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Melissa C. Rives

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It was never her intention
to require much attention
yet within her was a longing to be whole…
In the hollow empty moments
when her thoughts would feed on madness
she could not see past the damage in her soul.

Yet the ordinary tick-tock
of the masquerading time clock
seemed a tolling for the dreams that she’d let go…
In fleeting moments she had pondered
how the good was always squandered
while the painful days would pass so ever slow.

A silent prayer to the sky
that she would not lie down and die
before she found within some meaning to the past…
Her mind would always keep refining
lessons burned within her being
begging light upon the shadows to be cast.

Until she finally found some reasons
for the changing of the seasons
when the heart and mind are frozen deep within…
The answers whispered through her being
life is more than simply breathing
it’s believing we can bloom and grow again.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/2/2008
life is more than simply breathing
it’s believing we can bloom and grow again

Wise words, Melissa. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Mistress Leasa 7/6/2006
Simply Fabulous!Lady I am a fan!I joined this place because I typed in poetry on aol and it sent me to the authors den, I clicked on your name,and I was absolutely in awe of your writing, obviously you are a Poe and King fan (as am I) because I can see their influence in your words! Please keep writing !Do you have a poetry book for sale?I would love to buy one!Devoted fan,Leasa
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/10/2003
Thank you,
Rodney Evan Bohen
A silent prayer to the sky
That she would not lie down and die
Before she found within some meaning to the past
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/15/2003
as always a delight
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/19/2002
you express thoughts and feelings with such a knowing, aching familiarity.. and make them accessible so I can identify myself in each word.. gorgeous write! katy.
Reviewed by Victoria Walters 8/15/2002
The rhythm in this is so...constant. Reading it out loud you can actually hear the clock. It's so cool! It's just like an added bonus to the poem.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/15/2002
Full of such understanding of despair and wonderful offering of hope. Enjoyed this so very much!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/14/2002
very positive message...
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 8/14/2002
I love this. I know the feeling of being a Pendulum, and you have done a wonderful job of putting it into words!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/14/2002
Great message here. I have missed you, thanks for always leaving comments.
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 8/14/2002
Fantastically the ending lines...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/14/2002
I have missed your exqisite poems. they never fail to amaze...this is superb
Reviewed by Sailor Neptune 8/14/2002
Wonderful ending...
Reviewed by Patricia Boudreau (Reader) 8/14/2002
Oh APPLAUSE !! Not only the flow, the rhythm, the thoughts, the emotions...and that ending... just WOW !!!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/14/2002
Dear Melissa, what a true poet you are! Natural born weaver from the heart, mind and soul. I truly believe you are Emily reincarnated somehow and in some way. This style is different for you and it shines so beautifully.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/14/2002
oh, my....lovely, absolutely lovely!
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 8/14/2002
Excellent!! This is definitely 10+!!! The ending is superb...i loved this write Mel. Always wonderful to read u. Loved these lines:

A silent prayer to the sky
That she would not lie down and die
Before she found within some meaning to the past…
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