Author Archive for Michele Marie

Michele Marie

Poem: "Truth: Platinum of Highest Purity"
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Poem: “Truth: Platinum of Highest Purity”

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Truth: Platinum of Highest Purity Promising ground has been found Hopeful men send for the drill The steel bit rotates its teeth Grinding and crushing through rock and earth Till it reaches rich oil. Men dig long tunnels The hired go to the pipes Drilling, blasting, crushing, and sorting They strip the cave of blue ground […]

Poem: "The Flower"
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Poem: “The Flower”

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The Flower Twisting, strangling itself To see The flower is mad Ever seeking the most beautiful Of seven different suns Moved by every wind Indulging every mad whim, sapped of strength Now weak and flattened to the grasses The flower must choose One Sun or die Michele Marie

Poem: "The Void"
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Poem: “The Void”

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The Void There was some consolation today Sounds of my steps along the melting snow paths Sunlight on a white birch Biting air under skies so very blue A great aching for the Unknown Feeling one with my Beloved Michele Marie

Poem: "Christmas 2011, I Want to get it Right"
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Poem: “Christmas 2011, I Want to get it Right”

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Christmas 2011, I Want to get it Right At one Black Friday shopping frenzy A lady uses pepper spray Causing burning and panic Outside a mall, a large crowd waits anxiously To get their Air Jordan’s XI retro concords A man shoots his gun in the crowd The line outside the Coach Purse store Snakes outside into […]

Poem: "On Christmas Eve"
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Poem: “On Christmas Eve”

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On Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve, I heard from an old neighbor He called to thank me for a Christmas card I’d sent (How touched I was by his gratefulness) This Godfather to my child At 87 years old, talked about how his wife, In the nursing home, still had her wonderful smile We shared old […]

Poem: "Night's Companion"
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Poem: “Night’s Companion”

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Night’s Companion Night is velvet blackness The lady knows that she is but dust and ash. So facing the Son she dresses for night In a borrowed dress of dazzling white She casts a gentle glow upon the earth, She herself hallowed in the night’s mist Faithfully the stars fall in behind her Soldiers at the […]

Poem: "A Poet's Whisper"
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Poem: “A Poet’s Whisper”

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A Poet’s Whisper Whisper through a blazing trail With careful steps on burning coals With thoughtful deeds in freezing homes Give pure white thoughts to blackened souls. A whisper is a light entwined In darkness set just for a time, A steeple high above the night, A shadow dimmed in morning’s light Whisper visions to […]

Poem: "Sailor's Calm"
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Poem: “Sailor’s Calm”

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Sailor’s Calm Calm serene days Sizzling stifling doldrums… Crystal clear depths Beneath a silver blue mirror A sailor’s calm… “Calm seas do not make a skilled sailor” Off in the distance Mushroom clouds inflate! Horizon blackens Trade wind wall shatters the calm The mirror splinters Small glittering shards, dancing lights Shards fade to gray Then black […]

Poem: "Angels at Play"
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Poem: “Angels at Play”

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Angels at Play I see beauty in a vicious storm An enraged green sea suspended above Opposing winds churn and whirl the nimbus A strange fierce loveliness to behold After the storm, something uncommon Green gives way to a gold that glows On trees and fences and yards and homes Heaven’s light breaks through for […]

Poem: "Harmonies of Heaven..."
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Poem: “Harmonies of Heaven…”

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Harmonies of Heaven… Have you heard what Strauss has written of late? His ‘Space Odyssey’ just a Prelude To fresh scores Inspiration derived from heaven’s wonders Soaring melodies among celestial subjects Musicians of old performing for the banquets of paradise His harmonies now enchant the angels As they tend to their earthly charges Their graceful […]

Poem: "Why do some Trees Dance?"
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Poem: “Why do some Trees Dance?”

