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Dreams In Ink
by Melissa C. Rives

Friday, August 13, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For a moment it compels me
ink blot stains upon the page
where for awhile it consumes me
written in the voice of sage…
Further bleeding lines of mercy
heart with soul dance in the word
where eye meets splendor in the shadows
of these words so often blurred.

It captivates within the haunted
parched remembrance often stirred
for in its spilling through the ages
muse’s voice so clearly heard…
Wrapped around the inspiration
whispered questions sometimes feared,
become an army of salvation
when the dust has finally cleared.

For when the mind becomes a canvas
to the mysteries we embrace
the shadows only find us waiting
for the moments we must face…
Where beauty trembles in each petal
pressed beneath the page we’ve turned
it’s our chance to light the path
before our candle’s all but burned.


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Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/25/2005
And what wisdom is gleaned from all the differant colors and dimensions of light on varied paths! Inspired write, Melissa...
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/16/2004
Wonderful piece, Melissa. I miss reading you.
Reviewed by Dan Zuewski (Reader) 10/5/2004
This is beautiful, Melissa! I've missed reading your work. I hope you're doing well. ;)
Reviewed by Chuckie Finn 9/10/2004
Terrific..Just terrific!

Take Care,
Chuckie
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 8/17/2004
oh, i like this.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/17/2004
Good to see you again Melissa!
Thank You for sharing this
wonderful piece which I enjoyed.

Blessings,
Joseph
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/15/2004
Excellence meets knowledge, and art meets wisdom to mingle and create "Dreams In Ink".

A trure FLOWER from the heart of a wise Soul.

I salute You, Sublime Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/14/2004
Splendid write Melissa!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 8/14/2004
Beautiful write... its good to see you posting again! I dont always comment.. lunch time is too short!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/13/2004
enjoyed the read, glad to see you posting!!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/13/2004
Excellent write. Well-done!

Sandie May Angel
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/13/2004
Melissa, a splendid intensely felt poem written with
your gifted meter and rhyme that is such a joy to read
!So good to see you;-)!
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