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Wildflowers Dance

Wildflowers dance in the soft country breeze 'neath heavens cathedral of blue.
Whilst emerald grass glistens on the hillside still wet with morning dew. 

The mournful song of the whippoorwill so sad as his song fills the morning air.
As I walk along barefoot and pick wild daisies for my long auburn hair.

I wade the cool crystal waters of the lil' country stream I so adore.
Such heavenly beauty my brown eyes behold...who could ask for anything more.

Such a peaceful quiet in the beauty of the country I have found.
As cherry blossoms float so gently like feathers that fall to the ground.

The weeping willow tree blows so gracefully as it waves to me this blessed day.
As the warmth of the sun kisses my skin whilst I wander emerald hills and play.

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A Bag of Popcorn

They ask me why I’m so happy
Asking me, if I just won a prize
I replied, well I reckon I did
Today is a wonderful surprise

When you have a past like mine
My today is always bright
There is no better feeling on earth
Than the joy of doing right

I may be an old man on a cane
My heart is skipping along
I learned to embrace the meaning
Life is a beautiful song

True life has its ups and downs
There’ll be forks in the road
With a smile I’ll stop for a while
Help you with your load

I had me a bag of popcorn today
It tasted exceptionally good
In fact, I will go as far as to say
Better then it probably should

For years, I had a guard in the pen
Popped him a bag each night
Then he would simply throw it away
His twisted little delight

He knew, it was those little things
Ate at our heart and soul
Movie with the wife Friday night
Popcorn in the bowl

I had a bag of popcorn today
Wife sitting at my side
I had a smile, which lasted awhile
One I could not hide

They ask me why I’m so happy
Asking me, if I won a prize
I replied, I reckon I did
Today is a wonderful surprise

For some reason today I was thinking about C.O. Talbert and
how he would pop a bag of popcorn even though he didn't eat
popcorn. He did it just because he knew it would make everyone
want some. I always felt sorry for him. His life must have been
very disappointing. The moral here: when you learn to appreciate
the little things in life your popcorn will taste a whole lot better. 

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The Luckiest Man

The Luckiest Man

I have found that not everyone is as strong
As the skies are wide and the days are long

But in life I have found there is this one
Whose bounty makes me feel as warm as the sun

And from the moment that she first caught my eye
I knew I’d be with her til’ the day that I die

That I would love and cherish her all the day through
And do all those little things we men are supposed to do

And spend my days lost in utter bliss
That I had this beautiful woman to kiss

And there’s one true fact ‘bout her being my girl
That makes me the luckiest man in the world

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You And I Can Smile

We can smile like a child who does not know yet many things,
In simple things he’s satisfied, showing his contented feelings.

We can smile like a drunken man, feeling so drowsy and woozy,
Who sings and wears a smile , trying  to forget and not to  worry.

We can smile like a chimpanzee, who’s so happy with a banana
After giving us a big grin, we can leave him and write our stanza.

We can smile like my  grandpa who dearly loves my grandma
Feeling Adonis with his strength, he’s never been into a stigma.

We can smile like blooming sunflowers on those summer days,
Despite the debilitating heat, we can still stand tall with grace.

We can smile like the sun that often shines so bright
Assuring that everyday  you and I will gonna be alright.

We can smile and smile even the world sometimes wrenches our heart,
For sadness is a transient and in God’s love, He keeps us without a doubt.

You can smile just like me, who’s already experiencing a bad memory,
But I  think I’ve  nothing to worry about, for the computer does all for me.

At all times, you and I can wear a smile in any way we want 
Infecting others to retain beauty, stay young in body and in heart. 

June 24, 2013  4.55am

Second Place
Contest: Smile
Judged: 6/26/13
Sponsor: My greatest poet and sis, Linda

Note: Giving my best to make you smile by making it a little bit funny ;). Have a great day in sunshine! Big sweetest hugs!

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A Poets Paradise

                                           A ride on a road that spills in darkness...
                              Leaves a journey through places not painted in sadness...

                                   The view from the window reflects eyes not clear...
                             A mirrored look of my own outlined in red with just one tear...

                                    The signs blend into one with a message to follow...
                              To a land of poets who write in a sea that is never shallow...

                               The pens flow across the paper and hearts are now heard...
                            All the forms scream with feeling but you seldom here a word...

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Christmas Eve of Old

In harmony that the angels hear
Sweet music of a Midnight Clear
With reverent voices, in joyful mode
A sacred song of long ago
A velvet night while stars appear
Old carols sung on captured ear
Around a piano, where candles glow
Outside the air, with breath of snow
A fireside, where flames enchant
Old memories, from lips recant
'Neath mistletoe, two lovers kiss
A soul renewed, a spirit lifts
Some lift their glass to make a toast
While others sing of Heavenly Host
Beneath a tree, the children guess
Then off to bed, with kisses blessed
In harmony that the angels hear
Sweet music about a Midnight Clear

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Valentine's Unicorn

Valentine’s Unicorn

A magical and most wonderful creature of times old,
With a holy soul filled with love and a heart of gold. 

Harmony, peace, and love pervade her very essence,
And they define all that is good and grand in her presence.

She loves poets, musicians, and all of us who so often dream,
And visits us all in ethereal visions on a radiant light beam. 

This Valentine’s Unicorn is a precious bearer of purest love,
Who possesses angelic power from the very Heavens above.

She lives in our hearts and souls as an enchanted dream,
And shares her love and trust with us all as we dream.

She shares our dreams past, present, and future—
And shall always be a spirit of majestic love in our future.
On Valentine’s Day her love is felt on Earth and in Heaven above,
As she sends us harmony, peace, and love on the wings of a dove!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved (February 9, 2015)
(Rhymed Couplet)

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If You Are The Ocean...

If you are the ocean, then I am the mist
which kisses the morning the way children kissed
their mother at breakfast to start a new day
If you are the ocean, then anchors aweigh
We'll sail through the evening and on to the light
The daystar is dawning, we'll keep to the right
like Peter and Wendy to Neverlands' door
we'll sail on forever and touch every shore
If you are the ocean, come wash me away
to some misty morning and there we will play
on beaches you've loved all your lovely life long
If you are the ocean, then sing me a song
of sailors and treasures and I'll have to say
If you are the ocean, come wash me away...

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For Andrea Dietrich

Say something nice, and a short little while
She will respond with kind words and a smile.
True to her nature, she always will say
Something so nice that I cannot repay.
Bright and unique, every contest that's new
Challenges, helps, and expands us anew.
Don't know that form? Then it's time to begin;
Do a good job and it's sure of a win.
Trying a form that you can't understand?
Andrea's knowledge is always at hand.

Gifted in phrasing and rhyming for sure;
Words she has written in minds will endure.
Poems of flow'rs and a sweet little beach
Dance in the dreams of this sweet little peach!
Sijos of seahorses dance in the sea;
Starfish and dolphins keep good company.
Kyrielles of yellow burst forth like sunflowers:
Rubaiyats of robins in Spring's gentle showers.
Sonnets of sparrows and songbirds fly high
Twined with the cumulus clouds in the sky.
Sunsets of lavender scatter their light;
Sapphics of stars wink their way thro' the night.
Footle sized fireflies twinkle till dawn,
Making a fairyland right on her lawn;
Then in the morning, she wakes and recalls
Visions of dreams still contained in her walls.
Out of her window, or deep in her mind,
She will not rest till the poem she finds.
Thus, she has poems by beauty inspired;
Mixed with her skill, that is why she's admired.

{Just too late for the contest. Bummer!}

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nicotine *LIFE WHAT A RUSH*

Silence needs to be spoken and released like a cigarette. 
The joy, the laughter and the expression found in a silhouette. 

Inhale the wholesomeness.  
Exhale the worthiness. 

The soul- addicted to all the toxins this world contains.
Like nicotine circulating throughout your veins.

Anger is a venom that $ucks in all the fumes that flow.
Triggers the mind~ and you'll see smoke blow. 

Hope entwined with clouds of wisdom.
Like tobacco strangling every inch of my nerves system. 

Vapors exceeding emotions love and devotion.
Smog proceeding in slow motion.

Puffing the most beautiful spirited bodies and mind.
Filtering all the bad nicotine your breath left behind.


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Couplets of Your Love

As I emerge from the dark, your light engulfs me.
Love ignited with a spark, and I trembled in ecstasy.

Just a soft caress, from the tenderness of your touch.
I adore you with all I possess, which may be too much!

Your moist butterfly kiss, makes my very knees buckle.
I'm in a state of bliss, for your tongue's sweet as honeysuckle!

The smell of your honey pot, awakes every one of my senses.
You've hit the exact spot, for you've removed my emotional defenses!

Your love blankets me, sending me spiraling above.
My heart recites your poetry, and I'm comforted by your love!

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,      ,        ,        ,

here I am in NYC...packing after a safari –theme night party
with Soup members two nights ago, filled with awed revelry.
shrieks whistling on linked arms during a photo shoot,
as live cheers of Constance and Andrea went “ whoot!”

while Debbie and Michael hosted “Tag, you’re ‘It’ “games
bringing Nikko and Sara to compete in spelling members’ names…
I still remember Robert H. reciting his comic spiels, what a blast!
our jaws locked from clapping at Dr. Ram’s impromptu dance act,

till Kashinath  segued into a sitar  rap in his flashy jungle attire
prompting Linda to donate PM prizes, much to our hearts’ desire.
on our table, an exciting blend of brew amped repartee’s pitches
amused by Brian fleshing parts of short forms without glitches,

enter wacky Sydney applying geographic values to long verse usage  
with footnotes on how worlds expand over time from poetic vantage,
oh, how Gwen sparkled with pleasantries as cups of jokes poured
most memorable of all, the warm  personal shares of soupers' world

that drew us closer as real people with scraps here and there
recalling red-cherry days and funny bloopers’ wear and tear…

and as I leave from 8th street hailing a  taxi to catch a plane,
notes and album tugged this heart, anticipating next gang’s chain.


,          ,          ,          ,           ,

DEDICATED TO P.D: get well soon and take your daily dose your soup!

*notes: with admiration for soup members included herein... all in the
           name of pure fun!

* Gwendolyn Rix, Brian Strand, Sydney Peck, Myself
* For Michael Falotico’s Table for Four/ P.D Soup Contest
* by nette onclaud

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There was a time

The pendulum motions to and fro,
From the clock upon the wall.
As the second ebb like grains of sand,
For one by one they fall.

Through the window of the dim lit room,
For outside, lies a world of grey,
For thoughts now turn to yester year,
That seems so far away.

With freckle on skin and golden hair,
Topped with lace like bonnet fair.
Upon a face a smile of glee,
As little feet splash in the sea.

A bucket clenched in fingers tight,
With spade to match its colors bright.
 In awe and wonder of many things,
 Through eyes so young that new life brings.

  N  Windle.   MMXI.

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Inspired You've Got Mail

Nothing can describe the excitement that I feel.
I hear the soft click as I open my laptop seal.

The whirring of my modem as it chatters online.
My heart is racing as it seems to take a long time.

I am almost speechless as I wait for the solid light.
I've been waiting all day, so I can get online tonight.

The ticking of my hard drive light rapidly blinking.
The feeling deep in my stomach is almost sinking.

I couldn't hardly wait and it made me feel unwell.
I'm almost in static as I hear "You've Got Mail".

-I could not help myself, inspired by Richard and Becca, nicest people you could meet.
-Not written for any contest
-All rights goto the orignal maker of You've got mail and any copyrights are maintained.

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A Miracle To Call My Own

The greatest joy I’ve ever known 
A miracle to call my own

So warm and soft and sweet and true
A blessing like I never knew

Worth every ounce of pain and fear
Each  heartfelt doubt and wondering tear

Can I be what she deserves?
Are my virtues fit to serve?

Each question harder than the last
All faded now into the past

I gaze upon her perfect face
Full of beauty, peace and grace

A life that’s only just begun
Shining brighter than the sun

My heart has swelled beyond extreme
An ever loving living dream

Gratitude and hope abound
Heaven sought and Glory found

Strength and courage multiply
Seeing through Love’s own true eye

The greatest joy I’ve ever known 
A miracle to call my own

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Loved Up

Diamonds smile in her solferino sky tonight.
Henna rose tendrils twine the trellis of her cheek,

lilacs twist and hiss in her hennaed hair,
snaking against the violet velvet backdrop of night.

Behind ecstasy-wide eyes her untold dreams
etch sinuous illusions on psychedelic silk screens.

She'll trip the fantasy light with him tonight,
dancing the razor edge of danger and delusion,

candyflip kisses clinging needily on her loved up lips.
Their iridescent amethyst laser light ride;

treading tracers, wading twilight's violet tide,
twining together in pulsing purple light.

An acid house glasshouse lavender love:
their forbidden hush-hush finger-to-lip love.

The single beam of her mind's strobe light on these nights
when a mauve mist envelops and enraptures her,

ambient trance chants entrancing her ear,
henna rose tendrils clinging damply to her cheek,

the tickle and pull of the dancefloor tormenting her feet.
Twisting and twirling in techno beat heat,

colours swirling, amping in lilac love-light,
whirling the purple heart party haze tonight.

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2012 resolution Vol 3

Another fresh year is here, I would love to banish from my life, worry doubt & fear. I would like to be joyous, true and live life each moment with zest, and give the people around me nothing but the best. I would love to talk, communicate and break mental barriers that are creations, and work hard towards mending broken relations. I would love to tell my wife to give me all her tears and fear, and take from me all my love the loving words she likes from me to hear. I would love to make an effort to be a good friend, to my elder daughter and put all petty misunderstandings to an end. I would love to stop to the people in contact ,the shoving, and spend more time in loving. I would love to stop being disadvantageous and outrageous, and speak only the truth and for that be courageous. I would love to fight my emotions all unfriendly, and cover them all with feelings that are friendly. I would love to learn to be sensitive, and towards others be open and receptive. I would love to practice not to crib about all the things life has not given me, and be greatful for the great things around me I have an opportunity to feel and see. I would love to learn to be content about all I have received, and focus now on giving and helping those, whom life has deceived. I would love to pray for world peace and plant more trees, and work to help out for carbon emission decrease. I would love to learn to be unforgiving, and be more tolerant and caring. I would love to right some of my wrongs, and be true to myself and hum joyous songs. Finally, I would love to learn to be humble and full of gratitude, and to do so spend some precious moments of my day reflecting in solitude.

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Some lives are like a stone quickly skipping over the ponds top, forever tossed.
My life is below the surface trying to reach upward with each breathe lost.
But there is still beauty, deep down here in the great depths below…
For the solitude holds me in its grip as I dwell with what I know.

My occasional trips to the surface leave me vastly wanting more…
Still, my life below the surface doesn’t scare me as it did, once before.
And the breaths will come when given, as my life continues to flow.
True it is dark but beauty lingers, everywhere the currents move below.

At times, the surface reflections seem surreal, as if it’s a place not to go.
Comfort comes more and more to my soul, as the deeper I glide below.
Here I dwell within myself, with words, and thoughts, that carry me along.
Perhaps I have found where I truly belong, as I sing my siren songs.

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Picnic Dreams

I want to picnic at the shore and put my feet in the sand
And watch the restless waves give themselves to the land...

I need to feed the gulls and smell the bite of the sea
Watch the path of passing ships and dream of you and me...

I shall walk by the surf and search for treasures rare
Smiling at the thought that Neptune threw them there....

I'll wrap myself in memories of my picnic by the sea
The day I spent dreaming dreams of you and me....

For the Picnic contest...

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A Happiness Sermon

Doom and gloom sure aren't my middle names More like upbeat and happy for which I'm famed There ain't no damn future in promoting ill will Each morning the sun still peeks over the hill There's enough negativity in the world to go round Let's not encourage this scourge with a frown You've only one life to live then it's done Why not be remembered for promoting good fun It isn't that hard for mankind to achieve And it's never too late if we all still believe Things will be better for our kids and their kids If we just put our trust in the joy in our midst In this happiness sermon I'm trying my best Some say pshaw you'll fail in your quest I say to the nay sayers, just listen my friends We'll meet the same fate so let's laugh till the end © Jack Ellison 2012

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He lay there all forlorn
Wishing someone would give him a home

His legs might be bent but he can still walk
Can be very verbal when we talk

He just lies here, has no one to love him
Eyes are so sad, heartache within

No one to hold him to say its ok
No one to watch him when he tries to play

There must be someone whose heart i melt
He thinks as he lays there with hope not felt

Whats this a little  guy in a wheelchair
Went to pass by, but stopped to stare

Mam he cries he is just like me
Cant walk so good from what I can see

Can he come home with us  he can ride on my lap
When his legs are tired, he's a bright little chap

So now there is hope and love in these eyes
I have a new playmate and a home thats a surprise

I am the happiest boxer pup in town
Have a big grin where once was a frown.

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I'm Sorry Part 2

I'm sorry for the ways I fight,
I'm sorry that I dim your light.

I'm sorry I'm so negative,
That I am so competative.

I'm sorry that I'm so outrageous,
I'm sorry my hurt's so contagious.

I don't want to see your heart eache,
Cuz when I do my heart it breaks.

I'm sorry that I'm not so strong,
But you inspire my hearts song.

I'm not alone cuz now I see,
Your light that's shining just for me.

I'm sorry that I'm up and down,
But, Dear, You win the patience crown.

My love for you's so strong, please see,
A fire burns for you in in me.

I know that It's hard to believe,
But God will help us, just you see.

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The date was set and the church booked up
Invitations sent out, colors picked, and a hall for the sup.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen had all been chosen
For the date for us on the calendar was now frozen.

The Maid of Honor could only one person be
The Best Man knew this day would be crazy.

For all of the planning, the work, and the tension
Would culminate in this day of anticipation.

The minister counseled us and helped us to plan
But the burden was on us, for this day to span.

We wanted everyone to be as happy with us today
That's why we took so long to plan it this way.

The floweres trimmed the aisle along the carpet white
While all our family and friends dressed festively tonight.

The music started to play as the couples walked the aisle
I was reminded not to cry, instead to give a big smile.

It was my turn to walk the walk now
"Don't slip, don't trip, don't cause a row.

It's the day of the wedding and there is my peer
One question remains, "What am I doing here?"

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I wish that I could write
Like my son the poet
I'm just an amateur
And well I know it

I search the site 
And there again
He has written something wonderful
With his amazing pen

Wish that I might write
As he has done
I know I am extremely proud
Of my wonderfully talented son

Dedicated to my son Richard poet extraordinaire
I am so glad that all my children are different
I can love you all for different reasons

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Happiness Is

Happiness Is:

Hearing and singing my favorite songs,
Accomplishing tasks that've been planned for so long.
Spending a day with a needle or hook,
Crocheting or stitching, or reading a good book.
Creative juices abundantly flowing,
Keeping poetic endeavors fruitful and growing.

Baking chocolate chip cookies on a cold winter's day,
And sharing with friends - it's better that way.
Inner security, freedom from fear,
Nestling close to my husband, so dear.
Hugs from my sons given "just because",
Spending time with family, including in-laws.

But what makes me happiest each and every day,
Is knowing God loves me and for my sins He paid.
Each day I awaken knowing God's on His throne,
And no matter what happens, I'm never alone.

12/7/2011  for Carol Brown's Being Happy contest

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A Perfect Day

The sky finally opened and really let fly,
Buckets of rain down from the sky.
Children’s  delight: boots, hats and coats, 
Jumping in puddles, making a moat.

Water mirrors give faces a twist,
Were all soaking wet, you get the gist.

A good hot shower, and please a new story,
 How about the Jabberwocky in all its glory.

Little heads droop, still wanting to play,
Off  to bed sweethearts, a perfectly wonderful day.

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Matters Of The Heart

We've come a long way
I can honestly say
As I look to the past
I never thought we'd last
But look where we are
We've come so far
We've given and we've taken
We've done things forsaken
We've laughed and we've cried
Sometimes we've even lied
I've hurt you and you've hurt me
But our love feels like it was meant to be
My heart is yours and your heart is mine
It is rare to find a love so divine
Our love is strong and it will come to grow
Forever together is a long time you know
By your side, I will always be
I love you and you love me
We'll stay together and never part
As long as our love comes from the heart

Copyright © 2002   Shari E Davis

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You've Touched My Soul

You've given me more than you know
You've touched me deep, you've touched my soul
When your loving eyes look into mine
My heart melts and I stand still in time
You're the half that makes me whole
Your love so strong has touched my soul
Sometimes when we wake
It is sweet love that we make
As our love continues to grow
I'll do my best to let my love show
Each day that passes brings us closer together
It's hard to imagine this magical love could get any better
A life together is our ultimate goal
A goal we can reach because you've touched my soul

Copyright © 2002   Shari E Davis

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The memories we shared together
Long talks and bird feathers
We used to sit outside on the porch
Laugh and smile as if no remorse

Those days became shorter
And long nights I cried for her
I used to run to her house after school
Listen to her stories as I sat on the stool

Reminisce of the times we had
And talks of the world being flat
The stories she told
Was  like a new beginning unfold

She grew up in a place of great evil 
But no one would believe her
Until the true story was recovered
And  most were of her

She lived a long life
Through the bitter night
I was her glowing light
Until fear overpowered with great might

I will never forget her
If only there was a cure
 I gripped her tightly 
And kissed her head lightly

Felt as her hands slipped away
And the night turned to day
I look to the heavens above
And send her lots of love

She was the blood in my veins 
And the nice nights it would rain
I visit her as much as I can 
Because I will always be her number one fan

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Tag Christie Moses

Why; Hello Colin good morning mate
Son, there is no accent in hands of fate

Throw out the tea and chug the beer
Then I bet you find a keg in ere

Everything is a riddle once it is spoke
The tag is from you to me and then some other folk

But who should I choose, I’m here to say
So many beautiful feathers float by my way

Once while I was taking a path from here to there
When I noticed beauty beyond compare 

She made me smile and she made me think
Looking at her was like taking a drink  

She made me feel good and forget all the rest
I reckon that is a true poets test

The only thing I really did know
What a wonderful beautiful soul

My only complaint of her poetry was the last line
For I was hoping to have just a little more time 

Talk of someone who needs no adorning
She plays a huge role in the global warming

For she has a beauty that could melt Glacier Ice
I guess everything wants to see beauty so beautifully nice

So who is the beautiful Angel that I’m speaking of?
Tag Christie Moses your it my love

Colin if I failed I apologize my head feels like it is in a vice
this morning but I wanted to respond. I will keep this poem 
and then on a better day I will write a reply to you also. I
feel better guys & gals 0r guy gals & gal guys - One just
never knows anymore. At any rate God Bless you all, mj

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My Heart Is Knocking

My heart's knocking on your heart's door
Your heart has never heard this knock before
My heart keeps knocking again and again
But your heart is scared and won't let me in
As the days go by and your heart gets to know mine
Our hearts will become intertwined
Our love will grow like a blossoming flower
Love will unleash its ultimate power
The next time my heart knocks on your heart's door
You won't have to ask what I'm knocking for
You won't be afraid to let my heart in
You will finally be ready to let love begin

Copyright © 1999 Shari E Davis

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Piece Me Together

Silence and deaf ears.
Sad times and many tears.
Friends and family so relieving.
Eyes and hearts in me believing.
Times of trial hard to recover.
No time or love from another.
Welcoming arms and open hearts.
Help and comfort and a new start.
Take these things and piece me together.
Take away the bad things and I'll feel better.
Haven't you needed this yourself?
Will you add to it or will you help?
  Hold me close and never leave.
  Keep the puzzle together and you'll be an important piece.

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It's better now

Sometimes, life isn't always how
It looks at first. It's all better now.
I felt so overwhelmed by the world's demands,
But I feel better knowing she understands.
I no longer have to regret the things I've said.
I know now that I can move on instead.
I felt as if I was without that thing I could never find.
Now I'm back in my body and back in my mind.
I found that moment where my world was bright.
I found that the sky's still blue and my world's alright.
Loves are loves, traitors are traitors, but family is always there.
Now I can look nearer for someone to care. 
I hope that everyone can be like me and find shelter from the rain.
Love, family, friends, help, anything to help fight against your pain.

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The Stars

I can’t seem to find the words to properly express
My love for nature at its best

I think if I could describe one part
My favorite would be the stars

Like diamonds they sparkle and shine
Lighting the way to heaven divine

Only for one moment a cloud passes by 
You know they are there though they hide

The moon it hangs in wait all through the night
At dawn the sun brings us daylight

Again the stars go away to hide 
You know they are waiting for the night

A Universe of stars and planets too
A miraculous and romantic view

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Guess What Phyllis, I Tagged You

After reading your comment to Sharon so true
I decided oh yes, I must tag Phyllis to

”Tag game” is about people sharing their heart
It would sure be special if you shared your part

It seems sometimes we just run out of time
Remember when a phone call cost a dime

So did a bottle of soda as a matter of fact
Remember the machines when they slid on a track

Well hopefully not because these words are true
Remembering those things means you’ve seen life to

So many changes between those times and now
Now days they have lasers that operate the plow

With me it all changed way faster than most
Years in day is the story of a convict ghost

But that is the past and praise God I am free
Exercising my right to tag Phyllis you see

Every game should have a Mentor Raul is his name
He was tagging us all without knowing of the game

I’m tagging Phyllis and giving honor to Raul
For without a doubt he is a model for us all

You know a while back the "Tag" game was a part
of our site. This was a very special part of our site
and Raul with his unselfishness writing Poem's to 
members on our site reminded me of this and to be
honest I tried hard to ignore the impulse. So in Honor
of "Our Mentor" lets bring that special part of our Soup
Back, spend our time writing of love instead of some knack.

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I write poems of love, paint pictures of life;
But nothing seems real, not until you're my wife.

I love you so strongly, all my heart and my soul.
My love is forever, to show you - my goal.

I've looked for you for years dear, trying to find my soul's mate.
Made mistakes and been lonely, but it's all been worth the wait.

God finally put us together, to make our souls one;
And i'll love you forever, even after this life's done.

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Brought To Awe

When the sun hits the bellies of the humble clouds at dusk
I'm amazed, I'm entranced, I am but a speck of dust.
When the gulf eats the sun in a nibble and a bite
all my senses stand up tall to applaud the gift of sight
When the mountains cradle shadows 'gainst the pink of sunlit trees
you will find me deep in prayer toward the one with wise decrees
And when I'm standing next to you with our two hands intertwined
I am brilliantly alive with the knowledge you are mine...

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Put on the red coat, put on the mask
Flash dancers wait just to finish the task
To raise up the curtain on all of these acts
I don't know for certain, I don't have the facts
But somebody told me that you were the one
to brighten the moonlight and turn up the sun
to call in the ocean when twilight enfolds
the seashore at sunset when someone beholds
that miracle moment when all thinking ceases
When lovers and losers are equal in pieces
of puzzles in Sanskrit cascading free
If you give me your hand you can take all of me
I haven't a coin nor a deed real or written
I know you aren't sure and you haven't been smitten
but yesterday morning I saw something new 
I think it was me and I know it was you
Riding a rainbow, boy what a blast
Do you think there's a chance for a love that could last?

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Come, Let's Play

               My hand’s outstretched, within your grasp
                     So hold it, please, and take it fast
                         Allow it not to hang and wait
                             Destined to a lonely fate

                 It reaches through a thickened haze
                  Calling you out for welcoming days
                     Needing to feel you take its hold
                       Releasing from its bitter cold

               Our friendship waits for new day’s sun
                To bask and play until the day is done
                  Then, in sleep, we’ll continue play
                     Until we rise on sun’s new day

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God has a plan,
And it is out of my hands.

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I Will be Happy

One day in prison I decided to pray
Since then everything has been going my way

When I learned I had Hepatitis one day
I turned it around in a positive way

I summand every drop of strength that I had
Wrote out my books explaining, “This is my bad”

My back injury forever changed my life
Since then everyday is marred with pain and strife

Returning to school was a choice that I made
Making the most out of the price that I paid

Happiness is no more than a frame of mind
Each circumstance holds some happiness to find

It’s all in the way, which you choose to believe
Life is way to short to set around and grieve

Your cup is half-empty, well mine is half-full
As I am a student this life is my school

It’s easy to be happy when all is glad
The trick is learning to find joy in the sad

I’m happy because I refuse not to be
Life is whatever we make of it, you see

Whatever this life chooses to throw my way
I will be happy at the end of the day

Because, I quite simply refuse not to be
This life is the hound dog and I am the flea 

By the, "Blood Of The Lamb," like it or not
I'm draining this life of everything its got

One thing is for certain, life will always
be full of trials and test. Happiness is born
within; therefore, these trials and test can
only alter our course they cannot define them.
Learn to make the most out of every situation
and you will have learned how to be happy!

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My Paradise

 I'm borrowing a gorgeous country
 I may borrow it as often as I can

 I accept their courtesy and smile
 I smile back and are happy to provide a helping hand

 I am enjoying the sun in this sunny land
 I think of autumn and the rain back home

 I'm enjoying the day with all my enjoyment
 I hope the day could've been much longer

 I am delighted with the floral scent that fills the air
 I listen to the waves rolling along the seaside

 I listen to the prayer that comes from the mosque
 I feel a quiet peace lowered into my body

 I'm borrowing this beautiful country, just for fourteen days
 I am free of thoughts, free from time ..... I'm in my paradise Turkey

Turkey  -  20.09.2012
A-L  Andresen :)

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Goodbye Granddad

Gravity pulls my tears into pools.
Im sinking in sorrow -emotional fuels. 

Just turn back the time, I just want a moment. 
To say goodbye once, to cherish and own it. 

I loved my granddad - a man more than great.
Paired with my Granny as the perfect mate. 

A montage of memories that rush my soul.
My eyes fill with tears, I'm losing control. 

Just keep it together, it's what he would want. 
They all say the same, but I stand in front. 

Happiness swells, yet sadness prevails.
Like Christ on the cross, with hands full of nails. 

Life has a reason, and death isn't treason.
-It's moving on up.. A lifetime's a season. 

I look to the sky and say my goodbye.
The time won't turn back, I gave it a try. 

I close my eyes and imagine this-
Paradise in a place full of bliss. 

World peace in a piece of the world.
Without loss and bombs never hurled. 

Snow that falls that doesn't freeze.
Sun that shines that doesn't cease. 

A land where "The forever" is real.
A scene where the sick always heal.

Life with infinite love, like gusts in the wind.
Two little doves, with eternities to spend. 

God has a plan, fool-proof to the core. 
Now Granddad's with him, a reward of much more. 

-Yours Truly

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Beautiful Boy

Heavens' rainbow shines on us, we know
We feel the warmth in its colorful glow

Streaks of light across the sky
The angels watch and gently sigh

A special little spirit from up above
To earth you have arrived, with the angels’ love

Our little grandson born to us this day
You have been waiting your turn to come and play

We’re privileged to have you with us, here on earth
On this wonderful day, the day of your birth.

Written by
Vicki Darcy

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Stanzas of Love

I write of celestial moons and flying carpet rides,
Of seasonal hues and rising tides.

I write when golden light fills the skies,
And emerald hills enchant my eyes.

When the aroma of thulian roses scents the air
And wind blows the willows like Pele’s hair.

I write of all things that remind me of you,
How I’m sheltered by your shadow in all I do.

When I hear the call of a turtle dove,
I smile at the mellifluous voice of the man I love.

As a glowing garnet sun sets on a calm sparkling sea
Your love songs will echo eternally.

Our love will remain pristine and pure
As our souls combine and forever endure. 

© January 20, 2013

For 'My Valetine' Contest Sponsor: Suzette Crous

Decodeing secret message:
This message is to my mate when we met on one of my flights, hence the
flying carpet rides. The tides are because we live on an island in the Pacific.

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Get It Flying

Try try with all our might
This time may we get it right
Another day does come
Still we are all thumbs
Is getting this done right
Really going to be our blight
Another chance is all we ask
Leave other tries in the past
Stop wait are we going to fast
Another let down have we cast
Oh my what a beautiful sight
Finally we learn to fly a kite
Gwendolen Rix contest Lets Go Fly A Kite Poem was written: 09/08/2006

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A Pony From Mars


It came from the sky, a gray silver stallion.
I looked up high, and I also had seen a dragon.

With so many things in this universe.
I'm on 24/7 alert with a camera in my purse. 

Who would have known I'd be the first to spot a PEGASUS.
The town folks wave hi every time I walk my hippopotamus.

I enjoy showing everyone pictures of a flying horse.
I don't understand why they call a DOCTOR every time I call the TASK FORCE.

I think they are jealous over all the things I've seen.
Ever since I sighted a LEPRECHAUN when I turned fourteen.

No one ever believed me when I saw an army of dragonflies.
They had a name for me "the who See's too much in the skies!"

I don't know why they can't see what I see.
For all I know they don't even believe me.

If you don't believe me then explain how I got this magic MEDALLION.
It was a gift from the silver stallion.

I also have many pictures of a  UNICORN.
Who gave me a piece of its magic horn.

We sat together while UNI" drank from the lake.
We enjoyed talking, --talking about how U.F.O.'s are fake.

Why can't they see?  I fell off a boat and got rescued by a MERMAID!
Who would have known a mermaid swim around with first-aid.

I also remember the day I followed a LEPRECHAUNS.
We were playing under the rainbow having fun.

When I told my doctor about all the things I've seen.
He locked me in a DUNGEON, thinking I was an ALIEN QUEEN.

I begged and I told him I don't believe in any type of alien.
Too bad the master of this dungeon came from another region.

In a way he looks like that one SILVER STALLION from Mars.
The first sighting I'd seen the day I fell from the monkey bars.

I have this picture of this horse of course.
JUST help me out of this white-jacket!!! ;-)
If you want to see the coolest picture of a flying horse. 

Mother & Son

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Best Wishes

2011 was here but is now gone away
2012 is here now with one extra day
I am not going to make a resolution
Simply because it causes me confusion
Wishing the best to all I hold dear
Joy,love,good health for this year

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Christmas Bliss

I cherish the Christmas time of the year.
People are in the streets grinning ear to ear.

Children faces light up with joy.
Pondering on their favorite toy.

This the season we remember to give and share.
It is a way to let others know we really care.

We are told wise men came to a manger to seek
Later wise men would hear this child speak.

If I had but one Christmas wish,
It would be for you to know a Christmas bliss.

Edward J Ebbs - Christmas 2003

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A Castle for the Mouse

Once there was a mouse that envied the castle on the hill.
It looked way more glorious than the hovel he lived in.
Every day he dreamed of what life there could truly be.
Dreams of wondrous food, plus beautiful rooms only his mind could see.
Sights from the windows each day, would deeply stir his very soul.
There would be glorious kingly meals, only a great chef could bestow.
There would be a fancy, cozy bed in a room with beauty all around.
But venturing up the hill… that is not even remotely what he found.

All the windows were too high with nothing near to climb upon.
And clouds were always obscuring any view that might be found. 
The family was too old with no children to drop crumbs upon the ground.
The furniture was ancient wood with nowhere comfy to hide from their hound.
The spaces were damp and drafty wherein he found to make his bed.
Nothing was anything like what he always dreamed it would be, in his head.
So he finally scurried back to the cottage, that home he’d always deplored.
Strange, the little cottage seemed to shine, and wasn’t a hovel any more.
While he’d been gone it seemed they had missed… giving him his nightly desire.
And they had got together to build a little castle just for him, set by the fire.
Then each night they had left a beloved, yummy piece of popcorn, solely for his lair.
He had been a loved little pampered pet, nothing better could be found elsewhere.

