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Such Sweet Silence

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Auguste
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0 posted 02-26-2004 03:16 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste


Such Sweet Silence

There's such sweet silence in the night
In the dark, the world's asleep
With pen in hand these poems I write
But there are few that I will keep

Like softly dripping rain they fall
At other times more like a drought
At this late hour the birds still call
In trees far off they move about

In silence there is often sound
So listen close and you may hear
Much like a whisper, it is faint
But it is always very clear

These Mockingbirds, oh how they sing
Nine songs I counted once when late
I check the clock, it's almost time
It's for the veil of dark they wait

From silence do I draw these words
To speak of dreams, to find a phrase
To share the truth and let you know
That we're alike in many ways

So much alike if it be known
The wars would stop and peace ensue
The children of the earth be fed
There's so much good that we could do

We all search life for loveliness
Our dear ones treasured 'til the end
We all remember our first kiss
And broken hearts that had to mend

We're warmed by laughter of a child
In awe when sunsets paint the skies
While kissing, often lose ourselves
And love to see smiles reach the eyes

Small whispers in the night that speak
From silence grown and darkness bred
Of paths to trod and beauty seek
To pen the words that must be said

When petals spread to welcome light
And flowers breathe perfume to air
This quiet friend that is the night
Is now at rest without a care

Sleep on, dear silence, 'til the day
Breathtaking, paints the sky to red
So stars once more can find their way
There are still words I have not said


(this is who I am and am struggling still to be. There is still poery in my heart, paintings yet to be revealed, but I can barely think and breathe now.  Of all the poetry I was once able to write, I think this poem is one that reveals the true soul of me.  I'm a good person.  Like each of us, I make mistakes, but my very soul is very pute and caring, loving, in awe of the world around me, in awe of friends that understand how much I care, just how much I love them.  God blesses us in BIG ways.  He's blessed me when I never felt I deserved it.  He loves me.  I love all!!!!  
© Copyright 2004 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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this IS beautiful
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Michael, you are a true and great man

thank you for this powerful piece, for sharing yourself
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Michael I am so glad that you have come and left this gift for us all, you have been missed dear man.  Peace sweetie,
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"Sleep on, dear silence, 'til the day
Breathtaking, paints the sky to red
So stars once more can find their way
There are still words I have not said"

I was about to log off and head to work when I saw your name pop up here in front of me, and could not resist opening and responding before I headed out.  It is soooooooo good to read you again, Michael.

This is absolutely wonderful. Beautiful thoughts to ponder and reflect upon. I'm so glad to see this here this morning, my friend, and very much enjoyed the read. Just lovely!

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit
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Dear Auguste, this is a wonderful touching piece. The night carries its gifts and you capture the whispers, sharing them beautifully.
I breathe in your beauty.
Thank you!
Love,  Margherita
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What a wonderful poem! I share many of these same feelings. I certainly understand about feeling unworthy but am trying to see myself as I believe God sees us all... He sees only the good in us and is always waiting to grant His blessings, if only we would ask...
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So good to see you here Michael.
We have missed you.
Understand the difficulties you are facing, and hold your hand in the smile of your works and the memories we cherish.
TD
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Ah Auguste, poetry is the music of our soul that we leave behind so that all might know we once cared...not just for ourselves, but for all mankind...

Your gifts are still many, and still remain with you.  I am sure, very sure, you will continue to always give, as good as you get.

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Auguste
What more can one ask. Well done
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Michael!  What a wonderful surprise to wake to one of your writes!
Your words are lovely and as pure as your heart.
God Bless You my friend.
~Healing hugs and love, Nancy~


~ Can I keep you? ~
            -Casper  
            

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what a pleasure to read this touching write...so very good to see you here....I continue to keep you in prayers and thoughts...gentle hugsss


Lauren~


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There are moments when speech
is but a mouth pressed lightly and
humbly against the angel's hands.
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12 posted 02-26-2004 09:24 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Michael sweet, gentle, man, Your poem is the first that I have read to-day,  and it is all I need to make this Thursday complete.
Beautiful, wise words. Who needs more?
Take heart my friend. I wrap warm thoughts around you. Hugs, Chris
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When I saw that you had written a poem, I clicked on it faster than you can say, "Hallelujah!"

Michael, I am in awe of your talent ~ and you! In spite of all your trials and tribulations, you are able to create a remarkable piece of poetry that is so full of beauty, gratitude, and wisdom.

This was a real treat for me to read ~ and experience! You had me from start to finish.
...and may I add that your comments only added to my appreciation of both you and your fine poetry! God bless you, sweet Michael.

Loving, healing hugs,
Linda
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Michael

How wonderful to find this special poem here this morning...it has always been one of my favorites of yours.  I'm thinking of you as always, with love!  
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Your paintbrush is still very full, Michael, and that quill still holds an ink that yields a unique write from your heart. It is a pleasure to read your words again. Healing thoughts from my heart to yours, Kacy. (PS, I am once again under the northern lights)
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Michael, you know how I love this one.  Good to see it here today.  ~K~
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Lovely...James
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(big angel hugs) Oh Michael, I literally flood in tears reading this most perfect poem that repesents YOU, dearest friend, I have been so blessed to have you as my dear friend in my heart and I always will be, for your golden heart shows such strength and love that is seldom found in this world and you are a wonderful example of faith for all those who struggle and fight in life! (sigh) You may feel weak curently, but your heart has only grown stronger and I hope you always believe that as you influence and inspire all of us greatly, God Bless You Forever, yay, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, 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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good morning, Michael
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Michael...the biggest of hugs from me to you~

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23 posted 01-01-2005 01:49 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

This was one of Michael's best when he was at his worst.  It is a honest picture of a man that could see the best in everything even through his pain and suffering.  What I remember most about him was his "protection and empathy of the ladies" always the gentleman.

Well here's to Michael, may he soar high and God bless him.
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