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Friday, December 16, 2005

Flowery Fields Of Love And Hope

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I’ve seen dark eyes
Of imminent oblivion,
I’ve felt the warm breath
Of the hounds of death
Breathing against my neck.

And it has been
A long season of recriminations
Since the days of youth
When a woman’s face
Shone like the sun.

But conflagrations of desire
No longer take me higher,
They just incinerate
My ardent dreams,
Strangle me in ropes
Of despondency.

My wounded mind
Hallucinates possibilities,
Then slides into
A darkening drift
Of pessimism,
An avalanche of fear.

All thoughts explode,
Fulminations of failure,
Tirades of defeat,
A heartbreaking wail
For a life incomplete.

In desperate times,
I know I need
A near-death experience
To receive an epiphany,
A glimpse into eternity.

If there are
Flowery fields
Of love and hope,
I need to find
Those precious blooms
Before I close my eyes
To a final sunset.
Uriah Hamilton
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COMMENTS
Sandra Fowler 17 December 2005
Dear Uriah, This is a poem worthy of the name. regards, Sandra
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Charles Chaim Wax 16 December 2005
it's strange how despair create utmost beauty at for those who read about despair in a wonderful poem such as this and if the bloom of pure happiness never comes then it never comes
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Ernestine Northover 16 December 2005
Hang in there Uriah, around every corner, there could be a special person, just right for you. Good hunting. Love Ernestine XXX
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Declan McHenry 16 December 2005
Oh man, you sure write it well. A slice of the life, the hope and the game.
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Mary Nagy 16 December 2005
I hope you find those fields Uriah............you will if you keep looking! (but remember you can't find it if you call off the search.) I just love your poems so much. Another wonderful poem showing one man's desperate search for happiness. Sincerely, Mary
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