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Speaking Silence by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [42 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance
The Voice by R Bennett Okerstrom Evil whispers across the wind. [127 words]
My Mother by Sadaf Shahab when I was too young, I never use my tongue, but my mother always understand what could I really mea... [37 words]
Silent Killers by Stuart Eric Longridge If we only knew what goes on. [317 words]
Forward To The Present Past by Stuart Eric Longridge A never ending cycle. [189 words]
Shadow Play by Stuart Eric Longridge Look beyond official references to discover the truth. [152 words]
Whats On The Box? by Stuart Eric Longridge Our friendly time waster. [178 words]
Catch The Moon by Peter Rivendell An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Empowered By My Own Karma by Stuart Eric Longridge Personal road to knowledge [230 words]
Temptation by Mia Angello - [466 words]
Forgive Me by Mia Angello - [70 words]
Waves Within by Mia Angello Twelve poems, each marking a moment between 1999-2001. [791 words]
Soulbond by Mia Angello . [70 words]
-Untitled- by Tim Baker This piece is largely about myself and my inconsistent and disjointed thoughts. It was written at a ... [187 words]
You Thought by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [100 words]
Words by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [75 words]
Will You Come by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [150 words]
Why You Never Loved Me... by Alberto Pupo The minimal doubt that existed, that was magnified by the way things went.. [105 words]
Vanquishing Pain by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [25 words]
Vampire by Judith Goff - [70 words]
Unfinished Realism by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [56 words]
True Colours by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [89 words]
Traces by Alberto Pupo A fading trace... [56 words]
Tired Scared And Alone by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [95 words]
The Real You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [93 words]
The Ill-Mannered Guest by Asif Khan A symbolic poem, a monologue with the most mysterious character of the universe! [44 words]
Still Goes On by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally This is about a guy I just could never work out and I could never get myself. [63 words]
Something Taken by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [45 words]
Someone Is Not Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [47 words]
Silently Screaming by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [164 words]
Sick For You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [82 words]
Satirical Lyrical - Contemporary Poetry by Ulysses Hero - [121 words]
Realization Of Love by Roberto J Moreno This poem is something I wrote about a girl I met this summer. I've felt things I've never ... [131 words]
Ravenous by Judith Goff - [47 words]
Prevented by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [81 words]
Painful World by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [101 words]
Ode To Love Bleeding by Alberto Pupo How to find the cure for love... [57 words]
My Star by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [94 words]
My Doll Gives Me A Lesson by Sadaf Shahab When I was a toddler, I have a dolly My doll is lovely, her hairs is curly, She has ... [136 words]
Mohabbat by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [24 words]
Missing by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [61 words]
Love Is Different by Sadaf Shahab In all walks of life As you will sow, so you will reap. but in love, more you will sow, less... [22 words]
Lonely by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [72 words]
Live It Up by Alberto Pupo Indulgence is the theme of today. [66 words]
Last Tear by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [55 words]
Justice by Sadaf Shahab (when)Men are cruel, and women are oppressed. How could their union, gives birth "Justice" [11 words]
Just You And Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [160 words]
Judaai by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [92 words]
Is This To Difficult To See? by Alberto Pupo The truth about everything and what I feel for her, is it really that difficult fo... [73 words]
Insecure by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [59 words]
