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Author's Notes: "The Sweetest Starlight" is a co-authored write by Liam McDaid, Michael Clarke, and me. It's a spiritual tale of fantasy, hope, love, and eternal promise as reflected in a divine love relationship. It provides a special thematic twist to think about. Hence, the unique thing about this write is that the man in this poem (still in his "mortal coil") is actually involved mentally (think: "Dream State") with an ethereal woman who has moved on from the Earthly plane and is in Heaven's light. Henceforth, this man's ". . . true dream and [his] heart's delight." This poem in a short written space of time touches on some powerful thematic ideas. In the end, the universal emotion of "love" is at the base of everything. This write leaves room for each reader to draw his or her own conclusions about this unique divine love relationship. (Gary Bateman - August 2, 2015) (Unrhymed Quintain)

Categories: emotions, feelings, heaven, love, passion, romantic, and spiritual.

The Sweetest Starlight You are the sweetest starlight shining across the ocean so pure Moonlighting and enchanting my dreams with warmth aglow, Touching gently my heart and soul with your beauty and wonder; If we were together—I would hold you so gently in my arms and I Would forever kiss your adoring lips with a passionate goodnight. Love is a faraway queen rising in the morning sunshine’s warm rays, And your light glows brilliantly as the dewdrops glisten on my dreams Of pure sweet surrender and kiss the very depth of my immortal soul; You are the light of Heaven's dream of a rainbow's flight of angels Arriving at Heaven’s gate and coming to me on a beam of silver light. Mesmerized I am as I embrace you as the heart, soul, passion and Desire of my life—I see you as my true dream and my heart’s delight; Feeling palpably your wonderful caress as you ask me to kiss you, And to place your ethereal lips upon my very own knowing that My heart and soul are open now to your loving heavenly embrace. Gary Bateman, Liam McDaid, and Michael Clarke A Collaborated Poem, Copyright © All Rights Reserved August 2, 2015 (Unrhymed Quintain)

