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pen Ecanus•net :: Poems

So here we are, Fallen Angel's poetry page. I thought about arranging them by subject, then I thought about arranging them by date, and then it all started getting rather complicated, so I decided instead just to stick with a plain and simple A to Z by title. Want to see all the poems with titles beginning with C? Just click the 'C' and as if by magic the poems shall appear! Them squirrels that run this place ain't half speedy!

This is my assorted collection of poems spanning the years. These cover many times, places and feelings. Some have details of where I was when I wrote them, what I was doing, and what inspired them. With others, it's so long ago now I've no idea where they came from, only that I liked them enough to keep them around.

Some were written as 'me', some for other people, and some while I was trying to get "into character" for whatever I happened to be writing at the time – the weird ones, I'm claiming insanity grounds on. ;–)

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Facing Up

Rest, and take things slowly, I know I really should,
Stop, listen to your body, I know the advice is good,
But I fear if I stop doing, I may never get started again,
I know I can't keep this up indefinitely, I know I must stop,
It's just a matter of when.

And all the time my mind skitters in circles, trying to hide from the demons of thought,
While ever I'm busy I can blot it all out, and in the here and the now I am caught.
I can't fret over fears of the future, I can't dwell on events of the past,
I live for the now in this instant, and try to forget the dice I've been cast.

My fear is a fear of the future, of the uncertainty that it brings,
I fear it will only bring more of the same, and that my dreams will fade to nothings.
And though I live in the now of the present, hiding away from my fears,
Sometime I know I must open my eyes, and face up to future years.

Though the future is uncertain, and I know not what it brings,
This is my life and I canít hide away forever,
I must face up to whatever it brings.

10.12.03

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Fighting fit

I have to get my head on to cope with everyday life,
Until I've got my head on straight I can't cope with all this strife.
The sphere of my life has shrunk right down into a tiny core,
The problems of the world outside, I can't cope with any more.
I live in a bubble where I protect myself from the world,
Insulated from trouble, safe in my bubble curled.
For now to protect myself, in this bubble I hide,
A place of peace and solitude where I can shut the world outside.
I won't stay in here forever, but for now it's my refuge
Safe from the world outside, complex, scary and huge,
When I'm ready I'll come out and again Iíll face the light,
Once I've got my head in one piece, again Iíll be able to fight.

31.12.03

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Footsteps through the darkness

It came out of darkness
And went
Into dark or
Into light.
It made plans
And it broke them,
It made mistakes
And it never learnt,
And it broke things
But didn't notice.
It lived and
It loved.
And in its dying moments
It wondered why.

07.03.91

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Forget me not

Forget me not, I am here still. I left you not of my free will,
I'm in the hearts of those who cared,
I'm in the sky, the sunset, the dawn, Good times together keep me warm
Forget me not, I am here still
My heart, my being is with you still.

July 2007

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For Posterity

In the light
of the twinkle
of an eye,
And in the movement
of an arm,
In the frame
of my mind
You are perfect.

The instructions
Were so simple,
Just press,
Rewind,
Review.
But the makers
never told us,
there are things
it just can't do.

So we're left
with old technology
And a frame
that won't rewind,
And the
twinkle of an eye
and the pose
of an arm are held
forever in time.

19.3.91

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For those who have gone before

Tonight there's a beautiful sunset
Streaked with crimson and amber and gold
The sun glides towards the horizon
A perfect golden globe

A rainbow streams through wisps of cotton
Flooding rolling fields and woods
A curtain of light that engulfs us
Breathes life and makes everything good

In the distance the soft call of song birds
Showers of light lift and warm our hearts
But the beauty of nature's glory is fickle
For we know that soon we must part

Soon the sun sinks below the horizon
Slowly colours drift from the sky
The moon rises to watch over us sleeping Keeping watch from up there on high

Morning brings the new dawn's fresh colours
A new day, new light and sunshine
Each new morn brings hope in the future
We move forward together in time

And though you're no longer with us
You'll always live on in our hearts
Though we are no longer together
We'll never be apart

You live on in our memories
Special times, places, people we shared
When I want to find you, you're with me
Though we're parted we're already there

When I want to be with you I'll find you
In the sunset, the sunrise, the moon
For you'll be with me always and ever
In our shared memories is where I'll find you.

6.9.03

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