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brian madden
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ireland


0 posted 06-09-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for brian madden

Return to eternity

In violent shakes of palms you lift the mighty to the ground,
Reclining head bent to rest; wish away the endless hours.
Watch the living bread swirl to infinity in the lakes
To endless depths and blackened thoughts
Weíll burn the heretics to warm the fires.

Muttering whispers raised to the deafened fool,
staring wide-eyed
Mouth open in awe about his surrounding.
Others move on and out as the thunder rises over the garden.
They twist back the hands of time
To when we were serpents choking on our dust,
heads fixed towards the sun glowing in memory of our loved ones.
====================================================
Urban

Pavement stone tears the dragging skin.
On marching shadows stare right through me.
Mechanic ants locked in one way streets.
Naked tones of uniform stamped: the vultures prey.
Stripped of emotion that is cast as waste in a dying river.
Cannot reap penance on the ancient urban stone.
A crushing wall of millions forces us to walk alone.
===================================================
Pestilence without prejudice

The lepers shine their spots
and bandage our wounds
they inflicted to get inside.
There they play out their Blessed Sacrament
Their temple: our body.
Suffering the crucifixion
the skeleton is a cross to give witness
to ďThe king of the people.Ē
Here they are slaughtered and virus spawns
In another bloody valentine.
In polished mirrors peer their eyes
Watching us as we stand on the inside.
They pretend their roles and make them so.
Down comes the plague of cleansing,
Strangely in such horror we feel the same.
===================================================
Terminal

I hear you scream.
Blind penance speaks.
Drenched out in the furnace sun,
Blaze our minds as we lay down
beneath the desert skies.
I am sullen here, trapped beneath,
dampened sounds ring out in my head.
Sweating still a voice murmurs nonsense
quietly dazed in streams of alcohol.
Routine consumption,
triggered with bursts of energy.
I lost myself that night,
I woke to hear you scream.
Blind penance speaks

From a lonely place I lost myself
my trail of thought.



†------------------------
"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.






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Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-09-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent Brian..I have a hard enough time writing ONE poem let alone 3.... good job.  
Janet Marie
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2 posted 06-10-2000 02:59 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

deep deep you are my poetic genius
where does one begin...
all 4 are awesome...
i think i like eternity and terminal best
and Urban is way cool..so much imagery packed in such a few intense lines.
I think that word best describes all your work--INTENSE.
later Bri-gator
eve  


 I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem
I'm feeling ...
If you're gone - maybe it's time to go home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
cuz there's a little bit of something me...
In everything in you.
~MB20~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

nando
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Vaxjo, Smaland, Sweden


3 posted 06-10-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for nando   Email nando   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nando

Brian

Urban

"Pavement stone tears the dragging skin.
On marching shadows stare right through me.
Mechanic ants locked in one way streets.
Naked tones of uniform stamped: the vultures prey.
Stripped of emotion that is cast as waste in a dying river.
Cannot reap penance on the ancient urban stone.
A crushing wall of millions forces us to walk alone."

Loved it.
I thinks it gives a good picture of the cold and mechanic life in the city. The life we donīt really want to live, but end up living anyway...

-nando-




 Ask me how to live your life, and this to you Iīll say: make your choises true and wise, so that when tomorrow will arise, youīll smile at yesterday...
brian madden
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ireland


4 posted 06-10-2000 10:17 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Poet Devine. thanks for your kind reply.

"..I have a hard enough time writing ONE poem let alone 3.... " I don't believe that for a second. These are old poems that I have stored up from about two years ago.

Jan. "poetic genius" I am blushing alot. thanks but I am a fool at heart.
Now intense...lol I guess I can be. I am lightening up a bit not the tortured soul I was when I wrote these little pieces of misery. Thanks for your wonderful response.

nando glad you liked Urban, hope you also enjoyed other poems. I just find cities to be quite overwhelming, especially when I first moved to the city...too many people crowding pavements. It was just chaos.
Thanks for reading and for your response.




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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.


SpitFire
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5 posted 06-11-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Brian,...I do have to say that I am enjoying reading this short poem series of yours.  Ok,...Return to Eternity...brings forth thoughts of releasing a passed loved one.  Then again the more I read it the more thoughts flood my mind.  In any case, it's well written and vividly desriptive.  Urban,...Love the "Mechanic Ants"...tis so true, if you ever just stand back and watch...it's almost insane.  This poem is well depicted and an observation worth writing about.  Great job.  Pestilience Without Prejudice...ok this one made me think of disease (obviously) but in two ways.  One as taking notice to the overwhelming and seemingly out of control problem occuring in this world.  And another as society taking on the role of a fatal disease in it's actions.  Heck, I may be way off ,..but it's what I got.  Terminal,...thoughts of regret come to mind.  Images so easily pictured due to your amazing ability to portray the scene and emotions so well.  Thank you for keeping this little Short Poem series going. I am so enjoying it.  You please me so,...with your writing.   Thank you , thank you. *Peace.
SpitFire
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6 posted 06-12-2000 06:31 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~bumpsorryhadtohehe.  *Can you read that? *Peace.
SwŚmp§Faerˇie
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Illinois


7 posted 06-14-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Email SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SwŚmp§Faerˇie

Great work brian!! These have kind of an old...hmm how to explain....almost ancient feel to them,very very interesting.love your poetry!!

swampfaeryie


 And there she weaves by night and day,
a magic web of colours gay.~Tennyson
 
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