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 ravincause
Joined: 12/24/2006
Msg: 76
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Good to see you all in one place ash. Was a nice evening read! Thanks.
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 77
crayons dipped in pheonix fire
Posted: 6/9/2008 9:47:24 PM
ahh....Raven....good to see your face....seems like forever since I've seen you on here!!....glad you stopped in...and enjoyed what you read...please do stop back through...



bringin' this home...


it's not you
that needs to be destroyed
it's the other half of you
that you need to find
the person that you coulda been
had the world not made you blind

blindsight is needed
....makes better characters
once you've defeated...

yourself

get to the end of the pride
the rage
the confusion
yeah...it's a bit much to handle
causing ego contusion
don't know what to tell u bout those drugs
i've seen 'em work
but they don't replace hugs
do what you gotta do
to bring your soul peace
let the ones who want to help you do so
as long as the core of your being doesn't cease
yeah...I know the government sucks
a bunch of crooked fukers seeking wat's best for themselves
but let not one ounce of positivity from you be plucked
put their nonsense back onto the shelves
from which they came
it's all the same
but you're not.....so give it all you've got
 silverswan
Joined: 1/25/2008
Msg: 78
crayons dipped in pheonix fire
Posted: 6/9/2008 9:52:39 PM
youthful cup of abundance
a cherished gift of gold
and it is i who now sing
because i drink from her cup
i look out from her eyes
i who have opened my wings
under her phoenix fire
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 79
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Posted: 6/10/2008 5:58:10 AM
G'mornin' errbody....forgive me if this message is a little confused.....as I have only had half a cup-o-joe.....

Hey "ma"....glad that I could be here for u and with you....thank you so much for EVERYTHING that you are.........love u dearly lady!

Looney Man (aintcha glad I took the Mr. out?)..lol...-man...that brought back some memories just readin those posts together...yeah.....i'm glad u did that ....b/c upon re-reading the beginning of the thread, i've realized that it could be misinterpreted.....like you coulda possibly been the one to call my paint brushes crayons....doesn't make for such a sweet story when you think of it that way!...lol....yeah....i grinned.....glad u finally got off your lazy ass and quit mulling in regret....(ain't no since in that shit!).....we haven't gotten to "play" lately....."just" missing each other in the Haiku room (which I just recalled YOU led me too... :D)

much luv 2 u both!
ash
 123goodluck
Joined: 10/21/2007
Msg: 80
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Posted: 6/10/2008 7:10:27 AM
Hi love ... love the home you've made here for yourself ... Love the writes of all.

Join me in Haiku today
together this day we'll play

sweep past cares under the rug
jump up and down give me a hug

today's a new day
a new start to our end

spend it today
with some of our friends.

Love ya all,
Lucky
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 81
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Posted: 6/10/2008 4:24:11 PM
I wuz wonderin' when u wuz gonna stop in Lucky!....sooo fun playin with you and the others in the mornin' on the Haiku thread!!....kinda' like hangin' out with my buddies around the kitchen table over a pot of coffee........goooood stuff girfriend!

every once in a while
I see myself give in
to my own empty cravings
and find myself sucked in.....again
to beers
and tears
being surrounded by noise
to drown out my own confusion
and cut myself off to joy
I don't claim to be an angel
just a girl...on a journey ya' see
nothing wrong hangin' out drinkin with the girlz
but I can't do it constantly
a cycle that sucks the brain
right from inside my head
I should know better than to do it
but if I had ALL the answers I'd be dead
and everytime I numb myself
I can't numb myself completely
so I tap me on the shoulder
and ever so discretely

slip away

to have a look into my own mind's eye
the reasons for my actions?
maybe I'm not sure why

or maybe I am

but that's a whole 'nother poetic song
and all of you who really know yourself, I'm sure could sing along
 Render
Joined: 4/18/2007
Msg: 82
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Posted: 6/10/2008 7:30:29 PM
Well, since I was COMPLETELY unaware of the existance of this thread, I don't feel terrible about having missed the first few pages... excellent stuff, purely excellent. I was absolutely stunned by the one in the convenience store, buy 17 packs of smokes to stare at your ass.

I figured I would add my own color to your crayon box...