The moral to this story is dreams are only dreams that may not come true.
No matter how green somewhere else seems, always give a warm comfy home it’s due. 
Remember it’s a home filled with loving hearts… and not other things… 
That will make it… The Perfect Fit for you.

Bestiary: Type of Medieval poetry

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The Bluebird of Happiness
I send to you today
He brings you all my love
As he hurries on his way

May his song fill your heart
As it was meant to be
And every time you hear it
You will think of me

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Spun Fun

                               SPUN FUN 

I wonder about nonsense and things that are askew,
Like, if you strangled a Smurff would it's face turn Blue?
And is Rudolf's nose really as bright red as they say?
I mean, would you recognise him if you saw him in May?
Sentences we use are strange and wonderful to decide,
Why do we say stairs are indoors and steps are outside?
We're always looking for something that’s left us bereft
If you lost your left arm would your right arm be left?
I watch sports on TV the player's struggling in a ruck,
I mean, I get enough exercise just pushing my luck!
Why don't cemeteries explain the prices they're giving?
They just moan and blame it all on the cost of living!
Science and its wonders and the knowledge they spark.
If they are so cleaver, answer me, "what’s the speed of dark"?
But my brain starts to throb and the questions grow dim.
And the fool inside me says, good night to me and him.

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Ohhhh Rain : Shower again

A small romantic rain poem dedicated to hubby.
wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare

"Ohhhh Rain..Shower again!!!!! "  

Showering in the rain, 
Draining the pain!
Enflueraging the essence of arenicolous sand,
Feeling blessed porting on this beautiful greenary land! Trees were roaming 
under fiercing winds,
Thanks nature for benevolently so kind!
Sip of sizzling coffee With Caramalized sugar,
Cheers hubby to accompany me my gelling agar!
Wanna capture this Driplets of aromatic water nearby lake,
So that I can make an icy snowflake!
That's amazing, "but ohhhh God,  I wish my honey is here".

Wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare  

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A Pocket of Sun

Flying through gray clouds, visibility nil,
Then a pocket opens up, you feel a thrill.

A rays of sun filters it's brightness upon you.
Giving you hope that the skies will become blue.

Such a small thing, a bit of sun can spell relief.
On vacation you need sun to swim in the reef.

Standing on the sand, I'm looking up to the sky.
There are more sun rays than gray, my spirits are high.

 For Seren Roberts's contest, "Shaft of Light"

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Beautiful Day

I once fell prey to circumstance
Took away all of my romance

I bounced around from girl to girl
Learned every oyster has a pearl

Sometimes within the things I feel
My broken heart had lost its will

Lost in the game I had to play
I rode the “Top,” and spun away

Freedom was no more than a whim
My life was looking rather grim

Many lovers but had no love
I had no one to hold above

Many years since I had been free
My monkey had its hooks in me

Then came the day I met my wife
She brought romance into my life

She helped me up then helped me see
The beauty of the soul in me

We have faced so many trials
Together walked many miles

We faced our demons, faced our ghost
Scraped all the burnt up off our toast

Whatever trials we must face
It’s each other that we embrace

For within our love we have found
Nothing in life can break us down

There is no storm that we can’t weather
As long as we are together

Lord this poem to you I pray
Thanking you for another day

Another day that’s full of love
It is my wife I hold above

Trials come and then trials go
Together we reap what we sow

We turn trials into blessings
As we face what needs addressing

We live a very simple life
Together as husband and wife

Within our love it’s clear to see
Everything is as it should be

I just have one thing left to say
Is this not a beautiful day

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It's not easy to live with every day problems,
Especially when someone expects you to solve them,

The minute that trouble has raised up it's head,
And balance the budget and make home made bread;

And making and keeping appointments and errands,
While setting a shining example as parents.

Sometimes I just wish I could go back to bed,
And dream a sweet dream and wake up instead,

To find I can take a day off to relax,
Perhaps read a book and not feel so taxed;

'Cause the house work will be there tomorrow for sure,
And I don't have to worry, my job is secure.

Who'd want all the worry I have all the time?
It's no bed of roses, no sweet dream sublime;

For I am a homemaker, nanny and nurse;
The one they all turn to for better or worse.

This is my castle and I am it's queen,
And I wouldn't trade it for anything.

(It's the most thankless job in the world --- or is it.)

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LG Poetry Department Store

Come on folks!  Everybody  come on over here!
I’m one of the coolest poetic  vendors all throughout  the year!

Midnight , anniversary , summer  and all kinds of seasons sales,
I’m sure you’ll enjoy shopping here while saving up your bills.

My spiritual uplifting poems are 80 percent discount offer,
For whole sale, take freely my dog who is so expert in prayer.

Take my poems  about friendship and love as much as you want,
Like sharing half of my heart to you, that’s  50 percent discount.

Special poem, My Name and poems dedicated to special friends,
They are out of stocks, but you can make an order if you can.

My poems  all about arts, music, nature and mysteries of life,
Biggest discount I’ll give, all have been displayed  in my big shelf.

The poems which express  my joys, sadness, and my  pains, 
 Buying them in retail price, take freely My Stupid Boyfriend.
Life is real Good while you shop at LG’s Poetry Department store,
Grab my Garage Sale now! You’ll regret if you postpone or ignore!

Written: Sept . 13, 2012

First Place
Contest: Poets Garage Sale
Poet Sponsor: Poet SKAT

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Jesse Cold

Childish playful, maziness heart. . . . A loving touch of lovely art; Won't you see the sweetly trimm'd Everlasting heart been dimm'd? Lovely heart been tucked away Cutting edges, day by day Cov'ring the soul, so brightly lit. . . . With veiling that's so tightly fit But light pours out the lurid sea, Inside your heart shushed silently Hold on to fading gasps of love And all the sweet your heart dreams of

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No valentine on Valentine's.
I haven't met one yet.
Each year I wait another
for a person I've not met.
There's nothing I've done wrong:
yet waiting is in vain.
And all that's left is hope
that love's a ball and chain.

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As we move through our daily life
Sometimes with heartache pain and strife
Along comes an angel with eyes of blue
Then you're convinced she was meant for you

As we wade through uncertainty, wonder, and fear
Thanking the Lord for someone so dear
That there can be such goodness beauty and love
Convincing me this is a gift from above

As God lifts me and heals me from my loss
There are unfound mysteries and bridges to cross
One of my crossings has led me to you
And to be by your side is all I want to do

We have both seen our share of sorrow and hurt
Then you find yourself in a place where they do nothing
but flirt
That's all gone now and I have firmly decided
By the Lords good hand I have surely been Blindsided

Copyright 2010

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Far overhead the skyline bids goodnight, Bestowing crown to hazy moon on flight As silent pillows dream, breaths ebb day’s rites ----- --- - Silence Contest sponsored by Susan

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thoughtful paws

Place your hand upon my coat,
Watch me shiver so,
Pure ecstasy with you I feel,
Through my eyes I touch your soul.

For ill be there at your waking,
My tail, wagging to and fro.
In the evening bring you comfort,
When the days, stress has took its toll.

Can there be a friend so loyal,
Who will be there when you call?
In this ever changing world,
Some things never change at all.

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Micaela II

You're Still The Most Beautiful song,

That I've Ever Written

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A Summer Couplet

I wear a coverlet of haze, from those summers I remember, where my barefoot toes touched fragrant grass, that withered in September
............................ 6/12/13 for Andrea

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Happy is a Child

True joy is to hold a newborn child Their God's gift to make you smile you'll never find more earthly worth then two souls joining who give birth Grandpa's pride and Grandma's idle for these new parents it's their child To hold, love, teach, nurture and guide They do it all with a smile and pride All of the fear, worry, happiness and joy Unequaled by any store bought toy The richest people, you'll see around Are playing with children on the ground Long life, for a child, to breath earths fresh air Hear the echo, as all repeat the same prayer
Contest entry for "Children in rhtme"

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For I am Me

For I am me, not anyone else 
I’m not “different”, I am just myself.
Don’t try to lead me, or take my hand
On “my” two feet, I will try to stand.

I may be stubborn, set in my ways
In the long run, I’m the one who pays.

Though hurdles are hard, to over come
Once I have, I’m proud of what I’ve done.

Don’t change me, to meet “your ideal” 
I won’t play games; I’m not “your seal”.

It’s taken me years, to finally see
I’m no one else, for I am just “me”!

Written by Kelly Kiser Zakerski
Today's date 10/9/13

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My healthy diet mainly consists
of fruits, veggies and salads.

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A Horse Of Course

<                                        Horses and snowflakes
                                   Illuminating to it's tongue's pallet's plate

                                              Open carriage rides
                                         Falling flakes in the eyes

                                             City strewn lights
                                  Hoof's echoing through out the night

                                             Fleece blankets
                                              Cider drank it

                                              Horns blare
                                              People's stare

                                        New York's Central Park
                                       An home for many after dark

                                         Four miles of bridal paths
                                    Drawn coaches to bring you back

                                          So horses and snowflakes
                                      Fills this ones poet's pallet's plate

Written By Katherine Stella
My Theme Was Both 
Horses And Snowflakes
This Is An Entry
For Constance ~A Rambling Poet 's ~ Contest
G.L. All


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Within Iris

How beauty sometimes seems so impeccable

With the watery spark of your lustrous eyes
Where nurtured meadows of harvest rise

I sink in tides, in your iris submerged
Waves, monsoons from within emerge

Enthralled I stand, my confusions declare
When only you stop and pause to stare

So sharp, I must say, a piercing of heart
Like flailing swords that with power impart

Within charm they grasp, they clutch, they seize
As they blink calmly and stealthily appease

How beauty sometimes seems so impeccable

Glimmering with your radiant eyes
I now have come to utterly despise

The times when you are asleep…

                                                      Entered into Sami’s Contest

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Loving You is Blissful - My Darling Hubby

          Again a small poem guys dedicated to my Darling hubby.. 
                          wrote by Mrs.Madhavi Suyog Pagare

 Loving You is Blissful - My Darling Hubby 

 Twilighting glow of the sky..
 Wanna fly so high..

 Sparkling amidst the million stars..
 chosen the crazy pal and so life is excellently par.. 

 As like the blossom were kissed by soft rain..
 Your arrival in life diminished all my pains..
 God has entwined me..with my emarald diamonite gem..
 Enlightening new vistas in life as like your next aim.. 

 At an astounding pace time flew..
 But When i didn‘t see you..I feel like..Life is been dew..

 Your divine presence in life rejuvenates me..
 Every tick of my heartbeat resonating wit your‘s or whatever it will be..

 Your innumerable naughtiness made me silly..
 But yep, your beautifying nature had an fragrance in life like lilly..

 As like snow crested the nestled mountains..
 You cuddled my a sip of fountains..

 Being With you, Life is euphorically elated..
 Full of high spirit and delighted..

 Thanks for being accompanying me my theist..

 Your admirer with lots n lots of Love:
 Madhavi. Suyog.Pagare

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This Righteous Reign

There is a place where deserts bloom and loving is the law
Where miracles are commonplace and sorrows come to fall

When desires flower amidst the fields of singing lily throngs
And sin, with its razors edge, is a foregone ancient song

It is a place by streams of life, where marigolds do thrive
Where misty aqua canopies supply pleasures to our lives

Then luscious verve and greenery on mountaintops do grow
And pleasures we past put aside, no longer do forgo

Here, patchwork friendships sawn asunder are seamlessly re-sewn
And trees of men and sapling sons for times long lost atone

Oh, how I long for these dear times when nations breathe as one
When frozen tongues of languages have melted in the Son

No pain, no sickness, no sullen thoughts - no lurking death to fear
To see the work of one’s own hands, for all eternity to cheer

This passionate air, this prospect true, this paradise re-claim
Oh, how I strive to walk the path to see this righteous reign

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A Happy Day

In mind's eye I reminisce, watching children play   
of a spring day sitting here, seeing my children play

blessed to see their smiles, when they hit, slid or fell 
A happy day begin playing ball, in this story I will tell

A kiss and hug I get, dad please take us to the fair 
Seeing the rides, ooh's, awe's echo from our pair

Eating fried dough, peanuts, "Boy! see the games over there" 
We're playing with family and friends, as they make a dare  

Can't miss any ride that twists, mixes, spins or flys in the air
There's so much to see, ride and play with, in a day at the fair 

Hearing "thanks mom and dad" that night, walking to the car 
"Stay awake" they say as we move, you know they can't get far

This day all started with thoughts of fun, smiles and laughs 
both asleep, with their dreams, today, mom and dad can laugh 

Any poem you posted during this month of* APRIL ~except ~ No! No! Bunny poems, or Easter poems..NOR other contest entries.

entered by Tom Larrow

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Fastest Gun In The West

<                                      Now hold on there Tex !
                                        Let me get     dressed  !

                                        Let me saddle up my horse
                                        To trollop around this Halloween course

                                        Got on my chaps
                                        My spurs and cowboy hat

                                       Replica's of forty five's
                                       Riding on my hips very high

                                       With lasso in my hand
                                       This little cowboy has a plan

                                      So all you ghost and goblins
                                      It's candies bounty I'll be coming an robbing

                                      And I'll be taking  loot for mummy
                                      And for my daddy who has a bigger tummy

                                                  Happy Halloween To All
                                   Especially little tikes who are so cute and small

Entry For 
Halloween Costume Contest
G.L. All




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I thought that this would be an interesting topic to write
As some thoughts about this year's awesome events came to light.

Recalling the year's events made me pause
Yet several "awesome" events gave me cause.

In thinking about one particular thing I would say
That finding Poetry Soup has made my day.

Not ever knowing how addictive it can be
To write my thoughts in words for others to see.

And then there are the friends I have found here
Who's poetry sometime will bring me a tear.

Oh, I laugh at some, cry with some, even get quizzical 
But it only makes my fingers want to get physical.

My brain starts to ache as I work up a lather
Typing words into rhyme as fast as I can gather.

Yes, it is a gem of a site that I see
But the real gems are the others who write poetry.

Their words are more elegant than mine
And I often wonder how they come to them sometime.

When I read their work it is more than a cure
They express the thoughts which are ever so pure.

Like distilling fine cognac from its brandy base
The words that I read all fall into place.

So it makes me want to make my own work better
And to them I have become a debtor.

For the words I write come from inspiration
And some of the contests exact great consternation.

You see, I don't know an Iambic from a Pentameter
But, that's what makes me want to try harder.

So I write words in ways that I think are good
Hoping that my thoughts can be understood.

Many a comment passes the site each day
All, to me, are special when sent my way.

I appreciate the thoughts of others who will take the time
To read the words I have tried to rhyme.

So in looking for something happy that happened this year
This "Awesome" site makes me want to cheer.

Poetry Soup may not give you the zing,
But then, next to's the next best thing!


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Trust is it something earned or something given freely?
Do we have to have it in one go, or can we take it weekly?

Is it something that is measured, that we buy by the foot and inch?
Or is it sold only by weight, so we need to buy a pound or a pinch?

Trust if it is trustworthy, how does one really tell?
But we need to have it with each other, if we want to get on well.

Trust the word is simple, it is only five letters long,
But devastation follows-if we get those letters wrong…

Trust, one needs to earn, and not just  to expect it free, 
A word bandied about a lot, but it can be squashed just like a flea.

Trust one should be wary, but try never to leave it to late
Trust one hopes can come in sizes I’d like mine at five foot eight…

 BTW I am 5'8" 
© 25/09/2102~GG~

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Life is like a hurricane.

Life, is like a heavy rain.

A lake of pain like lake Baikal.

Tears, flow like a waterfall.

People are like granite stone;
in the end your'e left alone.

But what of the good things?

Like the sound of when a church bell rings?

Or the miraculous, beautiful way 
one helps another through troublesome day?

Tragedies of life aren't fun, 
but in the end we learn a ton.

Though pain we do remember,
the flame eventually turns to ember.

You see, the thing about walking through earth each day, 
is The King turns the curse to a healthy pathway.

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Jordanian Itinerancy

Across lands of streets, stone and desert
A breeze in a waltz for trees to avert,

I flow with the freedom of a river in a bay
Across mountains and winds with passion I sway

From the historical Petra, upon the purity of its sands
To the salty waters of the Dead Sea, prosperity in hands

At height upon its mountains, O’ Allah I pray
Embellished with the sunset of Wadi Rum, nature sleeps to allay

I mosey upon its Rabyeh streets, accompanied by its tender gust
I inhale the freshness of its varying cuisine, filled with utter lust

Gazing at its marvel in a background of family mirth
Across my Grand Ma’s balcony, Jordan fills the earth

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Sparkles Like Diamonds

Shall I tell you a story of sweet victory?
How even the blind one could suddenly see!

There's little old me with a case of the blues.
Then I dug out my red dress,the sadness to lose.

Now I'm painting up poverty,making it shine.
Having some glasses of dandlelion wine.

There's a big shaft of light that I'm gazing through.
If you care to come with me then you'll see it too.

A gold-dusted staircase that winds to the sun.
It sparkles like diamonds when our day is done.

Sparkles like diamonds on a silver edged tray;
the sun put to bed and the moon come to play!

written February 4th,2013

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What dreams are made of

Of pink candy floss and cloudy white fluff Of magic wands and fairy tale stuff Of Pixie dust and her shiny shimmer Of rays of hope with golden glimmer Are all dreams made. Of bubbly bright days and starry nights Of a rainbow arc's appeasing sight Of firm belief to do the unheard, untold Of daring to rummage for the pot of gold Are all dreams made of. Of a pair of smiling lips and wishful eyes Of a happy heart wherein honesty lies Of the strong urge within to turn the tide Of the childlike glee to join the joy ride Are all dreams made of. Of beauty lying in eye of beholder Of faith in the happily-ever-after Of willingness to hold hands, take the plunge Of readiness, as destiny knocks, forward to lunge Are all dreams made of. Of strong desire and concrete grit Of stern character and some sharp wit Of ever glowing will and unwavering dedication Of fearless mind's victorious anticipation Are all dreams made of. 1/8/2012

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Gold Fish and The Frog

There was a Goldfish who thought he was a shark.
He kept biting the lily pad of a Monk Frog.
Behave said the frog, for you are no shark.
I can if I want, said the goldfish, if you are a Monk.

The goldfish kept attacking the lily pad with ardor and spunk.
He wouldn’t be gainsaid on being a shark.
As the Frog studied relentlessly to become what was wont.
Neither one believing the other… could become what he did want.

Now along came a snake to eat the monk frog on his ark.
But to him… this lily pad was sacred, and he didn’t want to disembark.
So the goldfish attached a leaf to stand straight up on his back…
And as he bit the snake’s tail the frog hollered SHARK!
Pandemonium ensued as the frightened snake did run off…
Thinking it’s better to be safe, than as some one else’s dinner doffed.
So some how, together they both became what they did want.
Living happily ever after, as friends in that great lily pond.

The moral my friend is you can be whatever you want.
Still, don’t stop as the path becomes hard, that you sought…
For if a gold fish can become a shark… and a Frog a Monk…
Then with work and friends made… you can become whatever you want.

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Sexy Kiss

We share a look from across the room and I saunter into your arms,
No matter how hard I try to defy, I can never resist your charms;

You slip a hand behind my head and drag me into your kiss,
You tantalize my senses as I lose myself to bliss;

Desire takes over my body as you take my breath away,
We stand in utter silence, we’ve nothing left to say;

There is an overpowering smell of whiskey and cheap perfume,
But locked in a passionate kiss, we’re alone in the crowded room;

Your kisses taste so potent, I savor the exotic flavor of you,
Your intoxicating to my senses, like the sweetest morning dew;

Wrapped in a fervent embrace, our bodies meld to form one;
I lose myself to you and it’s only just begun...

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

<        this poem is not about what is written, but what is not written
          like the smile upon her face that looks nil and somewhat smitten

          and lochs of hair hanging instead of with bows and lace
          tell me my angelic angel have you fallen from God's good grace

          has your garments of thread gone out of time
          has your dance with the butterflies gotten out of rhyme

         have you been cast from your lovers heart
         or are you just looking to start over with brand new start

         has clouds silver lining rained upon your dreams
         has leafs dance gone frozen in crystal streams

         time stands still amidst wondering thoughts
         time stands still when lovers cant be sought 

Written By Katherine Stella 7/4/11

Entry For A Rambling Poet's 
The Unwritten Contest
G.L. All      







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Raindrops Mixed with Tears

Raindrops paint a muted reflection on my front window pane.
Wails come from a thunderous sky; I wipe away my tears again.

The summer sun melts my mask and a still breaking heart.
Raindrops fall cleansing the earth, I resign to make a fresh start.

Violent storms defined my summer, autumn rain renews my soul.
Drops create a clear reflection, a smile and precious life extolled.

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My Childhood Memories

I remember the days after the rain
Picking dandelions and making chains

Sister fixing plates of twigs and grass
My brother laughing about passing gas

Looking back with a smile through tear filled eyes
I fondly remember making mud pies

Playing school and tea parties, of course
Pretending that the dog was our horse

Playing baseball, tag, or hide-and-seek
Picking up rocks and collecting leaves

No fancy toys and no video games
We watched the clouds and counted airplanes

Memories of my wonderful past
It's nice to know my childhood will last

Copyright © 2009   Lena “Lolita” Townsend

*for Deborah's You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby contest

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To be happy while living
Start investing for eternity

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The Spirit Of Summer

In the wilds of my heart I dream of bliss.
The summer sun will proclaim this.

The shade of trees would circumvent
the heating that the skies have sent.

A mist of rain will feed the thirst
of gorgeous blooms in color burst.

The land has grown so lush and green
where fruits of summer can be seen.

The aroma of some barbeque
in some backyard is rising too.

Kids splash in swimming pool delight
while fishermen wait for a bite.

A happy smile lights up the faces
of vacationers going places.

This is a time without a care
when coats are shed and feet are bare.

Such is the joy of summertime
with warmth of spirit so sublime.

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To Walk in Winter Blue

At the edge of dawn, to climb the path, along the windswept hills
The world lies blue, from a downy night, and views serene and still

The world is hushed, nowhere to rush, at least that’s how it seems
I will walk along a crystal stream, as if it still my dream

The arching sky, surrounds my eyes, a morning star that shines
As sun comes up to tint the snow, with pink among the pines

The birds and deer have reappeared, and all the things that creep
Below the hills, a sparkling town, is soon aroused from sleep

The world is changed from winter’s blue to soft and ermine white
A snowglobe world, is all aglow, of winter kissed delight

My soul refreshed, with frosty breath, and I find my worries cease
Contentment comes on silken wings, my world seems filled with peace

For Juli Michelle's Contest: Winter Blue

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To watch the early nightfall peep, as I Relish the scent of air passing nearby, While verdant grassland breathes of newborn hay Unwinding the busy haze of Friday; The ripple of homespun hours wafts and then A dappled sky folds plates undone, Till softened kisses moist a wheezing breeze Jealous the stars eavesdrop, of love’s caprice On resting arms, like trellis in a shade Blue robins tweet and daffodils parade, As warm caresses glaze lamplights, wherein Solace from our dreamy eyes lulls Friday’s spin. Suz-D's Let's Be Open Contest by nette onclaud

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The Pleasure Has Been All Mine

<               I have dipped my pen in the sublime, it's my gift to you
                 Now use it wisely and write about some captioned caught views

                 thus that of an snow-capped mountain with an eagle that soars
                 or white sandy beaches where ribbed tides rolls back to it's shores

                 maybe stars and moon dance reflecting off stilled bay's port
                 in ones head you must determine choice of words to now sort

                 from beautiful to just pleasure does not hit it's mark
                 beneath recant memory that caused the ignited spark

                observer of denial you can not destroy ones voice
                within pens stroke there comes a poet with another choice

                seize the day and come bow to the chosen word of the day
                dont let an overpowering object just get away

Written By Katherine Stella  6/26/11

Entry For A Rambling Poet's

Writing In The Sublime

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Life in focus

The wind doth brace my body so,
As I stand astride the moor.
Invigorated by its feel,
To the sky an eagle soars. 
For what splendor and sweet freedom,
Will my soul, feel such happiness.
Given all that’s gone before me,
So much sorrow and unrest.
Oh to see the sun at daybreak,
At dawn the rising mist.
To walk barefoot on the dew tipped fronds,
And to know that I am blessed.
For upon my face the warming sun,
That leaves a kiss with such caress.
Flowers with scented blossoms lie,
On their petals my head I rest
©  N  windle  2012

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Maker of good feeling pill

The pill in sticky sweaty hands doth lie
Full of importance doesn't know why

The route finder has decided the journey, commencing.
via the saliva gland which wets the pill they're dispensing

Along the path from the pharynx where you are swallowed
Taking the A road to the oesophagus where pushing is allowed

Until it reaches journeys end the main line station of stomach
Then on to many branch lines being dispersed to enact

Have you realised which pill is the be all and end all of your being
What is the name of this important maker of good feeling

The Happy Pill, if your happy nothing else is of importance
Happiness is and Happiness does, with abundance.

Pill of Life Contest

dated 22/01/2013

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Coco For Ten

<                               Coco was his name
                                 Spider monkey all the same

                                Dad worked for zoo
                                Feeder of Coco too

                               Brought the little guy home
                               Boy did Coco love to rome

                               Droppings here and there
                               Mom  covered up his dairy - air

                               Shoulders he did seek
                               Knocking  younger ones off their feet

                                Bananas and salted nuts
                                Made Coco dance and strut

                               Each day a animal of new
                               Dad brought home from the zoo

                               But the one I'll remember the most
                               Was coco who shared my daily toast

Tribute To 
Como Park Zoo
St Paul Minnesota

Coco And Daddy

Can You Imagine
A Monkey Playing
With 10 Kids  LOL


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A TGIF Conversation

Our day is now here; the work week is done,
so now let’s decide how to have us some fun!

     So what do we want to do for today?
     Let’s check out the movies to see when they play.

Although there is still some housework to do,
instead of one movie, we ought to see two!

    Yeah, let’s check the times ‘cause you never know -
    There might be two good shows right in a row!

But what about the dishes here piling up?
I can’t even find one clean measuring cup!

    Dirty dishes can wait! Check those show times before
    our time is used up, and let’s get out the door.

Let’s stop by the store on the way for a treat,
and grab the big purse to hide what we’ll eat!

    And after the two shows, we’ll need to stop
    by Walmart and Smiths’; we still need to shop.

Yes, we’ll make it a day of movies and shopping.
Our day’s looking good, so now let’s get hopping!

    Friday’s so fun , SELF, because you and I
    love all the same things and see eye to eye!

*TGIF = Thank God It's Friday
For "The Conversation" Contest of Frank H.

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White-Knuckled Courage

I've reached the other side you know.
Daily my cheeks are aglow.

White-knuckled courage is my pride.
I paid my dues and took the ride.

The fog has lifted from my heart.
I've been given a brand new start.

I fought my demons-took them down.
A smile's replaced that lowly frown.

When times are rough and hope is lost
I'll not forget what doom has cost.

White-knuckled courage is my pride.
Brought me through to the other side.

The pale white moon glows on this earth.
Finally I'm happy about my birth.

Laughter and love shall follow me.
I'm blessed and fortunate as can be!

written January 5th,2014

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A Poet's Garage Sale - Come One Come All

Buy one, get one free!
Waste no time, come and see!

If you are looking for a metaphor
please check the green box at the front door.

Similes are in a stack, take all you want
Hiding under the wizard's hat.

Acrostic words, there are very few
But there are many old and new haiku.

Love phrases are stacked sky high
Wasted tears stacked up to the sky.

Woeful plea's, some old some new
Pick the one best suited for you.

Quatrains in piles are in rows of four
Couplets in twos sit by the back door.

Pantoun, sonnets, odes of love
Are on ladders reaching the heavens above.

Take your time for For verses of rhyme, 
Some are borrowed from old father time.

This sale will be held just for a day
I have things to do, happiness is on the way.

Buy any one with a kiss, two of any thing with a hug
Three by standing on your head, , four with a tug...

On my day dreams ready to go out and play
Recycled heart strings are free...molded in clay.

The sale ends at midnight on the day after forever!
No returns accepted, take every purchase and do something clever!

Sunday. September 30, 2012

                                            For SKAT"s Contest

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Wind Chimes Of Time

Holding hands to keep time from being wound...
Like patient wind chimes that spill small sounds...

Life inside a raindrop where the vision is unclear...
Upside down words that speak without a moist tear...

Still pictures of forever that coat our misty trails...
With street signs of misdirection that pull for us to fail...

A stumble or two teaches us the value of what we have today...
To always remember the cold and sadness before it went away... 

We hang on to the one thing in life that will always keeps us true...
Faith in where we are and how it will always be just me and you...

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Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated

The littlest deeds still go a long way. 
So better the world and try it today. 

People don't realize the good they can do,
By holding doors open and smiling too. 

Try to be chivalrous, try to be meek. 
Try to be humble whenever you speak. 

Others will notice the way that you are. 
A light so unique, shines bright like a star. 

Relay the message, conquer the kindness. 
Replays impressive, actions are mindless. 

We live to laugh, and love to be loved.
Turn both your cheeks, when pushed and then shoved. 

Intuitiveness is a trick of the trade.
Instinctive bliss results moments well played. 

"Treat others how you want to be treated."
This motto of life makes smiles repeated. 

-Yours Truly

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Are You Smiling

Spring,Sprang,Sprung You stepped in elephant tung Chip,clip,clasp Oh how I did laugh Fling,flang,flung I fell in the elephant tung Chip,clip,clasp Now you did laugh Now if it was just for a bit you heard The joy from within my silly little words I hope that upon your face A big smile has been placed

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I'm Not Your Fool

You're a calculated master slayer
an evil manipulator

so go away out of my sight.  See you, so long
I will not miss you when you are gone

Your oozing poors shower with honey
but all that you're after is power and money

You're pretentious, sinister and fooling a few
but you'll answer to a higher call much higher than you

Get your facts straight because they will check
to see how many lives you've attempted to wreck

Get on the next train haulin' fast down the track
I'm so grateful you're not coming back

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Circle of Gathering

Communal spirits rise into the air
Cautious of the white rabbits stare

Circle is the frame of choice
while laughter is the authentic voice

Curtains of white move with flair
taking on shapes an eagle, snake, or a bear

Clamoring for the right place
little ones realize a roasting pace

Cooking white clouds to brown or black
looking like a cumulonimbus stack

Curious stories are told to one another
unwinding witty tales to someone like your brother

Crackling noises fill the dark air
driving away thoughts of despair

Contented spirits embrace the night
glowing embers fade from sight

By: Richard J. Long - September 2012

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Locked Inside

I needed a way to release from inside,
All of the tears that I never cried,

My head was exploding from all I kept in,
While onto my face I glued a fake grin;

I hid inside my suspicion and fears,
And locked them away for many years;

They built up a wall and trapped me within,
Until I didn’t even know where to begin;

I had every emotion locked in my heart,
So I started to write, I made it my art.

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Pet Sit Panics

<                                             Dam Dog !

                                               What a hog !

                                               Ate Cousins Dope !

                                               And Started To Choke !

                                                Starry Eyes !

                                                Wobbly Thighs !

                                                To Vet !

                                               250 Dollars I Bet !


                                               More Test !

                                               They Suggest !

                                                Hell No !

                                               Let's See How It Goes !

                                               Just Needs Sleep !

                                              And Plenty Of Water The Little Creep !

Entry For
Sharon Tideswell
Pet Sit Panic's Contest




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I Wish For You

Hope flies in on precious wings
feeds the soul the joy it brings

Nothing is as sweet as this
expectation full of bliss

Silver tongues  and hearts of gold
conquered worlds in ages old

Yet we have riches that even surpass
that view through the looking-glass

May your thoughts be painted bright
and always lead you to the light

Wishing for you thriving crops
and happiness that never stops

Love that laughs away your care
and answers written everywhere

Moonlight that will never pale,
the sweetest breath you can exhale

Peaceful dreams that all come true,
quiet  when your day is through

Sun that never makes you plain
and Godspeed till we meet again

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N and n

Nymphs over oceans ignite cyber wonder kindred sparklers twinkle, lips of girl-talk flutter though faces never met, distance can’t keep them apart as cheers of ”huggs” and “yo's” flame kindling hearts yes, nette gypsy-angel and nancy funky rebel jive cool insomniac ripples, sisters in one pebble having much in common like buds' triple-decker spring they share giggly musings as wavelengths go soul-rocking two "N" lockets of warmth, time polishing them well rare duet linked by unity, aren’t they freaking swell!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ for: Tracie Edwards' Grab A Mate... Contest by: Nancy Jones and nette onclaud

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Dirty Dan

<                             Driving along in my automobile
                               Seen homeless man holding sign will work for his meals

                               Should I stop or should I just Go !
                               Should I give Or Should I just say hell No !

                              But what if that was me
                              Crying out with such pitty

                              Not knowing where to get next meal
                              Three kids crying at worn out heels

                             Cardboard boxes to call our home
                             Dumpster diving for pieces of foam

                             Think I'll give him a piece of my pot
                             Opened wallet and gave him alot

                             A nice twenty came on out
                             Wiped out was his sadden pout

                             Drove by an hour later
                             Homeless camp wiped off roadmarks slatter

                             Wonder where dirty Dan had now roamed
                              Just hope he finds a better suitable home

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Reinvent, Reimagine, Revamp Contest Entry

No longer beckoning to my enemies.
Pain and deceit are just memories.
No longer sitting on my stark throne of lies
Luring days of treachery have gone awry. 
Rediscovered my soul, oh the precious gift!
Death of regrets, I beseech to be swift.
My heart and my truth are selflessly mending,
I am hale and hearty, my own happy ending.

**inspired by the poem, A Happy Ending 

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Rise to the Top

okay now, I'm getting depressing
I've decided to stop and begin progressing...

I'll look one way as i climb to the top
I'll laugh as I get higher and feel my ears pop

My smile will brighten the world one day
and everyone will look up and they'll say

Who's that girl so valiant and so strong?
Has she been on top of the world for long?

And i'll be gracious, and help them to me
I'll bring them higher so happily

But of course I can't do it alone, I've got someone
Who'll help me, even, else the battle's not won

It's my savior, the Christ, my brother, my all
He's the only one who saved me from that dangerous pitfall

...So come one and all, join me and arise
The stumbling blocks of the world shouldn't be our demise.

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The Aria of New Life

Carried upon the dancing wind
Enters a brand new air of spring

Fiddles playing 'round the prairies
Where bloom sweet poppies and daisies

High pitch pipes of rejoicing birds
Gather in excitement with earth

For it has just received new birth
Round the country, no trace of thirst

The rains have donned their fortitude
The soil now rich with aptitude

The farmers celebrates new life
For their tears of pain have been wiped.

Even God someday will forget
The blood, tears and sweat that were shed.

By CarolineCecile
Copyright © 06.20.11

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A Perfect Day

I sink into the steaming bath and soak my cares away,
A glass of wine to cure the pain the damp brought on today;

No screaming son to demand my time, today is just for me,
A book is all I need to be as content as I can be;

I call the local pizza place as the water cools and bubbles fade,
I order up a large for me and hope it’s not delayed;

Soon the delivery man is on his way with a heavenly pizza pie;
And I intend to enjoy every slice, just me, myself and I;

The rain is coming down in torrents as I snuggle up on the couch;
I slowly start feeling more like me, instead of Oscar the Grouch;

I turn on my favorite movie, the one I’ve seen a thousand times;
I enjoy every second as I relax, feeling sublime;

My family will be home soon and their needs I’ll have to tend;
The sun sinks lower in the sky, as my perfect day draws to an end.

