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Karma Understood Leaves No Where To Turn

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 03-11-2006 11:14 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


I have no thoughts tonight,
only memories,
and they dont ever keep me warm;
sometimes in weak moments,
steeped in the acrid drink of mortality,
I wonder what I meant to you.

I recall your smile,
the sensations of infinity
in all the little whiles we were joined,
your laughter,
rich honest laughter,
oh
I know I made you laugh;
though
I hear no trace of that in you today.

In the ways I tried to teach you
I look in on you from time to time.
Im no stalker,
I do it from a distance so great
as to be almost in another universe;
you see I have no interest in bending fate,
it is too late for me anyway;
my time here is coming to its end.

I simply wish you well,
a thought I could never tell you
even when you listened;
that kind of honesty always makes you run away
and now
you have all the things you wanted,
all the merit badges and the trappings,
the craven markers of success,
yet there is a hollow sound
ringing in the echo that deafens
while bringing an awareness of emptiness.
How many zeros in a bank account
add up to something real?

Ah well,
who could tell
if they meet you today
at some chic soiree over drinks
while discussing meaningless nuances
overlaying momentary pseudo-art;
within its shell of status and display
your heart always is a merc on the open market
a soldier of fortune in the anarchy of social war,
maybe when Ive left this life Ill find a way
to break the spell
that seems yet to hold me in your thrall each day.

2006 by icebox
© Copyright 2006 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 03-11-2006 11:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

"maybe when Ive left this life Ill find a way
to break the spell
that seems yet to hold me in your thrall each day."

I hope you do find a way....but not by leaving this life....is that possible?
XOx Uriah xOX
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2 posted 03-11-2006 11:29 PM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

This is very powerful !   Once more...a heart squeezed and poured upon the page.
"How many zeros in a bank account
add up to something real?"

Powerful!

But concerning "my time here is coming to its end."
Where can you go?   You are here.
There is no where to go...Where you are not.
serenity blaze
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3 posted 03-12-2006 12:43 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

" wonder what I meant to you."

and I wonder some days,

if I will die wondering if I mattered.

(and why is that important to me?)

Karen's last words will be punctuated with a question mark, no doubt about it.

It's check in time, ice.

Let me know how you are...

retrograde always plummets my soul.

Rainbowdust
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4 posted 03-12-2006 05:18 AM       View Profile for Rainbowdust   Email Rainbowdust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rainbowdust

Icebox

This was so beautifully honest. It's going into my library.

"sometimes in weak moments,
steeped in the acrid drink of mortality,
I wonder what I meant to you."

Gorgeous.

The soul would have no rainbows, had the eyes no tears.

Klassy Lassy
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5 posted 03-12-2006 06:57 AM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

What a gift laughter is, and to have someone who cares enough to give it to you!  There is so much in this poem that stirs the depths of my thought:  the things we do not say, the distances we keep, the love that stays--an goes.  The eyes.

Incredible write!

~ Klassy ~
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6 posted 03-12-2006 11:21 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

...and the worst of it is, we make our own karma, here and now -- or enough of it that we can say it's all. A shape of spirit, some of its strengths and weaknesses, worth a pawn or two on this giant chessboard, and if we're lucky some memories and dimensions out of lives gone before, that's all we get. The rest we build ourselves, whether sticks or bricks or straw.

~~(>   ~~(>  ~~( >    ~~~(ER>
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7 posted 03-12-2006 11:29 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

what Klassy said and more~~~

touched me today~~

M
Susan Caldwell
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8 posted 03-12-2006 02:44 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

I am glad to see some of the newer members reading you.  

I won't tell you not to go..but rather, if you must, to visit me in my dreams.  

Sadly beautiful words Mr. Icy.     

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


[This message has been edited by Susan Caldwell (03-13-2006 08:54 AM).]

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9 posted 03-12-2006 02:51 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

You do know how to touch a reader with
your thoughts and blunt feelings...so real.
desert-spike
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10 posted 03-12-2006 02:58 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

icebox, sometimes I have words, sometimes they have me. Today the latter is so, and I find you've left me at a loss. This is not easily done.
Buttons
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11 posted 03-12-2006 03:42 PM       View Profile for Buttons   Email Buttons   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Buttons

your title says it all; beautifully expressed.

Buttons
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12 posted 03-12-2006 05:48 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


Oh icebox. I find it impossible to choose "special" lines. They are all so perfect and they speak so well. This poem seems very personal and honest. Thank you for this.
iliana
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13 posted 03-13-2006 10:37 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Maybe when we leave this world...lots of things will be different...but it sounds like as long as the tie's not broken, you'll meet her again.  Hope you're well, Mr. C.   ....jo
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14 posted 03-14-2006 02:37 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Icebox, if you made just one person laugh in this often bleak world, you will be greeted by angels with open arms.Then count all the joy and pleasure you have given us at PIPs
and know how you will be missed when that times comes. Sincerely, martyjo
MGROVES
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15 posted 03-21-2006 09:18 AM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

making a person laugh
(especially one who was not allowed much
in life)
is a gods gift ~ heart felt~ soul filled~
treasure, priceless~
its memory written upon ones heart
keeps for all eternity, even love cant erase a treasure like that~

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

MGROVES
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16 posted 07-03-2007 02:32 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

just going back in time, my soul smiles upon you~

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

JamesMichael
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17 posted 08-03-2007 05:11 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Like this...James
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


18 posted 10-28-2007 03:52 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
MGROVES
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19 posted 05-20-2012 06:45 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

come back to the past for my best memories. thankyou

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

 
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