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Ageless Seeds Of Simple Joys



When walking in splatter of Spring's anticipated rains
blessed is the youth in you, if wearing no shoes;
further given if you can then see rainbow hues
thus finding such fantastic sights halt great worries and pains.

Such fleeting rewards fly by with blossoming paradise sails
should you bask in that magnificent soft warm glow;
savor precious moment, follow which way it blows
casting care to the wind, seek victory that never fails?

As smiling blue sky, clears to send you a most wondrous day
your heart explodes in radiance of sacred gifts 
with sunny joy bestowed as clouded spirit lifts -
hope’s appreciation cupped in hands; precious golden ray.

Sweet tears of joy that bring us back to laughter of our youth
when colors filled our world not overcast with doubt,
and purest pleasures bloomed and new ideas did sprout
from creativity’s simple seeds sown in fertile truth.

So for a time give wings to worry’s flight from your pained mind,
your future’s not as bleak as life would make it seem;
bare feet can splash in puddles neath a rainbowed dream,
life’s pleasures in your golden age still there for you to find. 



Robert J. Lindley and Susan Ashley

(a collaboration)

July 9, 2018
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My poet’s note: My dear friend Robert, your enchanting inspiration has worked its magic, once again, for generating yet another radiant collaborative experience. It’s was with wonderful pleasure that I enjoyed the opportunity to write with you this meaningful poem of hope and happiness as one grows older… the golden thread of hope continues to weave its way through our writes and I’m proud of the tapestry our words do create. I relish the privilege of being your writing partner, it is my  lovely joy and an honor. Your superb poetic talent and insight gives your poetry a lustrous quality and a rich value that I treasure. It is with my truest appreciation that I call you, my friend. Thank you Robert..


Robert’s poet note: I must thank you again my dear friend- for your friendship is a blessing and writing with me is an honored and most splendid gift from a very talented, generous and kindhearted friend and exceptional poet! Your golden verses flow as a cool breeze and soothe as hot cup of coffee on a cool Spring morn. You will always have my gratitude for all the wonderful things you do for me both as a dear friend and as a writing partner.





Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/30/2018 8:44:00 AM
Hi Susan, this is such an excellent collaboration by Robert and yourself. This is another shining jewel from your pens, deserving of the greatest praise. Such a beautiful write from two most talented poets. A seamless collaboration that does surely touch the heart. Such gentle words to caress the soul. Such beautiful imagery to caress the mind. This is poetry at its best. a Fave. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/30/2018 3:08:00 PM
My dear friend, Mike, your golden comments gladden my heart. It's such a joy to know that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's lovely and insightful verses provided abundant inspiration for me to respond to. Thank you for your shining sentiments and for the fave, both are truly appreciated, my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/13/2018 6:39:00 PM
A wonderful piece, Susan and Robert. You struck gold. Great collaboration!! Still love to go barefoot in rain.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/13/2018 6:43:00 PM
Alesia, it's so wonderful to hear from you and your lovely presence here is so uplifting and appreciated. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with your beautiful comments.. and I agree, there's nothing like being barefoot in the rain! :)) Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/13/2018 4:50:00 PM
beautiful in its pensive expression of devotion in old age, susan and robert... this is so heartfelt!...huggs
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/13/2018 6:14:00 PM
Nette, your lovely and heartwarming comments are deeply appreciated. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. My dear friend Robert is truly a radiant poet whose verses shine with beauty. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/13/2018 5:06:00 AM
Another masterpiece, Susan and Robert, Robert and Susan, oh how you shine together my friends. How magical is the ink that spills from your golden pens. Bravo you two and a big fave from me....Maria hugs
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Date: 7/13/2018 6:11:00 PM
Ah, dear Maria, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is such a pleasure to create with, his golden verses do shine and add such luster to our poetry. Thank you for your uplifting and glowing comments that warm my heart. The kindness of your visit and the fave are truly appreciated my lovely friend. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/12/2018 9:09:00 AM
Seamless poetry by two poets and the subject matter inspires thoughts of relaxed fancy of tremendous joy...Bravo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/12/2018 6:43:00 PM
Frederic, it pleases me so that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert and I truly enjoy and appreciate the way our poetic voices seem to melt into one voice. Thank you for your heartwarming comments and for the joy of seeing you here on my page. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/12/2018 2:30:00 AM
Such a soft nostalgic feel to this most enjoyable collaboration. Susan and Robert, you are both great writers and together I would expect no less:) Great job!
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Date: 7/12/2018 6:39:00 PM
Dear Daniel, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this collaboration. Robert's shining verses add a golden glow to our poetry, it's a joy and a privilege to be able to write with him. Thank you for the wonderful kindness of your visit and lovely comments.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/11/2018 11:47:00 PM
You have both worked your magic pens again. This lovely collaboration takes us back in time when cares were little and joys many. I adored it! : )
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Date: 7/12/2018 6:30:00 PM
Connie, I relish your wonderful visit and the thoughtful kindness of your beautiful comments. It's such a joy to collaborate with Robert, his shining inspiration is a source of wonderment. Thank you my dear friend.. Warmest wishes always ~Susan
Date: 7/11/2018 3:19:00 AM
When two souls on path of poetry collaborate a Beauty arises! Susan, a poetess whose beauty and talents are above my words, writing about the wonders of aging! Age, I do appreciate and venerate! We are who we are thanks to the "ageless seeds" we sow and develop in our youth! A brilliant write in collaboration with Robert, a master of creative writing. a heart of a poet! Always a tremendous pleasure to read what you ink of beauty! A FAV. May your beauties never cease be! Be blessed always Susan.
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Date: 7/12/2018 6:29:00 PM
Dear Besma, like you, I appreciate and venerate Age as well. I appreciate the lifelong accumulation of wisdom and beauty that Age brings to the heart, soul and intellect of those fortunate enough to reach their elder years. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my collaboration with Robert. Our two enthusiastic voices blend to create one inspired voice. His fountain of kindness and beauty never fails to amaze me. Thank you for your graceful comments of uplifting and soulful insight and for the fav.. We are fortunate for such esteemed rewards and I appreciate your glorious heart that shines with the generous beauty you so freely share.. Warmest wishes and love my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 10:23:00 PM
Oh my my my! Hummm lol great write my friend I mean my almost insane twin...lol...ya need to step back across that line girlie because insane is all mine you know this! You two truly are wonderful together! Your words ....ah....well soup mail! Hahaha! My simple words cannot do justice to anything you two write but of course it says it all in the write!(what do i speak of? Well I'm crazy matters not lol) soup mail sister dear!;) Your insane and truly loving it twisted twin
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Date: 7/11/2018 9:54:00 AM
Lol! Stepping back across the line, I am.. haha! I could not nor would not ever try to wrestle the insane crown from your your lovely head, my dear quite crazy twin..lol! That would truly be crazy of me to try!..Lol! The totem couldn't handle the combined insanity of us both, so I will maintain my sanity for the sake of our shaky stability.. haha! :)) Thank you, my wonderful twin sis for your heartfelt comments and your fav that brighten and make my day. This twinster is blessed to have you for a twin sis! Love and hugs to you my treasured twisted twin.. Your sane, but wishing to let loose and be a little twisted too, twin.. :))
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Date: 7/10/2018 10:25:00 PM
Did I forget to mention a fav;)?
Date: 7/10/2018 2:43:00 PM
This is extremely beautiful from two extremely wonderful poets. well done. :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/10/2018 3:03:00 PM
Casarah, the kindness of your wonderful comments fill me with joy and it pleases me that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's lustrous verses are the heart of this poem and his inspiration is its soul. Thank you for the delight of your visit and for sharing your precious thoughts. warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 1:00:00 PM
It is a great joy and privilege to read your latest collaboration, Susan and Robert. The kindness of the heart and soul which you both possess shines through to create such beautiful poetry together. T.J
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/10/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you, my dear friend Teppo, for you heartwarming comments. As you know, Robert is a deep spring of kindness, and poetic heart and soul. He makes our collaborations so easy with the shining inspiration his immense talent brings to each write. Your lovely thoughts are truly appreciated.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 12:09:00 PM
Yes...ageless you can be ... if you can open your eyes to see...Nice one Susan...we often pull the curtains... covering the window of life...All the best to you and Robert...A very important topic indeed...A big hug my friend...
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Date: 7/10/2018 2:33:00 PM
Thank you, dear Arturo, for your heartwarming comments. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's lovely poetic heart lead the way for this shining write.. The kindness of your visit and your precious thoughts is appreciated mon ami.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 10:02:00 AM
Great job, both of you!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/10/2018 2:28:00 PM
Thank you Dale, for your uplifting comments. Robert is such a joy to write with and his poetic heart is rich with wondrous inspiration. His lovely talent brings such luster to our collaborations. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 2:09:00 AM
Such a beautiful collabaration you and Robert have produced. A masterpiece of words. Tom
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Date: 7/10/2018 2:19:00 PM
Tom, your beautiful comments gladden my heart. It's such a joy to know that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's lovely and insightful verses provide abundant inspiration for me to respond to. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/9/2018 11:53:00 PM
Susan,you're a master artist!
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Date: 7/10/2018 2:14:00 PM
Aww, your so sweet Lyric, and I truly appreciate your lovely comments, but, I have so much to learn in this beautiful art form. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our collaboration. My dear friend Robert's verses shine with golden inspiration. Thank you for the delight of your visit and the smile in my heart.. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/9/2018 9:16:00 PM
My dear friend, your wonderful and gifted verses always add so very much to our collaborations. I am constantly awed at the insight, beauty, depth and heart in your poems. So honored and deeply pleased that you share so generously such immense talent when we are collaborating. May we both be blessed to continue such pleasurable writing together and giving of both our poetic hearts!
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Date: 7/10/2018 2:05:00 PM
Thank you Robert, for inviting me to share in this meaningful collaboration with you. I am always pleased to join my verses to your golden poetry which is expressed from the depths of your heart and inspires such wondrous emotion. Your generous talent, kindness and friendship that you share with me is treasured my dear friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan