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Postby Anblick » Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:22 pm

Posting a few of my favorite poems I've written.

This one was written 4/26/93:


The Tree of Life

The many branches stem out
With endless abandon.
The infinite choices abound,
They strech on and on
To new and endless choices
And how are we to know
On which branch shall we go?
What holds them together?
What keeps them apart?
What if..., How..., When..., and Why...?
But if we turn things around,
Then inward they're bound,
Back towards the trunk known as your soul.
And from within here,
Your life will appear,
And show you which way you should go.


4/26/93
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Postby Mlou » Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:27 pm

Very nice for the sprout you were then, I'll bet.
One of my cardinal rules...I give it to you free...never use the same adjective twice. (endless)
I noticed it rhymes in some lines, not others. Intentional?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby Anblick » Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:28 pm

Most of my poetry is based on a rhythm I have in my mind and I usually don't make an effort to rhyme.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:20 am

This one was written 7/10/93:



Friendship

Friendships Transcend Time
If ever it were true
If it once had meaning
It always will.
You'll always feel at ease
To talk about your passions,
To vent your fears,
To please each other.
A friendship is very special
To let your heart define
It will ever make you happy
Because it will transcend time.


7/10/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:21 am

This one was written 2/10/93:


Helplessness can be good

It's a difficult feeling
At the mercy of another
Helpless to control one's own fate
But I'd rather be here
than anywhere else,
I can make it without being alone.

I'm one step closer
to ending my loneliness.
I'm one step closer to freedom.
But with that freedom
also comes
a feeling of not being free.
Its through this lack of freedom
that my freedom may occur,
and thus my happiness return.

Its been gone for longer
than I can remember
but hopefully now
that I'm helpless to live
may my freedom to live return.


2/10/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:22 am

This one was written 6/10/93:



Sandcastles

They're built by kids
On every beach
They inspire dreams within
The tide comes in
And rolls away
And takes these dreams with them
But they don't give up
They don't despair
They build them back again
For with each structure
New dreams arrive
And with each dream
Another kid strives
To make this world
A better place
To add to all our hopes
We should take heart
And then we'll learn
The way to live our lives
Our dreams are Sandcastles In Our Minds
They hold our dreams within.
And if or when they're washed away,
Just build them back again.

6/10/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:23 am

This one was written 7/28/93, and is probably the most personal one I've ever written:



The Gambler

The Chamber was loaded
And spun 'till it stopped
He lifted the gun to his head
He prayed for forgiveness
And squeezed on the trigger
A small bead of sweat started down.
He pulled on his finger
A little bit harder
And the instant withstood time itself.
It triggered the hammer
To strike towards the chamber
And perform the crime of his heart,
But nothing has happened
He stands and he ponders
The bullet did not fire as planned.
So, he'll wait a week longer
And reload the chamber
And gamble his life to the end.


7/28/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:23 am

This one was written 8/10/93:


Mirrors

The eyes I see
Reflect the soul
They show the pain within

The more they bear
The more they stare
And speak of all the grief

They tell of times
Which have gone by
And left their mark for wear

Of past events
Both good and bad
Whose impact was retained

The eyes can lie
but rarely do
They have no need to fib

For there they are with all control
To mirror back your soul

8/10/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:24 am

This one was written 10/11/93:



Illusion

The world is an illusion
Pieced together in our minds.
Nothing is real
Yet nothing is fake,
For we just can't percieve
The never ending boundaries
Contained within our dreams.

The clouds rise high
And pull upon the earth
To form an unknown shape.
They pull and tug with unknown force
Of which we rarely see.
The rain outlines the strings
From which the clouds pull tight
To lift us through the universe
So that we may get home

The air it is a barrier
We never can get through.
We push and shove
And slice the air,
Yet always it is there.
Like a jungle of sky,
Like a wall of a room:
A never ending barrier
Without which, we'd be doomed.

The rivers are never moving
They always stand cold still.
The ground is ever traveling
For it can't stand the calm.
And everyone you'll ever meet
Is never really there
For you alone transcend the years
The rest is in your mind.