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Golden Heart

I'm so done trying to lift my heart
That aches for when you did depart
and try to lift my chin and smile
even though its been awhile
since i have felt your tender touch
all this pain and regret, to much
time to think of what went wrong
my list of changes, is much to long
of what i would have done better
i hope that you see in this letter
that my dear, i hope you smile
even though it has been a while
since that day that I did depart
and mended is your Golden heart...

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Life is an Aventurous Squirrel Run

I have my Hubby’s steadfast belief in me.
He loves how my poems are light and airy.
He’ll give me an idea once in a while…
Then he escapes to come back, later to read my new child.

He calls these run-throughs a squirrel run.
For they can take off in directions, yes, any one.
Crazy thoughts become crazier still…
And story time leads to god knows, where they will.

My thinking is kind of like chasing around a tree.
You never know where the end will be.
But somewhere I eventually become truly still.
And that is where my Hubby adds into the trill.

Then the squirrel run begins again…
Light and fluffy and full to the brim.
Each day a new adventure... waits around the bend.
Live it. Love it. Write it... You'll be happier in the end.

Contest: Emotion: Squirrelly and fun   CSEastman

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That Whimsical Pill Of Life

In dreams I walk the rustic sands
and travel to exotic lands

to find the pill of life so pure;
a myriad of balms that cure.

It opens up my soul to light
and gives me color,song and sight.

Those words that bind me to the world
in grace and beauty are thus hurled.

Moments of clarity bring joy
as all my senses I employ.

I'm rid of all the pain and hurt;
my whimsy is on high alert.

I hasten to where stars align
to partake of this pill divine.

written January 25th, 2013

for contest "Pill Of Life"

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Cracked Clay Cup

A little bit awkward, little bit odd,
little bit shoddy, obviously flawed.

But it’s colorful, oh so cheerful bright,
a welcome relief after a long night.

It can’t be full, who cares if it’s emptied.
There’s not a more upbeat cup, guaranteed.

Just don’t try to drink tea from the far side;
it spilled and burned anyone who has tried.

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The Lunker

Skies ablaze with auburn rays
Horizon foretelling the dawn
A turtle strays through a lily pad maze
We're the first ones on the pond

As we paddle along we're singin' a song
For the signs are clear to read
If nothin' goes wrong it won't be long
The fish'll be startin' to feed

We hear the sounds, they're splashin' around
On water once still as glass
And seven pounds are about to be found 
In the form of a large mouth bass

We start to row fast, the buoys zip past
We arrive at the secret spot
Then at last the pinpoint cast
The Lunker is soon to be caught


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The Wall

When I first met you, you were full of pain, so you built up a wall,
and you hid inside, but your life was dark, and you lived in vain.

When you discovered I loved you, and you found out how deep,
that wall began to crumble, and now it's just a heap.

With no wall between us, life has been swell, no longer are you
living in an infernal hell.

Every day I want to sing, and thank the Lord for all He brings,
my love remains ever true, and each passing day I still love you.

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(A tribute to my parents.. and their maple tree)

Blustery Autumn days
Rainbow hues dancing down from our maple tree
Time's past so fast it's just so hard to believe
Still see rope burned branches from yester years
How quickly now it seems our body's have aged
Can't think and do as we used to do
Remember how we'd laugh and rake from 8 till 2
Those pain free Saturdays are all too few
Like our seasoned maple our time's drawing near

But what an amazing journey we've had
Yes, an incredible life we've had
Memories on branches not a single one bad
From our earliest days what a journey we've had

In Spring our family made
Six children blossomed into pure delights
Played under the branches till sunset brought night
Those happy sounds from our maple still ring clear

Then Summer's shade
Birds are singing where they want to go
Some family secrets only this maple knows
A trusted friend who won't talk but hears

Winter will soon invade
When love is still in Spring it's just not fair
Our maple will be dressed in snow but weak and so bare
Our hearts will be full, memories will bring warm tears...

Oh, what an amazing journey we've had
Yes, an incredible life we've had
Memories on branches not a single one bad
From our earliest days what a journey we've had!

Sponsor: Gail Angel Doyle
Contest: Memories On Branches

Note: Used thoughts from my poem entitled "Autumn Days" but too radical of a shift to just submit it with differing titled.  Feel free to contrast the differences.

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written 28th sept 2007

It's time to turn this around
 the answers I have finally found
The minute I looked into your eyes
 I immediately remembered, how to be alive

If I didnt go through, all those years of pain
 my life wouldn't be the same
Your birth, nothing less than magical, complete power of God's love....
For you shone through complete demonic darkness
ever since, I have been more than blessed
 you re-opened my heart
So I could again, play the part
I've been given a second chance
This time round, I wont forget to dance
 to love, open and freely
Its finally great to again be me

 I've turned my frown upside down
And it's from God's gift, when pure innocence was born
 my sixth child, a blessed tiny little girl

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All Over My Mind

                                                          ~All Over My Mind~       

                                            There is no other way to taste paradise..
                                     Like warm chocolate gliding down slow and nice..

                                           Lost in kisses that freeze time as lips savor...
                                  Hands intertwined in the warm flow that won't waiver...

                                             Butterflies that still dance on any stage...
                                       Touching each other with eyes that never age...

                                      All for this beautiful flower that came in rhymes...
                                        Which is why today you are all over my mind...

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Let's Pray

She watched the pretty girl knock on his door
Sadly her friend didn't live there any more
How would she tell her he had gone away
he packed and left before the light of day

She was looking for the father of her child
How could she have trusted a boy so wild
He failed to leave a forwarding address
How would she raise a child under duress

The woman said "dear it will be okay."
"Please come sit down together we'll pray."
From saucer like eyes tears began to flow
"Do you know where he went? I need to know!"

The baby kicked inside, the girl screamed"Why?"
"He said he loved me but didn't even try."
The girl rises up with a knowing glance
She'll do all she can to give her child a chance

No longer a girl a woman today
Forget about dolls with a child she will play
All of his needs will trump her own
She has been abandoned but she's not alone

For god hears the prayers from her pure heart
Life's not defined by a difficult start
A child is a blessing a reason to pray
God and the woman help her find a way

Collaboration with Mystic Rose.
Thanks Rose! 

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Valentine Romance

Valentines day is always something special to me, I explained. 
So I planned a romantic evening and got ready for my campaign.
The children were at a sleepover with their favorite friends they adore.
So I met my hubby as he came in, accidentally tripping and making him hit the door.
Thank God his head is hard as he hit that, the nearby TV, but very little more.
I made Cherries Jubilee as a snack while he sat there with an ice pack to his head. 
But before I knew it, I’d knocked it over and almost burned down the house instead.
When he finally put the fire extinguisher away…
I got up and got some of the kids’ apple tarts I had made. 
He bit in deep and burned his mouth, declaring he wasn’t hungry and the pain would fade.
Next he decided to go upstairs, but I had put rose petals down everywhere in spades.
And yes you probably guessed it… he slipped and ended up needing a little aide.
At this he decided to take an aspirin and lay down upon the couch. OH  HHWell…
But I knew the rest needed to happen above, to totally create this romantic spell…
I had to get him to the candles and bubble bath, where my romantic dreams still dwelled. 
So I got out some scarves and danced toward him, tying up his hands before he fell.
He never knew what hit him as he was lassoed and gently bounced up the stairs.
I guess I wouldn’t have had to tie his feet… a few words would have done as well.
But you know me when I get going, my mind tends to lose a few brain cells…
He was flustered, exhausted and bruised when he got there, but he’s made of the right stuff.
Though as I took off the scarves, he flopped on the bed pulling the covers over his head kind of rough.
He said he loved me, but living with me could be kind of tough.
He said it was better to leave it to him, for the romantic endeavors and such.
He said he had reservations and play tickets in his shirt pocket for later on that night.
But what he needed now was some aspirin and a few moments of quiet respite. 
So with a sigh he started snoring, and my romantic dreams were momentarily crushed.
I dearly love the man you know. But, do you think maybe I tried too much?

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Easy to love
Easy to bed
This is the trap
driving nice men to wed

Easy to cry
Easy to sob
Then he'll be mangled 
Like corn on a cob

Easy to spend
Easy to lose
This is the life
That most fellows choose

Just call a lawyer
He’ll fix it for you
Get rid of the woman
Who snazzles the screw

Pack up the kids--
Send them to mom--
Hope their new school
Has no majors in bombs

Find a new wife
Any looker will do
A paper doll woman
Is easy for you

Work and grow old
It's usual to do
Find someone to hold
Never fret about ‘true’


If you’re a man
With an itch to break molds
There lurks a companion
To have and to hold

Don’t look in a bar
Or pick-up soiree
Stay off of the sites
featuring boobs of the day

haunt musty books
near old movie shows
Find someone laughing
Or blowing her nose

a genuine character
packs humor and wit
When brains are a match
other parts learn to fit

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A Treasure Trove of Love

Sweet memories folded inside Grandma's quilts and afghans A cedar chest of forgotten trinkets caressed in my hands This treasure trove holds a young girls dreams of love A drop in Heaven's showers raining from above Every drop gathers love from the garden bestowing affection She wonders will she vaporize before she sees her own reflection From the clouds, she hears, "do not fear", a voice true and wise Love will grow, love will bloom, soon the vapors will rise Heaven keeps all the love raindrops cannot contain The clouds expand, the love will burst and rain will fall again In the continuum of life, she will learn love never dies The young girl will share her love; clouds will bring blue skies By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders for Treasure Trove contest (Linda-Marie, Sweetheart of PS) Sixth Place

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Hedgehog Blues

Hedgehog Blues

It’s not easy to hug a hedgehog…
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t… Try

Just because he doesn’t dance…
Doesn’t mean he shouldn’t… Try

As rainbows reach across the sky…
His mind can reach across the sky…If he Tries

If you can dance, and reach, and Try
Don’t stand in his way as He attempts to Try

It’s not easy to hug a hedgehog…
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t… Try

To just love him as he tries.
For love builds wings upon which to fly.

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Let me soak in fragrant night’s blue water The moonbeams dancing through the rafter A chance to wiggle beneath laced stars’ flow Gaiety of winds chuckling quite down low Where songbirds trill of notes dewy-wet Caressing hours without pang or fret A radiant night when twilight slips much late To render dreams afloat in sweetened fate While tiny ripples seem to chant a lore Upon scent of tides rushing to the fore © Written for Catie Lindsey’s Word Game by nette onclaud

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Colors of Aging

Shimmering streaks of silver shine on wisdom's crown. Yellowed skin sagging with time once was smooth and golden brown. Brightly colored memories stream thoughts of long ago, Amber harvests, lush at day's end, we each reap what we sow. Days of gray and darkest nights create an infallible stance. Bright azure, laughing skies chase emerald eyes longing for a dance. A lifetime of dew-kissed rainbows, regrets of scarlet are but a few. Glowing confetti candles spark and float on blessings of true blue. Ev'ry day becomes a hue in mind as beauty fades from aging face. Vivid expressions of joy and love, rich colors lie in folds of grace. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders For the Paint the World Contest, July 20, 2012

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The Warmth Of You

The sun shines in your beautiful face
My feelings rise and my thoughts race

I've earned a place with you I know
I planted the seed and watched it grow

After all the life that I've been through
The road has led me here to you

Inside my reach I'll wrap you up
To drink here from my loving cup

Speak to me in words of love
I'll send my thankfulness above

So let me feel your passion rise
Hold the desire in your eyes

Let me bring you joy my sweet
You warm me with your loving heat

Never will I break your heart
I always finish what I start

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What Dreams are Made of

Thoughts know of no bounds,
hopes leading to the sounds.

Dreary reality replaced by lustrous fantasy-
Nature fails to provide, yet the conception provides pure ecstasy!

Not for the frail for terror-joy are abound,
Screams and laughter–resound.

To important of a role-
Often referred- the key to the soul.

What wonderful time!

Powerful tool,
Why ridicule?

Vibrant imagination,
Never fall to realities-possession.

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Hieroglyphs unknown by Champollion

Kids are playing with strange blue graffiti
So, they wrote several times: ”Neffertiti” …

And drew the most beautiful queen`s head.
The whole history of Egypt written in red, 

With sacred hieroglyphs unknown by Champollion:
The Pharaons` destiny dandles a dewy dandelion…

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The first shower I experienced this year

Could feel the smiling and risen sun all gleeful and gay,
It had ushered  in me a beam of energy earlier today.

Could sense now at twilight it chuckle at the rising milky white moon,
And softly in me restore its light to make me excite and swoon.

The virgin cold watery sprays of the falling drops of rains,
Slowly washes  my worries off my face and down the drain.

The fragrance of wet mud and lush sweet garden breeze,
Blows into me, pure strength and happiness in me gradually increase.

As I walk bare feet, wet grassy paths of my garden gently,
My subdued muffed up feelings erupt over my heart’s brim intently…..

I let go of all feelings and experience  inside me a sensation so very light,
 my vision clears and thoughts to me for my life's path ahead  seem so very bright...

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Eyes do Weep

When my son was young and so very, very wild… 
I loved him dearly for he was my child.
But I feared the drugs, alcohol, and friends he did keep.
I knew they would destroy him, as I found my Eyes do weep.

We found a private High school with new peers to seek.
Miraculously, He found his own way back, and to college he did leap.
He chose a college and fraternity far away, as my eyes blurred again.
But the day he was on his own, became the best that’s ever been.

His fraternity became his brothers, and advice they dished out.
Study time became important, with gentlemanly behavior devout.
I’ll thank them each, in the leadership and help they all showed.
I’ll thank my son for growing up, and for becoming who we now know.
Community service brought blood drives, and teaching inner city kids.
They worked on their fraternity house, reclaiming it from the skids.
All parties had designated drivers to take every body home, all right.
They gathered clothes for the homeless to brighten up their life.
They built Homes For Humanity for to work he was never adverse.
Then, to add to the rest, he continued to work to become a nurse. 
He put himself through college working in a hospital and ambulance.
He had learned a reverence for life, happiness, and yes, even patience.
My wild, wild son has found purpose in life and peace at long last.
And again my eyes do weep… This time with love so vast...

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Precious Things

I will talk with you of precious things,
The sunsets' hue and birds that sing,
What children did and adults do,
And teaching babes to tie their shoe.

That time is worth much more than gold,
And greater still - someone to hold.
Health is not so over-rated,
Biggest regrets? O'er those I've berated.

To spend an hour with my niece
Is like another puzzle piece,
The real measure of a man
May be in how he takes a hand. 

How dawn and dusk partner their color
And share that with an ardent lover.
That tiny bloom so trodden on
Could still bear seed, even looking wan.

A child dancing with Elmo and chasing the dog
Is better than coffee at cutting through fog,
Anticipation's not better than the event,
And moments together are time best spent.

I've learned I'm not completely whole,
That television can't fill my soul,
And what I've been and what I've done
Have been negated by the Son.

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A Silver Fox Fur for PD

One thing a pink fox needs is a silver fox fur.
She is so mystifying; this will make her purr.

Lady with pure instinct; can never be tracked down.
She can mesmerize her mate, with her triple crown.

Her passion foxtail, deadly only unrequited,
Her deliberate path, rages when ignited,

She can never be caged, unless she rules the roost.
Endangered maybe to see, never to be reduced,

Cute and cunning like a real fox she lives life full.
Maybe different sign, though like Taurus the bull.

Silver fox fur provides look of wisdom that exists.
Cagey and wily, her mind and soul has many twists.

Silver fox fur brings out more of animal indeed.
Her appetite may ravage, although she shall not feed.

She maybe carnivorous, her hunger no desire,
Thirsting for her sustenance only will transpire.

Loving and caring of nature’s young wilderness child.
Captivated by their tenderness, fully compiled,

This pink fox so delicate, with a soul full of fun,
Her feminine wiles renowned cannot be undone.

Never under guess this pink or silver fox words.
She can slam you down; wipe you out like herds.

Written for

Sponsor (Destroyer ((Poet 
Contest Name P.D's INNER ANNIMAL 

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EEEW, A Baby Sister

Gobs of happiness, bundles of joy! My sister turned out to be a boy Mom said, “Welcome your little brother!” She'd been promising me the other You know! EEEW... a baby sister! Imagine if I had to kiss her! Thanks to the stork way up high If Mom had a girl, I'd probably die! Sisters don't wrestle or play with guns They play with dollies, have girlie fun Glad the way things have turned out Us guys are buds, there's really no doubt! I know! I realize they're people too In fact, some are cute, this is true But if you're gonna give me my druthers I would much prefer a baby brother! The moral is, if you eat your veggies Your Mom will be happy and never edgy A contented Mom will usually bear fruit With a baby boy who'll be cuter than cute! These are the words of a real little boy Who won't even try to hide his joy! He comes right out, it's not a quiz Boys are superior and that's how it is! © Jack Ellison 2013

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My Light

You are the light in my darkness,
my shelter in a storm.

You give me strength when I am weak,
and your love to keep me warm.

When I was hurting, lost, and hurt,
it was your faith that I had used.

When I was cold, depressed, and lonely,
I stayed alive by your love only.

When I felt pushed or shunned away,
it was then your friendship made me stay.

When I was sick and felt like dying,
I knew you loved me by your crying.

I knew you loved me, knew you cared,
you did what no one else had dared.

You took the time to learn, to see,
just what I really am in me.

You listened to my thoughts and fears,
and helped me wipe away my tears.

You helped me learn, respect, and love,
to pray to God, my Lord above.

You're the light in my darkness, I hope you'll see,
I'll love and thank you, Mom, for eternity.

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The Benefits Of Being Single

A horrible smell pervades the air,
It really is quite freaky,
It's time for my monthly underwear change,
Perhaps I should change it to weekly.

Or is weekly too much, I think it might be,
Perhaps I should do it fortnightly,
Because using those chemicals that might harm the earth
Isn't something that I take that lightly.

As I peel off my boxers they crackle and creak,
You could cut through the smell with a knife,
I'm single, I know it's hard to believe,
But I just don't want that trouble and strife.

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Angel Dust

Lonely and dull was the path Seeing the way, none could laugh Disease hung in the air Life seemed to go nowhere Of what use would be living If maimed, none would dare to be boasting Desperate was the current flow When hope sparked us all in one go Dust flew in from the skies Dust came in without any ties Angels cried at our plight Saddened at our darkened sight So they gave us a boon, Stardust, sparkling, in the heat of noon Silvery, shiny, deep with hue Lyrical, magical, it seemed not true Those who did inhale the dust Could do nothing except to let go of their lust Life is meant to be lived Life is meant not to be re-lived! So, come, let us sing and dance To the name of faith, in all abundance!
15 October 2012 Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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The joys of flesh, a smile to wreath the maid of morn
an inner world to project out, of holy chi we’re formed.

No need to cling like over ripe fruit to a heaven far above,
We we’re made of silver stardust and we were made from love.

Look not to moon or sun to see, look deep to questing heart,
hug the night with outstretched arms, the dark’s another part.

Gifted are we with all we need, this is no metaphor,
we have a heaven here on earth, yet still we ask for more.

Be not the spoiled and soiled child tired of his toys
mature, grow up, grow inward, see all your heavenly joys!

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Lilac Revolution

She’ll trumpet a mid-summer’s lilac revolution
To smash and grab and take your affection
A twinkled-eyed assault of sweet-toothed pleasure
On half-composed clarity’s measure
She’ll launch a pillow-cannoned war
On every certainty of beauty you had before

She throws light around like a star in the sky
Even her sleepy exhaust is a heavenly sigh
She gilds the clouds on drizzling days
She makes hope smile by her vibrant ways
If her lover embraced her in all her truth
She would be her lover’s fountain of youth

In moonshine night of wine and song
With gypsy-like fever she’ll wring out the wrong
She’ll dance and in dancing burlesque
Ideals of woman and grace painted picturesque – 
By the moralistic mentors of caged-bird blues.
How this bluebird’s a phoenix by night’s fiery hues!

In hangover mornings of tangled heart-strings
Within the houses of healing you’ll hear she still sings
Of undesired responsibilities in a shaky jilted voice
A dew-soaked ballad to sunrise to which your only choice
Is to cater to her jazzy Simone-like disposition
To every her wiled whim, to her warmth, to her lilac revolution

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Fond Memories

It does my heart good thinking of childhood memories
When the only thing that was important were families.
Friends made at a young age have now become old friends.
But the family bonds that were made will never end.

With five brothers, a sister and very colorful parents
We had the ability to stand proud despite our appearance.
We lived south of town, many referred to as the boondocks
Our clothes came from catalogs and never store bought.

Father played guitar and harmonica, quite the music man
Every weekend at our home was gathered a different band.
My love for music came honestly from my dearest Dad
I would fill in playing instruments when no one else was to be had.  

Mother had a heart of gold and people all around knew
If you walked in she'd ask, "Would you like a drink or some stew?"
Hobos from the train tracks would wonder to our doorstep
Knowing they'd be fed with hopes my father wouldn't catch.

Exciting were my summers spent with my Grandmother
She chose to take only me and never the others.
Her Irish ways and stern body of healthy stature
Made her a hard soul to understand but I so loved her.

Most of the friends of my parents had many children also
It was a pleasure to see them as they come and go. 
My siblings were the only companions with which to play
So when company came over always one child would stay.

The Ohio River had many wondrous things to offer as a child
We would swim, fish or skip stones and then stop for awhile.
All gathered to drink Kool-Aid and eat sandwiches Mom made
Then back to the water and later begging to see who stayed.

Christmas holiday was especially joyous at our home
My parents would scurry to hide toys so not one was shown.
The many toys left by Santa underneath a fresh cut tree
All these warm memories of family are very special to me.

Note: For "Heart's Warmth" contest

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Canadian Sally

Canadian Sally with red ribbon strings
tightening an apron fit to the seams.
Canadian Sally with jet-black hair
bound in a hat of bright red beams.

Canadian Sally with pockets of fortunes
sowing them out to us all.
Canadian Sally of sombre spirit;
patience like that of a doll.

Canadian Sally a twilight bust
who's wreath circles 'round like an aura.
Canadian Sally from love and joy
who spreads it around like a flora.

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My Love For You Is Easy

There is so much I want to share with you,
But my words are lost deep within me
I have oh so many emotions
How do I make you see

Life is not always that simple
Hear this from my heart
Our faith will concur all
As we stand here at the start.

Not speaking to you is going to kill me
You there and me here
But one day soon that will change
And I will finally have you near.

The Angels they did send you
The day that we met
Our love will last forever
As in stone it was set

Come fly, fly with me baby
Oh come fly with me
We can explore our love together
And set all our deepest emotions free

For the skies are without limits
And the tree tops we sour too
Perched upon a branch
Our love is forever true

I never meant for this to happen
But I am sure glad it did
Hearing your love and laughter
Makes me feel like a kid

Please never doubt my love
What is shared between you and me
Cause I am here to forever hold you
You just wait and see

But for now, I have to be patient
And except our destiny
But I promise you this my darling
You are forever within me.

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I Want to Know What Love Is - Co-Written with Carolyn Devonshire

I heard the song and wanted to know what love is, so I turned to James
The Soup's king of romance knows it means more than just flirtatious games

     Dedication absorbed with love, for to feel it for the very first time
     The unification of two must gel like words in a poetry rhyme

This, James told me, and we explored the meaning much further
Many types of love, including a child and father

      Family life is important, reciprocation leads the way
      Whether blood, fostered or taken on, it's loves bond that says

We see an elderly couple walking hand-in-hand
This is but one type of love that many years withstands

      For so many fall by the wayside, taking different forks on life's roads
      Where a previously blossomed love has journeyed into destructs corrode

The deep affection felt for those whom we call our friends
Nestles deep within our hearts, a bond that never ends

     This we must truly cherish in a world going from day to day
     It does not matter where we come from, we are part of earths bouquet

Love knows no bounds and is shared with all humanity
One that respects each race and religion’s dignity

~*~ Co-Written with Carolyn Devonshire ~*~

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Brilly natchers--------Total nonsense

It’s braw y’are its braw a’reet
Wi’ brilly natchers at yer feet
Tis one fer they an’ one fer me
T’ set tha brilly natchers free
So dinna mumble dinna fret
Tha has nae seen yon natchers yet
But when they come as come they will
Be sure t’stand rock solid still
Nae griping an’ nae felly clure
Wie brilly natchers at yer door

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mixed emotions

As the days go by 
I wonder why
I'm sitting here alone
not answering my phone
I walk along the river 
and then I shiver
I kneel along my bed
praying for those who might be dead
I'm bathed in sunlight
and I feel so bright

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A New Dawn

Copyright © 2013

A New Dawn in His Glory
  foretold in a biblical story

Coming for those preparing
  skyward we will be starring

Like descending parachutes
  sounds of trumpets and flutes

Captivating our hearts
  giving us a new start

A New Dawn is coming 
  listen, nature is humming

Idelology clashing blows
  a tale between 2 foes

Revelations foretold a day
  when more begin to pray

World events getting crazier
  humanity's future  hazier

Waiting on ONE to stop this mess
  or, were we just another lab test?

by LP

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He is {our dearest friend}

He is everything good inside you and I
The alpha and omega the earth and the sky

He forgives our trespass as well as our thoughts
Don't get confused for he can't be bought

He is the planets as well as the stars
I first found him inside prison bars

He is all that has been or could ever be
The sun and the moon the sky and the sea

He is the beauty we see in a flower
He created the universe with all of it's power

He is the teacher who teaches us best
He forgives us our sins and offers us rest

He is the one who offered his Son
To forgive us of things that we have done

For he is love in it's truest form
The comfort inside that makes us feel warm

He gives unto us the right to choose
The ultimate choice of win or lose

When you feel lonely and full of despair
Comfort is waiting in a single prayer

He is the one thing from which we can't hide
For he is the spirit that lives inside

He is the beginning as well as the end
For he truly is "our dearest friend"

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Finally Home

I have finally reached my destination
Coming in from several directions
A heart filled with ambition
A mind filled with passion!

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The earth it brings to light,
As the dawn breaks from night.

We bathe in the warmth of its glow,
During cold winds it can still melt the snow.

It warms the waters so fish can swim free,
But you, might burn to a crisp out on the sea.

Enough of it brings life to vegetation,
Too much will make deserts with little saturation.

We steal from it to make energy,
It is one thing in life that is free.

With it you can play in water or on sand,
Or enjoy a day on a mountain with snow in your hand.

Whatever you choose your day will be bright,
When you see our dear friend the Sunlight.

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24 C

                  24 C

24 C. You joined on  a Wednesday.
24 C. That’s how you were labelled.

24 C. Beloved and awaited.
24 C. You make me elated.

24 C. Half her and half me.
24 C. We’ re here for thee.

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Lucky White Star

I miss watching my Luck man run,
Sweat glistening in the morning sun;

The smell of leather in the frigid air,
Tossing his head without a care;

The soft sounds of the stable yard,
The only place I let down my guard;

Telling secrets to my horse,
Just letting nature take it’s course;

The confidence he gave to me,
My Lucky boy, my trusty steed;

He leant me courage I never had,
He was always there, through good or bad;

My shoulder to lean on, by best friend,
He was there for me up to the end.

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Seagull and the Penguin

A sea gull flew over the ocean admiring his reflection every day.
Passing over the shore, he saw penguins at work and careful play.
What an ugly bird they are he suddenly proclaimed.
They can’t fly and still they strut… know they no shame!

One day the gull was swooping down angling for a fish…
When suddenly an orca whale knocked him in the briny brink.
Snapping and churning the orca would soon have his way.
The gull was surely lost, if he could not gain the air to stay.

Moments before the whale pod arrived the penguins chose to assist.
They chose to distract the whale, giving the gull a chance to resist.
The orca didn’t care which meal he had as long as there was one…
He finally beached himself upon the shore, and still he hadn’t won.

At that point the gull realized, the penguins were really seriously cool.
They could certainly fly in the water, if maybe not the air to rule.
Now friends for life… he would scout for them safe passage to their fish.
Indeed, the gull flew away that day a little wiser, knowing he’d been remiss.

Everyone in life is different. He surmised… It’s not a choice they’ve made.
But now he knows each demands respect… in their own separate way.

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Choosing to be Happy

Come, let's do anything but this Sit and speak of those we miss For I, the man filled with pride For you, the mom who held you inside We could share sorrows for hours this unrequited love that cowers Happiness waits around the bend Come, let's call the other friend By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, May 29, 2012 for 50 Words contest (Shaz Cheesman)

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Feel The Wind

Look at the lines begging your touch, beautifully, aerodynamically sound.
The color and aesthetics call for you to blend and wrap around.
The curves, and lines nurture you, adding layers to what you touch.
Feel the connection between body and road, a car will never do so much. 
No isolation to hold you back, you’re one with the road to search. 
You start with your feet planted on either side, in charge of this lofty perch.
Standing, balance it beautifully, it’s movements yours to command.                 
When the power goes on you’ll feel it within, together with the sound.
It’s flexible and vibrates, the likes of which will twist your thoughts around....
As you rev the motor, the power will travel your body lifting you among the clouds.
The control you have will mesmerize, as you control its very breath.
You’ll feel like a chameleon, caressing the road on which you will be blessed...
The vibrations of the road will touch you, as you ride this jewel with flair.
It feels wilder than a car, as your mind embraces it, but beware...
As it engages you heart and mind, powerful fantasies begin flowing through the air.
But pay close attention, for danger is always leering about, inattention can death 
It can be primal, it can be brutal, and it can be heaven beyond compare. 
But mostly it is freedom, a commodity seldom found, anywhere.
Raise your face shield. Feel the power of what you’re riding in.
The wind caresses your face with its heavy sigh, against your sensitive skin.
Stretch out your hand. Feel the wind. Allow it between your fingers to flow so rare…
And the wind will answer in return, stroking, your body, clothes, and hair.
The feel of the wind is intoxicating, as your life with it you share.
It makes you feel in control, yes, of even the sensuous air.
The wind, and the power… beckon your sense of freedom forth.
The road goes off to the horizon, your buddies at your side.
Your lady is there snug against you. Are you ready for this ride?

Dedicated to my father Roger French riding across country at 78, my brother
Dale French riding with him, and their friend Jerry Rose.

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Calm and tideless,
Warm and timeless,
Unsalted, undeep –
Warm Baltic half-asleep
Hot sand, hard pebbles –
Dark sparkling crystals
Heated and sunlit,
Ancient and granite
In the tree’s glad shade we rest.
Sand and branches make our nest.
Seeds fall on us in a shower
From the bird-cherry’s fragrant flower
Hungry from the happy day,
The bright and shady,  lazy bay.
Cool  aroma in the dark –
Cooking  fire’s smoking bark.
Sandy sandwich, melting cheese,
Brush the breadcrumbs from our knees.
Afternoon of scented air
For a carefree laughing pair

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(Description of an actual picnic for my wife and myself.)

Written  for   Carol Brown's   Contest   -  PICNIC TIME

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Today The Calendar Has Something to Say

Upon hanging a new set
  up on my wooden cabinet 
    I put red marks on the days that was meaningfully done

Where I count the numbers 
  from the first number that is one
     down from the last possible day that is the number thirty-one

Where I wait for the long years
  to pass all the things that caused me fears
    starting from the weeks up to the very short days

It was still vivid in my mind
  where there are colorful fireworks you will find
    A new year starting on a happy January

It was a sunny day in February
  and all people were very happy
    for it was the month of love for all to share

I am nervous this month of March
  for I am on the stage for a ballet dance
    yet I am very happy because sharing my talents was a chance

Sadness was within my heart this April
  when my favorite grandpa died
   it was a gray morning when all of us cried

Wedding day the traditional way
  My aunt was glowing
    that month of May love was overflowing

You're all invited this 23rd of July
  because it was my birthday
    lots of foods and balloons are on your way

Days and months had passed and now it's December
  Christmas lights are bright and the nights are cold
     It is the season for great storied to be told

Upon seeing this old and dusty calendar
  things from the past came back onto my sight
    memories that are bad or good and dark or light

All are special and will always be a part of me
  even I bought a new one today
    I'll keep this old one to be remembered everyday

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Design Yourself

Start as a blank canvas

This is where you begin

Take a few pencils

And colour yourself in


Add to it every day

The shades of memories and actions

Make it something beautiful

And ignore any distractions


Add a few blank sheets of paper

Your regrets can be an art

Spattered paint in the form of past choices

Spills the colours of your heart


Soon your canvas will be full

When it’s time to leave this earth

But ask yourself a question

How much is your canvas worth?

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Dear Cheer, Come Near

Always be highly cheerful
For peace to be plentiful

When sadness arrives
To safety cheer drives

When agony attacks
Surely cheer backs

When worries invade
Cheer helps evade

When darkness sets in
Cheer makes us win

When tears inundate
A dam, it does create

When anxieties grow
Cheer stops its flow

If fate is cruelly villainy
Cheer makes life sunny

Cheer can be acquired
Mind can be inspired

Consume cheer in plenty
All defects, it will empty.



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Ten Fingers and Ten Toes

Ten little  fingers and ten little toes
A screwed up face, and a swollen nose.

This is their new bundle of joy,
Is it a girl or it is a boy?

Dad looks down, it’s I boy I can see.
And look at that he takes after me.

The nurse stands by smiling, as she writes her lines.
She’s heard these words so many times.

Mum’s exhausted with tears in her eyes
The pain forgotten she has her prize.

They lovingly wrap the little chap up,
With hugs and kisses and wishes of luck.

The first smile is not from their new baby boy
Its from the new parents sharing their joy.

Mandy Tams 3/11/2011

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Linda Marie The Sweetheart Of P.S.

<                                            Sweetheart

                                          Where shall I start

                                              Linda  Marie

                                         You'll surely agree

                                            Travels  around

                                           Soup    land   town

                                     North  South  East  and  West

                                 Your poetry she  will taste and test

                                        Never leaves smitten notes

                                    Or even some nasty blog quotes

                                  She packs you in her traveling suitcase

                                     You know the one dressed in lace

                                          Wether stateside or abroad

                                          This woman is not a fraud

                                         Only kindness and senserity

                               If I was a guy even would ask her to marry me  { LOL }

                                          But for now will be forever friends

                                   Like A shining armor I will always's defend 

                                             This sweetheart of poetry soup

                            Who makes me not to want to fly from this coupe



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Blood Mountains

Blood mountains divided, staring back quartz veins.
Decending and rising, as footings lay claims.
Hopping and leaping through scents of black earth.
Surrounded by moss and love what it's worth.

Climbing the hill will pull at your muscles.
while healing your heart; tomorrow come tussles.
Seeing's forever and waiting not still.
Love of destruction; you rise till you feel.

Sniffing the wind that smells of the trees
while Winding you up on two buckled knees.
Then resting your fluids on top of your tongue,
Sees love far from home or a rule of thumb.

Now View the horizon on top of the mountain
Where words are in silence and chest like a fountain.
Relax and start humming and start your way down.
Returning you home and turn in your crown.

