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by Eddie Thompson
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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~~~It seems we all pursue her but never really know how to deal with her when our moment comes.~~~



Elusive one…She

Who sits in her castle
Errant knights all below
Empty armor strewed about
Moat filled with the corpses of those who have tried before me

Possessive one…She

For whom warriors battle
Few of which ever catch her glance
Capturing men’s souls gently
Enticing them with all that is lovely

Intrusive one…She

Who tames the birds of prey
Cages the beasts of the field

Countless fools throw poetry like lances at one another
Their folly bringing laughter to her lips
Reaching up to her from the banks of this moat
Struggling not to slip into the putrid waters below
Not to float with the other corpses
Who dared to love the elusive one

Closing my eyes…Me

Straining with my ears to hear her voice
To hear my name as she beckons me to come
To dine with her, drink with her, dance with her
To stay with her till morning light

Holding her lies…Me

Called out to defend my night with the princess
Anxious knights clamor below me
The shrieking of the falcons above me
Challenging me for a moment alone with the elusive one


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Reviewed by John Domino 9/26/2008
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/20/2005

This symbolistical composition is a combination of impressionism
and surrealism painted with the "brushwords" of an Artist-Poet that
knows how to choreograph the quills' dance to apply the lexicon that
depicts his visions.

"Success" mixed the images from medieval times to today´s psycho-social illusions, and entwined a positive message:"DARE TO BE GREATER"; and its closing lines polished the whole picture, giving
THE AMERICAN FINE LETTERS, this unique masterpiece for the beauty
and proudness of THE MAJOR ART.

Thank You, Poet, for enriching the historical pages of Poetry.

Healthy Long Creative Life through a Blissful Living, Poet.

In gratitude and reverent admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 9/6/2005
Exquisite poetry!!!
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 8/16/2005
Old saying goes with this: as for the "elusive ones" their motto is "Misery loves company." Ain't the human mind amazin'?
Blessin's My Big Brotha Ed. .. take care of yourself--we need you in this Den.

Reviewed by Chanti Niven 8/14/2005
An exceptional poem and one to be referred to often. I hope I never forget it but just in case, I'm keeping it on hand.
Thanks for sharing it.
Reviewed by Mask 316 (Reader) 8/4/2005
I remember when you wrote this :)
Do you?
love you
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/20/2005
So well expressed, Eddie. Much wise truth here. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/13/2005
Beautiful poem of challenges! This poem can be read in more than one way. I enjoyed this greatly.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/13/2005
this is a wonderful poem, i love the style and content
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/13/2005
outstanding poem, pastor eddie; very well done! bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :) (trying to smile through my tears; have some prayer needs; keep me in your prayers! thank you!)
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 7/13/2005
Ever the challenge of the hard to get... perhaps the good knight might look for a little less game playing, eh? ;-)

Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 7/13/2005
Me thinks he asks too much for too little time :)
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 7/13/2005
Interesting style and superbly written, Eddie. I could really feel her webbing around the souls who thrive in her existence. Great work!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/13/2005
great poem about the elusive success and the entanglements she brings. Dawn
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/13/2005
Superb imagery in this royal poem! Beautifully written...

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