10/11/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:25 am

This one was written 6/27/93:



Jigsaw

The puzzle is a mystery
comprised of many pieces
The edges find their place easily
The center pieces have more trouble
A piece feels uneasy
And sorely out of place
Until it can be fit in
And merge with all the rest

Well, life is like this puzzle
And everyone's a piece
We all must search to find
Our own little niche
To some this task is easy,
Their piece must be an edge
To others it's much harder
Their spot is held within

My piece is within the puzzle
Just where I am not sure
I've tried to place it here and there
But it never quite fits right
I try to match by color
But overall there's no difference
I try to match by tone
But there's no distinctive patterns

And when I sit back wondering
Where to place my piece
I must conclude quite frankly
The others aren't there either.
So I wait until some others
Find their place in life
And then I start back steadily
To get my piece to fit.


6/27/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:25 am

This one was written 5/16/93, and obviously inspired by Frost:


A Fork in my Path

When on a path
I had to stop
And plan which way to go
For in my way
A fork did lay
With two ways which they flowed.
One was worn
And one was not;
On which one should I pick?
Should I conform
With those before,
And take the path so worn?
I sat and thought
of what to do,
And then it came to me.
I'd be myself,
I'd venture on,
I set out to be free.
So on I went
I made my mark --
A new path at the fork.


5/16/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:26 am

This one was written 4/21/93:


The Instant

In an instant
My life is changed
In an instant
I'm rearranged

I almost made it
Over the wall
I almost made it
But it was too tall

The less I think
The more I am
The less I think
The more I dim

My simple solution
Will be my undoing
My simple solution
It isn't soothing

I try to stop
But on I go
I try to stop
I can't even slow

I look around
And cannot see
I look around
And cannot be

The more I try
The harder it comes
The more I try
The more it numbs

In an instant
I saw the dove
In an instant
...I fell in love


4/21/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:26 am

This one was written 5/18/94:



Why I Write

I don’t usually try
To make my lines rhyme
The effort may stiffle my pen.
I write on the fly
What comes to my mind
The moment it becomes a thought.
When I feel in pain
My words may depress,
They quite often darken the room,
But fill me with joy
And add light to souls
With expressions beyond happiness.
I write for myself
Not for someone else.
It helps me cope
In peaks and valleys.
For through most my life
Emotions were scarce
And coping need never take place
But later in life
They came like a flood
And increased the stress on my mind.
My only escape
Is to write it all down
For each passing trial within
And hopefully soon
The cure will take hold
And stifle the pain from my mind


5/18/94
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:28 am

This one was written 7/87:


Self Worth

When the world makes you feel,
Like nothing you do is right,
And everything you try seems to fail,
Then lift your chin up higher,
Make yourself press on,
Prove your worth as often as you can.

If you could see yourself
Through the eyes of all the world,
Would you be satisfied with what you saw?
Then live your life with glory,
Each and every day.
Discover, how real your life can be.

If tomorrow you should die,
And leave this earthly world,
Would anyone even notice you were gone?
Would you leave known by many,
None, or just a few?
Did you make an impact in a positive way?

7/87
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:30 am

This one was written 9/01. It's about September 11th. The title represents the exact instant the first plane hit (2001 = the year, j254 = Julian day 254 or september 11th, 1348z = "Zulu time" that the plane hit).



2001 j254 1348z

The gun was raised
And four shots fired
Each aimed for center heart.
Hard they hit
And caused much pain.
They missed their mark
Yet hit large veins
Our soul it still remains.

At first that day
We lost our say
Our hearts were filled with fear.
Though not dispelled
We’ve grown beyond
And found out how to respond.
Patriots all,
We filled with pride
As each we cried,
Our lives forever changed.

Each bullet flew
To show their hate
And ignorance in their ways.
Each word they say
Just desecrate
The religion they claim as theirs.
We blindly wait
Their next few shots
And hope they go astray.


9/2001
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:31 am

This one was written 2/7/95:



The Winding Dirt Road

There’s a winding dirt road
Somewhere back home
Where as a kid I played.
We’d follow it down
To the edge of a pond
And skip rocks
Across it all day.
And next to the pond
We’d have all our fun
Imaginations rose to the challenge.
We hid in the woods
Until we were found.
Our minds took us
To lands far away,
Now I look for a place
With a winding dirt road
To bring back the joy I had then.
But where ever I seek
To bring back my youth,
It’s too far away
To be found

2/7/95
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:33 am

This one was written 1/8/97:


A Friend

To hold one’s hand
[tab]Through harder times
To laugh and play
[tab]Through all the rest
To lend support
[tab]When all is low
To give your ear
[tab]For which to hear
To smile and wink
[tab]And cheer one up
To grieve and cry
[tab]At every loss
To love them more
[tab]When they love you less


1/8/97
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:35 am

This one was written 3/14/94:


Sacrifice

His arms outstretched
to embrace the world
and show it all his love

His feet together
to brace his weight
for the burden on his shoulders

His brow is moist
with blood and sweat:
the pain he bears for all

For on his head
a crown of thorns
to guide the fears of men

His wrists were pierced
with spikes so sharp
to hold him on the cross

His feet, also,
were nailed in place
to speed his fate of death

A stream of blood
flows from his side
where pierced by a soldier’s sword

He bled that day
with more than blood,
he bled with all his love

He died for us
and went to Hell
to save us from our sins

He rose again
to give us faith
that we, too, can rise from sin


3/14/94
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:36 am

This one was written 2/93:


Self Portrait

Kind and Gentle
Warm and Soft
Thoughtful and Giving
Qualities every mother wants for their daughter
Yet for all of this
Alone here I sit
Miserable and Lonely
Harsh and Cold
A feeling of utter loss
Confused and Disoriented
Unsure and Alone
Yet throughout all of it
I feel satisfied.


2/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:36 am

This one was written 6/5/93:



The Tiger

As it lay in the jungle
Resting for the day
Showing beauty and grace
in it's resting place

At most times throughout
She is tranquil and calm
Her essence exudes
The stillness of serenitude

But out on the prowl
She's a formidable foe
The symbol of power
Her strength is a tower

Her fur shows her lifestyle.
For all her majesty it does show
Streaks of fire run down her back
The laid back streaks are charcoal black

Her beauty is overwhelming
Her prowess is unsurpassed
Glory is her mainstream
This creature is supreme.


6/5/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:37 am

This one was written 2/8/97:


My Tears

The tears I cry
Remain inside
And flood my inner thoughts
Day after day
The levels rise
Inch by inch e’er higher
Soon I’ll drown
My last one try
For hope to rise alone
Then will I die
From lack of joy
Or live on in eternal despair


2/8/97
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:38 am

This one was written around Oct '95. It's part of an unfinished "romantic" story I'm writing:



The Rose

A Single Rose
Will wilt and die
Its memory fade away
Nothing stays to fill the void
And make the memory stay
But it’s parent bush
Will grow beyond
The life of just one rose
And every year will bloom once more
And birth the memories
Of joyous times
In years gone by
Between both you and me
And so our love
Is like the bush
It grows stronger
Day by day
Our roots grow firmer
Our love grows longer
It’s there for all to see
And every so often
A gorgeous bloom
Extends into our life
To brighten the world
And fill our lives
With one more memory


~ Oct. ’95
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:40 am

This one was written 7/12/93 (a side note: think of the [...] characters as spaces, I can't get the spacing right otherwise..):



Imaginary Tears

When I hurt,
..They fall and stain my face
... But no one else can see them.
.... Down they stream
..... Right down my chin
...... They drip onto the floor.
....... They fall and fall
........ And fill the room
......... But no one else can see them.
.......... They fill the room
........... And feed my gloom
............ They drown my happiness.
............. And soon my pain is drenched in sorrow
.............. But no one else can see it.
............... My tears are real
................ And yet they're not
................. For no one else can see them.
.................. I sense they're there
................... To ease my fear,
.................... Though no one else can see them.


7/12/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:41 am

This one was written 4/26/93:


Serenity

As I stand by the lake,
A warm breeze greets my face
Blows through my hair
And keeps me awake
Here in this resting place

There's calm on the pond;
The sun it has set;
It asks me my name,
I cannot respond,
I can't even fret

The waves lap the shore
With a soft serenade
To lull me asleep.
It sings it's encores
For it's accolades.

There is no regret,
Emotions are freed.
With light, they become
A soft silhouette.
There's quiet indeed
4/26/93
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:42 am

This one was written 4/27/93:


Lights Across the Water

The lights across the water
Follow me no mater where I go.
No mater how fast I run,
The lights lead straight to me.
I duck, I dodge, I turn my head,
But still the lines will point to me.
The lights are like my many thoughts,
They will not leave me alone.
I run, I hide, but still they're there.
They know my every move.
They haunt my mind
Most all the time;
I cannot let them go.
What causes them
I've no idea,
And will not ever know!


4/27/93

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