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Author's Notes:  This poem, "rising from out of this cold frozen wasteland," is a new co-authored write by Liam McDaid and me.  We both thought that you might be interested in the particular metaphor we developed in this poem portraying a love that's discovered between a man and a women whose spirits, souls, and emotions unite as ONE putting them on the edge of a world that's very scared!!  (Gary Bateman, December 20, 2014) (Free Verse poetic format) 

Categories:  allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, love, metaphor, and together. 

rising from out of this cold frozen wasteland— 
a blanket white unfolds with pure hope and love
melting snowflakes on such a clear blue ocean
lying on the edge of a world that’s very scared 

while inside this mindset unfolds a radiant light 
sun shining buttercup of such special rare beauty 
in every little thing and precious detail which ever
so sweetly draws me to you my love, my darling

even the sound of your soft voice echoes on
inside with such mellifluous golden whispers 
sweetly enhancing the very music you sing 
to me which plays magic tricks so enchanting 

and hypnotizing my very soul while stealing 
my heart away and bringing me under your
spell and the softness of your wonder and love
both so overwhelming and intoxicating so fully

with this our mutual joy and love so deep and
so rare makes our time together seem so endless 
my love for you are so special and so right that I 
must pinch myself at times to see if all this is real

and so, rising from out of this cold frozen wasteland—
our mutual spirits, souls, and emotions are now ONE
my very special enchantress since fate and love has 
put us ONE on the edge of a world that’s very scared

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid – A Collaborated Poem,
Copyright © All Rights Reserved (December 20, 2014) 
(Free Verse poetic format)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 12/22/2014 1:27:00 PM
You do have a way with words, Gary. Beautifully penned.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/23/2014 5:03:00 PM
ML, Thanks for your most wonderful comment here!! However, I can only take 50% of the credit for the other half goes to my fine colleague and friend Mr. Liam McDaid. Besides our own individual poetry, Liam and I work on a fairly regular basis on co-authoring poems on mutual themes of interest!! I know we are planning some fairy tale work for the future. Merry Christmas "ML" and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 12/21/2014 11:58:00 AM
Wow, like two leading men in a movie you guys produce a star studded work. First, the imagery is fabulous, your story compelling, your word choice majestic, your composition clever. A 7!!!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/23/2014 5:08:00 PM
Dave (Lyric Man), I'm both enthralled and humbled by your most wonderful comments here. I'm sure that Liam feels the same way. Besides our individual works, Liam and I are now fairly regularly turning out co-authored poems. I know we're planning some more fairy tale work in the future too. Merry Christmas to you and your family Dave and Best Wishes!! Gary
Date: 12/21/2014 4:32:00 AM
- Gary my friend, what a fantastic poem from you and Liam - I will give it "7 and fav" - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you've shared with me, and thanks for those we've written together - I am glad that I have met wonderful people here .... like you and Liam - Now I want to wish you and your family a beautiful and peaceful Christmas holidays with your family and good friends - Bless you my friend! - Christmas hug from me :) // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/21/2014 4:48:00 AM
Hello Anne-Lise Dear Friend . . . WOW -- Thanks so much for the "7 and Fav" here. I know that Liam will be quite pleased too!! I know that both of us -- individually and together -- feel the same way about you and all of the great things you've done for us and others during the year!! Ingrid and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Gary
Date: 12/21/2014 12:14:00 AM
Awesome! Very beautiful golden glowing pens Gary and Liam!This is just a wonderful love story of a couple.I love the happy ending of them as One. Enjoyed it very much my very dear friends.You two guys never stopped surprising me with your writing talents and collaborations. A solid 7 +++ from me to each of you! Wish you both again a very Merry Christmas and your families. Have a very lovely Sunday! (: Love and Hugs! xoxxoxx D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/21/2014 4:26:00 AM
Dear "D", Thanks as always for you most wonderful comments and observations. Liam will probably respond separately, but I know I can say for both of us we're very pleased you like this write. With its unusual title, I we can attest that it means the power of love can emanate from just about any conceivable place. Best Christmas Wishes to you and your family!! Gary XOXO
Date: 12/20/2014 3:56:00 PM
such INCREDIBLE imagery - you were blown away Liam _ I am just in awe of the talent of you two - amazing! 7 faves its wonderful:-) Hugs jan xxx
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/20/2014 5:32:00 PM
Jan Thanks for high rating and FAV -- Liam and I are continuing our co-writes as time permits. We're both very much the same on the shared topics we work own. We've both ended up influencing each other very much -- which is a very good thing. Liam's power of creative free verse is absolutely amazing!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/20/2014 3:28:00 PM
this really blew me away gary reading this trully a great pleasure as always writing with you dear pal
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/20/2014 5:35:00 PM
Liam Mate!! Thanks -- the final version took on a life of its own after you passed it over to me. I think the Leprechaun Choir will sing praise for this one Mate. Enjoyed our work together on this one as always. Best for the weekend!! Wash it down with some Irish, Gary