Book of Hope

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Post by The Ravyn » Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am

i once looked out upon the land
and wondrous fair it seemed
flowers raising their heads
to catch the sun-drops
and life was all i had ever dreamed

again i looked but shadows
had fallen dark upon the glade
green withered and browned
and fled from my gaze
and life was death without her shroud

so i vowed to find that greenery
that once i knew so well
and though for years i sought
all became more barren still
hope scurried from my side

within the musty dungeon walls
in the castle of the king of pain
shackled and chained, fading sight
a flicker just beyond my grasp
but the images remained

flying through the darkest night
eastward with the rising wind
to yet another wasteland
hope ahead, i fell behind
within the corridors of my mind

and there i found a tiny piece
of that long ago paradise
with trembling hand i reached
fearing illusion, pulling back
before touching disappointment

but you reached out for my fleeing hand
and caught it up and held it firm
kissing away the fears and tears
of life upon the vagabond trail
opening once again the book of hope

today i smiled as you laughed
and we cried together and i sighed
to love another so completely
is a strange thing to me, and yet
i would trade for nothing in this world

(for lisa, my love, my light, my "book of hope")

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Post by Aschmutt » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:51 am

beautiful jenn, just beautiful. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" />

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Post by Raven Aurora » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:41 pm

lovely! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Many blessings,

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Post by The Ravyn » Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:07 pm

yeah ok ... so ... never mind
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Post by thief of dreams » Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:10 pm

wow J, i dont think i ever saw this one... wow... there is hope for you yet.. hehe... now pump out some more of these and stay out of the dark forum... :mrgreen:

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Post by thief of dreams » Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:40 pm

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"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
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Post by buttterflies » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:12 pm

:bow:
wow....what a stunningly beautiful poem!!!!!
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Post by Friend_forever » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:26 am

Jenn was a great poet...

these are one of her great pieces... Loved the whole poem!!!

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Post by Debbie » Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:50 am

A great write by Jenn...

I pray her soul is now at peace dear Jenn..our Rayven..

Yes Naush she was an awesome poet.. and like the life of a Poet.. the world can still enjoy her work.

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Post by thief of dreams » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:53 pm

:mrgreen:
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
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Post by thief of dreams » Tue May 16, 2006 4:57 am

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Post by Debbie » Tue May 16, 2006 6:07 am

so i vowed to find that greenery
that once i knew so well
And she found that and more... :bow:
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Post by His Barbie Doll » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:30 am

so i vowed to find that greenery
that once i knew so well
This symbolizes something that touched me the most from Jenn's story... Yes she had her times that she wanted to just let it all go and die, but that isn't surprising considering the hell she was put through... the surprising and touching part was that she had the strength to carry on in spite of the pain, knowing that somehow it had to get better...

Simply awesome! :thewave:
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