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Why do some Trees Dance? Why do some leaves flutter, wave, and tremble, Shimmering sunlight Like a thousand tiny mirrors, With barely a breeze going by? Why are some branches quite limber? Shaking leaves in spritely waves, Making a new music of light and sound On the stillest of days? Why do some trees dance? […]

Poem: "Like Jonah"
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Poem: “Like Jonah”

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Like Jonah Hands shaking Stiff body aching Face white as a lily Your story so familiar Three days in the belly of that whale Forced your faith You set off running To where before you dared not go And saved a nation. I laugh because Now I understand Like so many others, Hands shaking Stiff […]

Poem: "The Colorful Bottle and the Genie"
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Poem: “The Colorful Bottle and the Genie”

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The Colorful Bottle and the Genie (A Parable) Some called it a lantern, When a candle was placed in it To set off its colors like errant rainbows Cut glass sapphire blues, ruby reds and emerald greens Once reflected A room’s lit chandeliers and flickering candles Others called it a vase When it held rare […]

Poem: "Rise! And Live"
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Poem: “Rise! And Live”

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Rise! And Live Friend, In the dark night That time of thunder Overcome You were led from us Lives knit with yours, Like leaves On a windy November night Scattered Raise your chin Like a newly born flower You have broken through to rich atmosphere Rise! And live. Michele Marie

Poem: "What Angels See"
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Poem: “What Angels See”

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What Angels See I turn the knob slowly Till it will turn no more And gently push the door to your room Soft footed, I step long, Over the board that sounds, To your bed I stand and gaze on your sleeping form To see what it is Those angels see When they guard your […]

Poem: "Grace"
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Poem: “Grace”

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Grace What’s this? One small seed Blown here from who knows where Has sprouted from the dirt? Ivy tentacles clutch deeply One lonely finger of vine stretches Spirals off tendrils that Sprout berries, flowers, and leaves Pallor decreases Each day more growth Diminishes the whitewashed sepulcher Ever so surely Grace transforms it Michele Marie

Poem: "Circus Glitter"
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Poem: “Circus Glitter”

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Circus Glitter Spangles and glitter and flesh, Dazzles the eyes at the circus, Wearing red shoes and pink pearls Acting the clown to amuse us. Oh to live and to love like an artist I saw one long ago day, When I attended the circus In the darkness a gleaming ray. The music was worthy […]

Poem: "One by One..."
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Poem: “One by One…”

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One by One… Go deeper Where rock is set aflame Making what is cold Molten lava Spewed forth To set ablaze all on the path- I’ve known them both Candle flames and roaring stars (One by one) Doused No longer dare I flicker idly No longer Michele Marie

Poem: "Swift as a Star Flicker"
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Poem: “Swift as a Star Flicker”

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Swift As A Star Flicker Prayer, it does ascend Up from the mind into the air Through the highest cumulus In an orange dusky sky And higher still, like a tailed comet Out of earth’s realm of spiraling starlights And into the black of space, And higher still Past a rare jeweled galaxy With stars […]

Poem: "Who Sends These Winds?"
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Poem: “Who Sends These Winds?”

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Who Sends These Winds? How can you say you are alone, my love, Feel the rays of the fuse set up high Warming, giving life, giving light To frigid lonely flesh In heat served up fresh each morning? How can you say I’m not here? Here come the galloping winds Here come the playful winds […]

Poem: "Our Very Selves..."
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Poem: “Our Very Selves…”

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Our Very Selves… The weight of our rebellions So heavy The savior falls to the ground and cries “…Let this cup pass…” But the angel comes With a looking glass Aimed at you and me To show Him our Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers Children, neighbors and friends Our very selves… The Angel whispers ‘The […]

Poem: "Where Are You Going?"
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Poem: “Where Are You Going?”

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Where Are You Going? Where are you going There on the paved face Of a sphere That spins while racing Swift orbits Around a flawless star Suspended in a black universe There you are Sitting in your car Staring at a red light To watch the change That you might move your foot And be […]

Poem: "The Sculptor's Chisel"
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Poem: “The Sculptor’s Chisel”

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The Sculptor’s Chisel His living bread His body The Sculptor’s chisel In clay kneaded like a potter’s mound He moulds an image of Himself His wine His blood Love’s river Love’s river carves the canyon’s face And steers the searching yearning heart Michele Marie

Poem: "Be Still Awhile..."
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Poem: “Be Still Awhile…”

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Be Still Awhile… In that softly shadowed place With the candle of His presence lit There He waits and listens Taste the Savior’s bread and wine Eat His flesh and blood Bow your head, Loves’ arrived The King of all, who Sees your need, Takes the time to be with you Stay with Him, while He’s with […]

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