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Old 05-12-2004, 05:40 AM   #61
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Rob is gorgeous isnt he?
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united we stand
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:16 AM   #62
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Another Manís Paradise


I sit here, imagining mountains in the distance; mountains with snow-capped peaks and clusters of pine gathered at their feet. All the while I am straining to hear the first whimper, the soft cry that signals my time is no longer my own. He sleeps in restless slumber below singing stars to the music of Beethoven mechanically simulated, secure that when he awakens Mommy will come. I feel the beginnings of another within my womb and I am finding it difficult to maintain the blush of a new motherís happiness. Seven months since I have given birth and already another clamors for my body, reclaiming it for a primal purpose. I could curse myself for my stupidity, become bitter toward those I love. Instead I comfort myself with visions of mountains here in another manís paradise, surrounded by palm and palmetto; bikini clad, unscarred, flat stomachs of childless women.

----Not quite poetry form but it reads like a poem to me...
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Old 09-04-2004, 05:28 AM   #63
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Can't we go back
I want to go back
To where problems wiped off
With the tears

To where you'd forget you were hurt
And smile again for real
To the day when the lemonade stand
Meant as much as the customers

When you'd weep at Grizabella
In footie pyjamas
And not know why
Just that it made your lip cry-ey

To when you couldn't read
And I was your media outlet
So all the news I dispensed
Was good.

To when you thought you could save the Twin Towers
With an email to your American friends
Saying please help

When hurt didn't stick
Any more than Silly Putty up your nose
Just a little but not really
Just a little

Just a little time left.
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #64
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The story of us

Singing to me,
you sang to me on our birth.
Late night Greek food,
smiles that hadnít bent lips in years.

You,
Bold.
You kissed me that night.

You were so certain.

The story begins to unfold.

I saw dreams in your eyes, soporific blue; like mine, but not like mine.
I saw fields green, dotted with heather.
A little house, the picket fence,
the path, less taken, trodden with
our footsteps.

I believed in you.
I saw more in you than you ever saw
in yourself.

It was always that way.
That will never change.

And you stumbled.
And you screamed at the sky.
And you hid in a world
where no one could reach you.

And you smiled, even tempered.
Me a tempest,
brewing despair each time you fell.
Hoarse from words that never
met your heart.

ďI love you. I love you. I love you,Ē
you said.
ďI love you. I love you. I love you,Ē
you plead.

You were so certain.

But those words fell at my feet
actions so indiscreet.
And I couldnít find you.

My back broken, I fell
to my knees and screamed.
And all I could do was crawl.
And beg you for hope.
The girl I was -- no longer there.
My will gone.

Until the rains began.

And all the rivers awash upon our shores
converged and never ended.
And the skies opened up and rained.
Each time. They rained.

Itís still raining now.

Three days of promises
promises broken before, but more now
promises never redeemed. Hollow.

Empty.

I am empty.

And now that the story of us
is left in waste,
will your thirst
finally be slaked?
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Old 09-06-2004, 10:59 AM   #65
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and then the Hell youve been living in widens
everything goes hazy
the normal you have been living in
no long exsists
as you realize
your reality will not change
this is how its goin to be
whether you like it or not
because you cant manipulate another person
they have to make their own choices
but
you live with the outcome
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:56 AM   #66
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to hell i've been and back again
here we go
the pain i've had and now again
nothing changes
is it me, my stupid self again?
probably

i've fvcking had enough.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:01 AM   #67
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vibe
i know you and then i dont
i see you but your really gone
ive known you all my life
tho we've just met today
where has all the time gone?
passing between us
static in the air
twist and turns
pulses moves
blending with the last breath
i took one look at you
and i know...
i know you
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:43 PM   #68
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Time gave flesh to feelings
retelling a story of someone else
a thousand miles away we're sealed
each in another's world unfelt.

Rivers of tears flow under some bridges
as dry leaves choke the mouth of a stream
and strand a raft of halted verse
moored by someone else it seems.

Words of light crossed from our hearts
a half billion times in seconds
but sense can never bridge the rift
someone else dug between us.

