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How far would you travel to discover your own truths
If there was no one and no borders to stop you
How old would you wish to be
If only you counted the years or candles on your cake         
How long would you hold true to your beliefs
If all that was believable were to vanish once you let go
How deeply would you care for the opinions of others 
If your mirror reflected no conscience 

How much of you would you surrender to rescue me
If there was nothing in it for you  

How close would you dance in the arms of a moonbeam
If the only music playing was the sound of your heartbeat
How deeply would you surrender to passion
If she fulfilled everything but guaranteed nothing
How long could you love truly
If love demanded only the truth from you
How bravely would you stand by the one you love
If it meant standing against all odds  

How will you know when you have reached your dreams
When there is nothing held in your dreams that is about you
How much of you would you truly risk
If loving someone was truly dangerous
How long would you wait for someone
If they promised to return someday
How sweetly would you sing
If only the deaf were listening
How far would you reach for me
If you heard my tears in the wind

How much of me should I surrender to rescue you
If there was nothing in it for me  

Michael B Poyntz				  				                  
 ‘Irish ‘ Qualicum Bay  2009

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  1. Date: 11/15/2009 2:02:00 PM
    I really like your questioning format I use it myself alot. Very adult quandrys! Though to be poetry I would want to see a few poetic vehicles metaphors simile alliteraton, still I enjoyed the read. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 7:50:00 PM
    beautifi=ul and vainglorious!

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 6:27:00 PM
    Interesting poem. Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 6:27:00 PM
    Interesting poem. Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 4:24:00 AM
    Congratulations, Michael, on having your poem featured this week. Thanks for sharing and keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 5:16:00 AM
    Hi Irish: now I can see why Soup picked your poem How to feature this week.. it is truly magnifico! bravo! Michael... wonderful thought provoking piece... Soup Mail from yesterday.. check... and thankxxx for sharing this lovely poem with us..keep writing .. u are truly talented.. congrats from Bella...

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 4:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Michael. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 12:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. I enjoyed reading it. Love Pam

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 10:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 10:18:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Michael. And excellent poem, some deeply rooted thoughts, something for one to think about. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 4:47:00 PM
    Wonderful poetry Michael,very profound and meaningful.Nice wording and beautiful presentation. Outstanding poetry,I liked it very much.Welcome to PS,keep writing. Best wishes, Chacko

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 3:13:00 PM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Michael. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 10:58:00 AM
    I like this poem nicely worded. Pam.