Inner Songs by Sadaf Shahab Man moves in a circle, waiting for a miracle. his dream and wish look like a slippy fish. he is m... [35 words]
In The Stillness Of The Light by Musau The flower. [82 words]
I Trust Thee by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [46 words]
I Love Thee by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [117 words]
He Who Was Defiled by Musau A poem reflecting no compassion. [84 words]
Girls by Sadaf Shahab I am a little fish, and world is full of crocodiles. I think all the girls , feels like that. [17 words]
From Me To You Always by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [38 words]
Falling In Love With You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [71 words]
Every Thing Has Its Significance by Sadaf Shahab Every thing has its significance for a time being . This is the nature of huma... [82 words]
Ehsaas -E- Judaai by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [56 words]
Dreamcatcher by David Wrigley Just a very small and simple poem about someone I cared for. [49 words]
Dont Let The Bastards Get You Down by L A Winterburn A funny poem about the stresses of life. [114 words]
Disclaimer by Tim Baker Someday I want to paint these on a huge scale in plain black and white. The meaning behind it all is... [113 words]
Daytime Insomnia by Tim Baker This piece is about the sheer drudgery of a day in an unfulfilling occupation when all the bod... [34 words]
Crying For Two by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [89 words]
Crave Not Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [51 words]
Comic by Ulysses Hero Light hearted poetry. [187 words]
Can't You See by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [54 words]
Can See It Coming. by Roberto J Moreno It's about seeing things happen, but just letting time make decisions. [127 words]
Broken Promises by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [71 words]
Broken Down by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [135 words]
Beauty by Sadaf Shahab When the breeze blow, the flowers dancing to and fro and the lakes water flow in this beautiful view I ... [31 words]
Antidote To Love by Alberto Pupo Is this the cure? [85 words]
American Tragedy by Rogue Manhattan a poem on feelings a year after 9/11. [227 words]
Amanda by Diane Copeland For the love of a child... [42 words]
All Coz Of You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [51 words]
Alcohol Passion by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [85 words]
A Dream Last Night by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [67 words]
Get Help From Someone Who Needs It Too! by Insane Man Everyone needs help. I need help. You need help. The editors here and e... [145 words]
Vultures by Stuart Eric Longridge Money grabbing bastards. [183 words]
Up In The Midnight Sky by Roberto J Moreno It's a bit about everything. Love, life, responsibility. [172 words]
Truth About Love by Alberto Pupo A harsh reality. [67 words]
Too Hard To See by Jennifer Mendez - [121 words]
Tomorrow Lies Beside Us by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [239 words]
To All The Trees by Ivonne León Vonchyta This is a poem that shows that a tree is not only a plant, that we most of the times, ignore. ... [71 words]
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Fallen Wings by Jennifer Mendez - [63 words]
Faded Edges by A J Magy Read "Bodies at Rest" first. It helps to keep the time-line in order. [154 words]
Evening by Swish Checkley - [120 words]
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Before 6 by Ulysses Hero Long before I could spell the word innocence. [129 words]
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Agression Obsession by Stuart Eric Longridge There's always a lot more to things. [259 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Decisions Of Allegiance
DESCRIPTION
As a teenager, I revealed my most precious secret to my best friend - my love for him. He rejected me. That painful experience influenced some of the thoughts in this poem.
[150 words]
AUTHOR
Peter Rivendell
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Who me? Born in 1962. Wrote prolifically as a teenager, heavily influenced by books & the music of the time. Stopped writing for 20 years more or less. But started again...
Some of the work here dates from the "early period" - 1979-1982. The rest is since 2000.
I`ve no idea whether I`m a better writer now or then. Maybe I was never any good! I`ve always wondered.
Feedback most welcome...

