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Nightshade
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0 posted 12-29-2003 01:29 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade



.


.

I know this place
of in - between
Of what's to come
and what should
have been~
That time in space
where I ask myself
why didn't I?
And laugh out loud
when I would
rather cry~
I've been here before
but the pain
was worse~
I bravely hummed
a hymn
over a stifled
curse~
I remember the point
of no return~
Where I could have
jammed on the brakes
But merely
crashed and burned~
So here I sit
in a room with
a window
but
no door
Abandoned thoughts
drift to ceiling~
My feet firm
on the floor.
I
know
this
place...


.

.
.

Chris Barker
December 2003
~~~
© Copyright 2003 Chris Barker - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-29-2003 01:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I've been here before
but the pain
was worse~
I bravely hummed
a hymn
over a stifled
curse~

~*~

Did you know, that just today,
I read somewhere that humming
is very good for one...

and I believe that is, very much so!

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2 posted 12-29-2003 01:32 PM       View Profile for *Belabebeautiful*   Email *Belabebeautiful*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Belabebeautiful*

I read this twice before responding just because I liked it so much. Good candince good flow and beautifully expressed emotion. Definitly going in my library, thanks for the read.
~Live and Laugh~

Because of you I laugh a little harder, smile a little more, and cry a little less
~Bella~

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3 posted 12-29-2003 01:40 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

You wrote this so beautifully, Chris.  I felt what you must have meant me to feel.
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4 posted 12-29-2003 01:43 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Beautiful Chris...straight from your heart to pen.
Love it little sister...beautiful!
~Hugs, love and miss ya, Teed~

    In the midst of winter..
I found there lives within me,
    an invincible summer.

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5 posted 12-29-2003 01:52 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Chris, I have also been in that place...
and you told of it beautifully. Thanks for
sharing your heart, sweet friend.  
Hugs to you,  
Ethel
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That time in space
where I ask myself
why didn't I?
And laugh out loud
when I would
rather cry~

Chris~  I know that place too...I just try to be careful not to lock myself in, or back myself into a corner I can't get out of.   Believe me, I've come close a time or two.

Life is an ongoing process for sure!

You wrote this awful nice, I literally felt every word.  

Take care sweet poetess~  
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It is our past trials,  those moments we
want time to take us back to...that we might
be given one more chance to erase and perhaps
make it right...  Those moments are the ones
we fight...when in reality...we should only
laugh at them...and learn the valuable
lesson they have given us...

Beautiful write dear lady,  very much from
within you...thanx for sharing these emotions
with us.
Patricia
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8 posted 12-29-2003 03:39 PM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patricia

Oh Chris...do I know this.  Well written, my friend.  And you know what Mag said?  He's right.  I always try to look for the lessons, although in this month's trials, the lessons remained quite undiscernable.  I rest assured, I will have ah-ha moment regarding them, however.

Excellent!

Patricia
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9 posted 12-29-2003 03:49 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thankyou my poet friends. Hugs all round.
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10 posted 12-29-2003 08:57 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Because this is SO well written....
and I love ya....
This needs another go round so everyone can see it.
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11 posted 12-29-2003 09:41 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

That was sweet of you Teed. Thanks & Hugs,
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I know that place, too.  You have been able to share it, and you've worded it so well that we can identify with it.  Best wishes to you in the New Year.  ~K~
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Peace to you in the New Year Chris
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14 posted 12-31-2003 01:31 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Kahlil & Dixie, thankyou so much. Hugs!!
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15 posted 12-31-2003 03:32 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Fascinating piece, extremely befitting the photo and that "in-between" place.

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

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16 posted 12-31-2003 03:44 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Indeed facinating write. You have an insight that few can express.
Happy Travels Kiddo.
TD
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Indeed facinating write. You have an insight that few can express.
Happy Travels Kiddo.
TD
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This is nice...I know too...James
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19 posted 12-31-2003 09:17 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thankyou poet friends!
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Chris, I must have overlooked this one before.  I know this place all too well.  I call it the 'pause' in the cycle of life.  I really enjoy reading your writing and this one is no exception!  ......jo
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(big angel hugs) I know this place ever so well, dearest friend, where regrets, also-ran intentions and memories are stored, but also laughter in a jar you can always bring out when you need it, yay! God Bless You, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Chris, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

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22 posted 01-19-2004 10:06 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thankyou so much iliana for the lovely compliments! Hugs.

Noah, you always say such sweet things. Thankyou.
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23 posted 02-17-2004 11:38 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I know this place too, I live there. Maybe next time....

~sky

Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know....
~Good Charlotte

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