Long have I felt that I was both
angel and demon
sinner and saint
black and white

with the pontential to swing either way
on a whim
strangely, I have walked through my life
taking neither side

Instead, I am neutrality
both and neither all at once
tainted goodness, compassionate villian
I am, Gunmetal Gray
 123goodluck
Joined: 10/21/2007
Msg: 83
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Posted: 6/10/2008 8:25:59 PM
At this time I would like to
more or less adopt
Render's words to
express myself too.
If I'm not too far
off base I'd think
we all kinda feel that way.

I like to call it
the flip side of a coin.
Same coin
different faces if you will.
The good and the bad.

And Ash,
as far as any of us having
all this figured out??
Don't think so,
Like you so
adequately put it
if you had it all
figured out,
you'd be dead.

Thanks for sharing your write Render, good to see ya brother. Thanks again Ash, smile sweety.
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 84
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Posted: 6/10/2008 8:36:55 PM
I'm smilin' babe....just bein honest with myself I reckon'....can't be perfect...but can't lie to myself either....as for that idea about figurin' it all out....it's like a man I used to wait on once told me:

"Stay green, 'cause when you're ripe you're done."


soo much to be learned in the wonderful world of waitressing...lol..

luv you both

hella good write there Render....and thx for the props on the right about the perv..bahaha...
 Render
Joined: 4/18/2007
Msg: 85
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Posted: 6/11/2008 1:32:19 AM
I just re-read my earlier post, you'ld think I would learn to spell after all of my years, villain and potential, oh well, you get the idea ;)
 eyestothesky
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 86
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Posted: 6/11/2008 8:45:11 AM
To take any writing at what its worth, you have to be able to see the perspective of that writer. If the writer is saying something that they truly think, and feel, or if they are putting together a series of words that sound good together. Such as the following examples;
1)doing pushups in the in a mud puddle, while it continues to rain, thinking about the person your writing too, and contacting them as soon as you get the chance
2) walking through the streets of a foreign country where your life is constantly at stake, where every thought that you can afford to think about something other than what is right in front of you, is thought thinking of home
3) laying shingles on the roof of a house in the country, thinking how great it will be to get home that night
4) sitting in a room in your parents house, thinking life is so hard, which truly at that point it might be because, you just don't know how to get the weight off your neck, and start on your own, or which direction you should take
5) standing on the flight deck in the middle of the ocean, looking behind and to the sides of you. seeing nothing except the remote view of your battle group, and sometimes for weeks not even that
6) ignoring everything that you have seen, and approaching the subject of the write with the respect, not really knowing if that person realizes that some of the people standing next to them, live daily with there life on the line. that the things that you say, appearing easily said, and said with a smile, are thought during the hardest periods of life. that there not just random thoughts, or whims. that though they me be flattering, they are not merely flatterey
7) thinking of one person through each of these trails of life, as they come your way.
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 87
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Posted: 6/12/2008 5:42:00 AM
Eyes ~ you leave me thinkin' on that one...thx for leavin it here!
Rose~ I absolutely love your writes that I'm finding lately....you're on a roll over their girl...lovin' your smile...thank you for droppin those lines here!

I'm still bringin' some of my old ones home...I'm sufferin' from writers funk over here...


"Life is Your Decision"
kinda true
and kinda not
whoever said that life is entirely up to you
must have somehow forgot (ten)

to remember
late last September

the uncle that passed
the baby that was born
the love that was made
and an old lady's scorn

these had less to do
with the choices that you made
sometimes folks are objects in motion
making sure that others learn and debts are payed
innocent by standers
in this wonderful movie called life
the choices you make merely makes the decision
as to what you witness.....and what you call strife...
cards devinely dealt.....but the ripples return after action
the only decision that's up to you
is whether you find disappointment or satisfaction
in the movie that you're watching.....
you lookin' for a studly character or a message recieved?
YOU decide where you go to look
and what it is that you've retrieved...
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 88
crayons dipped in pheonix fire
Posted: 6/12/2008 6:03:30 AM
Mourning the passing of night
into day, hiding with the shadows,
crouching in huddled darkness,
awaiting the fate of light
to reveal my existence!

Mortal condemnation
sealed my soul in the tomb
of rejection, but in the darkness
I found the cries of similarity,
where I felt invisible unity,

a solidarity of pain
and torment,

and the tears of morning
fade unheard, as shadows recede
once more.
 expat57
Joined: 2/20/2008
Msg: 89
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crayons dipped in pheonix fire
Posted: 6/12/2008 7:37:48 AM
Mandrake, your talent for emotions
always draws me to your words.
Read and reread and reread.