I've not visited this site at all since January 2006 as I shortly after discovered the unfettred joys of blogging. I'm still writing and actually had a very good summer of writing. I'm posting a recent poem here now but all my recent work is available on my blog - take a look - http://peter-rivendell-poems.blogspot.com/

[December 2006]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (53)
A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky (Poetry) A cheery work about emotional displacement, I suppose is one way of putting it. But whatever you think. [184 words]
Across Fields (Poetry) - [25 words] [Relationships]
Adventure Playground (Poetry) - [113 words]
Afraid Of Buildings (Poetry) Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Arriving (Poetry) Just a poem about the way I`ve been feeling lately. [65 words]
At Sea (Poetry) - [39 words]
Best Friend (Poetry) Sometimes you can`t even choose your friends. [62 words]
Catch The Moon (Poetry) An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Confusion 1 (Poetry) A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Curiosity Of Nations (Poetry) The destruction of an old way of living leads to escape and renewal. [254 words]
Decisions (Poetry) - [59 words]
Deep Water (Poetry) Just another day. I know this feeling but we`re not close friends, fortunately. [107 words]
Distortion (Poetry) Written about a million years ago, but still makes a kind of sense...? [129 words]
Drowned (Poetry) A lyric for a love song of sorts - [293 words]
Echoes On Water (Poetry) - [19 words]
Expedition (Poetry) A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Falling (Poetry) the first poem I wrote after years of not writing... it`s about a feeling that I often have lately, that somewhere along the line, something`s gone horribly wrong and I can`t quite put my finger on it... [132 words]
Flow (Poetry) - [106 words]
Flowers That Only Last A Day (Poetry) - [40 words]
Global Warming (Poetry) - [64 words]
Gone (Poetry) Being miserable is the new black. [197 words]
Heart Of Our Home. (Poetry) Betrayal is not always the greatest betrayal. [83 words]
I Wait (Poetry) Another tale of urban anxiety... probably as much a song as a poem. [133 words]
In Memoriam (Poetry) Short and bitter-sweet. [38 words]
Isolation (Poetry) A poem about... [26 words]
Magazine (Poetry) This poem was inspired by the Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood (which inspired the musical "Cabaret"). It`s a story set at the moment when you realise that while you`ve been oblivious to events ... [251 words]
Marching Band (Poetry) When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem... [96 words]
Nightscape (Poetry) - [100 words]
Nightwalk (Poetry) About walking alone at night. That`s it. [193 words]
Opening Up (Poetry) Am I no longer enjoying my job...? [198 words]
Paused In Traffic. (Poetry) The January blues, I guess. [100 words]
Performers (Poetry) When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. Seems strange to me now, but can just about remember feeling like this - glad I was able to write it do... [239 words]
Pierrot (Poetry) A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pushing The River (Poetry) - [39 words]
Random Acts (Poetry) Written by writing lines at random and then organising them into a more "organic" kind of flow - and somehow, it tells a story and makes sense. Just an experiment, but a telling one? [204 words]
Sarcophagus (Poetry) Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Scared (Poetry) - [74 words]
Scratched To Grey (Poetry) ... being in love with someone who can never love you back... [145 words]
Sequence (Poetry) Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Silent Command (Poetry) - [208 words]
Swimming Against The Tide (Poetry) - [90 words]
The Beating Of Wings (Poetry) For you to decide. [254 words]
The Fundamental Loneliness And Futility Of Our Lives In The Context Of The Vast Infinity Of Time And Space... (Poetry) A feeling. [28 words]
The Storm Inside Him (Poetry) The Storm Inside Him [108 words]
The Trees (Control) (Poetry) It`s up to you to decide. I know what I think. (Title: Control - but that was already taken) [161 words]
Thoughts Of A War (Poetry) Leaving home... [240 words]
Threats (Poetry) Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words] [Gay & Lesbian]
Trapped In The Masque (Poetry) A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Triptych (Poetry) Three linked poems about alienation. [339 words]
Two (Poetry) Just a fragment... but it tells the whole story. [24 words]
Unending Rain (Poetry) Crime doesn`t pay. [76 words]
Wave (Poetry) - [34 words]
When Winter Comes (Poetry) The struggle to connect. [148 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance
Peter Rivendell

We made a secret rendezvous
But events conspired and important things were left unsaid.
Destiny demands what decorum won`t allow.
We`re so well brought up
That ensuing confusion is strongly felt.
Though you didn`t say it,
I could tell by your letter
That you`d rather not cause ripples and repercussions.
A coward`s way out.

I need someone I can talk to.
Consultation without fee,
Just clear advice.
Your involvement makes you alien.
Instinct leaves you permanently "out to lunch".
Solutions are cloudy. Your silence distinct.
Treating emotions like working-class heroes
Reveals your pretensions. It happened to you.
First impressions fool the mind.
Now I`m seeing you a second time
And my inadequacies and inability to cope seems insignificant.


It happened to you and you`re forced to look further than the mirror.
Preconceived ideals litter your room,
Discarded by default. Crisis has calmed you
Into a crowd.
Responses conditioned and ready-made answers on call.
Future years may emphasize your mistake,
But by then I`ll be gone. Hiding in another crowd.

Decisions of allegiance
Are the biggest you`ll make.
      
      

 

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"You have captured a difficult feeling. Try shortening your lines though. You are putting too much in each. They should be glimpses of thoughts or visuals. Proper sentences rarely have the same effect. I would rework this one, it is worth the time!" -- Sylvia.
"I think when I wrote this, the idea was that it was a letter to someone I desperately needed to speak to, but who wouldn`t speak to me, for the terrible truth is I wrote this in 1980 when I was 18. I couldn`t possibly make any material changes to it now - it`s a historical document!" -- Peter Rivendell.
"I understand. It's a shame, but it does make sense. The structure reads better as a letter." -- Sylvia.

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January 2006
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