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Author Name: FreeAntonyFrank 12 Comments
Date Added: June 05, 2006 12:06:17 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Aesthete.
No one understood his personality.
The aesthete
 refused to acknowledge vulgarity.
He used wonderful gifts of poetical expression,
and wonderful conversation
to defeat any depression.
A great man was he,
fresh with passion and buoyancy.
He spoke of adoration and loyalty,
and the importance of family.
He gave young dreamers plenty of his time,
and a glimpse inside his mind.
The aesthete
existed the way he insisted,
and persisted until it blistered.
He loved the simplicity in his poetry,
ignoring those who dared to gossip and whisper.
Regardless of the mystery 
he carried himself beautifully
and ridiculed those who dismissed life so horribly.
There was no indecision when it came to challenging derision.
He had answers to questions
and an explanation for his life's meaning and vision.
The aesthete,
praised by friends
although enemies came as quick as death.
They simply failed to understand
and found it easier to follow the rest,
until the aesthete drew his very last breath.
No one understood his immortality.
The aesthete
refused to acknowledge normality.
He used wonderful gifts of poetical expression
and even in death
he still finds progression.
Author's Notes:

Written 1997.

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Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on June 26, 2007 08:23:04 AM Report
beautifully well written poem

Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on May 28, 2007 02:03:42 AM Report
That's awesome. Definitely shows how the poet lives forever in his words


Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on February 18, 2007 02:10:33 PM Report
I enjoyed this Antony. Speaks loudly of goodness and hope for mankind. A belated congratulations on a wonderful write. jp
Comment By: PremiumJillian K. Alexis on October 8, 2006 02:31:48 AM Report
Congratulations Antony for winning a featured poem of the week award...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeChristin Mowery on October 7, 2006 08:08:53 PM Report
Wonderful poem. Should I be so blessed to have something similar said about me once I am gone. Congrats!

Comment By: FreeNathaniel on October 5, 2006 06:45:05 PM Report
Very good write here,  Congrats on the award.


Comment By: FreeAngelique on October 4, 2006 04:48:21 PM Report
It reads very much like an obituary written by a dear friend or family member. About a man that had a lot of beauty and grace inside. Thanks for sharing his character with us. Congrats on the award.
Comment By: PremiumMoon Fairy on October 3, 2006 01:10:35 AM Report
A wonderfully unique write..
Congratulations on your award....well done!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 3, 2006 12:10:15 AM Report
He sounds like someone I would love to know. I like the voice of this poem, it is one of assurance and confidence. Nicely penned Antony!

Congratulations on winning the FP award! =)


Comment By: PremiumRobertM on October 2, 2006 06:07:42 PM Report
Congratulations on being chosen a featured poet.  RM.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 1, 2006 07:43:00 PM Report
Very unique write and very deserving of the Feature Poem Award.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: Freeb doneff on June 5, 2006 01:37:19 PM Report
This was wonderful Antony. You surely have a gift of words yourself, and yes, those words often live on long, long after the human form that spoke them has departed. Excellent. Barbie


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