APW Group Poem
Completed 5 March 1998
Thank You Readers!
In this dark I rest,
for the shaded tears of conscription.
london, on ca - Wed Mar 11 10:30:52 1998
I dare not listen to the cracking soul I bear
Oderzo(TV), ITALY - Wed Mar 11 12:12:40 1998
as I wear the mask of honor, patriotism. . .fear,
New York, NY USA - Wed Mar 11 13:00:50 1998
the person hiding deep within.
Winter Haven, Fl USA - Wed Mar 11 13:45:54 1998
I was restless, daring, and very grim, and
Harlem, GA USA - Thu Mar 12 14:58:05 1998
now I must shy away ...
San Francsico, Ca USA - Thu Mar 12 15:12:36 1998
though through this mask I can see no evil
Virgili P. Olandria
Cebu, Philippines - Thu Mar 12 19:08:53 1998
I can still see the horizon, darkening
Walt W. Whokirs
USA - Thu Mar 12 19:12:42 1998
and my tears still seep through
Jose E. Calamba
USA - Thu Mar 12 19:14:54 1998
The salty crystals smearing the window panes of my soul.
Leo Virgil F. Olandria
Cebu, Philippines - Thu Mar 12 19:36:34 1998
Warm rivulets slicing my heart's tundra
USA - Fri Mar 13 08:07:00 1998
as my arms and my fingers go numb
Eve M. Black
Hillsboro, OR USA - Fri Mar 13 11:11:11 1998
I am a little less blind, but more dumb,
PA USA - Fri Mar 13 21:12:55 1998
and pile crystals of memory in crimson hands.
ODERZO(TV), ITALY - Sat Mar 14 07:38:05 1998
My bloodstained soul, my napalm hands, I have killed for my country, & now have killed my soul.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Mon Mar 16 09:12:10 1998
This jaded traveler and defeated soul, waits for no man's courage of honor told.
USA - Mon Mar 16 12:18:23 1998
It was then you realized me, your enemy
Edison, NJ USA - Mon Mar 16 15:13:53 1998
convicted by melodramatic mannerisms, strattling reality
Nati, OH USA - Mon Mar 16 16:40:12 1998
trapped behind this mask.
Winter Haven, Fl USA - Mon Mar 16 18:08:57 1998
This mask, this mask I wear has many faces know
Dawsonville, Ga. USA - Mon Mar 16 19:06:14 1998
and so I'll have to tear the mask, the faces, to bridge the hollow man I am.
ODERZO, italy - Wed Mar 18 12:11:26 1998
But will I wither when the sun like a rattlesnake gazes into my cave
Oakland, Ca USA - Thu Mar 19 09:17:36 1998
or will I rise above the shadows, grasp the slanting rays
Galax, Va. USA - Fri Mar 20 12:05:07 1998
and bring the warmth that it bares into the depths of my heart
USA - Sat Mar 21 17:35:29 1998
and behold the unexpected sunrise?
Jose E. Calamba
USA - Mon Mar 23 16:17:46 1998
I am the mask, the mask is me
USA - Tue Mar 24 09:08:20 1998
and the ghastly cacophony of my soul cries out eternally.
USA - Tue Mar 24 11:10:38 1998
Be ye devil or be ye man to think
Dawsonville, Ga. USA - Tue Mar 24 16:40:36 1998
the snow is silent, and the lonely moon has carried off the answer to play with Poe's dark shadowed stepchildren.
Toledo, Oh USA - Wed Mar 25 16:42:00 1998
In silent, white rage, I
Toledo, Philippines - Wed Mar 25 21:46:59 1998
smother my consciousness, the darkness engulfing me into eternal oblivion.
jose e. calamba
USA - Thu Mar 26 03:11:49 1998
Tonight I sleep with slaughtered sheep and dream of daffodils
USA - Thu Mar 26 19:07:19 1998
with bleeding petals and contorted stem
Oderzo, ITALY - Fri Mar 27 11:06:26 1998
crashing to earth..in my mad torproic sleep..clutching , grasping for reality in a haze of untruth...,
Guelph, Ont Canada - Mon Mar 30 16:18:56 1998
a dream, a nightmare and so I pinch myself in hopes to find
Dawsonville, Ga. USA - Wed Apr 1 18:02:24 1998
alas, still alive.
Reynoldsburg, OH USA - Thu Apr 2 14:51:48 1998
Now awake with the fate I struggle to direct
Chicago, IL USA - Fri Apr 3 01:16:15 1998
my thoughts toward that day when I will be free of this mask which hides the scars you have inflicted on me.
Bedford Hills, ny USA - Fri Apr 3 06:00:38 1998
Will anyone help me tie so many chunks of me
ODERZO, ITALY - Fri Apr 3 10:29:17 1998
or at listen to my sordid pleas
Kuala Lumpur, WP Malaysia - Sun Apr 5 10:33:38 1998
and show me a way from this pain to be free?
bombay, india - Mon Apr 6 08:18:20 1998