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We Went To a Movie Today

We Went To A Movie Today By Rick Rucker We went to a movie today, About two oldsters that had let it slip away, They still cared about each other, But were living like sister, and brother, They had forgotten how to be In Love, Minds fogged by the daily push and shove, A wedge driven between their lives, Turning off their normal drives, So far afield they had come, Intimacy, they had run away from, Reconnecting, such a loathsome task, That neither had the guts to ask, So each one paddled his own boat, Trying to keep it afloat, Not seeing that, with two on the oars, It would have lessened, by far, the chores, As directors are wont to do, He let them, finally, break through, And recommit to Love, Promising to the One Above, Their fealty, for all Time, But, isn’t that a crime? Do we have to lose it all, Must we stumble, and nearly fall, Before we can truly see, That, In Love, is the way to be? So, before you reach that point, Your Lover’s body, you should anoint, With expensive oils, and loving scents, To be sure, between you, there is no fence. Tell her what she means to you, That without her, you would be through, If you do this right, You both will have a special night, When you finally fall asleep, Each will have the other’s Heart to Keep!

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I wake to silence, hold my breath, await a cry,
Tentatively move, glide to a door, nip a sigh.

She still sleeps, but feels my presence and shifts,
Seeing this, mom holds her breath as a small brow lifts.

My girl remains in dreams, so moments I will steal,
Tiptoe to kitchen then let the day reveal

itself in sun, rain or ... Oh, sweet gift! Poetry!
Hot air balloons sifting clouds wake the scribe in me.

The fridge frets, a tap chats, I hear the city grind
as I let inspiration yawn, slowly unwind.

Lines form. I want coffee and a break to my fast,
but the clock’s ticking and I’ve learned from the past

that one gripe from a chair or a snipe from a spoon
brings love racing down the hall while humming a tune.

I get half of a verse written and then hear her call,
So I go to her room, beside her I crawl

and she smiles like I’m Christmas, bringing brand new toys,
She gives me sloppy kisses, unleashes her joy.

We cuddle under a quilt, she hands me a bear,
Then demands a story which I pull from the air.

Some time later, we munch muffins, embrace our day
which starts with hugs and laughter and ends the same way.

By Cyndi MacMillan, written Aug 15, 2012

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The Letter, 1660

These rustling humans, how they jabber!
With their smudged and crinkling ink dabber

I lie here resting while their investing
Their moments in this blabbered pestering

I've seen their pages scribbled in rages
Of inspiration by their sages

I hear the parchment, crisp and crackling,
Depicting marks pronounced in cackling

And wheezes of a breezes sighs
Read in secret by her eyes

Here in this secluded corner
This one was sent by a foreigner

The rounded man, all clad in fur,
Hears some code, it makes him stir

The thinner man sprouts in his chair
Which creeks beneath his squirming dare

The glamour creature, thin and frail,
Seems neutral about the true tale

I hear a fist pound on the table
Shouting that this could be a fable

"What if it's true?",  the other asks
While in fascination he basks

They analyze it for a clue,
This letter, to learn if it's true

The chamber, while closed, is secret, airy
While echo's this secretary

The scribbled riddles held in hand 
Are esteemed to be so grand

I might chew them if I could
For I bask in my puppy-hood

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The Love triangle: A boy, his dog, and a ball

One day I discovered a love triangle going on in the yard, where I sit.
A boy loved his red ball, so did his dog, and the balls love was split.
Back and forth the ball went forever into play, never to quietly sit.
Nowhere could it find the right place in which to ever fit.
First to the boy, then the dog. It’s love kept it on track.
The ball traveled with them everywhere, nothing did it lack.
It’s life consisted of simple things, and following them around.
The beach, and grassy park became their beloved friends in town.
A few times it did escape, but was quickly caught and put back in play.
But all in all, every thing was fine as it was sent, to and fro each day.
Some times they would roll it.
Sometimes they would bounce it.
Sometimes it hit the roof.
But it never failed to sparkle, no matter how much punishment it took.
Once a storm came along, and they hugged it in the house that shook
It was the courage of the little ball, which kept them safe, no doubt.
When the rain went away, they went back to the sunshine to run about.

Then the little boy went away, now the dog and the ball patiently wait each day.
Someday, several little boys will come here again to play.
It’s just like children to come along, you know they definitely will.
But for now, I have a surprise, for I’ll be babysitting the boy down the hill.

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Tactless Travel

Let’s travel to the edge of the earth

With sunshine in our veins

Let’s see how much this life is worth

As we leave out all our pains


We’ll go for miles, and we won’t stop

The sun will soon attack

Our lives we’ll trade, our hearts we’ll swap

We’re never coming back


A whole new start, a second chance

Floats softly into June

We’ll wade our time in cheap romance

As we howl at a transient moon


An ice cold flood of independence

Forms our own wicked sense of style

Our world needs more transcendence

This world just needs to smile


The ringing in our ears is no longer just a sound

The image of freedom is no longer just a dream

Because this limitless world is just a playground

Or so it may seem

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In every way you astonish me,

Like the birds marvelous enrichment of flight,
My heart is subjected to your every sight,

The light complexion,

The sweet expression,
The magnificent extensions.

No mere mortal can resist your beauty ,

as beautiful is a word that defines you
but a word that does not express you.

The light of my heart ,

so undefined but yet so overwhelming,
so articulate but yet so amazing.

Sages were not wrong to say you are extraordinarily

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the angels in my mind,
your Christmas words have willed.

The angles of a valentine,
upon my window sill.

  Replete with every Holiday
I've gained along  or lost,

to save them for a greater day,
at such a greater cost.

  Today the Evergreen is me,
I'm standing in the snow,

decorated by the stars,
with cosmic afterglow.

  The icy branches sparkle,
and glimmer in the beams,

of candles in the windows,
of children lost in dreams.

   The tinkling bells of winter,
laugh beneath my boughs,

Alive I find,my peace of mind,
resides in here and now.

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Sally version 2

Gracious Sally; my black haired Sally.
You've dawned a bright red cap.
My chicken balls; my coffee please.
A fortune before my nap.
You've tinged your bell; the coffees ready.
The customers turn their heads.
It's you I see; you waiting free!
with chicken balls in their breads.
And when at cash you call for me
and nod a tray you pass.
That after money and after thanks
your smile comes with a laugh.

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Dear Love

For years I ran to everything,
gods of lesser …  much lesser things,
Desires defiled by forces and clones,
Youth holds a veil that keeps the truth from being shown,
All the walks in the dark and the dances of doom,
Altered my vision, my appetite became venomous perfume,
If I could have grasped that all along you were there,
If I would have known it was your love that cared,

I would not be writing this love poem to you,
For you are the one who pulls your children through,
You love in ways no one on this planet can do,
This is why I am thankful for you.

For years I cried tears of failure and pain,
Thought if I changed  a mere guy I would somehow be sane,
All the fights and the struggles to gain some control,
Left me broken and tired with nowhere to go,
If I could have seen I was an "Anything"  fiend ,
Striving to become spotless and clean,

I would not be writing this love poem to you,
For you are the promise that has proven to be true,
You love in ways no one on this planet can do,

This is why I stay thankful to you,
This is why I stay thankful  to you.

By: Sabina Nicole
written: 6/18/12

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Madam Winter

Lady in white you sparkle so
wearing an elegant gown of snow.

Crisping the air in chill of night
you frost our breath in sweet daylight.

Children's laughter singing out
while seasonal holly is strewn about.

Toasty toes in woolen socks;
gifts of love in every box.

A new year bringing promise anmd hope
and skiers gliding down every slope.

You bring us shorter daylight hours
for February's hearts and flowers.

Soon we'll begin the trek to Spring;
for now we'll treasure the joy you bring.

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Polar Bears And The Penguins

Some times they say the great and mighty do fall…
And the penguin story of greatness, should be heard by all.
Polar bears are mighty and cunning with massive brute strength.
But they messed with the penguins, a mistake, I do think.

The polar bears went after the penguins and cute little chicks.
So you’ll never guess what those cute little penguins did.
Using the most courageous penguins as a target so nice.
They lured all the polar bears, for the first time, out onto the ice.

The greedy bears moved out in force for the kill.
But the penguins pushed the ice flows into the currents windmill.
So intent on dinner and full of themselves, were they that day… 
That the polar bears didn’t notice the ice caught in the currents sway.

The polar bears were way out to sea, before noticing their plight.
And, by then, the penguins were safely at home tucked in for the night.
You might say, the current was a friend to the penguins that day.
For it eventually sent those polar bears to the North Pole far away.

Now the moral of this story is here to easily understand.
Brute strength is not the greatest thing to cherish; it is far greater to plan…
And, never turn your back on a penguin I say.
They’re the reason there’s no polar bears at the South Pole, to this day.

Tell Me A Story Contest

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The Windmiller's Guest

From his  lofty perch, his favorite viewing place
He saw her approach before he could clearly see her face

A charming lady was she, dressed in her day gown
A straw bonnet lusciously adorned her beautiful crown

He considered her his beloved darling
She cherished their time wanting minutes to stretch forever

If he proposed marriage, would her answer be yes
A bride of a humble miller, his offering detest

Adoringly she looked upon his handsome chest
Love would win in the end, she would not longer be just his day guest

Sponsor: Isaiah Zerbst
Contest: Edmund Blair Leighton
Inspired by Windmiller's Guest


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Whoop Whoop

Clear blue skies, not a single cloud Hear me yell, whoop whoop out loud A brand new day filled with fun With friends galore enjoying the sun Not a single thing can bring me down Flying so high above the ground Whoop whoop I yell, feel like singing Along with the larks as they go winging This can't be real, must be a dream This euphoric feeling, ecstasy extreme How lucky I am to feel such joy Not felt like this since I was a boy Whoop whoop I yell, kick up your heels Always think positive, you'll love how it feels! © Jack Ellison 2013

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Something's Missing

I looked for you in fairytales and stories from my childhood;
I wandered through the breezy fields because I thought I should.
I hunted through the Amazon and saw amazing creatures;
But answers were withheld from them, they wouldn’t be my teacher.
Then finally I found a spot where I thought you would live;
In friendship and in family, but I could not forgive.
And on occasion, I thought I found you lying in my bed;
I even thought I married you, but that’s a tear I shed.
I gave up on the search for quite some time before that day;
So angered at the people in my life that went astray.
Then all at once, with just one glance, you flooded to my eyes;
And though it took a minute you were hard to recognize.
That’s when a realization struck that I could not believe;
I searched the whole world up and down, and you were here in me.

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In A Land Called Fantasy

The shadows loom above my head
Filling the village, we're full of dread

The mountains behind me shake violently
Yet I see something bright, near the sea

A break in the clouds, sun shines down
Upon Gossamer's Palace- like a flowing gold gown

And though we are far from the palace
I no longer feel a dark malice

The fog that drifts by the sea
Comes closer and closer still to me

I no longer want to stand in the dark
I want to hear the song of the lark, the sun's spark

I take off on foot, to travel the road
Eventually to go to the castle's abode

The path is blocked on the straighter way
But I cannot, no- I will not stay

So I travel on a dirt line in the grass
Tenderly, as if my feet on shattered glass

It takes me farther, and I am lost
It's getting cold, I feel the frost

Everything seems the same to me
And I pray, I pray so fervently

And I travel on, without much change
Waiting for the scene to rearrange

The road seems tedious, withered and long
But despite the setbacks, my hope isn't gone

For still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate

that'll bring me safely to the place
I've dreamed of with a smiling face

And to my delight as I round the bend
the selfsame scenery is at an end

i hear the waves, I see the light
And there's the palace shining bright

the magic mist surrounds the sea
And I'm happy in this land called fantasy

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At my side

After you explore your heart and soul
And all their pain has been let go

You are no longer bound and held by sin
The true healing process does begin

You start to see life in a different way
All things are dreams we have yet to play

Grasp your honor and hold it true
Let it define the person in you

When it comes to love, love who you must
And in the Lord always trust

Be strong and proud in your truth
Love and protect the innocence of youth

At the end of the game I now pass on the tweak
For it’s wisdom of life that I now seek

I wish to better serve my Lord
As my words play another chord

The words I write are soft and true
For I learned we are what we say and do

There are choices in life we all must make
Forks in the road we all must take

I finally have nothing left to hide
All in all with the Lord at my side

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As If It Were Heaven

I met them on the street where they walked a sleazy dog.
I told them "Have a good night" as though it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

A lady rushed the elevator of which I held ready.
It was "My pleasure" I said, as though it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

As one woman pushed her shopping cart, I helped her along.
I said "Anytime", as if it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

As the many years have passed;
so the good deeds too.
I wonder where heaven went,
as if it were heaven...
and this seemed odd...
as if it were heaven too.

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Time Mends The Broken Heart

One day I woke up and my heart was broken, nearly in two.
One day I had lost the words that always brought me to you.

My mind was in a fog that took away the color of my thoughts.
In fact, it took away all the beauty and the rhyming became naught.

It took away the great ideas so creative in their fun filled lines.
Everything I desperately sought for… was suddenly declined.

The mirror of my thoughts became so empty and very blank. 
As further into the knowledge of where my mind was going, I sank.

The treacherous workings of my mind, started with a simple little cold.
But in it’s depths lay the trigger, which forced all I know…to unroll.

As my mind shut down, the medicines were useless, but still all there.
And as none brought me back where I wanted… it all seemed so unfair.

For two weeks the dreadful interference continued it’s awful reign.
I didn’t want to go back to the years where to be normal I had to strain.

So I slowly waited out my time… with a prayer readily on my mind.
Allow this illness to diminish… allow those words once more to be mine.

(A lament on my epilepsy that was triggered lately.)

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My Soul Appoints Positive Points

Peace if you want to get
Best way is to fully forget

Love if you want to show
From your eyes let it flow

If comes in your mind anger
How can you grow stronger?

If hatred is your companion
You are bad in God's opinion

If smiling is not by you done
Your heart will carry burden

If with mercy you move not
Your joy will be a big naught

If you employ not courage
Loss will come to discourage

Always if you do lazy sleeping
Results make you do weeping

Harsh words if you use
God makes you only lose

Bad language of yours
Will cancel your cheers

If you have no tolerance
It reveals your ignorance

If doubting you wrongly make
It will cause permanent ache

If fighting is your habit
Around you losses orbit

When sadly time you spend
Your agonies have no end

If hoping is not by you made
How can you win my comrade?

If you fear and retreat from a task
Help from God, how can you ask?

If you do a very bad deed
Penalty comes with speed

If God Himself you cannot trust
Then for you none will be honest

If faith in God is by you held
Anything tough can be felled

Affection heals mind's infection
It is for soul a strong protection

If you open to all your heart
In bliss you will be never short

I have given you my ideas
To help you in life-test pass.



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Happy New Year

We’ve decorated beautifully a New Year tree,
The smell of pine needles has filled our flat.
Champagne, chocolate…and we’ll start a spree,
With colorful candles at midnight we’ll chat.

These candles will be our spiritual world,
The New Year party is always a nice glee.
Our hearts will be twirled and purled,
Burning of troubles these candles will be.

With champagne we’ll fill the crystal glasses,
We’ll say many thanks to the old year.
You were generous but you’ve passed,
Now we’d like to say: “Good bye, our dear!”

We’ll never forget you our old friend.
You’ve given us so many wonderful days
We’ve managed to overcome all troubles
We’ve happened to see the beautiful rays.

Exactly at twelve we’ll make a wish.
We won’t ask for a golden fish
It will be our hearts and souls agreement,
It will be our life’s prudent statement.

As anyone we would love to be happy.
As anyone we would love to dispel all doubts
To be always merry and lucky,
To be out of danger and crazy shouts.

We would like a success enter everyone’s door
We would like the loved ones to be always near.
Happy New Year! Happy New Year!
The New Year we’d love to be peaceful and clear!

Meet the New Year with good deeds and smile!
Don’t curse our sinful and distressful Earth!
Let the New Year be peaceful and we are kind!
Our New Year comes after Jesus Christ birth.

©Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)
The 31th of December, 2012

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Little Children

Oh, what a joy little children are ! Juice in the video, sick in the car. Untidy bedroom, scattered toys, girls playing nurses with little boys. Dogs' tails being pulled, a cat's on fire, interrupting the moments of love and desire. Passing the blame for their little crimes, playing with frogs all covered in slime. Screaming their heads off in a plush restaurant, having a tantrum when refused what they want. Arriving home late covered in mud, not going to bed when they know they should. Non-stop talking while dad's watching telly, splashing the walls with ice-cream and jelly. Chocolate stains on their Sunday best, painting funny pictures on granddad's vest. Why do parents' voices echo from afar, Oh, what a joy little children are !

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Soft, silky, sweet and slow
Sexy, sensual and aromatic


Please release your concealing top
Send me into a daze let mind go . . .


Natural taste so rich it’s lovely
Thank you bee's for producing honey!

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Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is hard to keep
When all you want to do is weep
Trying to meet each day with a smile 
When your heart is hurting all the while
Thinking positively will make your day
Brighter, sweeter, as you find your way
Focusing on the good and the true
Will chase away those feelings so blue
You must act much better than you feel
Though your heart may be broken still
Show others only your shining face
Let frowns and tears leave no trace
If you can accomplish this one goal
You will greatly benefit your precious soul

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Joined by You

You have abruptly joined the two halves of my heart,
I love this feeling and never want it to depart.

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Flyin' High

Look out my window and what do I see The big ole sun shining back at me Great day to celebrate this big world of ours Sing hallelujah and thank our stars Grumbling sure ain't gonna get you nowhere Spread the good word for all to share Jump for joy, cause it feels so damn good Why not invite the whole neighbourhood Spirits will soar straight up to the clouds A joyous feeling you'll be shoutin' out loud So take this advice I'm sending you guys Start every day with a gleam in your eye! © Jack Ellison 2013

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Boom-dee-adda, boom-dee-adda, ziss-boom-bah Halleluiah, hip-hooray and do-re-me-fah-lah Betcha can't guess why my spirits are flying high My uncle left me scads of dough, a happy dude am I Let me see, what to do with all my new found cash A villa on the Riviera, each night a different bash Or what about a condo in the centre of Manhattan Frequent all the trendy spots in tails, top hat and satin Find a gal with a luscious bod to curl up all my toes Money talks, I might get lucky Heaven surely knows Keep your knickers on said one of my very good friends Is this the way you really want this lurid tale to end Why not give it all to the needy coz at the end of the day You'll feel like a million bucks, and this is what you'll say Boom-dee-adda, boom-dee-adda, ziss-boom-bah Halleluiah, hip-hooray and do-re-me-fah-lah © Jack Ellison 2012

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The sun touches me and the cold leaves from within.
I smell the good clean earth beneath my feet again.
The ground isn’t frozen. It feels so fertile once more.
The wind kisses my skin with warmth I want to store.
It’s still very chilly around here late at night.
But the beauty of the sun has begun to be just right.
I see the tips of new growth, springing up everywhere.
At last I leave my winter lair, for I have much to prepare.
A shower is coming tomorrow. I must hurry to set my plants.
But first I must rake the old leaves, left from winter’s rants.
My dogs stay close beside me to sniff the new tilled earth.
Even the smallest animals, rejoice in spring’s rebirth.
The images that beseech me as I leave this old house…
Are young, fresh, and with their colors I’ll soon be doused.
As the heavens begin to open and again bless this land…
My mind opens to see, the touch of God’s own hand.

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as she strolled down
the street latte in
her hand the breeze
caught her hair as
the sun on her rosey cheeks
she caught the eyes of 
every guy  driving or walking 
down the street as she 
smiles knowing the all
where watching and enjoying her

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A Gleam In Your Eye

Look out my window and what do I see The big ole sun shining back at me A day to celebrate this great world of ours To sing hallelujah and thank our stars Grumbling will surely get you nowhere Spread the good word for all to share Jump up for joy, it feels so damn good Why not invite the whole neighbourhood Your spirits will soar straight up to the clouds A joyous feeling you'll shout it out loud Take this advice I'm sending you guys Start each day with a gleam in your eye © Jack Ellison 2012

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My Morning Run

Lines on the wall where the sun peaks through the shade A sweet aroma tells me the coffee has just been made I close my eyes for just a few moments more My mind reviewing what this day has in store My running shoes beckon from across the room Its hard to leave my safe and cozy nighttime womb My coffee sipped, then out the door for a morning run Cool breeze and a chance to greet the warming sun Then, I hear responsibility calling loud and clear Home I go, appreciating the morning I hold so dear.......

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My Birthday is Here - PLEASE READ IMMEDIATLY -

Just to let you know,
A very special day is approaching

Taking place on May 24th

The day I was born
And my mother and me adjoined

Cuddled and comforted
In each other's love

Tomorrow is the day
That I turn thirteen

Finally I will have entered,
My teens

From then on it will be consumed
By hormones and PMS and what-not that I will deal with

Somehow I look forward to aging even more
I grow more mature, but also more old

I think I'll be taken
Quite a bit more seriously

Not treated like a child,
How most people think we should be 

So yes it will be my birthday,
In about two hours

I hope I get lots of comments
Wishing me a well one!!!!!

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Tiny Bird

I can’t complain I’m sheltered and fed
But this nagging ambition still builds in my head
Of what was written and what was said
Of a lonely road far from my bed

You don’t venture far tiny bird in the thicket
The home you mind is safe from the wicked
It’s a shame you can’t fly far away
And see all the cultures time built on its way
With the people of both peace and war
And the beauty of things in nature to adore
But your home is well kept and happy it seems
But what of your heart, your wishes and your dreams

I can’t feel shame it would make me weaker
About the wasted moments left to the meeker
The scoundrel in me keeps my heart from fever
But fever is wanted by my soul the dreamer

So tiny bird would you say you much wiser
The time you spend you count like a miser
Or is it that you take simple love in your day
In the little you make from the soil and the clay
Do the storms bother you at all little one?
Do the storms keep you hiding waiting for the sun?
I see the light is there in the weather so destructive
Are clouds to you renewal or counter productive?

I take it we differ in thought and song
Though I can no longer say yours is wrong
But I take from you a lesson - a lovely subtraction
In the happiness to be found in simple satisfaction

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Emotions for Sale

Poet having sale, garage all clear About nine, they’ll be here Can't say how I got the notion Wrote poems for each emotion Display all, nothing in the bag Each emotion has a price tag Take “Happy” home and you’ll feel swell “Sad” maybe one that’s hard to sell “Love” I expect to go real fast And “Hate” will go to those harassed “Anxiety” and “Jealously” Available as you can see Also “Guilt”, “Anger”, “Shame” and “Fear” I think all of them are here Looking for one that you see NOT I’ll compose for you on the spot

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Teaching is a work of heart.
You must approach it as an art.

Give of yourself so the children feel
That your love for them is real.

They need to know that you are there
And you teach them because you care.

Your words and deeds are examples, you know
If you don't love teaching, you should go.

A teacher is born not made, I believe
Education and training will not deceive.

Either you are one chosen to teach 
Or their little hearts, you will not reach.

Consider these words, I imply
If teaching school you wish to try. 

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Music Fixes Me

Headphones on and humming softly till I know each word
Some are good old friends and some are new ones I just heard

Into the wee hours we go on with this love affair
Or first thing upon waking I will find it waiting there

I am in love with music and I know most every song
Listening to classic rock and singing loud and strong

There are times when blues will take me where I want to be
Close my eyes and let it take me drifting out to sea

Not much of a head-banger but still I like a few
Ballads soothe my savage beast and comfort me it's true

Feeling country I'll put on my Martina or Tim
They don't know but I sing  harmony with her and him

Oldies from the fifties make me float across the floor
Seventies and eighties gets me dancing even more

Never want to live without my music that's for sure
Whatever's ailing heart or mind,my music is the cure!

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On the Beach

Welcome to my house on the beach,
Where there are condos for $5 each

I, for one, am an interesting figure,
With my siamese fish who likes to paint pictures

And my single daughter Rosie,
Who's immune to posie

This place is somewhere with two sides,
You live your life first, and after you die.

I died at thirty-eight
From tripping down stairs just after I ate

Welcome to my house on the beach,
Come on inside and we can enjoy a peach!

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Watch as your wishing star flys through the sky,
The way that your faith has been burned up so dry.

Watch as this barbed wire coils your soul,
The way that we love until we're burned in coals.

Watch as the dragon so fiercly stands tall,
The way that you know your opinions wont fall.

Watch as our beautiful family is built,
The way that we know that our roses won't wilt.

Watch as the wings mounted upon your back,
The way that a brilliance you never will lack.

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Dawn comes
Birds hum

Bright sun
New pun

New day
Light rays

Fresh chimes
Pulse mimes

Love calls
To all

Hope springs
Nice things

Joy floods
New blood

Faith heals

Life urge
Wise surge

Bold cause
Steers course

Feel knows
Form shows

Leon Enriquez
01 Apr 2014

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Your Hurt Just Hurts So Bad

I know you hurt - I know you work,
You've never recognized your worth.

I feel your pain - its every day,
Please let your fears just wash away.

I know your scared - it's never fair,
Please realize I'm always there.

Your hope is gone - this feels so wrong,
Forever I shall sing our song.

I see your cuts- were stuck in ruts,
Please promise me you'll shed no blood.

I love your heart - a brand new start,
We never will be torn apart.

We'll run away - that flawless day,
I promise we will be okay.

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Brand New Day

Introduction: Some days you feel alive, some days you don''s the elegance of life which many face in the days of existence. Through our own fray whatever it may be, we look out for a brand new way towards the light. We wander, more or less as a rabbit looking for its new home; crawling in and out within this baffled world to find serenity - To find a brand new day filled with everlasting aurora of peace and contentment.

Sometimes the sky is blue, sometimes it looks so white
Sometimes the truth hurts too, sometimes it's blinding bright
Sometimes this life feels short, sometimes it seems so long
Sometimes we go abroad, and at times we feel belonged

Sometimes we want to heal, sometimes we just let go
Sometimes we feel so real, sometimes we feel hollow
Sometimes we don't forgive, sometimes we don’t forget
Sometimes we feel captive, and at times we do regret

Sometimes we sure wonder and pray to leave things back
Sometimes we surrender and we get back in track
Sometimes we learn to deem the truth from the lies
Sometimes we feel the change and start a whole new life

One day we see one light that brings in so much hope
It shows one true love, in a whole new view
That day may be today, reading this here and now
These words aren't just to rhyme, but to put a vivid smile

A smile which won't leave off today
As we all know it's a brand new day.

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A Happiness Sermon

Gloomy old Gus sure ain't my claim to fame
Upbeat and happy, they're my middle names

There sure ain't no future in promoting ill will
Every morning the sun still peeks over the hill

There's enough negativity in the world to go round
So let's not encourage this scourge with a frown

You've only got one life to live then it's done
So let's be remembered for promoting good fun

It may seem quite difficult for us to achieve
But it's never too late if we all still believe

Things will be better for our kids and their kids
If we just put our trust in the joy in our midst

In this happiness sermon I'm trying my best
Some say you'll never succeed in your quest

But I say to these nay sayers, listen my friends
No one's invincible so laugh till the end

© Jack Ellison 2012

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The End is Far

Thus it began, the end - the end of all
For such is life it's said: a road of love
But love is frail, weakening til you fall
And death that wicked foe comes from above

The beginning ends, the end must begin
For that is life you know: a winding road
With twists and turns, littered mistakes and sins
But where is hope to lighten any load

The end ends happily ever after
For life is but a fairy tale you know
Full of tears and sobs – with smiles and laughter
Live your life - the end is far – death will go

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I do not know what tomorrow will bring

I do not know what tomorrow will bring
But today, oh today, just let us sing

Songs of life and all its creative potential
We are spirits born of something truly transcendental 

In the world, not as one, together we all live
We feel the pain, we feel the joy; we take and we give

Some are bad, some are worse, but we share the same soul
To see past form, the transparency of life, some strive for this goal

We are alive, not then and there, but here and now
But perception blinds us; only seeing what it will allow

We have so much more locked deep inside
We mustn’t be afraid, we have nothing to hide

For all hopes and sins are shared; part of the human condition
If we do not strive to grow, we will fight a war of endless attrition

Arrested development; so much potential gone unnoticed
We live in our habits and regret moments missed

If we go inside and nurture that strength
We can be calm in the storm, no matter the length

Discover what brings this out of you
Because it’s through action that makes this true

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Back to My Childhood! (for Barbara's contest)

I'm riding my bicycle, with the breeze in my face
I'm remembering back to a time and a place
Where life seemed so carefree, I could hold my arms high
As the wheels spinned beneath me, and I could reach for the sky
I'm sailing past memories, past all the troubles I've known
Past the everyday worries,  that we face when we're grown
I could peddle forever, to that place worry free..
When I ride that old bicycle, there is childhood still in me!!

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Inquiries of Life

Do you know who I am?
Am I, real or a scam?

Can anyone really know?
Since we all go, to and fro.

Who is it next to you?
Are they, fake or true?

Who or what to make choice?
Speak up, you have a voice,

Do you know who you are?
Do you live, with any scar?

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Where it Hides

In winter's snow, sharp and bright
In darkest days, my sleepless nights

When my hands are shaking
When my earth starts quaking

The words soothe my sour brain
Help me cope with all the pain

It's in his big, bright smile
In the bathroom's tile

The tears in my eyes
In the clouds in the skies

The cravings I feel
My addictions that heal

Love's sweet embrace
The new paths I face

The hand I hold
The stories I've told

From a grin or a nod
To a pea in a pod

The sickness in my mind
Til the light that I find

These lyrics save my life,
These words heal my strife...

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Meniscus, meniscus, my coffee is cool.

Little meniscus I'm nobody's fool.

Once you seemed warmer; held by my hand.

Then there's this draft from a Tim Horton's fan.

Might be the windows cooling me down.

Maybe the door rifting around.

Regretting my coffee; some see my frown.

Little meniscus my cold little crown.

Maybe I'm thirsty; maybe too cool.

Currents come at me; stealing my drool.

Little meniscus forgive what I said.

Now that I'm drinking and thirsting instead.

Little mensicus circling my cup.

Not rising over and burning this shmuck!

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My Pal Joey

<                                         my pal Joe
                                    well don't you just know

                                     his illuminating writes
                              will drawn you to his pages site

                    epulaeryu ~ burlesque ~ didactics ~ or sonnets
                      you'll wanna wear a nice and sunny bonnet

                                          land sea or air
                            let your imagination take you there


                                     inspiration bounded for your soul
                                       my pal Joe surely does know

                                  glad he's just a phone call away
                                 to lift my spirits in so many ways

                                    and if you want succulant mango
                                first you'll have to dance to the tango

                                        So please stop on by 
                          to give my pal Joseph Spence's poetry a try

Entry For
Adaleke Adeite's
Praise Your Poetry Pal Contest
GL All

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youthful furry catkins


Snow covered earth lies still on a cold and frosty February morn, Floating & frolicking in the breeze Sentiment of spring still unborn. Spring starved eyes dart across aestivating weeping willow trees, Watching for a portent, sign or an omen of youthful furry catkins that are nature’s guarantees. Lo! , behold and feast your eyes with the sight of studded pusywillows, Brought home as springs earliest harbinger and placed in accommodating silos. Fine grey fur covered decorated pusywillows that come before leaves imply, suggest and connote, Religious fervor, prosperity and happiness for all walks of life these pusywillows signify and promote.

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Be Yourself

Believe in individualism not compliance,
Etch your mark in existence with defiance.

You’re something special to behold,
Organise your mind and watch your dreams unfold.

Uplift disappointment with drive and ambition,
Reach for the moon and make the stars your fruition.

Sense the worth and value in your being,
Elevate cliché with a creative sightseeing.

Life is a big canvas for you to express yourself,
Find a passion and never let identity expire on the shelf.

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I want to remember the feeling of throwing a rock
Watching it skip as I stand on the dock

Never worrying how far it will go
If it gets there fast or slow

In that moment time moved as a snail
Nothing in this world could fail

It flies crooked & bounces wrong
Didn’t even skip for long
         And that’s ok
Because before you could think to care
Every little boy had another flying through the air

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Chocolate brown, with smoldering bronze eyes.
 A faithful companion, and a dog in disguise.

Half chocolate lab, and half red pit bull.
 Calm as can be when we're having a staring duel.

The only dog I know, who falls asleep standing up.
 She's been this way ever since she was a new born pup.

She'll sit in your lap like she weighs a mere five pounds.
 Believe me, its just as funny to picture as it sounds.

We treat her like a part of the family, and not at all like a dog.
 She's overweight, so good luck getting her to go for that healthy jog.

I wouldn't trade her for all the money in the world!
 She'll always be my precious angel, my baby girl.

*Note* Truffles are my FAVORITE candy and we got our puppy right before Valentines day, so
being as she's half "chocolate" lab, eh why not name her "Truffles", so yes I know we are
strange, LOL!!!!

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Please, lowly and so very hairy worm,
believe ! You must have faith, your luck will turn;
your somewhat desperate soon-to-be flutter
will cause provision - of bread and butter -
to a family's table very far away;
this thought really ought to be making your day !

Alan McAlpine Douglas

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The Return of Calm

I love those eyes which pierce my soul
They tear down walls; if truth be told

Set fires ablaze beneath my feet
Invading foggy channels, deep

Like smoldering lava, gazes burn 
Consume my heart and spirit in turn

Soon, a puddle of chocolate in his open palm 
Arrested breath hangs the return of calm

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The Smile of a Child

It is something most of us take for granted
But a lack makes children's lives disenchanted
Though it cannot be completely prevented
Proper surgery can make a life less lamented
Unclasp those hands held so tightly in prayer
Help a child live a life that is not so full of despair
And give them a beautiful gift that is bereft of strife
Because the smile of a child is the greatest gift of life.

(in honor of the great work of - stop praying and start doing!)

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Here Take My Seat

<                                          Racial      Segregation
                                             One         Nation

                                              Why   Oh   Why
                                              Did   King  Try

                                              Right   Or   Wrong
                                              Everyone   Belongs

                                              Black     Or   White
                                              Put        Up   Fight

                                               Americian    Made
                                               Blood          Gave


                                                Share        Wealth
                                                Spare        Health

                                                 Rosa         Parks

                                                 She   Did   Bark

Entry For
Adeleke Adeite's
African Attitude





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A Place To Hide Away...

I need a place to hide away 
That i can go whether night or day
to lie and dream of you and i 
In a world where dreams and hopes dont die
Far away from the greed and wrath
Sloth, envy and pride link to one path
All on this path travel in dark 
Money and wealth will give them no spark
Along their path comes stife and pain
Quick, easy pleasures consumed in vain

I think of the future that they pursue
                 and my own future i seriously review

I decide i want to be an exception

As this dark path does not suit my perception.

Yes, lying here has been quite a refreshment

It is now easier to suffer torment

Knowing soon i shall drift and leave them behind

New friends, new cultures, new people i will find

Feeling rejuvenated i proceed to open my eyes
                   Life will not have structure, but adventures ready to arise

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Come In, The Wind Dancer

Come in, you wind, please, settle down
Must be quite tired, all that rushing around!

Tell me a tale – oh, come on, dear wind!
Tell me what you’ve seen, tell me where you’ve been?

Yes, please come in, wind, to tell me a story –
Whatever you speak of, I know will not bore me

You’ve flown over here, blown over there,
Visited places no one would dare

You’ve traveled so near, traveled so far,
Say, what is it like to touch all those stars?

