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Quenching Thirst And Other Foolishness

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 05-04-2005 06:28 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


Women leave
and that's a fact,
one day they turn
and don't turn back,
the trick's in learning comfort
with duplicity,
to ignore the hurt
avoid the pity,
since it is built into their genes
like accepting mold and damp
when living where it always rains,
like learning that a dog
having bitten once
may always bite again.

As they close the door
I watch them walk away,
I don't ever stop to say
or ask why
they choose a single day,
over any other;
its two steps forward
two steps back,
new hearts always
can be bought off the rack,
the hardest tack for memory
is the simple art of knowing
when the pains should not be showing,
that I was never meant to take it
personally.

Always reasons are too loose,
the walls of self
no more define existence,
no chance left upon reflection,
"mine eyes have seen the glory"
only other's introspection
and the loss
of that which had been sighed upon,
promised as a thing,
tangible in dreams alone,
that should have been forever
and yet
becomes always gone
in time,
becomes that which can not be contained
within.

Shake the rattle,
ring the bell,
meet me at the gates of hell;
if you really want to see a ride,
when you stare
into the soul of another
see what happens by forgetting
it is polite to stand in shadows
on the side.

2005 by icebox
© Copyright 2005 icebox - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-04-2005 07:17 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Hmmmmm.....sounds like, "Women and gila monsters -- only dangerous if you let 'em flip over on their back....."

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passing shadows
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displaced


2 posted 05-05-2005 05:17 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I love it!
Susan Caldwell
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3 posted 05-05-2005 09:24 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

not always...



but I wish there were a better way, until then, it's good with bad for as long as it last.

either way...I love reading what you have to say about it.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Martie
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4 posted 05-05-2005 04:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

"Women leave
and that's a fact,
one day they turn
and don't turn back,"

Not "all" woman!  I, usually stay too long!  
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5 posted 05-05-2005 04:56 PM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

I,too, stay too long. But one day something in me just snapped. And there is no turning back for me.

Excellent I like this one.
Aenimal
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the ass-end of space


6 posted 05-05-2005 09:59 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

excellent write sir. laughing at ed's reply. honestly, they scare the crap out me, but as norm peterson once said..'women can't live with them...pass the beernuts'
Earth Angel
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7 posted 05-05-2005 11:58 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dear Box of Ice, it may be that it was the wrong women that have done you wrong. The right women would do you right!


EA
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8 posted 08-07-2013 08:59 PM       View Profile for Lady Goodman   Email Lady Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Goodman

perchance it's one of those self-fulfilling prophecy things...
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