- - - - - -
Like the oarsman of D.H. Lawerence's creation
The one who pulls us out of the deep end
And brings us safely into the light
Pulling us along those extra few steps
Until we can once again
Take up the oars for ourself and
Praying for wind
For friendly shores
Go into the future
 silverswan
Joined: 1/25/2008
Msg: 90
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Posted: 6/12/2008 8:32:39 AM
ash, loved it the 1st time, loved it again today ..... it's on my fridge!!!!
 ~Mrs.Wabbit~
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 91
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Posted: 6/12/2008 12:06:11 PM
I apologize also for not stopping in until today...seems my mind has been a tad muddled as of late. Best of luck with your thread Ash, yet I am not thinking you will need it whatsoever.

Progression

We begin our lives
on wobbly steps it's true
yet steady we become as age progresses
heightened is our growing view
experiences take us higher
wisdom then comes in abundance we believe
no longer are we then afraid
to wear our heart upon our sleeve
for what then does it matter
of condemnation we no longer care
it is as we grow older
that to the grandest extent I believe in life we share.


So share on dear Ash, speak of your journey through life...may you experience much joy along your way!

 Render
Joined: 4/18/2007
Msg: 92
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Posted: 6/12/2008 5:23:16 PM
I really love the name of this thread...

crayons dipped in phoenix fire
melt and drip upon pages made of ash
soaking into the seams and lines
coalescing into images of vivid colour

heat and drip, repeat
grab another color and enjoy
the saturation of the senses
and the blending of the sublime

As time goes on, and it always will
the phoenix fire will wane
stoke the coals from time to time
and the bird will rise again
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 93
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Posted: 6/13/2008 8:08:59 AM
Mandrake ~ I'm with expat on this one...I read and re-read...your gentle way with words and emotions is most soothing

Expat ~ glad u stopped by dear...and actually your way with words, it seems to me, is quite similar...peaceful and soothing..

'Ma' ~ that's sooo awesome.....I mean really....made me feel really good to hear that woman...as always, luv u dearly!

Wabbit ~ Thank ya' sweetie for your kind words...yes, sharing IS most rewarding isn't it?

Render ~ loved, loved, loved that write....thanks for droppin in to color with me!

fissionmission ~ thank you for stopping by...loved the write....and I'm sure your brother is a ray of sunshine!

~please do come again you guys ~




stop for a minute................
ssshhhhhhh.............................
..............listen..................
you hear that?
words being thrown, thought, whispered, screamed and even cried
and every single one of us has sighed....
for another
my sisters and brothers
a solitary union
of souls meant for these very moments

a part of me
you will always be

the beauty of colors smeared, painted and swirled
from hearts, minds, and souls all over the world
 ravincause
Joined: 12/24/2006
Msg: 94
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Posted: 6/13/2008 9:17:19 AM
^^^^^That's what I love about this place. ^^^^^^


Life has it’s own magic
ancient wisdom seeping through
scattered starlight through the night
that feeds our dreams come true.
Surging in the tidal waves
where timeless rhythms keep
the true way home to paradise
landmarks in our sleep.
Life holds every promise made
until we leap to claim
the birthright of the holy ghost
held in Creation’s name.
Mountains beckon, valleys hail
the ocean greets the shore
deserts sing a lullaby
soft moss on forrest floor.
Meadows burst forth every bloom
prairie horizons sweep
mists move dew drops over fields
while earth’s children sleep.
Awaken now and taste the breeze
drink deep creations love
all are part of everything
as below so above.
 brawnydog
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 95
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Posted: 6/13/2008 1:14:46 PM
Hell, I just stop by to stare at her ass..
the readin's just a bonus


lot's of interesting reading here
now get me a beer
I said "please" woman
why is your ass draggin'?

lol
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 96
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Posted: 6/13/2008 10:20:49 PM
bdawg, honey, my ass is draggin'
'cause I done drunk all six of the beers
that I had left in the fridge there bud
sorry....ain't had company in years

me and ya honey will run to the store though, hon
but before we go, hand over the bag and some papers
well...you don't have to....but it'd be in your best interest
if you wanna happy muse for later

so lady bugg....hop in the truck babe
and get to rollin' us a big ole fatty
gotta get some beer for ya fella there
his bytchin' is drivin me batty

and bdawg, while we're gone, hon
couldja tidy the place up a bit?
been drinkin on cold beers by the pool all day
and this house is startin' to look like shit

put in that tune you was playin lady bugg
we'll crank up the tunes and ride to town
drives the fellas crazy...when they see two ladies
ridin in a truck with the windows down




meow......ahem.....RAAAAAAARRRR...
i ain't "lion"
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 97
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Posted: 6/14/2008 6:44:03 AM
mmmhmmmm......go head girl....blame it on tha southern folks....but I've done heard bout you crazy Canadians.....best bud I ever smoked used to come from Canada....and actually this Vanilla girl don't toke nor drink near as much as she used to.....except for on days that end in "y".....i kid, i kid.....