You can drip like the rain, rush like the water,
Cool things way down or make them much hotter

You come on in, my dear, dear friend wind
Blow right through my soul, cleanse me deep down within

Then, take me with you as you go, my dear wind
Carry me gently, pull me loose from my skin

Let’s dance windy waltzes as we swirl through the air
A lover’s embrace – feel the joy we will share

When our wind dance is over & you return me to human,
I’ll feel so much better, a happier woman!

Yes, let us go then, wind, you and I
Throughout the galaxies let us spread wings and fly

Across the blue, true dream of sky
Let us go then, wind, just you and I

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Child's Voice

That bottle of booze might be old news
But it never kept you from me

Your addiction switched from alcohol to her
She's tricked you to think I'm an evil little girl

Possessed with her looks and mind
You had no problem leaving my existence behind

Too much for you, shutting the door seemed like the easiest choice
I hope every day for the the rest of your life you hear this child's voice

How does it feel to know you're not there
When you look at her, 
Does she have enough happiness to share
I can't imagine yours is real
So she'd have to have more than enough to steal
For you to get by and fake
Your okay with your choices and your fate

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Heaven Can Wait

<                                            left behind
                                              how divine

                                              his choosing

                                               my losing

                                            unfinished work

                                              must  assert

                                           I truly understand

                                         " God's"  choice in plan

                                     for " He " needs bigger wings

                                            to carry all my things

                                    and when those clouds spread eagle

                                      it will become finalized and legal

                                              my final destination

                                        will be "Heaven's" sensation

                                         and the reunion will be nil

                                     with family and friends lying still

                                               so for now I'll wait

                                       for my sweet "Lord" to set the date

                                              to return for only me

                                            in  clouds more of three

Entry For 
Catie Lindsey's 
Left Behind Contest
Gl All










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Wisdom Where

Wisdom cannot be saved or even engraved,
Wisdom can be craved, but never enslaved.

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Two Women at a Window, ca.1670

It's another mild day and the sky glows white
The air is still and cool as the midday light

Admirers giggle, perhaps at a young caller
One hunches over, the other stands taller

They don't look wealthy, yet they don't look poor
Perhaps trusted servants, but what can't they ignore?

They've taken jolly notice, as if on a whim
Of a miming youth who should be pruning a limb

Posted at the window the younger one peers
At this croaking lad, flattered by what she hears

Hunching near the potato patch across the way
He waves in a fluster with a few word words to say

He's glances side to side, behind the wall, stepping back
Emerging again from a passageway's crack

Between the tool shed and the gardener's house
He sneaks with the startle and twitch of a mouse

She remains calm, though tickled by his manner
For he might as well wear a bright purple banner

The older woman chuckles in faint squeaks
Hidden by the shutter around which she peeks

The younger one looks quite near seventeen
With floating white sleeves rolled up yet clean

Her girlish neckline, cut wide and low,
Displays to her suitor how well she can sew

Her hair is tucked with a bow on one side
Her grin is reserved with her eyes opened wide

Could her silly boy still have his pruners in hand? 
Is he skilled with the saw and tilling the land?

Two women at a window, quite content
Is this how many of their moments this day are spent?

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New Beginning

Introduction: It’s a piece dedicated to the lullaby of a different kind. It’s something which has happened to many out there, but the experience is distinctively significant…

A priceless surprise, silenced all in its tune By a soft heavenly cry, from the delivery room Only a few hours was the night; so young Where for the first time, she opened her eyes, While by her side her dearly loved one For the last time, closed her teary eyes Father held her near and resounded to her cry; But all mother could share was, this lullaby – The long last beep from the ECG Echoed her heartbeat…The last goodbye Happiness and sadness broke through the night With streams of tears for mother’s plight; She never had the chance to hold her close But left precious prayers that never left her side As she came down to their hearts Her soul flew up high apart, The transfer of two lives through one, Their journey was complete and done Caught within that reverie He conveyed the Azaan through her ears, In the wake of such irony He fell down to prostrate in tears When all hopes seemed to end, father’s prayer did transcend O’ Almighty became her closest friend and had for her a Grande plan, Under HIS mercy and HIS guide, she flourished through the darkest nights To a new beginning – she set off to write.

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Rhymes Are Fun

Anytime I rhyme, I climb, ascending higher and higher
It clarifies life, it fuels my fire

Words constantly cycling through my head
Some I made up, most have already been said

Like: feather, wall, brick, or tambourine
Question! How much for that submarine?

Back to el point; writing, specifically in rhymes, purifies my mind
It centers my soul, bringing me closer to the divine

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Brotherly Christmas Love

Silver streamers and many a purple light
glowing against a splendid tree of white.

The hallway's decked in lavender and blue
conveying warmth to all within it's view.

Will be a special holiday this year-
my long-lost brother will visit me here.

The years have rolled by-sadly we lost touch
but I never stopped loving him so much.

He's promised to come so I'm making things jolly-
I even found some lovely purple holly!

Everywhere he'll see my unique style
and feel the warmth as we sit for awhile.

We'll speak of things that neither of us knew
of life and love and trials we've been through.

This Christmas all the years will disappear
and I will be so blessed to have him near!

By Deb Wilson
for contest"Holiday Hearth"
sponsored by Linda-Marie Sweetheart of PS

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Christmas Carolyn Holiday Tag to Barbara Gorelick

No snow to be seen in Ormond Beach
Christmas scenes seem out of reach

So I’m packing my sleigh and heading North
Let falling flakes replace unrelenting warmth

But I won’t need Rudolph to guide me this year
I’ve prepared my own style of holiday cheer

A lighted wreath decorates my fender
Passing joy to children from this sender

And I’m leaving a note on my chimneyless roof
That has never felt the pound of a deer hoof

“Please, Santa, deliver my gifts to New Jersey.
You should have time, if you hurry!

“Don’t let this Christmas Carolyn down
Just because she’s headed for Middletown!”

This tag was received from our Highlander, James Fraser, and I now pass it to Barbara 
Gorelick.  Merry Christmas to all!

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The Beautiful Streams

I ponder at the beauty of the sea
Aesthetic paintings of the clouds displayed across everything I see

Birds migrate to different places of the world
Pens and papers await to write annals of this year's other side

Wind's red carpet leads the way
The sun adorns the distance's sway

A candle called me back to life
And drew me into the light of a smile

Was it a dream; a mere imgaination?
For I was a bird flying with no hesitation

I was going to knock on a door
But, a candle held me back from stepping onto the floor

Now, I smile as I walk across the lake
For it was not completely fake

For the lake held a picture 
Of the moon's foundation

It was the moon's hand that carried me
Into Imagination's beautiful streams...

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Evening Walk

Out walking I turned to see
Twilight sneaking up on me
      It came on slippered feet
      Day whistling a soft retreat
           A rustling of the fairy folk
           Evening magic did invoke
                To the sun I blew a goodbye kiss
                Thankful for its warming bliss
                       Listening to earth's evening song
                       My heart rejoiced and sang along

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My brother, Preston Jacob Simon. The one who played catch with me in the past, The guy who throws the ball extremely fast. My brother, The guy who graduated in 2006, Guess what college he goes ahead and picks. My brother, UNLV is where he has been, Although he graduated from there in 2010. My brother, The one who got engaged three days later, He says life in Seattle is so much greater. My brother, The guy who used to work at Panera Bread, His career there is officially dead. My brother, He stands tall at 6’3”, He was the GM of two restaurants with a criminal justice degree. My brother, In the restaurant business since age 16, He’s pretty close to rolling in the green. My brother, 2012 is his marriage year, When he first knelt down he was bursting with fear. My brother, The dude who told me it wasn’t too late, To pick up my grades in order to graduate. My brother, The guy I haven’t seen in so very long, The one that always beats me in a game of Ping Pong. My brother, He’s always been there and never let me down, I cry tears of joy when I know he’s in town. My brother, The guy who’s an Austin Bulldog at heart, Travis Tigers rule supreme, where do I even start. My brother, We’ve had our moments; we’ve had our days, We’ve had those times when all we could do is praise. My brother, Preston Jacob Simon

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Just a Little Something-Something

In a world with so much life and culture,
All you need is just a little something-something

It's better than a whole lot of something,
Because then it might be too much

Like love,
All you need is a sample

To realize
It isn't the only thing to make someone happy

And if they think it is,
All they need is just a little something-something

Tell them they're better off without
Another terrible heartache

That there is nothing more better than being 
Free from the name, "So-and-so's girl"

All they need,
Is just a little something-something

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Some days when you feel everything is going to be alright
Then something comes along to make you feel uptight
Whenever this happens, I try to put a smile on my face
And like the song says "Just get back in the race"
A positive attitude helps when your feelin sad and blue
So just keep smiling, be positive, and all good things will come to you

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Betrayal apology

Betraying a friend is wrong
I should have known this all along
For I should have given you my trust
Instead I screamed and cussed
So to my dismay
To this very day
All I can think is I am sorry
Just know my eyes are starry
Because every time I look at you
I see what I almost blew
And it make me sad to think
That all in a blink
You could be just gone
And I would be lonely for so long
That all I try to say
Although it may be cliche
I love you, from your boy Jay <3

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Fun of the Months

January is a cold time, and snow falls. 
The air is thin, and the snowman stalls. 
New Years' Day is fun, 
Traditions for everyone. 

February, the time of love. 
You're pretty, be mine, m' lady?
Valentines' is very sweet. 
The time where new meet. 

March, the air begins to warm, 
Maybe we'll have a little storm?
St. Patrick's Day, the time of green.
Unlucky, you hit the door screen. 

April, the showers, 
Will bring beautiful flowers.
Easter, the time of rebirth and nice smell, 
Find the eggs, and treat others well. 

May, the coming of flowers,
After April's sad showers. 
The air is nice and growing hot,
This is a good time, I love it a lot. 

June, a new summer, begin,
Many birds fly, songs to sing. 
The water is full, 
Staying inside is just dull! 

July, full of noise and festival, 
Fireworks shooting colors for all. 
Booming loudly in the sky, 
Whistling loudly as they fly. 

August, the air is cooling down, 
The summer is gone, "Hey, don't frown!" 
Leaves begin to change, 
The air is full of scent, so strange. 

September, something new will come, 
Schooling, how boring, how dumb. 
"When will this end?!" 
New information it will send. 

October, it's the time to scare, 
Lots of costumes, earning my stare. 
All the sweets and thoughts of fear flow, 
Jumping out at you, MEOW! 

November, the leaves falling around, 
Golden, red and yellow things to the ground. 
Thanksgiving, the time deserves it's name,
People are kind, treating each other the same. 

December, it's much too cold, 
New items here are sold. 
Christmas, such a fun, jolly time, 
Singing a happy, funny rhyme. 

The months are continuing on, 
Each with the rising dawn!

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Mountains High, Oceans Deep

Ankle deep water, ebbing, seeping
From melting ice to flood is leaking
To form a rapid river flowing
Ounce by ounce this stream is growing

To wash into an oval pool besides
Then rush to meet the rising tides
Of oceans deep and full and wide
Where froth upon the billows ride

Upon a yellow sandy shore
Where shells collect up by the score
Displayed in jars in seaside shops
Among golden pears and red gum drops

From mountains high and oceans deep
Where eagles soar and dolphins leap
From high above to down below
So much beauty to love and know

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A Butterfly's Visit

My butterfly garden of splendid views Bestows trails of wings in vibrant hues Blooming flowers tempt with nectar sweet As butterflies flutter, grand colors a treat Their grace lifts my soul in the dawn's early hour While I watch them dance from flower to flower In morning glory, a monarch kisses then flies This butterfly gift, a charming surprise She gently touches my hand as I freeze Her delicate wings then wave on the breeze A moment in time, beauty given to me On wings of glory, a cherished beauty My butterfly garden of splendid views Bestows trails of wings in vibrant hues But one brilliant monarch floating on the wind Landed for a visit and became a dear friend By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, April 1,2012 for a Butterfly's Trail of Kisses contest (Gail Doyle) first place

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At table

He is fatter who is able 
to ignore his friends at table.

Volodymyr Knyr

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Always Everlasting

What I wanted was some song to sing
Which would mean more than anything
At all about you who are so becoming
And forever always seem so stunning.

Jill her joyful name needed to be
And every time that she and me
Danced together it was wonderful
All my dreams and wants would fulfill

Lights may be bright or become dimmer
My love for her always will remember
Through times of trouble and deep despair
Will still wish and want her to be there

Kissed her lovely lips and held her hand
And me she then will try to understand
Everything about her always appreciate
No matter how long I may have to wait

Married we have been for many years
Through happy hopes and a few fears
At times, I may probably be procrasting
But my love for her is everlasting.

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Hawk and the Sparrows

The hawk was flying low: he was the fiercest in the sky.
He bullied all the little birds, and flew off with their lives.
The little birds were peaceful, and didn’t want to fight.
To them it was better: to run and hide, then finally to take flight.
Day after day he drove them closer, to the proverbial, final brink.
Then came the day, they rose up, and no more away to shrink.
Soon there would be hatchlings, so the bully, simply had to go.
No longer were they timid, it was their time to truly show.
Banding together they hatched a plan to run the bully day and night.
One can fight, one or two, but a mob shows way more might.
Constantly in pursuit, the bully was never allowed to rest…
The bully finally admitted defeat, and even moved his precious nest.
He could not protect it, if they kept him running away, and stressed.

The bully had finally learned the truth: that is my moral here… 
The small may look an easy mark, but are not as helpless as they appear.
If the meek are brought to their knees… look out my bully… dear.

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A sole and a Soul

It's a bliss for a sole 
to trample down a Soul.

Volodymyr Knyr

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It was a long summer and the bees did their job,
For the trees were filled with apples, hanging like little knobs.
Oh, those orbs, they looked so delicious and red,
I gathered so many, I had to put the bushels in the shed.

They would be the source of a season of treats,
And anyone who wanted, could have their fill of the eats.

Cakes were baked, Crisps were done too,
I even tried my hand at fresh applesauce, before the season was through.

I did apple salads and baked apples as well,
But it was the pies that got adulation, so of those I will tell.

Paring and slicing in an expedient way,
The apples were ready, shortly before midday.

Then with a mixture of flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg,
I make them into a filling, that would even make a king beg.

I've tried so many kinds of pastry to fill,
From filo and puff, to rolled out traditional.

And I have to say whilst patting myself on the back,
They all taste great, flavor they do not lack.

The traditional pie is the one most people enjoy,
I have tried to improve on it, since I was a boy.

I learned how to make it at Mom's left hand,
Roll out the crust, the filling never canned.

Pats of butter on top before you cover,
Make for a pie that will be loved world over.

Then to seal the pie, brush it with melted butter, and cut some slits,
Pop it in the oven, and just wait for it.

The tantalizing aromas just make me wild,
Just as they did, when I was a child.

The moment the pie comes out I can see,
That another triumph has been made perfectly.

The dome is golden, the apples are done,
Now, only to wait for it to cool, before we can enjoy some.

Some like it ala mode...with ice cream you know,
But I'm a plain Jane, and for me it's not the right combo.

So I just have a slice that's warm on the plate,
And will my appetite, begin to sate.

It is one of my favorite desserts,
Of this I will always my willingness assert.

The only thing that troubles me,
Is all the bushels left to peel, when I have time free.

But I will do them, and into the freezer they are thrust,
Waiting for me to them into another pie, as so often I must.

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Michaela Payne

How does one pick a single soul in a field of Flowers?
God would find it rather hard with all of his powers

There are so many beautiful people as we all know
I’m finding it rather impossible to pick a single soul

Even as I pen this one is coming clearly to my mind
Michaela is a very rare gift that is impossible to find

She is like a spiritual daughter that blesses my heart
She has been a very special friend right from the start

Her and my daughter Michaela share the same name
I have chosen my very dear friend, Miss Michaela Payne

When we first met on the site each of us was fairly new
She was the essence of the word “pure” through and through

Michaela is so pure of heart and she is so pure of soul
Beaming with a beautiful innocence so few ever know

It was really hard at first because these words are true
I thought, “Someone like her doesn’t need to know you”

Sometimes in life the Lord brings together two souls
As they each help each other understand their goals

Through her friendship I was eventually able to see
That there was still some good left up inside of me

I truly doubt that Michaela could ever begin to know
Beautiful blessing she has been up inside of my soul

She knows that if ever she needs it I have a real good ear
As I know my knowledge is something that she holds dear

She knows what ever the subject I can offer sound advice
For I haven’t just seen it all, I have seen most of it twice

Never know how good it feels for a tired old convict like me
To help someone as beautifully innocent as a person can be

I reckon that leaves this old man with just one last thing to say
I hope my Michaela grows to be just like her some beautiful day

This Poem is written for Christie's contest and i must
say I found it so very hard to choose just one person
to write about because I have truly been blessed by 
many wonderful friends on this site. God Bless you all

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God Sent Me My Knight

Here comes along this man I adore;
He completes me, I couldn't ask for more.
The way I feel for him is very unexplainable;
I would try to put it in to words but I'm just not able.

For the first time in my life, I know this love is real;
My heart  has been broken but it's starting to heal.
His simple hugs and kisses fill my heart with joy;
I'm glad I a got a MAN and not a little BOY.

Sometimes I can't sleep at night because he is always on my mind;
But it's worth every minute because his love is so devine.

I wake up everyday knowing I have a reason to smile
I'd walk far just to see him, even if it's just a mile.
I thank God everyday just for sending him to me;
Years from now you will see us and together we will be.

We're doing great right now but I know struggles will come;
That is what going to make us stronger so we will have to have some.

I am ready to face life with him, 
He is my knight sent from God,
We're gonna stick together like a leaf on a stem,
One day he will propose to me and my head I will knod.

I love him from the bottom of my heart; Never will we depart.
.....God Sent Me My Knight.

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My Happy Evening

The warm evening on the sand
I enjoy the sunset while holding your hand

So beautiful is the scenery
Even if there is no greenery

Around us children run and play
I cannot remember if it is weekday 

Or could it be sunday
I am mesmerized by the alleyway

You and me so in love 
I feel like a little dove

When you do ask me with a ring
If I will be your wife so adoring

I become so lost and dreamy
And say yes with a voice so steamy

Oh! so much joy and happiness
Would leave even Shakespeare breathless!

Anoucheka Gangabissoon
November 5 2011

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Pauper bow to King, King bow to Pauper

There are times, when I the pauper, pretend that I am King.

Power uncontested have I, the master of everything.

Beloved by all my subjects who adore me from afar.

Festivals honoring this miracle me, my name etched in the stars.

Tailored cloths adorned with jewels to cover my royal hide.

A simple tear or pin prick drip and I toss them all outside.

The finest foods from around the world brought in each time I dine.

Fill the goblets of glowing gold with most luxurious wine.

My leisure is of royal command my joy by royal decree

Just think of it, a whole Kingdom thinking me High and Mighty.

A knock disturbs my nap one day in late afternoon.

Another ball in my honor at the next full moon.

Posing for another sculpture, another portrait commissioned.

This bard’s song of my good deeds, and that one’s new rendition.

My every day so busy now, my Kingdom must prepare,

Strong against our enemies, may they all beware.

I toil over strategies and rulings of my court.

Solving problems of those little people with whom I do not consort.

Into bed I fall asleep exhausted every night.

My advisers unrelentingly needing my ear at first light.

More battles to be won today new subjects fall in line.

Soon the entire world it seems might very well be mine.

The people they need food and drink, I must divide the lands.

The royal lists of would be Lords, all under my command.

Arguments continue on it seems they never end.

So many to bow before me and yet I’m without one friend.

Every decision a higher cost, nothing’s simple on this throne.

It has been near fifteen years since I had some time alone.

Slumping on my golden throne, lost in royal thought.

Sometimes when I am King I pretend that I am not.

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It's The Beauty Inside That Counts

Beautiful people
Under God's steeple

Just reach out
Stomp Holler Shout

Let one know
They're Loved So

Inspirations Aspirations
Show Em Representation

Tell Em their doing a great job
Never call them a big fat slob

Lend them your ear
Help wipe their tears

Illuminate their thoughts
Help them with their sought

Open new doors
Let less fortunate sleep on maple floors

Spare a dime
For you commuted no crime

Break bread if you must
For in God we trust

So beautiful people shine on
Come join all in this Heavenly bond

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Does Money Own You

The game of life is filled with greed,
People that are eager to fill a need
Money takes first place,
While what is most important becomes erased
Family’s pay a price
Just to have something nice,
You can’t take it when you die
None of this will matter in the sky.

Yet so much damage is caused by the dollar
It does not take being a well known scholar
To see the effects of what it brings
Look around at everyone and everything
People have killed themselves over stocks
While there are so many children that don’t even have socks.

Money is good to have, but not when it makes you go mad
Many have sold their souls just to obtain the most
Inside it's their "god" and has become their personal ghost,
Their wants grow into unfruitful trees,
Little streams become ravenous seas.

When you put it all into perspective,
When you know the true meaning of life,
It’s not about what materials you have,
It is about if you lived in peace, or in strife,
Did you get to enjoy your children, husband or wife?

By: Sabina Nicole

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Happy Birthday Gurl!

Today's the birthday of my gurl,
I must go out and shop for her.

Some perfume or jewelry, I must get,
A bracelet she will like, I bet.

Dinner with soft music, might do,
With a dozen of roses, or two.

We must definitely dance for a while,
I like the way that makes her smile.

Long, before it starts to get late,
She will, carefully, cut the cake;

As she closes her eyes to say a wish,
I'll stand close, for a hug and a kiss.

I'll take some pictures of this day,
To share them in a very special way.

I'll add captions and a word or two,
Then place them on a background of blue;

Of the pictures that I'll take for her.
Yes, to show her that she's my gurl -

And she will remember this day;
With the hope - more will come our way.

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The Dawn Of You

Lest you forget,I'll take your hand and clasp it to my heart.
In the wake of ever after,you are my fresh start.

In dark of night you found me there and banished my decree.
I'd sworn myself to solitude,that way I could be free.

By sheer design life took a turn and pointed me to you.
Now every time I wake I smile,and life begins anew.

So take my heart to hold it near and we will travel on.
In light and glory you will bring me to a thankful dawn.

for contest "Anything"
sponsored by Matt Caliri

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A Winters Walk

A winter’s walk may sound cold and unexciting.
Would you believe it can be so warm and inviting?
Indeed the beauty that is seen can warm you inside.
Not just the bright scene of snow, bringing pride.
Take the fresh smells that surround season’s glory.
Each step that you take brings forward a story.
Remembering childhood play, snowball fights you won.
Sled riding with friends to see who could be number one,
When your spirit and mind recalls adventures of past,
Angels shall fly overhead and fulfill your soul fast.
Let’s bundle ourselves go for a walk along this lane.
Knowing sweet hot cocoa waits, within our domain.

written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name A Winter Couplet  

my choice topic
2)a winter's walk
  Couplet--- Acrostic

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Me on Me

I really have no hobbies on a regular basis you see.
I enjoy woodworking, troubleshooting to any degree.

I do not like to cut grass with a lawn mower at all.
Though I love and enjoy weed eating, summer to fall.

My mind thinks continually, every day, upon everything.
I have no voice that has any tone, but in private I love to sing.

The only desire I have is to make others happy and enjoy life.
I definitely am not prideful, and I try to live with little strife.

written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name Tell Us Something We Don't Know 

written by
cecil hickman

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Be Awake

Feeling the world is big, with no power to see.
Saying it is so large no one can sense a degree.

Has been said you can change your world
Changing heartaches into happiness unfurled.

Power is in your hands, to change all things.
Faith flowing in your soul, the spirit brings.

Visions of your heart and mind will confirm.
Futures are made, do not wallow and squirm.

We all have a power and a purpose in life.
Seek and find, stay sharp as a knife.

Power is in your hands, decisions and choices.
What you hear in your mind is you; not voices.

Choice is a powerful tool, for to use and make.
Awakening the roads to travel, be sure you’re awake.

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Just One

<                                             The Rose
                                               I  Suppose

                                              Unfurl Petals
                                             Magical Medows

                                                Long     Stem
                                              Starlight  Gem

                                               Crystal Adorn's
                                                Table's  Born

                                               Womens  Heart
                                                  Man's   Start

                                               Passionate Bliss
                                                  Velvet    Kiss

                                                   Just     One

                                                  Loves   Begun

Entry For
A Rambling Poet's
The Flower Contest 
GL All








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Happiest New Year To My Fellow Soupers

May your days be sunny,your evenings glow
And you always have new seeds to sow

May your dreams be in reach and easy to win
Here's hoping you keep on looking within

May you have success in all you do
In the tides of life let love find you

May your friendships grow and also your smile
Let humor take over and lift you awhile

May your spirit awaken and bring you peace
Good cheer and happiness never decrease

May troubles and sorrows disappear
Wishing you an awesome New Year!

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Life in clover

He who's used to live in clover
does not want it to be over.

Volodymyr Knyr

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My Charm

My best friend is my charm.
She is my lady forever in my arms.

I have so much love and care. 
Me being with out her my heart would tear. 

So I keep up looking into the sky's. 
Loving this woman as the years go by

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At The Rubber Ball

An abundance of zips, leather and whips,
Full length tatoos and piercings through lips,
Above and below, some off, some on show,
The next time the ball's on you really should go.
How delightfully they serve, to those with the nerve,
The passions and dreams of the discerning perve.
See the waxen legged man in stilletoed high heel.
And the bare breasted woman who wants you to feel.
Try the electric charged probe, come on have no fear,
It's so de rigeur, cat whips were last year.
Genitalia of all forms, sex and size,
Is flashed at the bash, it's a treat for the eyes,
So come one, come all to the grand rubber night,
Leave your worries behind have a sensory delight.
It's nice, naughty fun for one, three or two,
You'll see me there naked - I'd love to see you!

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Floating in the Ocean

Weightless I happily lie
My face brushed by salty air's sigh
My vision filled with beautiful blue-white
Sacred, ancient, streaming light

Floating gently in pure, perfect peace
Feeling As if the feeling will never cease
My skin caressed by cool damp spray
Spiriting my worries and cares away

Listening to the melody of shifting swell
Enraptured by the blue sea's magical spell
The muted sound of nature's refrain
Filling my ears with musical champagne

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In Love's Golden Garden

Beauty and longing
Joyful belonging

Where hides one's desire
To reach ever higher

Soulfully soaring
Released of all mourning

Spirits rejoicing
Eternity's fire

Loving and laughing
Freed at last grasping

Truth beyond fear
Forevermore basking
In Love's Golden Garden

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Within the Post

There are thoughts that appear before the eyes
  That yet eyes has not even fathomed.

There are lots of vacuum that might seem to be free
  But in the stance, their space will not be filled.

This eyes we use to see
  Sometimes delude when it face with odds.

An eyes to a gentle soul
  Inscribe decaful of words.

An eyes to a benign mind
  intranse expressions that are yet to be told.

But no one head a note 
  That can be decipher in the mid.

Can a chap clamed with books becomes bookish
  By the virtue of the note in his hands?

Tis not a peculiar asset that connotes a lord
  Or a loan to his mindset.

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Smile for a While

Smile for a While

(Possible future Poem of the Day.)

With music and poems want much singing
And beautiful bells that have been ringing;
They could be heard everywhere we went;
All a present God to me, He recently sent.

God's lights and sites are so nice to see
And we also love sailing across the sea;
Great, gracious voyage will be going on,
Which for a long time had planned upon.

Not only will it be totally breath-taking;
Also, has become history in the making;
After more poems I soon start to compile
We can be happy and smile for a while.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Poet

PS. Much happiness, would never want to miss.

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The Self Illuminating Moon

I don't need someone there to make me feel right,
because even in darkness, I emit my own light.

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Light In The Soul

My heart might be filled with wreckage and woe.
Yet I'll travel on for this much I know-

I cannot give in to still desperation.
I'll look deep within and find my foundation.

A wealth of God-given traits are mine.
And I'm loved alot so I'm feeling fine.

Like my mama before me,I'll lift myself up.
Invite all to drink deep from my loving cup.

Forget about self and just give unto others.
Treat them like they're all my sisters and brothers.

Kindness that's shared comes back hundred-fold.
My soul will gleam like it's rimmed in gold.

So let my candle within glow bright.
I hope my warmth will light someone's night.

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Sing, My Idol

Oh, sing me with sweetness the songs that you share
The words and your voice show how much that you care
The light in your eyes, so twinkles for me
Oh, sing me your songs, which make me happy

The stage that you stand on means nothing for sure
For there’s love in your words that just seems to outpour
I know with each word sung, that smile you show
Is secretly for me, of this I do know

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Run real fast to a far away land ...

One day it will stop, and i'll take your hand
We will run real fast, to a far away land
Everything will be good, and we will smile
Everything we have done, will have been worthwhile

In this land 
there's no lies
In this land
nobody cries
In this land
We'll be okay
In this land
We will stay

Upon this day, the clouds part for stars
We will watch and know, this place is ours
So far away, that the sun will always shine
So far where the scents, and the scenes intertwine

In this land
you'll love me
In this land
we'll be free
To this land
I hope you'll come
Cos in this land
I need someone

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It's So Unlike You

It is so unlike you,
To wear that color blue.

Definitely so unlike you,
To shop for things that are new.

What has gotten into you,
To make you do the things you do?

Because it's so unlike you,
To get such a fancy hair-do.

I've never seen quite a smile,
Lingering for such a long while.

No, I've never heard you sing,
As light as the angel's soft wings.

Nor seen a wonderful change in you,
Dancing so lively as, now, you do.

Is it something in the air,
From a cosmic planet up there?

That has changed you forever,
Making you happier than ever.

Or could this be true love, 
That, now, has changed you so?

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Equinox Love

Her presence as cool as autumn breeze,
Her grey color eyes do faithfully tease.

Her kiss as soft and gentle as floating leaves,
Her caress as warm as the one she receives.

Autumn colors perfect her body’s movements.
With precious curves, needing no improvements,

Her curious laugh that sparkles like the morning dew,
Certain words she speaks that deliver clever queue.

Even her slight anger intensifies my love so deep.
Falling in love in the fall places all issues asleep.

Autumn romance sets a warm tone before cold arrives.
Truly in this time of year, love endures and survives.

written for
Sponsor Michael J. Falotico 
Contest Name Falling in Love in the Fall 

written by
Cecil Hickman

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Little Sister

Piece by piece we set it up Near the end I had about had enough Next came the decorations Different sizes and all Thought I couldn’t reach the top For I was not that tall Yet when it was finished It was such a grand sight As we turned the lights, off It lit up the night We lay on the floor Gazing up at the tree When she walked on in And sat next to me Looking up high Up at the tree She looked back down Back towards me What she said next Shocked us both you know She said daddy, sissy You are my hero I will remember that for years to come The way she said that to me Every year at this time When we put up the Christmas tree

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Love On The Beach

Sur la plage in France,
I thought I'd found romance,
My olive skinned beauty with cascading hair,
Smiling so sweetly, I tried not to stare,
Her body was bare but for a peach thong,
I was there naked, she saw nothing wrong,
We spoke in a broken half-French, word by word,
But thoughts unspoken were louder still heard,
I said 'I'm Nick' and she said 'I'm Celeste',
Oh Celeste, as you rubbed sun oil onto my chest,
Your eyes they were burning, they encaptured me,
More sparkling, more blue, than the Cote D'Azur sea,
I longed for your neck to feel my kisses sweet,
So I looked at you not as I massaged your feet,
Our chaste romance ended before it began,
Your boyfriend returned and I cowardly ran.

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Treasure Chest

What fills  my treasure chest?
Lovely oceans and colorful sunsets;

Memories worth more than money,
Sweet tea mixed with honey;

What sets my heart a flutter?
Day to day moments with my Lover;

Random movie nights in,
Or A night out Til the Sun's up again;

All the pieces of my heart;
My treasure chest, my life's art.

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the First Leaf of Autumn ,sequel

  I chose to take my only chance 
to see the world,
a windy dance
across the fields and o'er the brook
pure happiness ,
the flight I took,
and as my day draws to an end,
I'd choose to do it all again!

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Brush strokes

If life were a painting, I think mine is fine art
Its colours are vibrant, that glow round my heart
The brushstrokes are flowing and guided with care
But beautiful pictures are best when you share

If love were a statue the form would be fine
Its lines and its structure of perfect design
The shape that it took would be beauty perfected
Any who viewed it never neglected.

If fate is the artist, then its talents are great
Its canvas is boundless and in ever changing state
My paintings unfinished, and long may it take
Its subject selected, by life’s choices I make

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Brown Eyes

Brown eyes the desire of many
and a description of your beauty
matching streaks so very alluring
a face as yours is reassuring
a stern face, silent yet I can her
can see but not touch wish I was there
lay side by side with you, lay with me
in that moment one thing you would see 
you and I are complimentary
me with you the fairest poetry

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Together They Went Far

Oh, little did she know,
Entering the talent show.

She would meet someone new,
With eyes so, deeply, blue.

When she approached the stage,
Her life turned a new page.

Yes, there her name would be,
Published for all to see.

The girl with big brown eyes,
Met a charming young guy.

As she sung very well,
Touched his heart like a spell.

Yes, it happened that day,
In an innocent way.

A sweet and tender voice,
Made an excellent choice.

Yes, as soon as he heard,
His smile endorsed his words.

And she became a star,
Together they went far.

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Dearest, sweetest, Genovive, I pray that you will see,
The beauty of earth's many wonders, I pray that you'll believe.

When you look upon the ripples of the pond's great mass,
I beg that you would see your beauty, free to fly at last.

Beauty lies within your soul, and it's not hard to see,
And when you gaze at your reflection, you're gazing back at me.

Because you will be of my flesh, and you'll be of my bone,
Just remember when you glare, you're not staring alone.

When you one day are blessed to us, when our family is built,
We'll keep you safe, we'll keep you warm, wrap you in finest silks.

And if you're wondering, Genovive, if you are truely loved,
Just look down at your sweet reflection, you'll always be enough.

                                     By Chelsea Stufleben

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Writers Rock

Like to get rabies.
That's the way babies rock.

Like nice highlighters.
That's the way Writers rock.

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When You Just Smile

  “When You Just Smile”

When you smile at me something lights up inside
With loving joy and laughter as our hearts collide

I know that we have rough spots but always see them through
And all I do is want you near and to spend eternity with you

I really do appreciate you in your gentle loving ways
This churning that’s inside me I will have through all my days
All the things you do for me your support when I have fallen
And how you have to yield to love when His firm hand comes to calling
I hope that I can always live up to what you need me to be
I know I try my hardest to make you proud of me

But I seem to be very human and always seem to stumble
For my goal is to love God and you and reside to being humble
 I know my love for you will last more then just a while
And how my whole universe wakes up when you just smile


Copyright 2011

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If All I Did Was Make You Feel Alive

I make you sing,I make you dance
and help you forgive circumstance.

When tired of body and of mind
I am the energy you find.

You'll know me when you hear a song
you haven't hummed for oh so long.

And when you work so very hard
just call me out into the yard.

If you are trying to win a heart
I shall step up and play my part.

I am called music and you'll see
I'm in your life to set you free!

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Free Hearts

My sky is black and so is yours,
The cold sea rushes upon our shores.

I love you dear, we'll run away,
We'll run until our heart fades grey.

Their love is lost but ours is here,
We'll save our love throughout the years.

And as we confess our true love,
Our black sky stares from up above.

