-2003 11:25 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

MichaelG~
You've taken me on a remember cruise~

'We are nothing if not human, fragile
in our fears, strong in our convictions,
longing to be loved yet not
smothered so we can be free.'


I think you were meant to be here for me to read this morning~
Thank you for this~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram
   noles1@totcon.com     

Janet Marie
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since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


4 posted 10-20-2003 11:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Now is the time to be me, that which
I have always known I could become,

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


Michael, you always could write so that I felt every word...over and above all else...
you are a poet my friend.

"I've still got sand in my shoes
and I can't shake the thought of you ...
I wanna see you again."

Dido

angelblueyes
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since 07-19-2003
Posts 2194
Oklahoma


5 posted 10-20-2003 11:51 AM       View Profile for angelblueyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelblueyes

A great write with emotion I can feel in your words.
Crystal
Mordecai's Mommy
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since 09-24-2003
Posts 12
San Miguel, Ca


6 posted 11-13-2003 06:49 PM       View Profile for Mordecai's Mommy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mordecai's Mommy

I feel myself on this ride with you, to this northern town. You can feel the passion that was, only to be lost in this vast world. The sadness of no fowarding address, but the feeling of being totally free. I'm sure the venture was worth it.
Mordecai's Mommy

Like a dove, I am now flying free...

BluesSerenade
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since 10-23-2001
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By the Seaside


7 posted 11-13-2003 09:00 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Now is the time to be me, that which
I have always known I could become,
and leave nothing bitter behind

I thoroughly enjoy your poetry Michael G~
you speak to and from the heart,
and it is beautiful to me!

passing shadows
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since 08-26-99
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displaced


8 posted 11-13-2003 11:45 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

just what I needed tonight
Jenn E
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since 08-02-2000
Posts 597
Kelowna, BC, Canada


9 posted 06-25-2005 03:35 AM       View Profile for Jenn E   Email Jenn E   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jenn E

Beautiful MG......as always
Jenn E
 
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