I'd bet my truck on the fact that your head hurts this mornin'.....lol....bless your heart....

thanks for stoppin by Lady....that tune was most killer....




please do come again....but if you're gonna bring your dog widja ima start totin' a rolled up newspaper to keep him offa my leg......hope you don't mind if I smack your dog around a bit....hee...hee....only bad thing is, he seems to like that shyt...

*muah*
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 98
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Posted: 6/14/2008 7:25:10 AM
I had but one color left,
so I painted the canvas black
and called it death!
and as I slept, the eyes
of the canvas smiled
upon my slumber,
coaxing my soul
into the darkness,

Awaking next morn,
I was greeted,
not by a black canvas,
but one the color of
my soul!
 brawnydog
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 99
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Posted: 6/14/2008 7:26:22 AM

I'd bet my truck on the fact that your head hurts this mornin'.....lol....bless your heart...

Mine's just fine
but, she might not even be alive
we'll see if she crawls out from under the porch
me? hell, I'm ready to go somemore




hope you don't mind if I smack your dog around a bit....hee...hee....only bad thing is, he seems to like that shyt...

you don't need permission to beat this hound
just don't send me to the pound
or send me off to get me fixed
I wanna keep my balls to lick

arf

edit: oh, mornin MD
 ash.i.am
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 100
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Posted: 6/14/2008 3:44:51 PM

that's what life is like when addiction rules
ephemereal spirits and sickened fools


not quite sure how to take these words......considering the posts that were right before it.....ever read the rest of my thread?....I'm hoping that i've misunderstood the intent of this post...did it ever occur to you that every poem written here is in and of itself?...that maybe, juuuust maybe, we were light heartedly jokin' around?..........I wasn't high nor drunk when I posted that, just a little story tellin' time if you will......not that I owe you, or anyone else for that matter, an explanation, but you're gettin' one anywayz....



fools, eh?......try "lost souls"..."injured hearts"...."weary minds".....I find that we are genetically predisposed to addictive tendencies.....and that's just the "nature" part of the debate...

don't even get me started on the "nurture" part....I could go on for days....I imagine that the same tendency to being human that caused me to be an addict at some point is the same one that has predisposed you to thinking you're holier than thou at this point...

if you'd like to discuss this further feel free to send me a message.....but as for my thread....keep your arrogance offa my thread....period.....

"Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life -- for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them."

I leave you with a write of mine that is already posted on this thread....but since those that are judgmental usually don't put too much time, effort, or study into the things that they claim to know so much about, I imagine that you've never read this before:


Like it will never end...
this ever-changing light that shines...
I may dance to a different tune...
But I can assure it's all mine...
A long time ago I learned
that living for others proved to be quite tiring
Those that try to shoot me down, while I dance around,
will miss and keep on firing
Anger has no home here
although on rare occasion it stays for lunch
I've fought enough fights, been read my rights
and recieved one too many a punch
Someday this life will be over
and the half that I didn't control sopped up pain...
So until the lights shut out, in the heart and this soul..
I'll hang around here and try to act sane..(kinda)
Judgement to be placed on 27 years,
is critical, usually, I find...
but upon dropping all charms, and meaning no harm...
there's no mirrors and smoke to my kind...
I mean what I say when I say it
I live alone, and have for nearly 10 years...
You tell me what causes a woman to do such...
Go ahead, please, dress my fears....
My shoes, I'd let you wear them...
If I could find them, i think they are lost
But I'll gladly run barefoot in sand or in grass
if merely losing my shoes is the cost
Or losing the good graces of others
because that too can prove to be of no worth
It's just God and me
Living in this brand new city
and all that's certain is a death and a birth.





"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. "

-Walt Whitman


and I do contain multitudes baby.....and then some...
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