The sky is jealous of our pair,
She's jealous of the love we share.

But she cant hurt us, don't you see,
We'll run away until we're free.

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From the depths of the earth
To the stars in the sky above
There's no greater blessing
Than the gift of your love
Though we struggle from time to time
We're sure to make it with your hand in mine
Two hearts as one can make it through
We'll stand together, just me and you
A year's gone by and it's gone so fast
We never thought that we would last
Against the odds, together we stood tall
We're meant to last, we're not meant to fall
Starting over, we're heading west
We've talked it out and think it's best
We need a change from things here in the east
Some new experiences to say the least
Together we have accomplished many tasks
We're expanding our horizons if anyone asks
We can accomplish great things together it seems
We have discovered we share similar dreams

Copyright © 2002   Shari E Davis

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You Can Bet Your Sweet Bippy

Happiness comes in many forms Remember the thrill of your first born How could you have known at the time The challenge of keeping things in line Sometimes seemed too much to bare Many obstacles, more than your share Finally you make it all the way through Hard to replace that joy you knew Now life's taken on a whole new look Your zest for living's like an open book A positive attitude goes a long long way To help get you through the darkest days Don't let gremlins get under my skin Tell them. “Get lost, you evil twins!” Life seems like the Himalayas at times Stop and think, is it worth the climb? You can bet your sweet bippy it is, my friend There's nothing more rewarding in the end Than a life all filled with laughter and joy Just like Christmas and a brand new toy Happiness comes in many forms Remember make “happy” always the norm Life is over and done way to soon Live it to the fullest, sing happy tunes! © Jack Ellison 2013

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The Best I Can

You may cross the valley with its fields so fresh and green
Or go across the mountains that seem as there a dream

You can scale the ridges that run up and down the coast
Cross the seas that have collected their own share of ghost

No matter where you go or what ever you may see
You’ll never meet another soul that has two sides like me

On one side is the past on the other is the now
As I see it most of it doesn’t even matter anyhow

Life is but a roller coaster spinning up and down
One day we wear a smile the next may be a frown

One day we feel young and strong the next all worn out
A day in time creates a rhyme is this what I’m all about

I’m all alone in my home this window is my best friend
It is all in this life that lets the outside world come in

I don’t really go out too much I’m afraid of what I may do
So I sit here and live my life like the little old lady in the shoe

The pain and doubt wear me out weighing heavy on my soul
As I wonder would it be best if death just came and took its toll

Then I see my beautiful wife in her car coming down our road
I remember the reason I’m here is to help her with her load

It’s just another day I’m here to say, sitting here in my chair
I guess the old saying is true; “no one said life would be fair” 

If it were fair I reckon my ashes would be resting in some Urn
But I guess its up to God who picks when it will be our turn

If pain is gain then I’m insane, I’m in a grip of pain every single day
The fact of the matter is I’m in pain, each and every step of the way

But its all ok I’m here to say for I am still on a spiritual path
You don’t really have to be a genius to learn and do the math

One plus one equals two, and my darling that would be me and you
For the things you say and do, know my heart and love are forever true

When we met I was shake & bake always take, flying upon a distant star
Mess with me and very soon you’ll see, inside the trunk of my car

Now I’m give and love holding Christ above, just trying to be a man
Some days are good and others bad but know I’m doing the best I can

When I write it out you can have no doubt, it’s out of my control
Sometimes the words pour out of my heart and other times my soul

All we are is the things we do so I wrote this poem proud and true
The reason I do what I do ; I reckon I love each and every one of you

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Babe In Arms

Sweet cradled child, you slumber so
With gentle breathings, soft and slow

  The love I feel I cannot speak
  Or tears would glaze upon my cheek

    I hold you close beneath the pane
    The night outside, it whispers rain

      The clouds drift by, one star that shines
      Upon your face, as moonlight finds

        A face so graced by angel wings
        Pink cheeks and eyelash flutterings

          Do you dream, sweet one, of magic lands?
          And while you sleep, you grab my hand

            Pink tiny fist, that clings to me
            I pray your world will always be

              A gentle place, that watches thee
              Do you dream along a open sea?

                Do you sail on clouds and over trees? 
                Or meadows with a soothing breeze?

                  If a cloud brings rain to darken skies
                  May the angels watch with twinkling eyes

                    May they keep you safe in tender ways
                    Till the sun shines bright for other days

                       So sleep my babe, I'll hold you tight
                       I'll sing this song for you tonight...


For Catie Lindsey's contest "Sing Me A Lullabye"

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The Professional Tinkerer

Basement full of odds and ends
in metal bits and comprehends
Glue and gumption, grease and grit
born from nimble hands of wit
Dimming evening, find him there
in the basement, light of care
winding ribbon through the glass
watching movies from the past
Tiny brushes, sticky paint
Clock strikes one, it's getting late
Dolls in poses, birds in wood
whittled and misunderstood
Nuts and bolts of stainless steel
forming legs and arms so real
Skylights etched from glass in lead
with words he hears inside his head
Beauty that he pours out free
stuck inanimate though they be
All these hobbies free the mind
Tinkerer, you are divine.

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Wake Up Sleepy Head

Pegasus of thy night
Take me away from this eartly plight

Lay down your golden reigns
Let me climb aboard your mythical train

Stars and moon's cresant's dance
Illuminating to others who gets this chance

Gold dust sprinkles in your hair
Closed eyes for take me there

Up Up and away we go
Pegasus take it nice and slow

Lustrious valleys and sno-capped peaks
Sparkling blue waters for which I seek

Just you and me my mountain friend
Taking this journey till the very end

As I lay my head upon your shoulders
For I feel their turning so much colder

Cannot feel from my head to foot
This dust sprinkle had turn to soot

I'm decending fast and furious
Woke up from dream being more curious

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The Greatest Gift

Away in a manger no crib for his bed
Christmas is the greatest story I’ve read

A God for a father it was a virgin that gave birth
To the greatest blessing that ever walked this earth

People from all nations every race and creed
Reflect for a moment on what others may need 

Before I start on the presents or share in the glee
God I humbly thank you for sending your son unto me

I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and I ask you all to pray
Remember the shelters when the giving spirit comes your way

Even the most adamant nonbelievers whether they admit it not
Knows Christmas is the most blessed day that every year has got

I wrote this poem for Brian's Advent
Poetry contest. The Homeless shelters
are always in need of donations this
time of year, Please consider helping
them if you can. God Bless, MJ

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Prelude to a Dream

In the hazy, scarlet radiant glow of evenings dusk
When the air is filled with the faint allure of musk
Before the first stars of twilight begin to shine
And a balmy summer breeze feels so divine

Amidst the ebony silhouetted branches of a tree
Where fluttering birds both wild and truly free
Sing passionate songs as they retire for the night
And fill the air with intoxicating voices of delight

The seduction of a cascade’s calming tune
Reflecting the first light of the rising moon
And the whisper of a soothing murmuring stream
A tranquil lullaby and prelude to a dream

And as the light surrenders to the stars
To galaxies far beyond Sun and Mars
The delicate memories of day begin to fade
Until slumber overtakes the serenade

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Why Not Go Naked?

Why not go naked, why not go nude?
Don't be a prude, so shocked, it's not rude.
We were born naked, we'll leave that way too,
The worms will have chewed us unclothed once their through.
Feel the delightful warm sun on your skin,
Getting an all over tan is no sin.
Go out in your garden as nature intended,
Say 'hi' to the neighbour, they won't be offended.
Take a stroll through the woods, sans all, in the buff,
Feeling twigs underfoot is such riveting stuff.
Open the door in the nude, don't be shy,
The caller will smile, oh please give it a try!
So girls get those pants off, and men give a shout,
Of joy as you walk around with your bits out!

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Excitement is running through my mind at this point,
It is hard to control so much 

When something so honorable,
Happens to come across

For me personally,
It was the proposition

From a contest by,
World Poetry Movement

In which I entered in,
And received a letter back

Stating that my poem,
Had made it to the next level

But that is not all,
Oh no

What's more is that they informed me,
That they were publishing that very poem

In a book titled "Stars In Our Hearts"
Which is to be published in August this year

I hope each and every one who happens to read this,
May read my poem "The Beat of the Heart"

In the book.
Thank You.

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Clear sky above, crisp breeze of dawn
gently blowing on our sun-tanned skin.

Lost in the autumnal beauty before us,
we hear the leaves crackle as fire logs.

No bird songs to greet the golden-colored sunrise,
only two lonely souls walking as it grows and shines.

Many distant thoughts of Yule and gifts
escape from us with only joy to embrace. 

The sunshine feels warm as the morning advances, 
a few clouds appear and cast a shadow on the waves. 

This path leads to a rolling hill which we ardently seek,
from here dreams never flee to disarm love's heartbeat.   

Written by Andrew Crisci
for Michael J.  Falotico's contest,
" Falling In Love In Fall "

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By fluke

Unpretty women by only fluke
can give their children a pretty look.

Volodymyr Knyr

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With muse in hand
How do I make one understand

I love colors of shaded green
Does not make me nasty or mean

For it's in our lakes
And even in things that we bake

It 's canvass for our trees
Even sometimes stains on our knees

There's hues of bladed grass
Where we have all plop our ass

Even passing clouds
Looking purified and aloud

So here I'll stand and raise a toast
To the color green on money who everyone loves the most

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A New Beginning

We weren’t looking for one another nor did we know
Once we met, how things would go
We’d both been hurt and we’d both been cheated
Companionship and affection are what we needed
We seemed to hit it off right from the start
But we have to be careful about sharing our heart
Life is too short not to at least give this a try
Let’s just enjoy each other and not ask why
I know that you’re scared; I am too
But for some reason I have no problem trusting you
I give you my word; I’ll be honest and true
Just know that I expect the same from you
No time for lies, no time for games
The things you and I want appear to be the same
We don’t know what the future holds
We just have to live day to day; It’s the best way I am told
You’ll have my shoulder to lean on when you need a friend
I’ll be there when you need me, on this you can depend
No plans for the future do we need to discuss
Right now things are going just fine for us
Happiness with each other can be found in many ways
Under moonlit skies or on sunny days
You have a way of making my heart smile
That’s something it hasn’t done for a while	
I’m sharing my heart; I’m letting you in
I’ve made the choice to trust again
I know this relationship is still new
But I really love getting to know you
I love the time we spend talking each night
It seems as though things will turn out right
If nothing else, we’ll have a friendship never ending
In this poem I hope you’ll get the message I’m sending

Copyright © 1999   Shari E Davis

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A risk taker is an adventurer, a taster of the fresh dew;
never satisfied until he has found that something so new.

Celestial bodies are clearly seen on a starless and mild night,
when the grayish sky invites a painter to invent his own light.

So fly up and glide over your extraordinary planet, and finally discover
what poets and dreamers only imagine to exist in their passionate gesture. 

The unmitigated impudence of this season has already brought its first, despised pang;
changing emerald leaves to dull auburn, reminding me of the briefness of life's span.

Can't find any excitement in the boring ways that spoil your day and make you sluggish? 
Try flying up and glide over this planet's panorama that can grant the spectator's wish.

Earth-bound with that satiated feeling, departing from a glorious view and a gibbous moon;
glad to land on a snowless ground, too anxious to send up, on drifting winds, my red balloon.

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this cool water forever

happy am i to scream and shout
my everlasting love for you as i stick my chest out

excitement extends beautification like laughter in the rain
happiness provides hope and dissipates all that causes pain

what is inevitable in life is now a delicate feather so lightweight
how i love the way to bring me to this of so content state

i know i will enjoy this cool water forever with you
for you put on no airs and the nature of your love is so true

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Follower - REVISED

I was a follower
A coward,
Just trying to fit in
In this busy, busy empire
Then I met a person,
who believed she had it all
not in the bad way, as you would suppose
She gave me some advice,
Can you guess what it was?
Simple and plain,
Just powerful enough:
She said if you hold your head up high
But not so far
That your nose is in the sky...
If you're proud of what you acquire,
Your confidence shoots higher
If you speak up, voice your opinion,
Let people know that you’re not just another minion...
If you be who you want to,
And forget the people who say it’s not you...
And if you are kind to others,
Especially your mother
YOU are a leader.
You ARE a leader.
You are a LEADER.
If you stand up for  the people that you may not even know
Tell that ignorant harasser just to get up and go
If you know where you should be,
There’s a whole lot you can see
If others think you're worth nothing,
Show them they’re wrong by saying
“You're wasting your time by trying to waste mine!”
And just walk away
Make sure to tell them
You’re a leader,
But what are they?

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Six Months

Six months have gone by,
Six months I have tried,

my heart has grown so much,
Encouraged by your touch

I no longer have fear,
Because I know your here.

Broken bones have been unhealed,
But you had shown true love revealed.

I now know that I'm not alone,
My voice a\has found a brand new tone.

Opened my eyes and made me see,
That there's a heart beating in me.

You give me hope, now i believe,
That you won't lie, you won't decieve.

I also know that you're the one,
Into our empty bliss we'll run.

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The Wild Girls

Under the moon light we dance, complete
We, the chaotic, who seldom sleep,

Sauntering strangely the way between,
Compelled by only our wildest dreams,

The wind is whipping through my hair,
Reminding me that I wish you were there, 

But I keep on dancing with the dream brood,
Partaking of the sweetest elaisian food,

But, though we are so wild and free,
I find myself missing a part of me,

You remain home, as I walk this line,
And I now return to find you’re still mine.

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The Girl's Night Out

Happy hour, two for one,
This is how we have our fun,
Make up sorted, dresses new,
Shoes supplied by Jimmy Choo,
Perfect perfume, perfect tan,
Now all we need's the perfect man.
Hit the town at half past seven,
Then hit the floor around eleven,
Dance to music thumping loud,
Lose yourself within the crowd,
Let your worries swirl away,
Forget the work of yesterday,
Forget the things you have to buy,
Forget harsh words that made you cry,
Remember how you felt when you,
Were eighteen and all this was new.
Drink on now 'til we turn back time,
Our vodka fuelled dance feels sublime,
Those dancing feet stamp out the stress,
And each girl feels a dream princess,
For one night only we can star,
In our own film, here in this bar.

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Your Taste Lingers

The emotions you stir are deep within.
Emotions so risque surely they're a sin. 
Please close your eyes and feel me near.
I want to hold you my precious dear. 
Laying next to you as you go to sleep. 
This pleasant dream is yours to keep.
I am looking into your pretty face. 
Filling my heart with your sweet grace. 
My warm hand glides across your skin.
Then I see you begin to bear a grin. 
Your body responding to my gentle touch.
You are wanting more of me so very much. 
I softly kiss your full lips and cute ear. 
My wanting you sweet heart is all you hear.

I gently place my lips upon your neck.
Your heart and body are at my beck.
Our pulses race together as we kiss.
The passion we share is an abyss.
I trace your sexy lips with my finger.
The taste of them on my tongue lingers.
My body aches for your sweet caress.
Breath caught in my throat as you touch my breast.
Take me, I'm yours, just don't break my heart.
I crave you like a drug, and I don't want to be apart.
The need for our bodies to be one is oh so strong.
Is my want for our bodies to touch wrong?
Your body above mine, my legs around your waist a must.
I beg for you to be in me and you enter with an aggressive thrust.
I cry out in pleasure as my body responds to you.
Our bodies entwine as a gratifying rhythm grew.
We kiss passionately as you grab a handful of hair.
This much pleasure is almost too much to bear. 
All night we make love, as we tire and fall asleep.
When we wake I only ask if you're mine to keep.

A Collaborative Duet Between Myself And The Great MPK Mickey Pig Knuckles, Whom Is My
Inspiration And The Sweetest Man I have Ever Known, I Hope It Was All You Hoped It Would
Be Fan Boy!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

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A Dad To Remember

You are a special part of my world
You have been since I was a little girl
You'd pick me up when I would fall
If I needed you, I knew I could call
As I got older and went to high school
I had some rough times, but you kept your cool
You always worked hard to give me the best
You did lots of things with little rest
No matter what, you've always been there
To lend a hand, to show you care
So many times you've gone out of your way
To put a smile on my face and brighten my day
Although you're very far away
I think about you everyday
I've loved you from the very start
You have a special place in my heart
Distance can't break the bond that we share
Not as long as we know that we both care
I wish I could hug you, I really do
I hope you know how much I love you

Copyright © 1997   Shari E Davis

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There You Were

This morning when I awakened, there you were,

Just like the clock and nightstand over there.

I couldn't reach out, touch or embrace you,

My thoughts of you were rich and true.

I could smell your fragrance, fresh and sweet,

Which caused my heart to rapidly beat.

As I laid there, motionless and consumed,

By the thoughts that I naturally assumed.

I wondered why you looked so radiant and peaceful,

As if you were in a place that was very special.

A place that I hoped you and I shared,

Of a time that proved how much we cared.

We shared, we cared and we loved so deeply,

I listened to how you breathed so sweetly.

There on your face and in your quiet sound,

You reached out and it was I  you found.

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Dewsbury Moor

The snow fell in Dewsbury Moor overnight,
They woke up at lunch to a horrible sight,
The snow had flowed through the broken gates,
And roads were blocked all across the estates,
The giros had still not arrived after ten,
So wailing was general within the crack den.
The bin bags piled up to the lower window,
Obscured by the grime-defying, beautyfying snow.
The wind whistled through the boarded up seams,
Of windows and roused men from opiate dreams,
While weary-eyed women with mascara'd tears,
Tend to their children, three in four years.
But the memories stay as the snow melts away,
How beautiful Dewsbury Moor looked today!

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Poetry is a world,
Pure and innocent as a pearl

It is form of view,
That is only seen by a few

Poets can unfurl their truths,
And don't need to support it with any proof

It's a place where the grass can be blue,
and broken cell phones can be transformed into glue

Where the sky is yellow,
And people rejoin with loved ones within a sweet meadow

Where flightless birds are given the sky, 
To hop out of gravity and just go up and fly

Poetry is a world,
Pure and innocent as a pearl

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Forest Faeries

Hidden among the foliage of the giant spruce trees
High amidst the branches where nobody sees
Dwells lively little faeries of the dappled forest scene
Dancing in the sunlight and the deep and leafy green

Entire faerie gardens filled with hope and peace
Dancing in the shadows and flowers so cerise
Following the dirt roads to a place that’s so serene
To the crossing of the rainbow to places yet unseen

Conjuring up their magic to make wishes all come true
As they dance and run and flitter in colors they imbue
Blowing wonderous spells in bubbles far and wide
Being ever ready to be with you at your side

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Lost Opportunities

I should have chosen honesty,
as away from me, I now see how much you meant to me.
The tender touch often given to my skin so frequently,
now mirrors a distant past in this circumstance of common grief.
The colour of truth couldn’t begin to dye these darkened blues,
as my heart is decomposing from your wretched news.
Un-answered questions become the theme to my awful excuse,
sleepless nights recalling mistaken words is all that is left to do.


If only I could escape this prison of regret,
and begin to break free from the image of our broken silhouette.
Only then shall life become as beautiful as the sunset,
living an existence of joy, too powerful for sadness to forget.
Yet my insecurities left me too weak to say “I need you”,
leaving feelings aside in the hope you’d say “I need you too”.
My transparent tears cried out for the truth to pierce through,
but as a man, I was taught to never leave emotion as a clue.
In the mist of sorrow, swollen pride is all that is left,
recollecting past memories, my mind unwillingly kept.


No amount of breath could ever reach the pain of my depth,
wishing responsible errors could be wiped clean from my debt.

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The Green Acres Show

There once was a show named Green Acres
Of which brought many laughs to the takers

There were two main actors for the show
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, great ones you know

The characters were interesting and a bit strange
Oliver and Lisa had a bit of a farm on this range

Neither knew one thing about farming
And Oliver did it all in a suit, how charming

Lisa did not want to be there but rather in the city
She always ended up doing things just for pity

The show all in all, is quite a crazy show
Simple minded folk is all you need to know

Don’t be fooled, they seem different than they are
Ignorant though the seem, they’ll take it all

Clever little show Green Acres is in reality
Humor is ever present, laughter is plenty

Something that is usually heard throughout
Laughter is always there, the show’s funny no doubt

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Michael J. Falotico's "Rhyme Me An Old TV Show...." contest

TV Show: Green Acres


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Sisters are people who care
Sisters are people who listen and share
Sisters are love
Like a gift from above
Someone who sees the best in what you do
Someone who was always around as you grew
Anybody can be a "sister"
But can they be a friend too?

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My Star in the Night

Falling from up high, not knowing where I’ll land
Love has always been transient, like a name on the sand

But I’m walking in darkness; only spots of light in the sky
Enwrapped in confusion, not knowing truth from a lie

I was set up to feel ashamed, to feel lonely (so I’d come back)
Which I did until you found on my heart’s walls, there was a crack

You’re far from perfect, not even close to being the best
But there’s a sense of warm attachment I feel in your caress

You might not be the sweetest, you don’t spoil me, but you’re real
And somewhere along the way, somehow my heart, you did steal

So I might be in the darkness, but you’re my star in the night, indeed
The shine that transmits from your love is all the light I need

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Living & Giving

Another blessing on another day
Just another chance to pray

Pray for what, “Well lets see”
Everything the Lord does for me

Not to mention what he does for my wife
Praise be to God what a wonderful life

Facing life on its own terms
Was a lesson we had to learn

Had to learn to say “no’ to the high
Stay on the ground and reach the sky

Whatever we need we get for free
Lord looking out for us you see

Wanted some plants to landscape the yard
Lady said no its all-free put up your card

I’ll even come by and offer my advice
Heard from Brian you folk are really nice

Then I’ll bring the rest of the plants for free
Need help planting count on my family and me

Spiritual Enlightenment is all I can say
Living and giving is the only right way

Never pushing our forcing advice
Let our actions be our words of life

Living by example with no words said
Come on in lets break us some bread

Day started off in so much pain
Getting out of bed seemed in vein

But as I end this poem all I can say
What a wonderfully beautiful special day

Another day the Lord filled our need
Man I love the joy of spreading seed

For each seed planted ten more sprout
We use what we need and give the rest out

Which in turn brings so many more
Living and giving is what life is for

Today I started my day on the site waiting
on my Doctor worried i had a large blood
clot in my leg - Thank God it wasn't and 
the rest of the day - God sure does bless 
us. God Bless and Good night from
Michael, Toni & Michaela

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Almond blossom, not amaryllis...
sweetness against pridefulness.

Say it with some intense feeling...
seek that flower expressing loving.

Almond blossom or lemon blossom...
revering love with an incredible charm.

Childness must not be unfaithfulness...
feel the sublimest joy of blessedness.

There are sweet memories with a primrose...
be captivated by a cheerful, delicate pink rose.

Almond blossom over a bunch of beauties...
you wouldn't let your choice ruin possibilities.

Oh, did you forget about the white water lily?
You may need it for truthfulness and fidelity. 

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A Wish upon a Wish

I long to wish we could choose where we're born 
and not be pierced and constantly torn 

I wish that love didn't have so much pain 
that it didn't consist of feelings of strain 

I wish that it was something sweet and guiding 
and not full of fear, hurt and hiding 

I wish that love was something true and strong 
that actually makes you feel like you belong 

I wish that we didn't have to argue 
or get angry or disagree or feel so used 

I wish that friendship was strong and freeing 
and not make you feel a sense of fleeing 

I wish people would listen to things you say 
And not be mean and nasty like they do day to day 

I wish that beauty didn't matter this much 
so we could all be accepted and feel that special touch 

I wish that we didn't feel so broken 
so that we can listen to people when they've spoken 

I wish that we weren't all self centered 
so we could live a good life and not feel resented

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Summer Breeze

I was walking atop a summer breeze The birds in the background whistled Dixie

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May Days

I glare at rainy sky and sigh.
March and April have not been dry.
April is halfway into May.
We’re still to see a sunny day.

My spring work is not getting done
Some plants have not yet met the sun.
If chased away are clouds of gray.
It surely will be up to May.

I recall when the long school days
Came to an end in those past Mays
We left our books and shed our shoes.
We did whatever we would choose.

Now children go to school in June
And cannot dance to May’s sweet tune.
They pray before she goes away,
They’ll find some math free days to play.

May poles, May baskets and May fun
I hope will come before May’s done.
That she can brag at end of stay,
She was true Merry Month of May.

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Tiny Angel

A smile that is innocent as a newborn babe
One look at her will brighten your day
Young and spirited like a mare's new colt
She's such a joy to cuddle and hold
Her hair is like cotton, gently spun
This tiny Angel is a precious one
Her eyes of blue like the sky above
So kind and gentle and full of love
Her skin so soft and pale in color
Her beauty is rare, like no other
She has this way of making you giggle
Tickle her toes and she'll laugh and wiggle
Sometime's she's quiet and a little shy
But give her time, she'll come alive
She's fragile and delicate like a rose
She touches a heart everywhere she goes
She's like and Angel from Heaven above
A Tiny Angel so full of love

Copyright © 2004   Shari E Davis

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Alone or With Someone Else

I wonder how long it takes to get used to
Having someone else to love you
How long does it take to get used to
Having someone else to kiss and hug you
Do you really prefer to spend most of your time alone
Rather than have someone waiting for you at home
Someone else to talk to, someone else to care
Someone that appreciates just knowing you’re there
Someone who will listen to anything you want to say
Someone to do the little things for you from day to day
Life can get very lonely when you spend so much time by yourself
Life is much nicer when you spend some of your time with someone else
Isn’t it nice to know that when you need a friend
Someone else is there with a shoulder to lend
Time alone or with someone else is something to think about
Listen to your heart and the choice will become clear with little doubt

Copyright © 1999   Shari E Davis

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Oh, Say You Will

Walk with me, take my hand
Together we will make our stand
With the years that we have still
Let’s live and love, oh, say you will
Other loves once shared our soul
Death and divorce have taken its toll
Together now it is you and I
Let’s build a life, oh, say you’ll try
We still have so much to give
Take my hand, oh, let’s live

I watch your heart hesitate
A mistake you’re afraid you’ll make
We have no guarantees on this
But with our love, oh, we can't miss
We can work through this thing
Happiness together we’ll bring
Give it a chance, oh, say you might
As you reach to hold me tight
Tell me you want me to stay
It’s in your eyes, oh, don’t delay

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I Want My Mommy

as I lie in this womb
for it's my heart you'll hear beat soon

da beat beat beat
and da tapping of tiny feet

attached cord
was my mighty sword

words of disgrace
embedded in my taste

drug of ill fath
served on my plate

you have rather me died
than to hear my wimper and cries

I could of made you proud
instead of being wrapped in this tiny shroud

now I am someone else's angel
wearing a nice shinny golden halo

as my unspoken words goes out to you
I hope your next child won't have to go through this too

Tribute To The Unborn

Entery For 
Raul Moreno's
Unspoken Words Contest
GL All

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remaining gentle as you bare your soul

remaining gentle until you bare your soul
wanting with patient passion for you to take control

as the time arrives, i welcome the feeling with baded breath
as life evaporates, you become slow and thorough while i calmly obsess

becoming still as you make your final move
needing with youthful yearning for you to groove to soothe

when the dream becomes reality, i become as light as time
the aftermath like a slight breeze on a mild day dissipating a favorable percentage of life's hidden crime

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The Moment (So Few Ever Find)

Tonight was real and also a dream
I was standing by a mountain stream

The mountain peaks covered with snow
Absorbed the moonlight and seemed to glow

The sky was clear and the stars were bright
On this cool and crispy winters night

From behind the trees you did appear
This is why I hold this dream so dear

Suddenly time just froze in place
As the moonlight illuminated your face

You moved with such grace and ease
As though you were one with the breeze
As you came closer and our eyes did meet
My love struck heart found a brand new beat

You placed my hands around your waist
Then offered your lips for me to taste

The only music was that of our souls
As we started to dance soft and slow

Some things in life are just meant to be
As I gave my all to you, you gave your all to me

It was magical how everything just felt so right
As our bodies steamed in the frosty night

There was no thinking ahead or looking behind
For we found the moment so few ever find

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We stare at each other with our eyes
though our mouth is trap in silence
it's time for our face to smile,
We've kept silent for this long while.
We have been in silence for too long, 
even to hear the birds chirp their song,
What's wrong? say a word are you nervous 

for your voice to be heard.
When are we going to speak?
we've been doing this for a week,
my feet is trembling and are becoming weak,
can't you mumble or even speak, 
then what's the sense we've meet
standing so long and pressuring our feet 
then it's best to smile and show our teeth.

For too long we've been in silence 
is it that we are shy?
or the words in our mouth have become
tell me why?
for too long we've been in silence.

Demeter Edwards

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The Simplest Joy

A treasure more precious 
Than gems or gold, 
And paid for by most 
At any price, 
What rejoices the heart 
A hundredfold: 
To see on a loved one’s 
Lips a smile.

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Be patient dear God, for i know that i've sinned.
Help me straighten my life, get back to you again.

For years i've lost faith, turned my back on your will.
Used your name in vain, even wanted to kill.

I've broken commandments, and lived life in sin.
Even consorted with demons, though never again.

I've lied and i've stolen, and defiled your great name;
But you never quite left me, and you've helped me the same.

Be patient my God, for i now see the light.
I'm so tired of the darkness, help me keep up the fight.

You've looked in my heart, and you must see some good;
Or i'd have been dead years ago, as i know that i should.

Be patient great God, for i'm turning my heart.
Back to you and your love, from hence i did start.

For without you in my life, i don't stand a chance.
I've already lost everything, except my shirt and my pants.

Now i'm down at the bottom, right where i belong.
Yes, i wanted to die, although i knew it was wrong.

Then you showed me the light God, and how you really care.
So now i give up my past, on you my burdens i share.

So be patient dear God, for i've much work to do;
Getting rid of old habits, drawing closer to you.

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To a dripping ceiling in a monsoon rain
To a three sided coin, an unwinnable game
To a moth with no wings eating red super coats
To a pen long exploded, in splashes, it wrote
To four open daisies, compelled to a smile
To the moment you found me and saved me awhile
To stitching the soul back to legs of my shadow
To diving a neck crack in waters too shallow
To a minute with ego who thinks it's an hour
To a shoot in the arm filled with superman power
To a broken down car with no gumption to live
To a second the world just becomes what it is
To morning when no one has opened their eyes
To babies who silently practice their cries
To books glued together to never be read
To living enormous before you are dead
To a cup full of coffee with curing caffeine
To a person who sees you and knows what you mean
To a riddle which staunchly will not crack a grin
To a mirror which shows you the shape you are in
To wishes in mercury under your brow
To what we were then and what we are now
To that little red moth who left only the buttons
To the silence of sorrow until it is nothing.

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Special Touch

A kiss from another, 
A kiss from a lover 

Will give you the peace 
you require to breathe 

A gentle touch from a soul 
will make you feel whole 

As you understand whats within
to learn to love and start to begin

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A Moving Christmas

Up to my eyeballs with boxes of history
this decision I made is really no mystery.

I've worn myself to a definite frazzle
but as I look around it's beginning to dazzle!

A crazy time to pick up and go
yet the time was ripe for leaving I know.

Sad to tell my dear sister good-bye;
we certainly both had ourselves a good cry.

As the miles burned by with the roar of the truck
I thought about my good fortune and luck.

I'm blessed with friendships so wondrous and rare;
they've helped me so much nothing can compare.

Now the crumpled newspapers lay in a pile;
I need a good rest but I'll work for awhile.

There's cleaning,unpacking,so much to do
but it caught my eye and a crazy thought grew.

In the midst of this chaos a tree now shines bright;
stepping over the boxes I plug in the light.

A smile glazes across my tired face
and Christmas arrives in this new-found place!

*note* I really just moved 4 days ago and I did put up my Christmas tree despite how totally exausted I am!  Happy holidays everyone!

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What Is It about you

What Is It about you
That makes my spirit soar
I feel like Im on a roller coaster
With my heart and mind at war

What Is It about you
That keeps me wanting more
Waves of emotion pass through me
With new feelings for us to explore

What Is It about you
That gets me to the core
Im savoring this new found happiness
And the opening of a whole new door

What Is It about you
That keeps my heart from the floor
These crazy energetic feelings
What Is It that they Implore?

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The modest curves of a women in jeans,
whose smile becomes the essence of sheen,
A beam extended of a distant sun,
A beam exalted the beauteous one,
her orgin must be of a godess hands,
her name is uttered everywhere men stand,
Erin, beneath the breath of fairest dreams,
Erin of earth, adorned, the fairest queen

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My Magic Butterfly

I was so sad I was about to cry
When she appeared in the corner of my eye
Being carried gracefully by the wind
I believe she wanted to be my friend
She had rainbow wings and big brown eyes
Like silver dollars floating in the sky
There was a reason that I was so sad
I’d lost the most beautiful thing I had
It was more precious than anything
For I’d lost my diamond ring
I had my ring since I was four
But now at 5 I have my ring no more
Dad and I backtracked my steps nice and slow
Searching for my ring both high and low
When the butterfly came floating down
Landing on my ring lying on the ground
I ran and got my ring up off the ground
Right here on my finger it can be found
I thanked Mrs. Butterfly with a smile and a tear
Waving goodbye as she disappeared
Into a rainbow that crossed the sky
My magic ring finding rainbow butterfly

Written by my daughter Michaela and I

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My Little Princess

Gotta go down to Heaven's Jublee store
To buy a speical gift for the one I adore

Doesn't matter if it's big or small
She won't care at all

Just as long it comes from me
I know she'll be totaly happy

Jenny is her name
So I have to think of something insane

Maybe a doll
Or some kind of ball

I know it's gotta be pink
Or she'll think it will stink

She loves the moon and stars
And how they twinkle from the galaxe so far

So maybe something glittery
For someone else to come see

Awe there you are
Hiding under barbies car

Aw shucks only one left
Someone could call this a theft

A bargin deal on this star shaped pillow
To rest her little head under our wheeping willow

Now to give it a name
Not to name it would be such a shame

So I'll call it my little princess of the stars
Because it fits her boldness by far

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Daffodil's Hope

Finding an image to focus on
My mind lifts my soul with song

Simple... my perceptions changing
Negative vibes rearranging....

Yellow daffodils spring to mind
So early a blossom, winter shines~

Sweet and hollow its trumpet appears
Soaking up sunshine as snow disappears

Crisp and bold flawless in scheme
Long winter's magical dream

Blossom Daffodil all around my lawn
Adamantly filling the crisp damp dawn

Boldly obvious blossoms in snow
Complicates winter with her glow

Daffodil arrivs at winters' end   
Offering hope to a despairing friend



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buttered dreams

driving the highway the other day
past buttercups on the median way

and rows of corn on the other side
a beautiful sight for noontime ride

my dreaming mind started to wonder
a cornucopia of crops golden color

as buttercups rose into the air
and crossed the lanes without a care

to drip onto the corn so buttery
a pleasant dream feeding absurdity

still the taste imaged on my tongue
with a bit of salt and pepper clung

to bright yellow kernels of my mind
a noontime fantasy tastefully defined

© Goode Guy 2011-06-24

not too much salt...