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Old 09-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #69
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her chocolate colored hair
gather into a high ponytail
accenting her cheekbones
"i love it when she wears
her hair like that" he thought
he walked over to her confidently
and asked to her dance
each song moved them closer together
it came as no surprise to everyone
when 2 forms were seen leaving the dance
'under the sea' was a silly theme
he drove her to the perfect spot
overlooking the lake
she had never been there
but neither had he
foggy windows tell the tale
of what happened that night
they would never be the same
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:31 PM   #70
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the raven and the dove

in the blackest midnight
wings outspread in flight
black as black
white as white
against the dark
flashing bright
inpassioned thrashing
in the night
circling each other
in the height
desire soaring
as they reunite
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:10 PM   #71
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The couch

hiding behind the couch
as the words get louder
harder they sound off the walls
she crouches with knees to her chest
eyes clenched shut - invisible
wishing the voices away
songs inside her head
block out the noise of hatred
the day dims an night falls
shadows cast on her still form
eye closed
her face relaxed in sleep
as her mind carries her
to a safe haven of quiet rest
peacefully she slumbers
mid the war just beyond
the boarders of the living room couch
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:17 AM   #72
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starman

from what summer night's meadow did you spring full-formed,
watching me through my window
knowing my heart's solitude
was not of choice but necessity?

your deft hands heal me, your soft touch warms me,
your gentle, vibrant whispers bring me to life

you show me a world
i had convinced myself did not exist
you open that window
so effortlessly
and lo! there it is!
a cosmos filled
with supernovae
strange and joyous events
bursts of pinwheel prismatic refraction
and sparticles

tonight i am alone
and watch the night sky
a swollen, tender, cloud-entangled moon
a paucity of dim, pale stars,
and dissipating contrails streak the frosty stratosphere

somewhere you are out there
how many million miles?
i am not sad so much as pensive
in waiting and in knowing
that someday
your star will send you back to me

i make a wish and close the blinds
it does not do to think too much
but my heart remains full
til next time
my starman
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:19 AM   #73
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My name is taken
from a word
meaning blind
but maybe that
is just a way of saying
"does not see".

As a girl I removed my glasses
when fireworks began
because the blurry, glittering shapes
were made the more magnificent
by my defective vision.

I've grown, but not much differently.

"They're not a heavenly host,"
you say,
"just airplanes in formation
for landing at the airport
at seven; what's to see?"

To me appear starry beings
descending one by one
home again
when evening falls;
we have missed them;
thank God they're safe
and sound with us
and beautiful beyond my words.

"I'm not a god,"
you say,
"not your Quicksilver, your perfect,
your shining, clever entity
delivering messages
(and you)
from other gods."

I like it better with unaided sight.
I like it that I do not see.
What I see is enough,
it is miraculous;
I can only wish we shared it.
Grant me my vision.
Be silent; spare me my dreams.

If I replace my glasses,
if my sight were any clearer,
the planets fade
and streetlights take their places;
we become mortal,
something less than evanescent.
I see evasion in your eyes
and the dying begins.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:20 AM   #74
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There's poetry in a city;
it escapes us while we find
things needed to survive.

Concrete warriors, angels and gods
tower over ribbons of yet more concrete
grey, sulphur, ash and asphalt,
clanking metal, screeching tires,
sparkling glass and occasional crash
to the music of horns, engines and shouted greetings,
an occasional curse or raucous laughter
and footsteps, still many footsteps
in an age of transportation.

On the slate-grey lake a freighter mourns,
lonely for a tug
to pull her down the river
her gravel burden to be borne
round the snaked curves of the Cuyahoga,
a labored spilling on the docks.

Wind slices down a corridor of steel and stone
and metal bones;
we clutch our collars closer
and hurry faster
as if to outrun the falling temperature.

Cathedral bells admonish us in song
to mind our manners
say our prayers
eat our lunch and catch our buses
and to watch the skies
for further developments.

There is something of a lullabye
in a city
to one who was born there,
a rhythm never found
in peaceful mountains or beside a pond
or in the grand green suburbs.

A city child sleeps better to a siren's wail
than to any gentle tune;
it tells of someone brave enough
to rescue the burning
and catch the burglars
and keep us safe
until the bells
sing morning songs again.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:23 AM   #75
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Reluctantly I love you;

sought not to and yet must.

I prayed that it be less and yet

it grows as each day passes,

a tender thing

and yet survives the frost.

Dawn follows dark;

to my amazement

this unlikely planting

has now grown a little more.

I pray you stay with me

and tend it,

you who placed it there.

It feeds on dreams and kindness

and is sheltered by my faith.

No frost shall touch it

in my keeping;

stay awhile with me and tend it,

you who placed it there.
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