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Date: 4/12/2017 8:10:00 AM
Wow, Gary - this is soaring, inspiring. : ) Congratulations to you three. Great notes - they really add a lot. And who knows - as far as moving on from our earthly plane - there are many people with billions of Dollars each who don't want to die...
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Gary Bateman
Date: 4/12/2017 11:13:00 AM
Hello Doug, Your comments are indeed most appreciated. I would only comment that no matter how many billions of dollars a person may have -- the end result of death as we all know it -- will visit these chosen few also. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed this co-write from me, Liam, and Mike. Best Always, Gary
Date: 8/4/2015 6:55:00 PM
Quite the collaboration. Three of you guys did it? Awesome, Gary!!!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/5/2015 12:18:00 PM
Hello Andrea, Thanks for your note here!! Yes, the three of us worked on this piece together. We'll have some more too planned for the future. Liam and I, from time-to-time, also do two-way co-writes in addition to our own solo poems. Over time we've become comfortable on working on shared topics of interest. It pleases me you liked our write here. Best Always!! Gary
Date: 8/3/2015 3:25:00 PM
thank you everyone for the heartfelt amazing beautiful comments really touching wishing you all a lovely week filled with smiles
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Date: 8/3/2015 3:18:00 PM
i must say this just blew me away into cloud nine dreaming a pleasure mixing pens with you both golden flowing love through your pens spellbinding
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/3/2015 3:24:00 PM
Hello Liam . . . Great to hear from you Mate!! Yes, I agree, this one with you and Mike worked out quite nicely. Always a pleasure indeed mixing pens with you and Mike. The Leprechaun Choir is most happy with this write!! Cheers Mate!! Gary
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Date: 8/3/2015 3:20:00 PM
Hello Emile!! Thanks for commenting and also thanks very much for the "7"!! Liam and Mike may be commenting back later too. I wanted you to know that I'm pleased, as always, with your insightful and substantive comments and for taking the time read and analyze our work here. I always admire your professionalism!! Cheers and Best Always
Date: 8/3/2015 2:26:00 PM
The authors use superb imagery and gentle words to bring their feelings to the page and into our hearts. Their thoughts are truly poetically expressed. Love emerges from their words and we feel what they're saying as they emotionally effect the reader. Emile. #7
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/3/2015 3:21:00 PM
Hello Emile!! Thanks for commenting and also thanks very much for the "7"!! Liam and Mike may be commenting back later too. I wanted you to know that I'm pleased, as always, with your insightful and substantive comments and for taking the time read and analyze our work here. I always admire your professionalism!! Cheers and Best Always
Date: 8/3/2015 3:10:00 AM
Gary, again you leave me breathless with your beautiful words! I love the alliteration, imagery and weeeeee the oozing romance! happy week! ~Olive Eloisa =')
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Date: 8/3/2015 10:39:00 AM
Hello Olive Eloisa!! Yes, this one turned out very well. I did have some great collaborative help on this one though from Liam McDaid and Michael Clarke. Liam might comment later here too. I will let them know that you liked this poem. Best Wishes to the Week. Cheers!! Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 6:18:00 PM
Such a beautiful and romantic write. Truly a gem....all my best Tim
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Date: 8/3/2015 10:40:00 AM
Thanks Tim . . . on behalf of Liam, Michael, and me. Glad you liked this romantic write!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 9:52:00 AM
Speakless about this write, they have already said it all, but I must say this romanticism write is excellence.............A.M.
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Date: 8/2/2015 10:07:00 AM
Hello AM!! Thanks for your very kind note and continued support!! It pleases me (and Liam and Mike too) that you liked our co-written effort here. Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 9:26:00 AM
Hi Gary,Liam n' Michael!Very beautiful romantic sweet captivating love poem, you've painted here,my dearest friends.Very beautifully written!Just dazzling!Excellent!I truly enjoyed it.A very enchanting piece to be held close to my heart.smiling.Your pens are mighty golden!Great collaboration!A 7 to each + fav!Wishing you a very lovely day!In His light!God bless you always!:)Love n' hugs!xoxox D.^O^
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Date: 8/2/2015 10:05:00 AM
Dear One "D" -- Thanks from me and Liam and Mike with you most wonderful comments here. And for the 7 to each + FAV!! Our mutual thoughts on this actually came together rather quick. I know over time we've developed a certain special synergy in being able to craft some rather high quality co-writes. (The challenge, as you know, is finding the right tone and proper balance when you 2 or more people working on a co-written product.) Have a great week!! Thanks again!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 9:06:00 AM
Awesome poem guys. Each stanza a brilliant piece! Adding this magnificent poem to my fav list and thanks, a wonderful find this great morn!
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Date: 8/2/2015 9:59:00 AM
Thanks Robert!! Liam and Mike may comment later. It thrills me that you've added our co-authored piece here to your FAV List!! WOW!! I will relay to them your comments. Glad you liked the Quintain!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 6:54:00 AM
- My friend Demetrios is quite right: "all ladies will fall in love" in this romantic and beautiful poem - Thanks to Liam, Michael and you for this perfect collaborated poem, I really enjoy reading it - A 7 + fav. - Best wishes and hugs X 3 !!!!! // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/2/2015 7:20:00 AM
- A good idea "Dracula Falls in Love" .... (do you need help :))))
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/2/2015 7:14:00 AM
Anne-Lise Dear One!! Thanks for your wonderful words here and for the 7 + FAV. (I will let Liam and Mike know.) Liam may be commenting later. This write, I believe, turned out very well. Love is always an unending topic to write about. Get Ready for October though -- it will be all dark poems because of Halloween. Of course, I might try to write something funny like: "Dracula Falls in Love." (HA HA) Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/2/2015 4:53:00 AM
What a poetic brilliance! Incomparably romantic and mesmerizing. I have to congratulate all of you for such a splendid love poem. The bad thing will be that all ladies will fall in love with gentlemen and none will be left for the rest of . Ha-ha. A seven to each of you: Gary, Liam, Michael.
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Date: 8/2/2015 5:08:00 AM
Herr Professor . . . And now you know why we always team up on writes like this one!! I guess the secret's out now!! (HA HA) Thanks for the top rating. I know that Liam and Mike will be pleased. Cheers and Best, Gary