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its place

sentimentality has its place
it's in my heart, it's on your face

in an edict of government, for a hungry child
in the middle of nowhere, all windy and wild

it's in scraped skies over citied tall buildings
it's on the Louvre's walls surrounded by gilding 

it's buzzing the field of breeze-blown wheat
at the photo-finish of a horserace dead heat

it lies with the dog quietly resting by the door
the cat's contented purr, the babies quiet snore

it's in the oven, warming with scents
it's under the tree, wrapped in presents

it's written in stories we've all known for years
it's in people you know in your daily spheres

it's right here, on this screen that you're reading
it's after, and now, and time since proceeding

it's in her hair, with its satin-soft sheen
her coy smile at you, if you know what I mean

it's in his brash boast with eased confidence
to do something of import with good consequence

it's kissing your lips, warm and alluring
it's filling your heart and quietly assuring

it's sunning itself, on sweating work days
it's enjoying each other in so many ways

it's in the glint of light shown on my eyes,
to this life lived full, and what it implies

© Goode Guy 2011-11-13

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Important Of Music In Our Lifes

Important of music in or lifes
Helps sooths termoils of daily strifes

Flow and temple of boasted notes
Rythem and rhyme that continues to float

A song from an lonesome heart
Ignited by an passionate start

Fantasy of wanting to belong
In or named in just one song

Spirits can be held on high
And can almost make you cry

So tread on your walk of life
And enjoy the melody that cuts like a knife

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Your Beautiful Morning

Dreaming seemless 'tween moonray and morninglight
waking to find a beautiful body just met that night
like waking from one dream to another
and one is happy to have met the other

A half-smile hidden behind cascaded hair
and the other so happy to have her there
even if 'twas for one night
'twas a dream worth waking to in new morninglight

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Will You Let Me Sleep

Violet hues
Birds in flight coo's

Starburst fashion
Sun's hot passion

Crystal streams
Valleys of green

Sno-capped peaks
Eagles that speaks

Call of the wild
Echoes of a lost child

Can't seem to wake
From this dormate faith

Have no fear
For vision is  clear

Arrived at Heaven's shore
Was woken though by husband's dam snore


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There was a Boy Scout who had an idea
Swing set for children who he though dear

They could not swing the ordinary way
Needed more stability so that they could play

This Boy Scout worked on his invisible dream
Now this swing set can be visibily seen

Children in wheel chairs flying through air
Delighted and excited  with wind in their hair

With giggles aloud and smiles  on their face
This Boy Scout brought pride to human race

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My Lover My Friend

Where were you my love when I wore my frown?
When my mind and heart were completely down,

Matters not, now where you were those days,
All that matters now, how I feel in many ways,

A smile that sweetens my day and night so pure,
Words that you whisper, raptures my demure.

One touch of your hand lures me awake.
Your kiss, so soft, warm like a summer lake,

When we touch in love our bodies in tune,
Our passion secured, embodied in the moon.

We walk each hour holding hands, feeling secure.
Our sanctity guaranteed, forever love insured.

My lover, my friend, confident forever more,
Entwined, sensually bound, in fantastic allure.

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The weeping willow sways and dips
to skim the lake in a summer kiss
and fish respond from down below
to catch a sun beam

 ~Off they go
in colors grey and silver gold~

From gills of bliss a bubble blows...

And on the surface flowers shine
and move to touch their skin to mine
The breeze, she plays upon my hair
as bee's their daisy pollen wear.

My lips a smile to teeth do meet
as lids close their eyes to a wink discreet

The sun, a warm lizard skin to the clouds
settles on us.  I breathe to the summer sounds
and weep in the way that humans do
alone in Nature's rendezvous.

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Choosing whom to an unsolved dilemma, we humans seldom attest;
how can love be shared equally among the ones who delight our very heart?

I can't love one person more than the other, it's utter unfairness on my part;
what troubles me is to whom I'll give the deserving affection that can last...

If many haven't loved me or touched me in the simplest, truest way: I can go past that;
and wouldn't hold it against them, but what I will tell them is to be my friends and chat.

And the saddness of the matter is that friends aren't like God who's ever-present; 
they live among us for a short while, then they depart to begin their jeourney's quest.

Many dark days have see me waiting on someone like a hopeless beggar: bitter, cold and sad;
no nickels, dimes or quaters were tossed into my coffee cup I held up with a trembling hand.  

Fate, unfair fate will there be a time when you'll show me sympathy, and not embitter me?
If another chance at being loved were given to me, I wouldn't forfeit it when it accosts me.

Choosing whom to an unsolved dilemma, causing confusion to clearly think and pause;
not all can be certain of hearing that they are truly loved by offering them a beautiful rose.

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Swan Song

Those evenings spent on the inlet bay
When seven swans would sail my way

I'd walk on the deck with bags of bread
They seemed to know they would be fed

From the other side of the inlet they'd come
And they'd devour every last crumb

So beautiful and graceful too
And I had such a perfect view

I called them the girls and they knew me
I often wondered how they could see

So far across that watery space
It's almost like they knew my face

I'd call to them across the way
And they would listen to what I'd say

Come drifting over to my back door
Like they had many times before

I'd tell them all my troubles and then
They'd eat and sail away again

I do miss seeing those gorgeous creatures
With ivory feathers and lovely features

It was so peaceful there on the bay
When the beautiful swans would swim my way

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I'll Be Amazed

Come to me on this lovely day,
So that I may be amazed -

By the brightness that you bring,
That cause my heart to want to sing.
I want to see your glowing smile,
Yes, I hope you'll stay awhile.

Cause it is you that I adore-
And wish, soon, you'll open the door.

To spend this lovely day with me,
Oh, how exciting it would be.

For on  this day I long to hear-
Your voice that sounds, to me, so dear.

I want to consume each word you say,
In such a caring and loving way.

To gladly receive your warm embrace,
Then kiss your tender, soft-smooth face.

And yes, I'll know without a doubt,
That love has truly brought you out-

To share with me, on this lovely day -
And once again ... I'll Be Amazed!

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My Inheritance

This year I inherited a farm surrounded in love.

Included, house, fields, machines, and barn,

From my distant past, I can feel the sense of need.

Your wonder written in every faded side,

Your tainted stains of red show your age of time.

Weathered damage shows that nature is unkind.

Your strength is evident in your stature so bold.

Whispers of sounds fade, though grasp my ears.

Evidence roams around your perimeter in sight.

Traces of housed remnants, secure your story.

Telling of the creations and forms, you caressed.

Along with sheltering herds of living things,

A testament to your foundation still shows complete.

Your fortitude captures my heart, in a natural backdrop.

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Will Ye My Lad

Will ye my lad, come sail with me Cresting softly the swelling sea? Hand to the oar, and face to the bow Sail we the ocean, high wave and low. The wind at our cheek, the briny sea’s dip Rocks our frail bark, and threatens our ship. The heave of the wave, our watery bower, Lulls us at night with its sleepy power. Day after day sweep we the earth, ‘Till safe we sail to our launching berth. The lightning above, the worrisome gale, None hinder us as onward we sail. Straight and true, our craft does soar Paddle we fast, spreading our oar. Will ye my lad come sail with me? None hath lived so wondrously free! All fears behind, great joy to espy, Cruise we to glory, both you and I!

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My Dear

My Dear, I tell you in words, that I love you true.
Sometimes I feel that is not enough, just for you.

So I am writing this letter in rhyme from my heart.
Though I show you, I love you, on every days start.

This is not sufficient, for one that gloriously divine.
Adequate expressions are lost to describe, .love of mine.

Gifts unavailable to express, all that I have received.
My Dear, delivering my treasures, completely as conceived.

Each night my goal, to slowly fulfill your expectations,
Together our souls; will discover such exploitations.

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Apostolic Announcement

All who seek to find grace, life and light, come enter through the door of Christ
Bring with you your burdens strong; he’ll forgive of sins and every vice

Let the eyes of your being, through your hearts, witness the truth and light
He died for us as man and came back to us divine, to end the constant night

For the stone that is cast is also the greater stone that he has pushed away
Allowing the rebirth, the forgiveness of sins to exist upon this very day

Asking not why He does so, just know it is done purely out of hope and love
For He has given us the chance, everyone of us, to join Him then above

Ring out, ring out, the bells that tell all of the world, that shares what we know
Go, with Him telling all, we have a chance at living eternal with Him, because He arose

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Inside of Me

You and the Lord have helped me rise above
You and the Lord filled my heart with love

It was no easy chore for I was full of hate
Searching for something to help me change my fate

The Lord led me to you removing any doubt 
As the trials come and go we will work them out

The Lord is my Shepard and you are my heart
It’s written in the scrolls of time we will never part

As I ponder the love we share it is clear as can be
The Lord broke the mold then offered you to me

Whatever anybody thinks it truly matters not
For on whatever scales they use, I love you a lot

The love and respect we share is way off the chart
Tell me, can we measure the depths of our heart

No sacrifice is to great I will make them all
I think one brick at a time is how to build the wall

You know that I love to build as well as create
The blessing of it all is it took away the hate

The beauty of it all as clear as can be
You are the fire of desire burning inside of me

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Daisy Mae

My name is daisy
And I like to bask in sun and be just a little lazy

Yellow is my domain
Don't it want to drive you just a little insane

I am a world traveler
Dressed in many coated furs

I love to lounge by valleys and creeks
Even mountain tops at their highest peaks

Don't mind my matted hair
May be parted but its still has golden flare

Been stepped on one to many times
But I bounce back every time

Members of family had heads chopped off
By farmers who want to lower their crops

I love to play splish splash with the rain
Makes my fragrance drive one insane

I can even tell  if you like butter
By holding me under chin like there's no other

So stop by and just pluck me up
For I just want to be somebody's butter cup

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The Way It Was

Summer time was filled with laughter and fun
Childhood remembered playing in the sun
Swimming holes and watermelon served ice cold
You can’t go home again, so I have been told
But home, I go,when my mind drifts back
To ice cream socials, rodeos, supper in a sack
Hay meadows kissed by the morning dew
Sitting on the porch on an old church pew
The smell of the rain and the grass when you mow
Memories take me there anytime I want to go

Cotton patch battles with that old Johnson grass
Learning how to cook, the burning of the trash
Toting water buckets , feeding those old dogs
Making a log cabin simply outlined by logs
Nehi grape soda's purple circles on your lip
Visiting relatives, always ready for the trip
Learning to ride a bike and skinning your knee
Picking juicy peaches from that old peach tree
Snow cones, ice cream, a RC and a moon pie
Memories like this can bring a tear to your eye

A tear of joy for all things simple and sweet
Waving at your neighbors, whenever you meet
Listening to the radio and sleeping outside
Playing hide ‘n seek, knowing just where to hide
Frog legs, crawfish, and running a trot line
A better kind of life you will never find
Just a poor white girl living in the sticks
Not a bit ashamed that we were called hicks
This is the life I enjoyed as a kid
You say you can’t go back, well, I just did

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Moments in time will fade away, however precious they may seem, they will not last...

Look to Jesus Christ and know He's by your side, 
know that though your pain is great, 
GOD is greater!

He holds your sorrowing hearts in the palms of His hands
ever nearer to His heart and surrounds you in His love.

The day will come when He will free you from your pain and wipe all tears away,
until then; He will comfort you here and now.

Watch and pray, be patient and strong, our LORD will come!
We shall be reunited with all loved ones who have gone home to be with our great GOD and King.

Moments in eternity are precious and will never fade away, they shall forever last...

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Fidgety Spring

Wiggly squirmy fidgety Spring
The robin’s worms the crawling things.

A swarm of ladybugs on the wing.
Children fly on waiting swings.

Geese form squadrons in the air.
Narcissus bloom with scent fair.

And love finds a way to birth
to propagate the waiting earth.

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Weed And Feed

On my day's journey
Think going to a basketball tourney

Stopped by sisters house
It was as quiet as a mouse

Out in her garden she sits
Hoe claw and gloves of misfits

Peddle pushers to kaboot
Gotta love her for she's a hoot

She kept digging at those weeds
And filling the holes with new seeds

I asked if she was tired of this
She replyed no as she turned and twist

See hoeing your garden
Is like a life's pardon

You might say it's like losing weight
Shedding unwanted pounds you hate

The hurries and worries
Even if their some kind of snow flurries

As we laughed and cried
I felt more pride

For my sister did it to me once again
Helped me weed out my own garden from within

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Five Years Clean

It’s not my belly button but it’s my birthday
Five years free and clean I’m proud to say

As I start off this day it’s with a great big grin
God blessed me with the tools I needed to win

The Lord gave the ability and the desire to write
Which enabled me to see life in a brand new light

God sent me these gifts by the way of his Son
For five years I have followed the chosen one

With a stack of poems and no idea what to do
Ask the Lord to guide me and he led me to you

And as you all know I’m in love with a dream
He gifted me with an angel to be on my team

Sometimes I smile at the thought that I’m a poet
And no matter how I try I can’t help but show it

Some are dark as a cave others bright as a light
I have no absolutely no control over what I write

The only thing I believe that I believe is true
I truly do love to share myself with all of you

Please allow me to first apologize for being absent
from the site this week a lot of good things have
been happening. The most important is the fact 
that it's January 28th, 2009 which means that 5
years ago today I emptied my locker into a box
and walked out of Prison for the last time ever in
my life and started living my drug free life. This
week I have started adult courses to mainly brush
up on things and I have taken my aptitude test for
the Dept. of Rehabilitation and scored rather well 
if i do say so myself so my opportunities as far as
retraining for a new occupation is looking rather bright.
I can't believe that I have 5 years free and clean 
that is so cool. I want to thank you all for the support
you have given me and would like to say that in my
heart you all share this moment with me. When I 
pick up my 5 Year N.A. coin tonight and guest speak
at the meeting you all will be there with me. I will
be back on the site by this weekend and I Praise God
that this milestone in my life has been reached.
Thank you all - God Bless, MJ

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Have a Happy Fourth

Have a Happy Fourth

Seems to be something I always will say
Nothing is better and can't beat the USA
People and all of their great posterity
Are jubilant, joyful having much hilarity.

One day can remember climbing a tall tree
As I looked all of the things I could see
Was so wonderful and worth sharing
All were considerate and constantly caring.

No other place would I ever want to go
Wrote this great poem and told you so
We are land full of life, love and liberty
And thank God forever for making us free.

So you see these are all the reasons way
You can now have a happy Fourth of July
Because by people there was a preparation
Of Constitution and for it have a celebration.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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It's not just cuz he's black,
That I got his back.

He just wants to be free,
Just like you and me.

I'll count on him through and through
I expect all of you to too.

I hope all of you, yes and yo momma,
To respect Barack Obama.                                                                                        

                                                         Thank you Mr.President

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Orange blossoms bloom heavenly
Citrusy orange growing carefully

Full with juice gratifying desire
Orange tree reaching ever higher

God’s passion ripened in the sun
Scent that lingers off each one

Filling the pitcher pouring it in
Feel a quench of thirst begin

Pour a glass of Orange Juice
Pulp in side is good for you

Satisfy the morning routine
Orange juice is nature’s vaccine

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The Most Beautiful People

Sometimes we write in a certain way
That’s the style God choose that day

I pick no subject I just start to write
I just simply rely on my inner-sight

I truly feel pretty good on this day
It’s all just a frame of mind they say

I headed out back so I could mow
Busted and disgusted, wife said no

I hurt all the time the drop of a dime
Pain will always be a friend of mine

Pain is the only one I had for years
So much pain full of so many tears

Love on the inside, pain on the out
It last day after day without a doubt

I’m not quite sure where this will lead
As I eat all the pain and plant the seed

Love planting them, then watching them grow
Into the most beautiful people I could ever know

One of the most beautiful, check this out
Tag Chris Higgins, what this poems about

I'm pretty sure by now we all know just how 
special Christopher Higgins is to our mixture
of perfect homegrown soup,  Bro I love you
                                     God Bless, MJ

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For A Little While

I saw you today and it really was nice
Especially when you kissed me more than twice!
To feel your lips as they were touching mine
Made me crazy but that was fine
As I touched your skin I began to tremble
I knew then that leaving your side wouldn’t be simple
The heat between us was more than I could bare
I wanted to make love to you standing right there
You said that you had things you needed to do
You told me to come by the house in a few
So we kissed for a little while and it really felt good
Then you said you must go; you said you really should
You went your way and I went mine
I just went crazy trying to pass the time
Next thing I knew when I looked at my watch
It was finally nearing six o’clock
I drove to your house and what did I see?
You were just pulling in ahead of me.
I got excited knowing I’d soon be in your arms
A place I feel loved and safe from harm
We fell into each other’s loving eyes
What happened next came as no surprise
We kissed for a little while and then we made love
Once again I was trembling from your touch
We got up and we got dressed to go
Why do we have to leave, I wish it weren’t so
We belong together sharing our love 
Leaving each other sometimes is tough
Then you got in your car and I got in mine
Holding you again would have to be done another time
I drove away from your place
Feeling warm inside with a smile on my face
I’m thankful for that special time 
I was in your arms and you were in mine
Even if it was only for a little while
During that time I was able to smile

Copyright © 2000 Shari E Davis

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Personal Prayer

Today, my Lord, I wish the best for thee.
My life is easy, and as blissful can be.

Upon your earth, there is such trouble.
Others have burdens that do double.

I see the anguish in many, in such despair,
I also see many, who do hardly ever care.

There is good in this world you created,
Though some never see, speaking berated.

I respect your idea and feelings of choice,
Many now, have never heard your voice.

I pray, to you now, to speak, to those who defy.
Allowing a holy presence, to come from the sky,

Give those who are skeptic, another chance,
To see the good in reality, even in happenstance,

My Lord, you are the Savior of us today.
You are the light, in my life, in everyway.

I close, giving you blessings, good will from all.
Allow all the persons on earth, to hear your call.

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Beautiful Light

The meaning of love seems so hard to find
How did we all come to be so blind?
The love of the Lord is free to us all
Yet we constantly bang our heads against the wall
There is no great illusion that keeps us so blind
It’s true I want yours but you’re not getting mine
If we follow the mustard and laid open our seed
The Lord will give us all that we need
No need to worry or be full of despair
Just ask of the Lord and he will be there
He died on the cross bearing the burden of sin
Although not a one came from with-in
See there is a divine reason he died on the cross
So all who believe need not be lost
I was broken and lost inside of the pen
With a ocean of pain brewing with-in
I ask of the Lord please come unto me
Right then and there he set me free
Right then and there I started to write
Up from the darkness came a beautiful light

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Test Time

My blessed heart
Where shall I start

I thank my dear Lord
For being my mighty sword

For fighting these demons within
Who try to make me faulter or sin

I thank the Heavenly angels above
For bringing me someone new to love

I thank family and friends
For showing me how to fight till the end

I feel blessed for the air I breath
Even if it tends to make me sneeze

I feel blessed to watch my child grow
For she still loves the way I kiss her fingers and toes

So when I'm feeling so down and blue
I recant back to things of being so brand new

So thanks to others whom I pass on these blessings
For the Lord will alway's do his own testing

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Make A Difference

Make somebody smile
...even if it's not your style

Help them lose their attitude
...put them in a better mood

Just a simple "Hey"
... could make somebody's day

To see the joy you bring
...feels better than anything

A small unselfish act
...can have a huge impact

So give the world a whiff
...of your amazing gift.

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When I Sing

When I sing 
I sing for Him

When I rise
I rise for Him

When I bow
I bow for Him

When I seek 
I seek for Him

When I ask
I ask for Him

When I shine
I shine for Him

When I crumble
I crumble for Him

When I yearn
I yearn for Him

Tribute To 
Father Son 
Holy Spirit

Maybe Gospel Song
Let Me Know
Thanks Love 
Kathy & Jenny

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Radiant Reflection

Look into the mirror

Tell me what you see

Write it on a piece of paper

And drift it out to sea


If it’s something negative

The ink will fade away

But if it’s something positive

The ink will surely stay


Sit and wait by the ocean

Make sure you bring a pen

So you can write down something positive

And you can start your life again


Look into the mirror

Tell me what you see

Write it on a piece of paper

And simply wait for me.


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True love

True love means never give in
Win her heart it’s not a sin.

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Tear Drops

Teardrops of mercy falling down Your face,
 filling up my once wearied soul with Your grace devine.

Teardrops of eternal gratefullness falling down my face,
puddling into Your hands of assurance and love.

Teardrops so precious flowing into One,
Christs river so clear, so full and so free, Your current I can't deny.

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To Be Me

My faith is truly mine alone
My God would never disown.

My belief is truly so bright
It fills me with delight.

Some would say, I am wrong,
I still cherish it, like a song.

My faith is simply to believe,
My spirit has only to conceive.

To believe in a loving entity,
Giving me my entire identity,

That makes my desire to want to be.
Both inside and outside, I am just me.

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My Flying Mustang

Along time ago just the other day
I saw a magic horse who flew my way
Well all in all jackpot in hand
It flew me off to a distant land
A place where the Land meets the Sea
We landed there this horse and me
Somethings in life should not go to waste
Such was the beauty of this special place
Secluded and surrounded by sheer rock walls
With an abundance of beautiful waterfalls
Creating rainbows that filled the skies
Oh, This place was beautiful to the eyes
As I looked all around at the giant ferns
Into my heart this place did burn
While listening to the beat of the sea
We had a picnic this horse and me
Then down the beach we took us a walk
And without a word we had us a talk
Life is full of many wonderful things
Like my flying Mustang with golden wings

Written by Michaela and I

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Christmas Night

Such a warm and loving night
Stars shining bright

The peace and harmony from above,
Will guide us with endearing Love,

Wishing everyone within your heart,
A very loving, fresh start,

For this, the night of glory here.
As Wise Men traveled far and near.

To witness our Saviors glorious birth,
Along with giving all they were worth.

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As I trekked through wilderness
Without solid gold
It's amazing fresh air was my buffer
As I levitated from rough paths of self neglect
To calm seas;I was facing slow death.

I remembered seeing silhouette of You
Your features fair, Your hair resembled wool
I heard You say, "She's one of us gone astray."

I'd gone long miles, with heavy knapsack of sorrows on my back
Folks feared I was too kind; yet they wondered about my mind
At the end of such times, I again saw You
You had servants, and possessions of wealth I saw
Yet, with fear I limped, and missed your train of rules.

I saw Your world of women primed and schooled
Like one of a kind queens
How admirable I thought; such life I'll regain
Though in Your mansion, women reigned aplenty.

You commenced walking my way, with eyes on me
No audible sound I heard, but tenderness I saw
Made me realize, love was on the rise.

One look on Your face, and I felt chased
I was home again
Surrender to Your love.


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Lets Dance

Lets Dance


He looks into my eyes with passion
His feet move, his thighs graze mine
The tempo fast, daring, and sexy
Together- as smooth as a fine wine


I’m floating and feather light in his arms
Our feet gliding like swans on a lake
Lost in a dream of time and place
Three beats each round that we take


Our hips unhinged and gyrating
Somehow arms go the opposite way
You, me, and chubby Chubby Checker
Crazy Man , what else is there to say.

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As The Rain Falls Down

As the rain falls down
I no longer wear a frown

Grief no longer cutting me like a knife
Since the day you entered my life

I'm feeling happiness once again
For you have eased my pain

Laughter flows from my lips
Through the tickle of your fingertips

Your loving touch makes me grin
While sending chills over my skin

Once again feeling warmth from the sun
Since this new life I have begun

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Tag Sharon Weimer "You are IT"

Sometimes in life it is so clear to see
My friend is as special as she can be

Things happen and we don’t know why
But for my special friend I would die

I started the (YF4L) club just for her
Sometimes I stutter but I never slur

My wife knows that Sharon is special as can be
They’re the only two who calm the beast in me

Be the first admit, I don’t always think right
I’m a true man of God with a Soldier’s plight

The “Man of God” part is all brand new
Sharon I have penned this poem for you

But it’s not just a poem, Sharon it is a tag
Pull yourself a name from the Poetry bag

And then tell that Poet how special they are
From the bag of Poets pull yourself out a star

This is a game that all of us poets used to play
Hopefully we can relight that flame today

Anyone but me Sharon you can write about
Just answer the “Tag” and let your love out

You know I've been here long enough to say.
"Back in the day" we used to play tag, i miss
it a lot - Rules are very simple, I write a poem
for Sharon and tag it. Sharon now can write a
poem to any other poet but me and tag it. Then
they do the same. Lets rock and roll, heart and
soul and see where it may lead. Tag Shar, your it.
Now this is a wide open game, anyone can pick
anyone they wish at any time. The object is to
keep the ball rolling. This used to be a very special
part of our site and I do hope we can relight that
Flame, God Bless you all, MJ

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Children of the Upper Crust

  Children of the upper crust
upon the earth...........
that must be us!

They draw a circle on the ground,
so they can dance the moon around,
and then they draw another one,
so they can promenade the sun.

Put lightning bugs in mason jars,
so they can twinkle like the stars.

  Why do you always come around
to moralize and fuss and frown?

"Because I have no inner child
I'm just a parent,always riled,
When I see children having fun,"

But it's party time the work is done!
They made a barrel full of tea,
with jujubes for you and me.

They even brought a phonograph
the wind up kind to make you laugh.

but you have never laughed out loud,
you wear your silence like a shroud

a shroud of pure maturity
no inner child could hope to free.

But there's a tickle potion dear,
I think they put it in your ear.

It takes you back to one or two,
when someone stole the child from you.

So don't look now ,but you may find,
the little girl inside your mind.

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Rascals at Play

Let's go out on the battlefield
Okay, make sure we have our shield

Get your men and all their sons,
Get all of their big black guns

Then it will be all peaches and cream,
Cuz we defeated the other team

We've had lots of fun although,

She'd think I'd dropped an atom bomb, 
Guess who it is,it's my mom.

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Wine Country

Valleys wide of rust and green
Rolling hills, such vintage green

Woven rope of twisted vines
Purple hues of grape divine

Paths between the cords of braid
Staked in rows so neatly laid

As if a Sun God reaching down
Had trailed his fingers 'cross the ground

Welcome signs that offer tastes
Archway drives, with landscaped gates

Merlot reds, a richness deep
Zinfandel, a year to keep

Perfect day, a sweet escape
A Champagne toast to celebrate

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Too intense, too fast
Back off from the past
Don't you think, don't you know
it's very easy to love you so...
Let's take it easy, take it slow,
And if it works, we'll know,
That we were right to stem the flow;
 of feelings.

My emotions all in knots,
Who's to say if it's right, but us
Some people go through life never knowing
Love of any kind
Never showing any emotion,
How do you know, til you try?
Some day you will die, then what?
Such a pity, such a shame, you've lost again at the game.

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Storm that unlocks

the keys, the keys they're falling like rain
they're thrashing, smashing hurting my brain

although the keys continue to downpour 
there are so many things that they are good for

From unlocking the door to the room that is mine
To opening the box that holds beauty divine

Although the keys seem to never end
They can be your most reliable friend

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And the Whole World's Sweet...

In a burst of fellow feeling from the sunshine to the earth
ripened blooms to be revealing soundless voices yet unheard
as they seep into my windows with the sugar scented air
set to spark imagination with a certain savoir faire
I'm entranced beyond all vision thought to signify the spring
and I wake to comprehension and the stature that it brings
for I know the movement of the earth relates to every being
and I feel the warmth upon rebirth in saplings to be seeing
In a burst of live sensations from the sunshine straight to me
theres the marked deliberation to be floating, to be free
As the scent of passing flowers find their way into my room
thus the sunshine overpowers and desires every bloom.

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Private Session

As I sit here about to commit the most unforgiving sin of all
I close my eyes, take a breath and I think of your name to call

I ask for your forgiveness as I begin to pray
Eventhough I hear no words I know what you have to say

Our conversation became extremely emotional and I began to cry
I began to let out a lot of things I harbored deep inside

I pray that you protect the people I care about most of all
To give them the strength to stand up strong even when they fall

I then start to realize I have a lot of life to live
That there are still some people left that I have to forgive

Things I couldn't understand are very clear to me now
I would disappoint a lot of people if I were no longer around

You've helped me get rid of the pain and anger that once filled my heart
You've showed me that it's up to me to give my life a new start

I wiped away all my tears and decided to give my life another try
I can't believe I thought my only way out was to accept defeat and die

LORD, tonight I've learned a very valuable lesson
So thanks again for making time for another private session

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Sleep Pattern

When I lay me down to rest
I think of the one I love the best
Imagine I am wrapped up tight
In his loving arms each night

Before I even try to sleep
I have a date that I must keep
I call him up just to chat
About our day and things like that

Then as our conversation ends
Sleep creeps in and I pretend
That I feel his lips in a kiss
And fall asleep full of bliss

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Old Jim

Old Jim was always ready with a smile,
And it became contagious that was just his style.

He never let life get the better of him,
And you could just see it, the love that transported out of those old eyes of Jim.

Jim never got married said it was just to hard to choose,
And he would say, love is sometimes a gamble and it’s to painful when you lose.

But you could tell as Jim grew older that, that was the part of life that he missed most,
He thought he had it all figured out and along towards the end all that was left to do was sit back and coast.

But the walls have a way of closing in and loneliness is a bitter friend,
Especially on those long cold winter nights that seem to never end.

Well spring brought about a different Jim, one who looked haggard and worn,
And that once so impressive smile was now a look of scorn.

Till one Sunday church social old Jim decided to go,
There his life was about to change, there he met the love of his life, her name was Betty Jo.

She said old Jim you don’t impress me much but I sure like your smile,
He said I need you to come and be my bride, for it’s you I’ve needed for such a long, long while.

They were married on that very day, two lonely souls came together as one,
Now his smile is back again, you should see old Jim and his newborn son.

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Time Well Wasted

George talks about 'Them Cowgirls,"
While Willie's "Blue Eyes Are Crying In The Rain."

Tim talked about "Back Then"
And Bucky admits "It Was A Different Life."

Toby is a "Man Of His Convictions"
But Brad is "Better On Line."

Josh "Stopped Loving Her Today"
But Kenny said "She Can't Be Anything But Mine."
Does that mean one of them will have to "Walk The Line?"

Kenny says "Don't Blink"
Or you may find Tim is "Already Home."

"Tear Drops On My Guitar" has Taylor like Lambert
"Famous In A Small Town."

I arrived "Down In The Boon Docks"
Only to find Rodney was "Going Through Hell"

Rascal Flatts hit the "Long Broken Road"
Telling my Billy "You Are The Only World I Know"

Tracy Lawrence was talking to "The Keeper Of The Stars"
And Lee Greenwood was asking "God Bless The USA"

Toby Keith was bursting with pride as he said "I'm An American"
And John Michael Montgomery was busy sending  "Letters From Home"

Darell Worley asks "Have You Forgotten?"
Toby Keith replies with "The Taliban Song."

"Yee Haw" hollered Jake Owens 
While Steve Holy "Got A Brand New Girl Friend"

Direks says "Free And Easy Down The Road I Go."
While Tim and Faith were telling each other "I Need You."

Josh asks "Would You Go With Me"
As Dierks Bently agrees with me " Every Miles A Memory"

Kenny C. said "You Had Me From Hello"
But George prefers the "Beaches Of Old Mexico"

I saved this special song for the end.
Alabama's "Angels Among Us"

Every time I hear this song I break out in a cold sweat.  Many years ago my 
granddaughter Mariah in Casper, Wy was attending the summer camp, on 
Casper Mountain, for her boys and girls group. This group included handicapped 
children. Friday afternoon the children presented a program for the parents. It 
was magnificent. The children helped the handicapped children get on and off of 
the stage for their part in the program. The finally began with all of the children on 
stage.  They played Alabama's song "Angels Among Us" but the children all 
preformed it in sign language. There was not a dry eye in the audience.  A well 
deserved ending to a successful summer camp. 

God Bless, Cile

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Send me an Angel for me to hold, 
 One with wings and a halo of gold.

Send me that precious gift I long for, 
 A smile so sweet and eyes to adore.

Send him here for me to cherish, 
 Make him kind, loyal and garish.

Send him here with love and grace, 
 A child whose unique style I'll embrace.

Send me the patience to be a mother, 
 Hoping he'll love us and his brother. 

Not a typical family is what we are, 
 But we could be much worse by far.

Jordon is the answer to my prayers, 
 A big brother, for Chris, who truly cares.

Love is what we have to give, 
 Without my son I could not live.

Thank you God, you've done what I asked.
 As a good mother, please tell me did I pass?

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In His Glory And Grace


A long time ago a King left His kingdom and His throne 
To pay what could be paid only by Him, and just Him alone, 
A Mighty Lord who was willing to die for yours and my sins, 
And make us all brand-new again when we invite Him in 

Knowing full well the rewards of His salvation plan 
Help us remember that we are all held in God's own hand, 
One day when we arrive to Heaven, what's it first we'll see? 
But Jesus, with arms opened wide as happy to greet you, and me! 

I am but a sinner, who's now living by His blessed grace, 
Washed clean by the Blood of my Lord Jesus, who died in my place, 
By surrendering everything I have to God, each and every day, 
I can be certain for sure, I'll not be that easily led astray! 


Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000



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Unspoken words show from things I do.
Unspoken words not needed from me to you.

Friendship was the first I gave so dear.
Then kisses upon the neck so sincere,

Lips of ours that touched with tenderness,
A touch between us gave such openness.

Each day at first when we were apart,
Our love grew deeper within our heart.

Love is not given, earned from the start.
Enriched and appreciated as in art.

Together now we still spark a flame.
Our bond that we share has no shame.

Each night when our bodies lie still,
Our spirits rise with so much to fulfill.

Sometimes when we chat so serene,
Our souls combine, our minds convene.

Holding each other for hours in delight,
We are bound until first break of light.

Each new day more love and no fears.
I pray our love shall be stronger for years.

For Raul Moreno’s contest

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Your Girl

Do you know who you want?
You should know.
A simple girl can do as much as 
Downsize your dreams, or make them grow.
She can lift you to great success.
She should always give you her best.
Your girl can make you weak, or make you strong,
Make you unwanted, or make you belong.
Through laughs and tears, you are her world.
She will always be on your side.
So, I'm asking, please, find your girl.

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the border

I could get hit by a bus just crossing the street
my friends think I'm nuts, just plain crazy
the border unsafe, my life may be at stake
but that is a risk that I just have to take

I can't explain the tranquility
the Sea of Cortez brings to me
my feet propped up upon the wall
no worries or cares..plague or befall
it's time to get away from it all
danger be damned, I hear the call

I'm not dumb, I know of the perils
I may be a duck, floating in a barrel
I watch every story, as each unfolds
if it's bad there, I just won't go

the hazards of life around every corner
maybe more significant for a foreigner
a lamb of God, I just may be
I say a prayer that He watches me
but the tides are calling my name 
and I have to answer just the same

I could get hit by a bus just crossing the street
my friends think I'm nuts, just plain crazy
the border unsafe, my life may be at stake
but that is a risk that I have to take

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Turkey Time (for Don Meikle)

White meat or dark, or in between
I don't care, just so it's lean                                                                           
My personal favorite is the wings                            
And gravy made with those gibbly things                    
I also like the" parson's nose"
Not many people would serve you those                                             
Mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie
That's mighty good eatin' my, oh, my
With family and friends gathered round
We say a prayer, then all chow down
There's so many cakes and pies and such
It' just soooooo easy to eat too much
As the last left-over is put away
I thank everyone for a wonderful day
We should honor the dead, celebrate the living
Don't you wish every day could be...

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Childhood of My Memory, Bethany

Butterflies and flowers danced
     to the happy humming of the breeze;

Even the bumblebee, busy as can be,
     bounced around so beautifully

To the merry-making, swaying green
     grass by the bubbling brook;

Here they seemed to savor the sweetness
     of the serene and the simple;

All these are treasured now
     in the childhood of my memory;

No longer do I see such butterflies,
     flowers, brook and bee,

Yet the humming, dancing and bouncing
     go on when you're with mom and me.

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Releasing, Refrain

Simply unsung or tremendous in voice
wrapped around freedom and packaged in choice
All of your actions stiff counted on chains
hung rigid in metal and held in refrain
Just like the keys on the jailer of old
tempting and rusted on one ring of gold
Penitent prisoners in songs of release
Jailer's legs up on the table in ease
You hold the keys to this infinite fire
which burns through the chords of every desire
and snaps up to lick at the base of your heart
a whistling of tragedy 'bout to depart
You can ignore all the noise in the cell
singing each song you know perfectly well
or you can reach down to your skeleton keys
and unlock the voices to let them fly free.

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Given to me

I once was a wizard who treasured the night
The earthly pleasures full of empty delight

An empty monster who had no soul
Feeding the flames was my only goal

Then one day a lesson I learned
Dance in the fire and you will get burned

Burnt to a crisp and black as coal
Thats what the mirror said of my soul

Thats the day I shattered my mold
Let the blanket of love shelter me from the cold

My poetic teacher was a ray of light 
At the end of the tunnel dark as the night

The poems I wrote were no less than a torch
Leading through the darkness to here on my porch

And now that I'm here I can't help but say
I treasure the blessings I receive everyday

There easy to see if you've walked in my shoes
Everyday it's a blessing I don't go out and use

In losing my freedom I've learned what it means
Everyday is a blessing I'm waiting to dream

Of the pain and trials I now face everyday
There future blessings I'm saving to pray

Today as I sit on my porch with a smile
I thought "maybe I should write for awhile"

And look what that thought turned out to be
Another blessing the Lord has given to me

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Delightful Features

Scribbling on a piece of paper,
I displayed my thoughts that are my treasures…

Lifting my head I saw,
a pure face that so delightful…

I pondered at it for a while….
And saw a smile so wide…

The smile accompanied small eyes
When opened shall make you fly

Those delightful features
Belong to no strangers…

For they rest across my sister's face
Who displays them when the moon's unlaced…

May you shine everyday dearest one…

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Beautiful Child

The first time your face I did see
I instinctively knew we were meant to be

I am filled with a love so free
Every time I hold you close to me

You, my beautiful, darling child
Born of love's passion gone wild

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Listen to the sound
That is all around

The gentle chirp of the birds
Can put me at a loss of words

Nature's sound is all around
Shedding light that can not be found

Only heard with the ear
So close your eyes and do not fear

Listen to the gentle echo
And the sound will glow

For the stillness of sound
Even when we don't know it's abound

Can drown out reality
And open our eyes to see

That hidden beneath what we feel
Sound can heal

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You Are My Inspiration

You are my inspirator and I love you much
You are my inspiration and I need to feel your touch
I long to be in the comfort of your loving arms
Where I'm protected, thus I'm safe from hurt  or harm.

You are my inspiration; you illuminate my day
You are my inspiration; don't ever go away
You are my inspiration; in your presence I feel relaxed and free.

You are my inspiration; you give me courage to reach my highest goal to be all 
that I can be.

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Want for Nothing More

When morning comes and our eyes open to the sky
I will see nothing but you and your loving smile
At that very moment, I will surely then know 
I was meant to be with you for each today and tomorrow

Alive we will be, we will feel, we will share
We will experience love in the morning’s cool air
Forever to encounter the happiness at our door
Two lovers in love asking never for more

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Healing Ellie

I met you hollow as the bones
of sun scorched trees with roots upturned
Worn to smoothness, polished grey
I met you when you'd less to say
But time and temperance green the ground
by pushing growth and sticking 'round
The seeds which scattered, dormant, light
in a gust of wind and time, took flight
They settled with your words and grew
with limbs of strength, they became you
And soon you laughed and bloomed in pink
and unwrapped time as a gift to think
Soon, your roots entwined the earth
You opened your arms to a million birds
and swayed in the wind to their favorite tune
as you etched them into your friend, the moon
Now you speak as all nature does
with a heart full of passion that's rooted in love
Each limb of growth reaching into the wind
Your words are a healing, You're on the mend...

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Wake Up, Darling

Upon a bed of fluffy white
I reached, I felt, I kissed goodnight
Her body lay there ever still
Yet, I restrained with all my will
She slept, she dreamed, her mind it danced
Perhaps it filled with true romance
But, for now, I’ll hold her tight
With hopes she awakens, in the night
For then the dreams, they will come true
As we together, in love, renew

The softness of her blanketed skin
The warmth, the feel, invites me in
Lifting the blanket, it then revealed
Her body bare, my love then sealed
Still, she lay so motionless
I want this woman, I confess
But, there she sleeps, so I take hold
She makes me warm, destroys the cold
If only she could now awaken
My heart for her, no love forsaken

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Poetic Vandal

Divided devotion, like once parted ocean
A labyrinth of mere blinded emotion
Beating but bloated, ready to burst
Urgent ache to be free from this curse
Carve out our names, bound by a heart
Together forever engraved on bark
Destined desires, fulfillment somehow
Fortuitous craving must be filled now
Pronounce what I’m feeling on this old tree
Love oozes from ballpoint, but too far from me
My heartfelt gift can’t wait till later
When in death the oak transforms into paper

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Butterfly Bones are Lighter, They Say...

Flow with me gently or flutter on by
Your butterfly tears stain green your blue eyes
In rivers and inlets or far away streams
your tears follow currents in search of your dreams
The butterfly swimmers with wings blue and gold
refuse to taste nectar that's any less bold
than you are in flight dipping through night
an eclectical sight, your reflection so tight
in your very own eyes shines bright from the tears
They strengthen your ties and lengthen your years
The spread of your wings cast shadows warm blue
to all that you love, and all who love you...

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I walk too fast on these busy sidewalks under the towering, illuminated skyscrapers,
any tourist or visitor notices the pace of my footsteps...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.

I talk with a northern accent so clear and distinguishable; and instantly anyone
who's visiting this wonderful city, recognizes it...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.

I wear the latest designer's clothes that define the image and ego of my masculinity;
it's so chic to sport the new trends and be admired...that's so distinctively Newyorkese..

I'm an avid fan of the Yankees, and at City Fields I watch my heroes passionately play;
I jump from my seat, when a player hits a home-run...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.

I find my spot on the Great lawns in Central Park, to hear a summer concert or opera;
with eyes focused on the stage, enjoying the moment ...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.

I ride over the Brooklyn bridge, when the water below glimmers, and the lights above shine;
a magnificent view, I'm privileged and glad to live here...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.

From the high sea, I can see the Statue of Liberty...the Green Lady holding the heavy torch;
at Ellis Island, she welcomes everyone and smiles, and that's so distinctively Newyorkese.   

Going to a familiar cafe along Fifth Avenue, to chat with old friends and drink cappuccino;
tourists kindly ask me to take their photo, I smile...that's so distinctively Newyorkese.


Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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My Love

My love for thee far exceeds any other
Deep within my soul, a deep passion flows forth
My love grows with each day that passes
My heart, my love, belongs to thee and thee alone                         

Thy warmth, thy love, thy smile
Hath warmed this cold heart of mine
Thy love I shall charish, thy heart I shall hold
Thy name I shall protest, thy honour I shall uphold

No words can describe how far my love for thee doth go
My love shall never waver, my loyalty shall never fail.
My heart shall always belong to thee
From now until eternity, this shall always be

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Memory Necklace

String me a necklace, a lunar eclipse
of shadows, of baubles, of eternal bliss
Memory make me in frozen star dust
and roll out the heavens just like we discussed
You are my anchor in times of distress
my haven, my shoulder, my afternoon kiss
You salve my wounds with a quiet decree
and string me a necklace with gifts from the sea
Opposite shores pushing waves to and fro
in the moonlight we met, in our liquid we flow
With a braiding of star dust we necklace the moon
so she's dressed to the hilt of the luna de lune
We are the music of husband and wife
Trailing our memories behind us in life
You decorate me with love from the sea
You are my passion, eternally.

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Grieving Coquinas... for Nancy

Coquina butterflies, in cases, in glass
30 years locked in my memory's passed
The beach just brought home with it's sand still warm
to a house full of love, to a brand new home
When he smiled then, when he caught her eyes
they remarried in whispers and sweet surprise
As a child I learned, and I learned it well
Drop into love, so with ease, I fell
I fell in a dream with the ocean's kiss
while thinking of them in happiness
'till the moment he wrapped the shore up to bite stone
'till the moment he told her he'd leave her alone
Not by free will did he swim out to sea
for the love of his life he would never bereave
Nay, but with sickness, an anchor in tow
He kissed her and smiled so she'd always know
She swam out so far, to the boundary of currents
and filled up the sea with her tears in her fury
She screamed 'till her lungs had shriveled in salt
and broke open emotion, engaging them all.
Coquina quiet in cases, in glass
in their home by the sea, in their infinite past
She'll love now no more for once you are bitten
there's no breaking butterfly wings, it's forbidden.

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A New Prayer

Hello lord, look into my eyes; see my sincerity.
Feel my heart warming for only just thee.

I have no prayers for myself; I have been blessed.
My prayer of asking is for those so obsessed.

Show them from inside, they are worth it all.
Tell them in their mind, stand brave and tall.

My other prayer is for you Lord; you are forever.
Belonging to all of heaven and earth’s endeavor,

I know your spirit continues until end of time.
Take all that default you make them sublime

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Because Of His Love

My life can't be that sore. 
And my trials can't be that bad 
Because with God by my side. 
I can be in the end no matter what glad 
And I want to know God only more. 
And that is all can to this date add. 
God is my Lord and my guide 
And he's the best friend I've ever had. 
When someone rejects me and shuts a door 
God for me will open another one because God is my Dad. 
And even with a broken heart I'll keep my smile and pride 
Because with God's love I can't be for too long mad or sad. 

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Thistle Gone

Dug up a thistle today
Planted a rose I hope will stay

Giving color and perfumed scent
Making life become a mint

Of happiness, joy, and beauty
To fill our life and make enjoying our duty

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God Is Awesome

Why do I love God so much you have asked me that question many times before? 
Well I love Him because God is perfect and awesome. He's all that and much more. 

God is good and pure and never tells a lie 
He loves me and dries all my tears away when I just cry. 

God is perfect and that's another word that fits him just right 
He made us all and created all; see the sun and the stars that shine so bright! 

God only wants what's good and best for all of us 
He'd like you to have a joyful and good life,free of all the stresses. 

God is great and He loves us all so much that He's sent down His only son 
Jesus suffered and died upon a cross for all your sins and mine, since life begun. 

Do you still want to know more of why I do love God and Jesus so much? 
Well, I do, because God is my Father and is so awesome for this and all of that and such. 

God is a spirit, and He's divine, and without Him, life would be filled with more pain and strife. 
And without His love and guidance, is nearly impossible to live and make it right thru all this 

Jesus turned my whole life around a long time ago. 
God is so full of love and with Jesus my life is so much better I know. 

God will never tell you or anybody to do any violence or evil thing. 
When you do bad things, don't go blaming God, the problem rests on only Satan and with 

Why do I love God so much you have asked me that question many times before? 
Well I love Him because God is perfect and awesome. He's all that and much more! 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 

June 19,2009

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Island Surprise

I close my eyes and feel the oceans spray
Tinkling wildly against my solitary display
I can see the easy wind blowing gently fly
I can tell the time for siesta has rolled by
The children head home in the afternoon glare
Hot and clammy each hand entwined on the stair
Strands of unruly hair flitter as if by dare
These islands I live on seem so without a care

I close my eyes and feel the oceans spray
Tinkling wildly against my solitary display
The golden beaches warmed by the sun
The melon vendor on his bicycle run
I open my eyes and see many a giant door
I'm still stuck in this metropolis forevermore

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Harvard Night Introspect (Walls Vs. Bridges)

Harvard, at night - You still sit on the lawn
with the weight of both structures alive in your arms
Rachmaninoff's tears turning black at your hips
The counting of friends on your five finger tips

Sawdust and poetry, building the wall
A thousand feet wide, a thousand feet tall
Running for life times, for miles, a span
built in your introspect, with your own hands

Frailty and friendships locked into the bridge
Braided in steel as you reach and you give
High above mountains and high above land
all this entwined with the stretch of your hands

Still in the dark, on the lawn, as you see
a friend walking toward you, no shoes, and it's me
I'm a reminder of one bridge you've built
This effort the same as brick walls made of guilt

We span interlocked over oceans for miles
Stronger in steel when we reach during trials
Bent but not breaking, leaning but locked
Bolted in faith made of granite like rock

You are a thinker, musician, a muse
knowing that bridges or walls you must choose
Harvard night introspect, weighting the skies
burning Rachmaninoff tears in your eyes

In an instant you build the bridge, swallow the land
as you rise to your feet you hold onto my hand...

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Fragrant Beauty

Upon the far off hill, with the sun beating down
are just hundreds of flowers that grow from the ground.

Each one is distinctive in its very own way
And each has a fragrance that will make your head sway.

The loveliest of flowers, oh yes, to behold
Planted by the eternal gardener, or so I am told.

He planted the seeds with thoughts and with care
With the hopes that his people will see beauty there.

He knew all too well of the beauty He had made
The senses they all please and the comfort they gave.

He knew that in time we would return at an hour
Of need for love from His most fragrant of flowers.

He had blessed all the petals and stems with His touch.
He gave each one beauty and love, almost too much.

He made this a heaven on earth for all to then see
But t’is better to smell, of the fragrant beauty.

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sliding down the Rainbow

  Stop your talking!

someone said............

"the elevator's turning red!"

I feel the pressure in my head,


the things you tried  to say,
the night is dark,
the moon is gray,
the colors melted all away,

I scooped them up and licked them down
red and yellow,green and brown
I live to be the shades I found,

I am dark no more
look inside the  open door
of my lips and taste and see
what a rainbow love can be.

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when the stars first formed in an unlit sky,
i opened my eyes and wondered why.

when the weather turned and scooped me up,
i flew and swam and never looked back.

when the sun beat fast and lightning flashed,
i laughed at the madness as my dreams were smashed.

but when the first flowers opened and i saw the colour blue,
i cried with joy at the thought of you.

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Garden Romance

Gladiolas, peonies, lilacs and roses, too,
Are here in my garden, but where are you?

Tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, begonia, as well,
But, where are you, darling? I cannot tell.

Ah, but behind the arch where my roses display
I see your sweet smile, do you want to play?

Don’t step on my flowers as you tiptoe about.
You’re the true flower, I can’t live without.

Speak sweetly to me as you tease and you dance.
Thank you, my darling, for this garden romance

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Love's Attraction

Spontaneous attraction, magnetic in power-

With a gentle persuasion that daily makes one smile;

Easygoing spirit that alleviates pain

Convincing all who encounter it of their self-worth and what there is in life to gain.

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silver is the metal lesser to gold
and even gold must behold
the even more precious metal platinum
and that is what i am, numb
when i am in your prescence
nervous and tense
since i hope for your voice to come out
i stand there hoping that you won't shout.
i am silver you are the platinum
that i have spent all my days 
conforming to your ways.
so that maybe i will get the chance
to get even a small glance
at the most precious of all.

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Haven Sublime

Cinnamon smiles and sleepy cut glass
a blur, flowing colors through windows and passed
Coffee beans crunched into steam in the air
The wind blowing winter through strands of your hair
Mountains in slumber and valleys in hush
Peppermint warmth from the moment we touch
Rest of the world falls in gridlock and twine
but we have found peace in our haven sublime.
Winter is welcome with smores by the fire
We now see the sky, fluid clear with desire
The stars reflect frost on the lawn, in our eyes
With blankets and thermos we head for the skies
Cider and cinnamon, mica cut streams
Breathing in pure like the stuff made of dreams
We polish our souls, unraveling time
for we have found peace in our haven sublime.

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You Are the Cause

You are my ups; you are my downs.
You are the cause of my smiles or frowns.
You are my joy; you are my sorrow; 
You are the reason for all my tomorrows.

You are my times, good;
You are my times, bad.
You are the cause of my happy times or sad.

You are answer when the question is hard to find;
You are the cause of my very peace of mind.

You are the "one" that I hold dear;
You bring about my fear and my cheer.

You make my day or you break it apart;
You are the cause for my living-
You hold the key to my heart.

You are the fulfillment of my dreams;
You make situations better than what they seem.

You are my darkness and you are my light;
You are the cause of my wrong or my right.

You are the "one" I need at that special hour;
You are the cause; the source of all my power.

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True Love Is

A love that is unconditional knowing no degrees
As deep as the oceans, rivers and seas.
A love that is pure, straight from the heart and full of  compassion
Never to be severed or torn apart.

A love of passion, emotional and real
A love that permeates the spirit; a love one can feel-
That binds two together with an everlasting seal.

A love that alleviates past heartaches and pains
Banishing the fears, so that only happiness remains.

A love that is strong, rock-solid, constant and true
A love so special, fufilling in all that one thinks, says and does.

A love so intimate, that there is no more you and me
There is only US
A love that one can depend on-
A  love based on Trust.

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Better Late...........

Slap black diamonds on her wrist
rubies on her floor
she has everything she needs
not working anymore.

she don't need your daily dose
of hard won beggars' love,
she ain't crawlin anymore
her push ain't come to shove

Her Daddy really did come through
and left her all he had
even if it was in death
he turned out not so bad.

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close your eyes and take a deep breath
take everything in and think about what is left
though your heart aches and your mind is exploding
you should never give up especially when you are just learning

relationships come and go
and as you get older you grow
learn from your mistakes
just be yourself and never be fake

live life to the fullest because you are still young
you have plenty of time so everything has just begun
don't waste your life thinking about the past
forget the things that hurt since they didn't last

now you can finally feel free
disregarding all those sorrowful memories
have fun and live by the days
don't think too much for right now everything is okay

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What Makes Me Happy?

The softness of down as it cradles my head
The feeling of warmth as I lay here in bed
The smell of perfume as it’s lingering sweet
A long stretching road set there, for my feet
A smile in the morning from the many I see
The ocean, its vastness, which calls out to me
All children’s laughter, as it sounds in the air
The smell of the lilacs, as I play with your hair

The sun in the morning, the moon there at night
Seeing children play safely, as kites then take flight
The birds in the heaven just set there to soar
A roof there above and below there, a floor
Just enough riches to share with my friends
Seeing that all struggles then come to an end
Life, its whole purpose is just being carefree
These are the things that will make me happy

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Dreams or Delusions

Dreams or delusions - who is to say? 
For one may dive ocean's to find her own way,
another may grow wings and fly 'cross the clouds 
- to the portal of sound, past the infinite crowds
A butterfly dancer, a fish with tin scales,
who teases the bellies of great balloon whales
by darting the currents in the scattered shard sun
If dreams are delusions, am I dreaming one?
Have I powdered wings or paper ribbed fins
which slice through the top of the ocean's thin skin?
Sinking like leaded lures, brushing the sand
powdery wings melt like paint in my hand
Grow me some aqua lungs, plow through the salt
while time ticks it's liquid sound straight to a halt
Dreams or delusions - who is to say?
Do you tend to fly by the night... in the day???

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Song of the Fall

  I wrested Autumn 

from the trees

to make a melody of leaves,

cacophony of yellowed reds,

reverberating in our heads,

Some crispy brown

and olive notes,


on a breeze that floats,

straight to you

and through your door,

collage of colors

on your floor.

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Pressed Flowers

Folding in the flowers
 in the basket in my mind
layering the poppies
with the marigolds and vines

eyes like sweet forget me nots
gazing at the moon,
gleaning through our garden
on a memory in June.

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Color of Music

With a rose wood neck and pearl inlay 
I placed my fingers on her, just to play 
A time enjoyed more, I never had 
The sounds she now made, made me glad. 

She sang with beauty, each note she hit. 
Melodious? More than just a bit. 
With love I gave, then closed my eyes 
And she gave back with charming sighs. 

Her body, curved, felt just so right 
As we played together on this night. 
The color of music that we made 
Went on eternally, as we played.

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Make Me Happy

Please tell me now, my dear, my love, what occupies your mind?
Are you truly happy now or is there sadness yet to find?

I do my best to make you smile and hope you’ll feel complete.
So, tell me now, my darling one, as I wait now at your feet.

I will not beg, nor ever grovel, but happily serve you well.
So, are you happy, lovely one? Please tell me now, do tell.

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Sunshine and Happiness

The days are getting longer as the sun is holding bright
It gives up, not so easily, as it tries to hold back night

The mighty yellow orb is working overtime these days
As winter turns to spring then into summer’s fiery rays

Alive then all the flowers, all the trees, the happy young
As, now, there is a freedom when we’re out there in the sun 

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Peace and love comfort me,
mercy and strength surround me.

Forgiveness and salvation are mine;
JESUS CHRIST is my everything.

Within my heart He plants each silent partner
that strengthens me.

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The Hit

Poised so ready to smack the ball,
The little fellow gave it his all
With grin on face and bent knees
He swung the bat with such great ease
You’d think this kid was surely a pro
Coming up to bat and standing so
But, maybe one day he’ll make his mark
As this 6 year old batter hits it out of the park.
The joy that he has on his face
As he takes all the bases as if in a race
And just as he was rounding third
You could hear him shout the following words,

“My first home run, did you see that?!!!!”

(True story - my son who's now 8)

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Ten Little Monkeys

(children's poetry) 

Ten little monkeys went out to dine 
One ate too much and then there were Nine 

Nine little monkeys went out for a mate 
One got married and then there were Eight 

Eight little monkeys went to a 7 -Eleven 
One went to K-Mart and then there were Seven 

Seven little monkeys had some ticks 
One got sick and then there were Six 

Six little monkeys went for a drive 
One never made it and then there were Five 

Five little monkeys were very sore 
One went to the doctor and then there were Four 

Four little monkeys played with the bees 
One got stung and then there were Three 

Three little monkeys went to the zoo 
One toyed with a lion and then there were Two 

Two little monkey went for a run 
One fell dead and then there was One 

One little monkey weighted a ton 
It went in a crash-diet and now there are none!!! 

Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000


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As the sun turned down its daily light
And the moons even glow is paints its delight
As the heaven takes on a luminescent afterglow
The earth stops moving as I see you approach
The tides seemed to ebb as you draw close
The wiley winds whisper into my eager ear
My heart pounds incessantly as you touch me like a balm
Our bare feet linger on the beach so apparently  calm
And our hearts meet so perfectly once again
Subdued I accede while I fight to keep sane
Mere moments pass yet your touch lingers so close
I hope and I pray for this moment to last  - froze

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Ye what delight nature holds for me this day
I will embrace its splendour come what may
The cold winter wind can hold me down no more
For bliss and content is at my door
I can walk and turn and embrace life once again
See my dance and hear my song
I am able to soar to heights untold
My heart pounds in anticipation of this behold
I run through the storm barefoot and serene
Believe I cannot my untimely dream
For this freedom I trust
Is your unthinkable must

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So It Lingers

So lingering, her sweet perfume, it casts a spell on me
It drives me to the brink of dreams and sets my spirit free

As I can smell the scent of her, I imagine then her face
Her smile so wide, eyes that stare, a dream dare not erased

I smile at the thought of her, as upon me, happiness descends
For even through the distance we share, our love always transcends

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Now And Then

I just love to read and write 
Pen my thoughts day and night. 
I just write what I like 
And now and then what I don't like. 

I thank all my readers too. 
Sometimes we share alike view. 
Your feedback is so encouraging 
My friends and poetry are such a blessing! 

Most of my readers seem to like me. 
Love what in my poetry I have to say. 
I write with all my heart on the golden sands 
Of time and I just hope that you understand. 

Readers ask me "please never stop writing!" 
Again I thank you for this asking. 
You're so kind for this requesting. 
And I never want to stop penning. 

I've met and made some good friends 
Some fine folks online I have befriend. 
All these people in the flesh I don't know. 
But in my heart I do and that's so. 

I thank all my dear readers and friends. 
Thanks for all the love to me you send. 
I appreciate so much all your support. 
All my friends are such a great sport! 

Readers tell me" never stop writing!" 
And I never want to cease penning. 
Most of my readers seem to like me. 
And knowing this makes me so happy! 

My gift of writing is such a blessing. 
And I will never stop writing. 
I thank you all my readers and friends. 
Thanks for all the love to me you send. 

I just love to read and write. 
Pen my thoughts day and night. 
Most of my readers seem to like me. 
And knowing this makes me so happy! 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 


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In Return

Oh, depths of oceans, eternal skies
Appearing now, before my eyes

I wish to thank you for your gifts
Without your beauty, I shan’t live

Oh, moonlit sky, eternal glow
With a romantic luminary show

Stills my heart to a slowing beat
Provides me warmth, increasing heat

Oh, nature as you’re gazed upon
I hear my heart sing out its song

A world of thanks it gives to thee
For all the beauty that it sees

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In Time

In time to come I see the beauty of nature
I see the winds so full of exciting fervor
The December rose flourishes in Summer
The sea strays in its own lapsidaisical way

In time to come I see the beauty of peace
I see the people so happy, peaceful and gay
There is laughter as far as the ear can hear
And merriment is the order of the year

In time to come I see serenity and harmony
Where people are judged not for how wealthy they are
There is unity in crowds and untold delight
And malice is a word that has lost its right

In time to come I see the rough winds shudder
For the darling way all behave with one another
There is freedom and wonder wherever you appear
And honesty is a trait we all hold dear

In time to come no anger survives
Where lies and deceit the backdoor have found
There is no fear and disaster here
I hope and pray this day is near

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Sentiment Slivers

A button collection in an old tin can
A dipping wax model we made of our hands
at the Renaissance Festival, one day in fall
The first sound of Mozart in Benneby Hall
A love note gone crumpled in earthenware pots
A needle thin necklace bedraggled in knots
A wooden carved zebra with amber eye shine
An old Trosser canister for coffee to grind
White toast with butter and honey in stacks
A morning mint sun folding shade on our backs
A summer of tar stains on feet without shoes
while we endeared moments we never would lose
An evening with salt on our skin from the beach
The height of emotion you suddenly reach
when peaches are washed off of sand in the gulf
You sweet and salty and sure of yourself
Seven good friends you can count on your hands
Mango tree sugar in silvering sand
A laugh like your jaws will detach in relief
A twinkle in eyes growing wise in belief
The pocket thesaurus, nineteen twenty two
My eager ambition to be close to you.

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Thank You

Thank you for your smile
That brightens up my day
You'll always be close to me
In a very special way
Thank you for your touches
That we share late at night
Your soft stolen kisses
That light up my life
Thank you for the fun we had
Throughout the many years 
For sharing all the laughter
And calming all my fears
Thank you for your kindness
You've shown me through and through
Thank you for the memories
And just for being you
So I thank you for being there 
My lover and my friend
And know that I'm still loving you
Until our time must end

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Sweet Dreamers

In wildest dreams, In snow and silence
We speak only whispers, like velvet violence
We curl up our brows, in fashionable distaste
and dive into mirrors with liquid grace
You'll warm by the fire, I'll wish I was there
to sip and discuss all the words in the air
To fill up on secrets, to laugh 'till we cry
A pair of sweet dreamers, that's you and I...

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Dragonfly's Rest

A paradise is what enters my mind
When I reflect upon my dear estate

A soft bed and breakfast it imitates
Warm, cozy, and filled with precious antiques

Named for the turquoise dragonflies we love
But they are not the only residents

There are chipmunks that live in the woodpile
Douglas squirrels bark for their daily snack

The wise old Bared owls ever on the watch
The black tailed deer graze quietly at dawn

Bald eagles ever soaring overhead
Bigfoot occasionally visiting 

Your lush green lawns and colorful flowers
Towering furs wall your perimeter

A warm fireplace in the winter for heat
A cool pergola in the summer months

Listening to birds and the wind through the trees
The wind chimes and the lone coyote howl

Barbecue slow cooking country styled ribs
Sipping a cool martini and dreaming

God has blessed me and my dear lovely wife
With a cottage and a wonderful life

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May it Be

Oh, sing to me with thy voice, so sweet, so soft, so pure
That is now all I ask of you, for I can’t take any more

Allow me then to gaze upon the real beauty of your smile
For there within lies innocence, just like that of a child

Oh, touch me then, with your heart, good nature on display
For you have brightened up my world, each evening and each day

Well then, my sweet, your very presence, it does so much for me
Allow me then to do for you and with you to always be

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A little trip

  We followed the trail to the edge of the cliff
then siix purple seagulls
gave us a lift

way out on the island of kalamazoo
we chartered a couple of young kangaroo
to bounce us to Boston
or maybe Bombay
we knew that where ever we went
we could pay,

the twenty six pickles 
they asked for the ride
(we gave them two more
for a tip with great pride)

Now we've come to visit 
for maybe a year,
or seventeen minutes,
it isn't quite clear.

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Angel of Mine

With love and adoration, I say this now to thee
That you are my true savior, an angel there for me
I wish to tell you freely, that you have changed my days
The sun now permanently smiles on me, it’s so lovely on display

I wandered many days in darkness before my meeting you
Then your aura changed all that, bringing brightness into view
The heat you emit so freely, the light that you always now shine
Makes me the happiest on the face of the earth, as this angel is now mine

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Chasing Butterflies

I’m really not that crazy, though you might all seem to think.
I haven’t fallen off the cliff, nor even reached the brink.
I have a heart that’s gentle, yet for crazy things, it tries
so I stand upon this hill, chasing my own butterflies.
You see, when I am walking through my garden, all alone,
those butterflies, they want me, they want to take me home.
So, I give in, but want them, too, and with my net I try to catch,
the very essence of the butterfly, that’s what I wish to snatch.
So, if you see me chasing tiny, but very beautiful, flying things,
do not feel sorry, nor feel sad, for happiness it brings. 
I’ll let you in on a secret if you promise not to say, but 
the butterflies that I catch, I’ll release the very same day.
The interest in the butterflies must be their tempting beauty,
For nothing is more beautiful than flying butterflies, too me.

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Today's Parade

Dressed then in Green or Irish Lace
Upon the street, some painted face
There’s drummers drumming out the tunes
With children’s smiles with green balloons
Where on the street, the people cheer
As many wave or even raise a beer
But, truth be known, upon this day
St Patrick drove the snakes away

Let rosy cheeks then draw the crowd
As bagpipes play the music loud
Within the march, they all then say
How proud they are upon this day
Though your people may not be
Still come out, witness the green
For I have heard so many say
They wish to be Irish if just for this day

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Dreams Come True

These dreams I have, they hold me strong
With people in places, do I belong?
I do, however, like their way
They make me smile, brighten my day.

While fast asleep, I have these dreams
Of being places, with others, it seems.
It seems so natural, as if it should.
It can’t be bad, but is it good?

They are but dreams, within my being,
Exciting my senses, with all I’m seeing.
I’ll keep them eternally hidden for me
Others might not like just what I see.

Dreams are just that, well hidden sights.
Fantasies, yes, to get through the nights.
Does it mean that what I have is bad?
No. Just a way to help me feel glad.

Suppressed feelings or needs, nobody knows.
My dreams do things that make me glow.
With music or loving, fantasy or real
My dreams are just dreams and  that’s how I feel.

If you happen to be in one of my dreams,
Don’t worry, enjoy! Not as bad as it seems.
In them, you do for me as I’ll do for you.
For maybe one day, all dreams will come true.

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WE Compliment Each Other

On the surface we oppose each other. You all “regimented and me all “dreamy”.
But if we are “devoted “ to each other….Oh Boy! It sure is “steamy”.

I’m  going to let it work out at it’s own pace.  “We” are going to take our sweet 
slow time and run this race - 
	Because, it’s going to take some a-while to learn each other style 
and gain each others grace.

Even with you wanting to be dominating and flip. Difficult reactions are all I seem 
to get- you forget-
	Fulfilling your  needs are all I want to do.  With True compassion, I 
dedicated myself to you - now 	and for ever.
We, being of opposite elements and all…My water to your earth, We Compliment 
Each Other.

As we fuel each others fire- in passive ways, we find comfort in our sharing of 
each others days, through our thoughts, ideas, and spirit. I find comfort in you.  
Simply said “ We Compliment Each Other

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I Am, Because of Her

She does not know just what she does
The effect she has, the rising love
She needn’t not even look at me
To make me feel complete

She holds the power in her heart
Giving each day a brand new start
She doesn’t need to say the words
That make me feel her heat

I am, because of her, will be, too
Filled with a love, forever true
I see, in her, my very future
And have it no other way.

Without a word I know she feels
A love so strong, a love so real.
Because of her I’m thankful
For emotion each new day.

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I Took a Walk with You

I took a walk with you this morning, for you invited me.
I am glad I had accepted, for it gave tranquility.

The peacefulness upon the path, that we both chose to take,
was ever so amazing and one not to forsake.

We heard the chirping of the birds; saw the rising of the sun.
We welcomed morning upon the earth and peace for everyone.

With hopes and joy and carefree thoughts, we ventured on our way
and were thankful for, the two of us, His gift, this very day.

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Happiness is Time With You

So splendid that you made the time to sit with me today
The sun, it shines so bright my friend, as if it’s on display

Together we will share some words and tell a joke or two
As happiness is all I’ll know because I’ll sit with you

Now, here’s a chair, relax, sit down, would you like a cup of tea?
The roses smell so good right there, isn’t here so great to be?

This sunny summer special day is leaving me with a smile
And all because, oh friend of mine, you sat with me awhile

Thank you, friend, I love our chats and the smiles that you bring
So, like the birds perched in the trees, my heart with you, it sings

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My own wings

  Just out there beyond the evening
over hills I used to know
there are reasons for believing
things we dreamed of long ago

  Seal your azure love around me
kiss my eyes that I may see
who it is who finally found me
did you come to set me free? 

  are these wings fledged out
for flying?
are these breezes strong and true?
Am I ready for the trying?
come and show me what to do.

  Navigate the generations
spinning backwards
through the years
flying past the stings of winter
reabsorbing all my tears

  Origami folded brightly
fitted close along my spine
paper wings I'm trying nightly
'till I truely make them mine.

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Know This

     I’ll give you the flowers possessing beauty and scent
          To let you know of all my feelings, so meant
     I’ll give you a kingdom so grand and so vast
          To show you my love that’s destined to last
     I’ll sing you a song so gentle, yet bright
          To share with you words of love through the night
     I’ll give you my being, my life and my heart
          To express that no distance can keep us apart
     To you and for you, my love it does flow
          My darling, my feelings, I want you to know

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Passion Exchange

Where passion lives, I cannot say
However, it arises every day
It fills my heart and mind with heat
It makes me feel just so complete
Its life is triggered in so many ways
From words to breaths to simple play
It cannot be so easily suppressed
As well, it serves to keep me blessed
I love it when my passion stirs
For that’s the time I share with her

She feels the same, a love on fire
For with each breath, it’s even higher
She says I know not what I do
The effects I have, that keep it true
Her passion rages when I recite
My words of passion in the night
But, yet by day, she says she feels
The passion rise straight from her heels
Into the depths of mind and heart
She keeps it there, to never part

Together, then, we share it well
Our passion, moments, I cannot tell
But know this now and forever more
When passion hits, we close the door