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Member Elite
since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

0 posted 2000-07-08 10:18 AM

Hush of dawn rests like benediction
Over silent grandeur of towering mountains,
Flushed sky brightens into fiery eruption.

Violent paroxysm portends destruction,
Dark cloud descends as blackest night
As earth is rent in Hell's retribution.

Tongues of flame from Styx's explosion
Bring forth streams of fire as ocean's tide,
Flow over land to life's expulsion.

Five thousand souls in conflagration,
Euphemia sinks into earth's bosom,
Swallowed whole, annihilation.

Clouds of dust obscure forgotten foundation,
Remnants of forgotten existence,
Melancholy ruins of desolation.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 07-08-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Member Empyrean
since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
1 posted 2000-07-08 05:58 PM

Mike, such vivid, powerful imagery in this poem's dark meaning.  Great writing!
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
2 posted 2000-07-08 08:17 PM

Now - You KNOW that I love it...
Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
3 posted 2000-07-08 10:36 PM

Wow ! I'm shaking the dust out of my clothes
at this very moment ! I FEEL the last line. Very visual and well done. Thanks for the read !  
      Peace,  Geoff

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

4 posted 2000-07-09 04:01 PM

Excellent writing, Mike!


Member Elite
since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
5 posted 2000-07-09 10:20 PM

the river of hate in explosion
bringing forth streams of fire..
very deep


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 2000-04-06
Posts 10263

6 posted 2000-07-10 09:49 PM

This is a very in depth, expressive work. It requires reading and re reading to appreciate. Good job


Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
7 posted 2000-07-10 10:46 PM

Most excellent! It got my vote!  

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 07-10-2000).]

Member Elite
since 1999-12-27
Posts 3263

8 posted 2000-07-26 10:47 AM

The turbulence here takes on such emotion...this is grand writing.

~ Claire< !signature-->

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

[This message has been edited by Meadowmuse (edited 07-26-2000).]

X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
9 posted 2000-07-27 12:03 PM

Hellfire and Brimstone Mike! I could SMELL sulfur!


doreen peri
Member Elite
since 1999-05-25
Posts 3812
10 posted 2000-07-27 11:25 AM

Mike... this is exquisite in its detail.... excellent writing....!
I have always had a great admiration for your work.

and i'm voting whether you like it or not! *smile*

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